Jetting off on another flying faculty visit: what have we learned?

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Poultney, Val 2018. Jetting off on another flying faculty visit: what have we learned? BERA.
AuthorsPoultney, Val
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The increased demand for education as a tradable commodity has seen a growing number of international students seeking UK qualifications over the past decade (OECD, 2009). It is becoming commonplace for universities to have their programmes delivered ‘off-site’ by a teaching team of academics who make regular trips abroad, often at great distance, to teach international cohorts for intensive periods of time. This is commonly known as ‘flying faculty’, and research into this phenomenon has revealed that it is anything but a holiday in the sun. Smith (2014) found that there were four areas UK academics needed to consider when preparing to undertake such work. Issues around quality assurance of the programme. The teaching and learning practices of the department/faculty. The professional development of the academics. The challenges of undertaking this type of work.

KeywordsFlying faculty, quality assurance, professional development; flying faculty; quality assurance; professional development
Year2018
PublisherBERA
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/624230
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Publication dates31 Jan 2018
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Accepted31 Jan 2018
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