The Academy was established in 2003 to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff provide the best possible learning experience for their students. It is primarily funded by the four UK funding bodies, with support from higher education institutions.
The funding bodies commissioned independent consultants to examine the impact of the Academy on learning and teaching and to inform its future development.
The research found that the Academy had achieved positive impact across a number of its key work strands, including:
The research also found a number of areas requiring further development:
The Academy is using the evaluation findings to inform its strategy and plans going forward. It will report to the funding bodies how it has taken account of the issues raised in the report.
Page last updated 31 August 2012