The Enhancing Support for Programme Leadership Collaborative Cluster brought together colleagues from across the Scottish HE sector to explore evidence for enhancement from the vantage point of programme leadership. The cluster sought to encourage sharing of practice and development of resources that linked appreciation of diverse sources of evidence with support for practical pedagogic action for enhancement.
The intended scope of involvement in the cluster was deliberately wide, encompassing programme leaders, educational developers, planners, those with responsibility for learning analytics, and other relevant roles. Working together and sharing expertise enabled us to better understand the diversity of approaches taken to programme leadership within and across our institutions and to identify areas for further learning and development.
Two central questions framed our work:
- What data and evidence do programme leaders routinely navigate, analyse and act on?
- How can programme leaders be better supported to use evidence and create meaningful cultures of enhancement to directly benefit the student experience?