Mr Brian Green


Deputy Associate Principal

Physical Activity for Health


Personal statement

As Deputy Associate Principal (Learning and Teaching) (DAP), my key responsibility is to develop and implement policy and strategy to deliver the University’s key educational priorities. In doing so I work in close partnership with key stakeholders to ensure coordinated development and implementation of policy and strategy and the delivery of the University’s key educational priorities. Key partners include:

  • Vice Principal
  • Executive Deans and Associate Principals
  • Faculty Vice Deans (Academic) and Academic Officers
  • Professional Service Directors
  • StrathUnion (Executive Officers and staff).

Academic quality assurance and education enhancement are central to my role. I have a strategic leadership role in respect of:

  • Education Strategy
  • Quality Assurance
  • Learning Enhancement
  • Student Experience and Partnership
  • Strategy and Policy

My current responsibilities include QAA Scotland liaison, detailed planning for Strathclyde’s Enhancement Led Institutional Reviews (ELIR) in 2018/19, including development of the University’s Reflective Analysis document. As a former Vice Dean (Academic) and Head of School I was also central to preparations and panel meetings in Strathclyde’s previous ELIRs in 2010 and 2014.

Strategic leadership responsibilities and activities include:

  • Development and implementation of institutional and faculty academic quality policies, procedures and guidance; including oversight of Internal Review process and Assessment and Feedback.
  • Convenor of the Surveys and Metrics Working Group (SMWG) which oversees institutional reporting, reflection and actions in response to internal and external surveys and other metrics including academic analytics, module and programme evaluation, TEF, NSS and DLHE.
  • Academic lead for the International Study Centre (ISC) partnership between the University and Study Group. Recent activity has included detailed discussions leading to contract renewal, programme development and re-approval and quality oversight through external quality assessments conducted by QAA and Study Group.
  • Academic leader for Learning Analytics. Having conceptualised and initiated this activity, I continue to lead the development of institutional policy, oversight and delivery of pilot projects across all faculties and the University’s Organisational and Staff Development Unit (OSDU). This work has recently led to the embedding of learning analytics into Graduate Apprenticeship online learning provision. Externally I lead for the University through project participation, invited presentations and networking, at national and international levels.
  • Key Estates projects and developments associated with Sport, Health and Wellbeing, learning and teaching and the student experience.
  • Institutional academic lead for a range of sector activities including:
    • Universities Scotland Learning and Teaching Committee
    • TEF engagement
    • Advance HE liaison.

I very much enjoy the opportunities my current role presents in terms of external links and engagement in learning and teaching within the Scottish and UK sectors. This increasingly provides the opportunities to influence and shape developments in the sector and also to help establish and contribute to important networks in Learning and Teaching.

I have been a QAA Academic Reviewer since 2015, I am a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and also a Fellow of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.

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Professional Activities

QAA Scotland (External organisation)
Leaders' Forum: How Can We Ensure That Student Voice Supports Continuous Improvement in Our Institutions?
Evidencing “Educational Gains” at Strathclyde: the Learner Experience Framework (LEF)
Embedding Student Voice and Actionable Insights to Enhance the Student Experience.
Assessment at a Distance: Traditional vs. Alternative Assessment.
QAA Scotland (External organisation)

More professional activities


Implementation of Learning Analytics: Strathclyde Student Insight Dashboards
Green, Brian (Principal Investigator) Breslin, Caroline (Principal Investigator)
This project is a progression of the DCSC-funded Student Learning Footprint Datamart, Project. The delivered DataMart integrates micro-level data from university systems that contribute to and characterise the student learning footprint to provide the robust and sustainable institutional infrastructure to underpin the provision of a learning analytics system. This project will directly support e-FIRST (education – Future Innovation and Reflection on Strathclyde's Teaching), which builds on the Start of the Academic Year (SotAY) process at Faculty University-wide levels. This follow-on project will extend the DataMart and deliver Student Engagement and Strathclyde Student Insight dashboards to understand and analyse students' engagement and learning behaviours and the associated implications for staff and their teaching practice. (£228,457)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Quality Assuring the Employer Role in GAs
Gould, Helyn (Principal Investigator) Milligan, Catherine (Co-investigator) Green, Brian (Co-investigator)
This project aims to explore the employer role in delivering quality WBL in GAs. Within the QEF, GA providers are required to implement mechanisms to ensure effective arrangements are in place for managing academic standards and the quality of the student learning experience. HEIs must align to the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, which outlines the expectations and standards for managing the quality of provision and specific expectations for the delivery of degree level education. Provision is quality assured by the provider to be ‘credible and secure’ both in academic terms and in the context of Graduate Apprenticeships, in relation to the WBL elements that take place in the workplace. This project examines and establishes best practice in three specific aspects of GAs:

• Employer input to the design of the award;
• Employer input into planning the WBL content;
• Employer input into delivery.
The results will contribute to a broader QA project currently underway.
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2020
StrathReps: Unified Class Representatives Management
Green, Brian (Principal Investigator)
This project will provide a unified system for the management of student class reps across the University and Strath Union, using Myplace, the Strathclyde APP, and the Corporate Integration Hub. StrathReps is the first ever joint (University and Strath Union) project funded by Information strategy Committee.

Strategic Project funding from Information Strategy Committee: CF = Total = £123,612, NF = £154,967. Total = £278,579
30-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Implementation of Institutional Student Module Feedback System
Green, Brian (Principal Investigator)
This project will provide an institutional system for module feedback from students as recommended by the previous DCSC Institutional Approach to Module Evaluation Project (00180) as per endorsement from Education Strategy Committee’s Surveys and Metrics Working Group.

Strategic Project funding from Information Strategy Committee: Total = Between £343k and £397k
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Student Learning Footprint Data Mart
Green, Brian (Principal Investigator)
This project will deliver a data mart, situated within the institutional data warehouse, integrating data from a number of University systems that characterises the student learning footprint. This data mart will provide the institutional infrastructure to support the robust and sustainable implementation of learning analytics to support our delivery of a distinctive and outstanding student experience.

Funding secured from Digital Campus Sub Committee £57,278
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
Learning and Teaching Building - Project Sponsor
Green, Brian (Principal Investigator)
Major refurbishment of both the former Architecture and Colville buildings to provide outstanding teaching and learning facilities and a ‘one-stop-shop’ for Students Services combined with the support of University of Strathclyde Strath Union. Its core objective is to enhance students’ learning, teaching and social experience through the development of adaptable spaces that accommodate current and evolving educational pedagogies, while also encouraging university student engagement and providing personalised student support
01-Jan-2017 - 31-Jan-2022

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Mr Brian Green
Deputy Associate Principal
Physical Activity for Health

Tel: 548 4225