Contribute your ideas and experience to this community of practice to shape how we lead learning and teaching collectively and collaboratively across the university, provide input on professional development for leaders of learning and teaching and, at the same time, learn from your peers.

An initiative of the PLaCE Framework

The Professional Learning and Capability Enhancement (PLaCE) Framework makes explicit the capabilities for the professional practice of teaching and teaching support and enables staff to integrate their teaching development and evidence achievement for recognition.  

As an initiative of PLaCE, the Teaching and Leadership Community of Practice aims to: 

  • Facilitate conversations and encourage collaboration
  • Shape professional development opportunities
  • Contribute to recognising and evidencing teaching leadership

Who should join?

  • Learning and teaching staff, including professional staff in teaching support roles, aspiring to teaching and leadership positions
  • ‘Highly accomplished’ and ‘Expert’ level teachers (as identified in the PLaCE Framework) seeking to develop leadership capabilities 

The Teaching and Leadership Academic job family is defined in the Enterprise Agreement as a specialist teaching and leadership role for staff who demonstrate excellence in teaching and leadership. The role is focused on enhancing the organisation and delivery of teaching and improving the student experience. The emphasis of this role is on pedagogic innovation, governance and leadership across the University and strong leadership of academic programs and activities. It is typically comprised of 70% Teaching and 30% Leadership with no requirement to undertake research for staff employed in this category and no research expectations. If this is you, then this community of practice is here to support you and develop your capabilities.

Why a community of practice?

This HERD journal article on Leading and managing learning and teaching in higher education recognises the difficulty many academics face in evidencing their contribution to leadership when it comes to applying for academic promotion. It also notes the lack of targeted professional development available for those wanting to focus on leadership responsibilities. This community of practice will seek to collaboratively address these issues, amongst others specific to the T&L job family.

Who is leading this Community of Practice?

The Community of Practice will be facilitated by the Professional Learning and Staff Development Team, directed by Agnes Bosanquet.

Join the monthly conversations

Our inaugural meeting was held on 17th November 2020 and we have been discussing key learning and teaching issues every month since.

How to join?

Register here and you will be sent an email prior to the meeting with a Zoom link.

More information:

Posted by L&T Development

The Learning and Teaching Staff Development team works with staff across the University to ensure they are supported to facilitate quality learning for students. This includes offering professional development, contributing to curriculum and assessment design, recognising and rewarding good practice, supporting peer review of teaching, and leading scholarly reflection. Email with questions or requests.


  1. After registering I can’t seem to find the time of the meeting so I can block it in my calendar.


  2. […] its inception in November 2020, this network has grown to over 100 MQ members who meet monthly to shape how we lead learning and […]


  3. […] a recent meeting of the Teaching & Leadership Community of Practice we discussed the concept of distributed leadership in higher education, and the idea that teaching […]


  4. […] A community of practice for teaching and leadership […]


Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *