The Oxford CAED vision is to inspire the HE learning community to be ambitious, agile and authentic leaders of transformational academic practice.
Transformational academic practice is an inclusive, accessible and collaborative approach to teaching, research and knowledge exchange. Inherently progressive transformational academic practice aims to enable the next generation of graduate citizens to meet the social, economic and ecological challenges facing our immediate and global communities.
Oxford CAED support anyone involved in a Brookes programme here or at our partner colleges and offer consultancy services to the wider sector.
We exemplify best inclusive practice in all we do and collaborate with staff, students and stakeholders in understanding and responding to their specific academic development needs. We care about our learning community, recognise the challenges we face, and question the status quo to act with the community to make positive change. To care, to question, to act is the definition of compassion – and can be written into curricula (Lawrence, 2016), academic development (Lawrence and Herrick, 2020) teaching practice (Gilbert, 2019) and organisational structure (UUK, 2015).
As such, to realise our vision for transformational academic practice our mission is to offer inclusive, collaborative and compassionate academic enhancement and development.
Our holistic academic development framework supports transformational academic practice and supports the Oxford Brookes Strategy 2035.
Vision: Inspire the HE learning community to be ambitious, agile and authentic leaders of transformational academic practice. Mission: Offer inclusive, collaborative and compassionate academic enhancement and development. 1. Education and Enterprise - Globally relevant, purposeful and personalized academic development; Horizon scanning. 2. Research and Innovation - SoTL-based and -led enhancement; Academic excellence in collaboration locally, nationally, internationally. 3. People and Culture - Client focused, continuous development supporting diversity and inclusion in a trust based culture. 4. Partnerships and Place - Modern, forward thinking and connected enhancement and development for digitally enabled academic practice.
Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development