Radical Changes in the UK on Measuring, Funding, Supporting and Evaluating Teaching Excellence
Professor Patrick McGhee, a visiting scholar from the University of Bolton, will deliver a seminar on the radical changes in the UK on measuring, funding, supporting and evaluating teaching excellence. This seminar draws on Professor McGhee’s experience as a UK National Assessor for the Teaching Excellence Framework, a National Teaching Fellow, researcher, a columnist for The Guardian and the BBC and a foundation member of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF).
Professor McGhee is currently Assistant Vice Chancellor at the University of Bolton responsible for quality assurance and for research. A qualified cognitive behavioral therapist and research psychologist, he has published extensively on the topics of student learning and higher education. Following his undergraduate degree at the University of Glasgow, he was awarded a doctorate in Psychology at the University of Oxford. He has been chair and non-executive director at several organizations include Westlakes Research Ltd., Creative Support Ltd., Universities UK, the HEFCE Funding Advisory Committee, and Northamptonshire Police. His current research focuses on students’ cognitive biases and optimism; humor in psychotherapeutic practice, and the role of personality in exceptional teaching performance. He is the author of “Thinking Psychologically” and of “The Academic Quality Handbook.”