The story of the Oxford Centre

This section of the website explores facets of the Oxford CETL Preparing for Academic Practice, largely from the perspective of those who were directly involved in achieving its institutional goals.

 

ImageIntroducing the CETL: Structure and Context

This section explains the CETL’s contextual background, its devolved approach across four of the University of Oxford’s divisions, and the key drivers for change which motivated the CETL’s approach.

 

 

 

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Achievements in relation to Oxford CETL goals

This section details the Centre for Excellence in Preparing for Academic Practice’s conceptual objectives and how these were achieved.

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ImageTheoretical Underpinning of the CETL

This area outlines specific theories which the CETL has adopted to underpin its work, including notions of academic practice, sociocultural theory and Coburn’s framework for scaling up change.

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Sustainability post-CETL

Reflections on how the CETL’s work and achievements will be maintained beyond the project.

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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 Divisional Leadership Perspective

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

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Stakeholder reflections: additional achievements

This section highlights additional achievements the CETL performed beyond its initial objectives.

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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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ImageCollected reflections on CETL initiatives (Published in Illuminatio)

A collection of articles and reviews about preparing for academic practice.

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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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Reflections on the CETL over time

A look at how the CETL changed its focus and added in new approaches over the years.

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