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Academic Promotion in the UK: Your Guide to Success

Achieving Academic Promotion

ISBN: 978-1-78756-902-7, eISBN: 978-1-78756-899-0

Publication date: 28 January 2019


Academic promotion brings rewards to individuals but is also a critical measure of institutional quality: it is a positive indicator if colleagues successfully engage with rigorous scrutiny of professional practice. The higher education sector is also rapidly changing in response to demands for metrics to measure excellence. This chapter explores the influence of these external drivers within the UK context on local promotion policy, such as academic pathways, domains of practice, and levels of responsibility. Insights from successful colleagues are also shared and guidance offered on how to prepare for promotion through thoughtful professional development and a purposeful evidence base for demonstrating impact.



Cawkwell, J. (2019), "Academic Promotion in the UK: Your Guide to Success", Mahat, M. and Tatebe, J. (Ed.) Achieving Academic Promotion (Surviving and Thriving in Academia), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 79-103.



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