Institute for Academic Development
Institute for Academic Development

Learning & teaching roles

We provide professional development opportunities and resources for staff involved with learning and teaching at all stages of their career.

Here is a video from Vel McCune giving an overview of what IAD provides for all staff who teach or support learning in the University:

Overview video - support IAD offers for everyone in the University who teaches and supports learning

Teaching roles & assessment

Lecturers & course organisers
Information on: tutoring & demonstrating; assessment & feedback; digital education; Cohort Leads; course & programme design; mainstreaming learning adjustments; reviewing your teaching; and more.

Accreditation, programmes & events

CPD Framework
About the University's CPD Framework for Learning and Teaching, Edinburgh Teaching Award, PgCert Academic Practice, Introduction to Academic Practice, and learning and teaching-themed short workshops.

IAD support for hybrid teaching

This page provides an overview of the support available from the IAD for hybrid teaching.

Funding opportunities

Principal's Teaching Award Scheme (PTAS), and other possible funding opportunities related to learning and teaching enhancement.

Connecting with us

Connecting with the IAD's learning and teaching team, and with relevant networks such as our Masters Network, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning network, Experienced Teachers' Network, and student engagement network 'ENGAGE'.

Videos - Support for your teaching at the IAD

Short videos by Professor Velda McCune, giving an introduction to the IAD's support for teaching for University of Edinburgh staff. and the University's Continuing Professional Development Framework for Learning and Teaching.

Developing as a new teacher

Courses, resources and networks for those new to various teaching roles.

Sharing practice

Learning from the experiences of colleagues can be very enriching; here we provide case studies and videos.

Teaching continuity - hybrid teaching information hub and support

An information hub which will direct you to the right services, tools, training and guidance resources useful for hybrid teaching