Developing a National Framework of Teaching Expectations

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Developing a National Framework of Teaching Expectations

March 2-22, 2009 | SCoPE Discussion


During this seminar, we invite you to share your experiences from all countries - those that have developed standards and credentialing requirements for teaching in higher education, and those who are considering them. Through the exploration of the theoretical and pragmatic issues of implementing credentialing programmes, we hope to come up with a set of best practices and a framework design that may be suitable for a wide range of programmes with similar goals.

Live Session


Facilitators : Gary Hunt and Vivian Neal

Moderator : Alice Macpherson

Forum Participants:


Question Summary


  • Hunt, G.A., Wright, A. & Gordon, G. 2008. Evolving expectations for teaching in higher education in Canada. Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 1, 15-21. (PDF 99 KB)
  • Ontario Council of Academic Vice Presidents (OCAV) Guidelines for University Undergraduate Degree Level Expectations (PDF 34 KB)
  • Guidelines for University Graduate Degree Level Expectations (approved by the Ontario College of Graduate Studies) (PDF 78.1 KB)
  • 2008 National Student Survey (NSS) Questionnaire from Higher Education Academy, UK (PDF 336 KB)

Useful Links

Canadian Council of Learning:

Council of Ministers of Education:

Canadin Association of University Teachers

Higher Education Academy:

Higher Education Academy framework:

Deirdre Bonnytcastle's Medical Education wiki:

Higher Educaiton Academy Subject Centres:

Plymouth's LTHE Program:

Kwantlen's Teaching for Learning Program:

STHLE Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education:

University of British Columbia faculty teacher training certificate program:

Self-Evaluation instrument developed by Bob Cornesky:

Learning Objectives and Assessment:

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning (2nd ed.):

League for Innovation's Learning Exchange Networks:

What does education research really tell us?

Active Learning Blog Carnival (March):

Research and Practice in K-12 Online Learning: A Review of Open Access Literature:

Open Learning: The Journal of Open & Distance Learning:

Teacher Education: Coming Up Empty: