A CPD Tool is being developed for Researchers to enable them to analyse, plan and record their development. This electronic tool uses researchers’ job factors specific to Strathclyde and draws on relevant factors from the Researcher Development Framework to form a Career Pathway which acts as the analysis part of the tool. Researchers can then go on and set development objectives, choose appropriate activities to meet these objectives and then record development. This allows researchers the opportunity to manage their career development in a secure space as well as allowing them to take greater responsibility for it.
- University of Strathclyde
- Scotland and Northern Ireland
- Date first submitted:
- 21 Jun 2011
- Date last modified:
- 21 Jun 2011
- Relationship to RDF:
- Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities
- Domain B: Personal effectiveness
- Personal Qualities
- Professional and career development
- Domain C: Research governance and organisation
- Domain D: Engagement, influence and impact
- Personal effectiveness
- Researchers' reflective processes
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
The key driver in this is encouraging researchers to take greater responsibility for their own personal and career development. It also builds an infrastructure in which they can analyse, plan and record their development.
Developing the CPD Tool fits well with the institution’s strategy by ensuring that the Researcher Development Framework is used, valued and understood by our research community.
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
The CPD Tool is for Research Staff.
Due to it being available electronically, this mode is very flexible and is available 24/7 to any member of Research Staff and by accessing the University’s network.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
Effectiveness will be monitored both through qualitative data as well quantative data. The on-line tool will give an indication of uptake and how often it is used. We will also gather views on their experience of using the tool through e-mail questionnaires.