Academic teaching qualifications
Institutions return data on academic teaching qualifications annually through the HESA staff record.
In December 2016 we published sector-level data summaries and the full dataset for each institution. At the same time, a report by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) and the Higher Education Academy was published, which explores current issues around academic teaching qualifications in the HESA staff record, and recommends improvements to data quality and coverage in future collections.
- ‘Teaching qualifications data for academic staff in HEIs’ (HEFCE Circular letter 33/2016).
- Institutional data on teaching qualifications.
- ‘Report on research and data analysis on academic teaching qualifications’.
Following publication, a workshop was held on 19 December 2016 with a range of HE representatives to explore data collection on teaching qualifications and what it means to teach in higher education.
Materials from the teaching qualifications workshop held in December 2016
In August 2015 we published the statement below of sector level averages on the types of academic teaching qualification held by staff in universities. We have also written to institutions with their own data and invited them to talk to us about:
- how the quality of the data can be improved
- how it can be used in meaningful ways.
Universities who would like additional support in improving their data collection should contact the Institutional Liaison service at HESA: firstname.lastname@example.org
Universities who would like support in enhancing their academic staff’s continuing professional development as teachers should contact HEA: email@example.com
This data collection applies only to higher education institutions, not to further education colleges.