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November 2015
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MAW - Management of Academic Workloads

MAW - Management of Academic Workloads


Creating A Community of Good Practice.

A HEFCE funded project led and coordinated by Peter and Lucinda Barrett

To see the report of the Project on the 'Management of  Academic Workloads: Improving Practice in the Sector' click here.

This HEFCE  funded project entitled, The Management of Academic Workloads: Creating a Community of Good Practice, involves a network of twelve university partners. The project is looking at both issues of methods and more complex areas, such as how equity can be achieved taking into account all the different work types and the effect that these approaches can have on the opportunities for staff. The partners meet for quarterly workshops and are progressively developing shared understandings of the issues to inform local implementation. 

The aim is to work with the network partners to improve practice, as well as to disseminate findings more widely to the sector through the Management of Academic Workloads (MAW) website. This site provides guidance in the form of information sheets drawn from the partnership's work. It  also contains background on the participants, the institutions involved in the project, the programme of events, a bibliography and related news items. 

The partnership takes forward work done in an earlier study by the Salford Team, where research examined how academic workloads were managed drawing from eight universities. Typical, and some good practice was found and recommendations for a flexible approach are given as a precis, a longer summary and a full report that includes case studies.

 The report from the  phase of the network activity is available if you click here.