The Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice
The remit and focus of the Centre for Higher Education Research and Practice (CHERP) is firmly embedded within the discipline of higher education studies, to which it contributes through all its activities.
The Centre's practice is guided and informed by the research, scholarship and consultancy of its staff which covers a number of higher education studies specialisms, from pedagogical practice and professionalism through to institutional research. CHERP's consultancy across its specialisms is undertaken both internally and externally. Aligning closely with its core remit and focus, CHERP encourages and supports staff across the institution in engaging in educational research through the Kingston Education Research Network (KERN) and its education research focussed ethics committee.
CHERP supports practising staff in achieving the highest level of professionalism and scholarship at all stages of their career, including staff starting their academic careers through to experienced staff across different career pathways and higher education professions. This is achieved through: