Development within and beyond Oxford

This area of the website focuses on the impact made on the CETL’s host institution, the University of Oxford. The Centre worked in particular with the University’s four academic Divisions, whose contributions and perspectives in relation to Academic Practice are outlined here.


Lessons Learned

How the CETL adopted a decentralised model for change in order to enhance preparation for academic practice more broadly both within Oxford and across different institutions.

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ImageAcademic practice handout

Click below 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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Perspectives on the Springboard Progamme

Articles from postgraduate students on their experiences of the University of Oxford’s Springboard programme, a personal and professional development programme for women.

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Perspectives on Career Mentoring

Articles explaining the concept behind, and an experience of, the Career Accelerator Academic Mentoring Programme, designed to help Oxford D.Phil students learn from academics at different institutions.

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Perspectives of CETL co-ordinators

Articles from each Division at the University of Oxford on their involvement in CETL.

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Academic Practice Days: a participant’s view

An article by Sarah Steele, an Oxford DPhil researcher in Law, on her experience of a one-day event organised by the CETL, bringing together academics from a wide range of disciplines and institutions to discuss common themes of interest.

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A Divisional Leadership Perspective

Here Professor Tim Softley discusses possibilities for sustaining the Preparing for Academic Practice CETL’s work.

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CETL HEA Subject Centre Events

Contains resources used in collaborative events by the CETL and Higher Education Academy Subject Centres, to support discipline-specific academic career development.

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