About the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
Kingston University's new Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP) was launched in August 2013. Based at Kingston Hill, CHERP supports the development of research-informed learning and teaching. Led by Acting Director Dr Tim Linsey, the Centre falls within the portfolio of PVC Education Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds who has been responsible for establishing the Centre.
Aims and strategy
The Centre aims to make our academic practice increasingly professional through accreditation and robust research, in line with priorities identified in Led by Learning and the University's Education Strategy.
Our students naturally expect to be taught by highly professional academics and we also recognise the wider value and impact of staff who have a high-level understanding of teaching and learning. Our Education Strategy therefore requires all academic staff to gain a teaching qualification by 2020, and to demonstrate a continuing commitment to academic development.
CHERP manages the Kingston Academic Practice Standards (KAPS) framework for academics, which is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This demonstrates the commitment of our staff to lifelong learning and continuing professional development.