21st June 1999

 

UNIVERSITY V-C HELPS TO LAUNCH

INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING

 

Professor Roger King, Vice Chancellor of the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, will be in York on Wednesday (23rd June) to help launch the new Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

 

At the launch of the ILT Professor King will be joined by Baroness Blackstone, Minister of State for Education and Employment, and Lord Dearing, the man who chaired the Committee of Inquiry into the future of higher education and who recommended the formation of the ILT.

 

Professor King was chairman of the ILT’s planning group and now chairs the body’s new transitional council. He will be one of the speakers at the launch which takes place at the Royal York Hotel in York at 2.30pm on Wednesday.

 

The ILT will be based at York Science Park and will have three specific aims:

 

·     to accredit programmes for the professional development of teachers in higher education

·     to commission research and development in learning and teaching practice

·     to stimulate innovation and to support good practice.

 

A nationwide series of launches will follow the York event, with dates set for London (25th June), Cardiff (29th June), Belfast (1st July) and Edinburgh (5th July).

 

“The close involvement of our Vice Chancellor in the formation of the Institute of Learning and Teaching reflects Professor King’s keen interest in the promotion of effective teaching among university academics,” said Jez Ashberry, a spokesman for the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

“As a university we aim to lead the way in raising teaching standards across the HE sector in the UK.”

 

 

For more information contact Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

University of Lincolnshire & Humberside. Tel: 01522 886042