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There are currently two organisational elements that have overlapping interests in promoting research and scholarship around education themes at St Andrews; the Centre for Higher Education Research (CHER), and the St Andrews Learning and Teaching Initiative (SALTI).

Research and scholarship around teaching and learning are clearly becoming more important as core activities in the current HE environment. In this context the emergence of the St Andrews Learning and Teaching Initiative (SALTI) is a crucially important development.

The CHER co-directors meet regularly with the SALTI board members, and collaborate on several initiatives of common interest. For example, SALTI has developed a series of webinars on research methodology topics, and CHER members are among those who have run these webinar sessions.

The development of SALTI will allow CHER to focus on helping active higher education researchers to share and promote their work, network with each other to build new collaborations, seek new sources of funding by providing a strong research environment, and generally stimulating increasing productivity and excellence in our higher education research outputs through collegial engagement and support.

We expect that many CHER members will be keen to engage with many of SALTI’s activities and we will support that by promoting SALTI activities alongside our own research focused events and initiatives. You can find out more about SALTI and events coming up through the SALTI website:

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  1. CHER Networking and Agenda Setting afternoon

    September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  2. Call for Contributions: European University Association 2020 Learning and Teaching Forum (Netherlands)

    October 1
  3. Vertically Integrated Projects Academic Forum

    October 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  4. Innovative Assessment in Higher Education (St Andrews)

    October 23
  5. Call for Papers: Advance HE STEM Conference 2020 (Manchester)

    October 28
  6. Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Conference (Newport, Wales)

    November 11 - November 13
  7. Call for papers: AdvanceHE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020 (Edinburgh)

    November 13
  8. Scottish Educational Research Association Conference 2019 (Edinburgh)

    November 20 - November 22