About the Programme

About the Programme

Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP)

The Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Programme (STEP) programme is designed to directly support and align with the strategic ambitions of the University by promoting and encouraging innovation and excellence in teaching and to act as a catalyst to grow networks and collaborative working across the institution. STEP endeavours to provide an on-going suite of relevant and practical opportunities for staff to enhance their skills in teaching, learning, assessment and feedback, and in the use of innovate techniques and technologies to grow and support Strathclyde’s current and future teaching talent.

Those who engage with the programme can select their own mix of activities to meet their own needs.

Programme Structure: The key components and structure of the programme are shown below.


Focus on key challenges facing staff involved in learning and teaching. Designed to inspire, raise ambition and highlight specific areas of focus.


Provide opportunities for staff to advance their skills in a variety of areas.

How to…. Sessions

Short, practical input on specific teaching/learning topics.

Quick STEP Myplace sessions

The Quick STEP short lunchtime sessions will teach you the basics about Myplace activities.

Peer Support Networks

A series of support networks designed to support staff through the UK higher Education system.


Offers staff the opportunity to benefit from practical opportunities to channel energy into (re) designing courses of specific aspects of teaching while benefiting from peer support.

Community of Practice Development

A number of opportunities with the aim of bringing together the learning and teaching community to discuss matters related to teaching and to share best practices.

Leadership & Personal Effectiveness

Opportunities to develop and improve personal effectiveness and leadership skills and reflect on the approaches discussed within the context of a complex academic development.


Evaluation, Feedback and Development

The programme will be revised and refreshed each year through stakeholder consultation and individual events will be evaluated both immediately after the event and some months later in order to evaluate impact and determine future activity.


Dr Katy Savage is the Academic Development Lead for Learning and Teaching and is available to discuss individual and team development needs with staff. Just get in touch to arrange an appointment.

Email: kathleen.savage@strath.ac.uk

Tel: 0141 548 3851










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