Validation and publication of the framework
In 2016, the prototype framework was subject to a variety of different activities to test the face validity (i.e., the appropriateness, comprehensiveness and fitness-for-purpose) of the framework. There were three parallel elements to this project:
An online survey of stakeholders from across the U21 network (100 respondents, equal proportion male and female, from U21 institutions in seven different countries);
A consideration of the alignment of the data set collected during the review of current practices and that informed the development of the initial framework, and the proposed dimensions and forms of expression in the revised framework;
A consideration of the usefulness of the framework in supporting the process of re-developing promotion criteria for promotion to Professor of Teaching in a U21 member institution (over 200 staff involved in using the framework as part of this process).
Final published version of the framework: