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An exploration within the Principal Fellows Network

Project Overview

Facilitated by the Principal Fellows Network Scotland, this collaborative cluster project represented a variety of disciplines across most higher education institutions in Scotland. Using the Evidencing Value Framework (EVF), which was developed as part of the previous Enhancement Theme (Evidence for Enhancement), the project explored the construct of ‘resilience’ as an intangible asset, with potential value to the Scottish sector in revealing its influence on the creation of successful groups or communities that can lead and effect change in the higher education context. In responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, ‘resilience’ may be a more appropriate and timely focus than one based on ideas of ‘excellence’.

Watch our introductory video to find out more about this collaborative cluster

Project outputs

In addition to the report below, cluster leaders Dr Alison Nimmo (Glasgow Caledonian University) and Dr Fiona Smart (Edinburgh Napier University) published an article, Resilient academic leadership through a metaphorical lens, in the June 2022 issue of Educational Developments, the magazine of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA).

Resilient academic leadership: Collaborative cluster final report

Publication date: 04 Oct 2021

Blog series

As part of this collaborative cluster the project contributors produced a series of blogs which you can explore below.

Blog one: Resilient Academic Leadership Insight

Blog two: Everything different, everything the same

Blog three: Places, Spaces and Resilient Academic Leadership

Blog four: Resilient Academic Leadership Insights - Paradoxes and Professional Generosity

Blog five: Resilient Academic Leadership – Folks made of the right metal, the Go To People