Our Faculty/School Professional Academic Services have been awarded the AUA Mark of Excellence! We are the second institution in the country (but the first in the South) to receive the award, which demonstrates our commitment to the education, training, development and support of our staff. More information about the Mark of Excellence is here:
As noted in our award letter: The panel was very impressed with the work that staff had done to build upon the Framework to develop the University’s Effective Behaviours Framework approach, noting the drive and ambition to develop this further. The assessor highlighted as an area of exceptional practice, the high levels of staff engagement through the use of the SPDR+ and the high quality developmental conversations that this has brought about.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us to get to this stage, including our committed teams; Amanda Wylie, Staff Development Manager; our HR Business Partners and of course our project sponsors, Richard Brooks (Director of HR) and Diane Aderyn (Director of Finance and Commercial Services), who said of the award:
The University of Bath ‘Effective Behaviours Framework’ is based on the on the AUA CPD framework and has been enthusiastically embraced in the Academic Professional Services. I am delighted that the impact of this work has been recognised in the award of the Mark of Excellence; really effective performance by professional services is vital to the success and development of the University and this award will provide additional impetus to our plans to relaunch the Framework across the wider University.
The Directors of Administration, Iain-Forster Smith, Ann-Marie Hartland, Amanda Harper and Amanda Spencer have been invited to an AUA ceremony in London on 1st December to collect the award, photos to follow thereafter! Iain and Ann-Marie will also be delivering a working session at the AUA Conference earlier that day: http://www.aua.ac.uk/event_pages-211-2016-Development-Conference.html