The Centre worked with numerous academic developers, and organised four international conferences at which a wide range of presentations were given relating to developmental issues. This subset of resources is aimed in particular at assisting developers working to provide support to early career academics.


Academic practice handout

Click here to access an online version of a leaflet produced by the CETL for aspiring academics, summarising the key issues surrounding academic practice.

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ImageProgress log handout

Click below for a sample of the kinds of tools which have been developed on the basis of the CETL’s research findings in order to support early career academics.

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Research Supervision website

Click below to access the Oxford Learning Institute’s Research Supervision website; a convenient resource for supervisors and other audiences, developed following discussions with Directors of Graduate Studies and supervisors about the developmental needs created by the changing context of doctoral education at Oxford.

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Apprise – CETL website for early career academics

ImageClick below for the Apprise website, developed from the results of research projects, funded by the CETL and carried out via the Centre’s Network of research-intensive universities. The research outputs have been remodeled as resources intended to be helpful for doctoral students.

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Careers mentoring programme

A report on the CETL’s academic career mentoring scheme, developed to enhance provision for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers at Oxford to learn from experienced alumni at other institutions.

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A Conception of Academic Development

An article explaining how the CETL initiated a series of events to encourage cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional interactions amongst academics who traditionally would not have collaborated.

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ImageOxford Divisional websites

Direct links to each University of Oxford Division’s own webpage.

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Other useful websites

Links to organisations with useful resources for Early Career Academics.

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How we approached Evaluation

This section describes the foundations underlying the CETL’s approach to different kinds of changes experienced within academia, and how these concepts of change form the basis for evaluating the Centre’s own work.

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Policy from Reports derived from CETL research

Policy documents emerging from the Next Generation of Social Scientists research study. This study explored how doctoral students in the social sciences learn, experience their academic environments and prepare for academic careers.

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