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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. Research Networking Stimulus Event: Lecture capture in teaching and learning

    February 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  2. Higher Education Close Up 10 (call for papers)

    March 1
  3. McCall-MacBain Teaching Excellence award deadline (Final Year)

    March 16
  4. Assessment Feedback Literacy Event (Date claim)

    March 16 - March 17
  5. AdvanceHE Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2020 (Edinburgh)

    March 17 - March 19
  6. SRHE Prize for Newer Researchers (Application Deadline)

    March 31
  7. QAA Focus on Technology Enhanced Learning (Glasgow)

    April 1
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    April 2 - April 3