In 2019, the MKE Group launched the ‘Becoming an Education-focussed Professor’ series that aimed specifically at supporting and developing Business School academics on a Teaching and Scholarship track.

The initial focus for our ‘Becoming an Education-focussed Professor’ series was based on capacity building events to define education-focussed scholarship in a way that becomes useable, accessible and open to assessment, building on the Boyer/Carnegie fundamentals that it should be delivered externally and open to peer review. 

The overarching goals of this MKE project are:

1. Promote

Promoting the centrality of the scholarship of teaching and learning in business schools and to achieve parity for teaching and scholarship (T&S) academics with research focused academics in consideration of promotion decisions. We propose that the scholarship of teaching and learning and conventional basic research (the scholarship of discovery) should be valued equally in terms of the status, recognition and reward for success.

2. Explore & Establish

Exploring and establishing the relevance of other forms of scholarship for T&S academics. This may include (to some extent and with particular focus) the scholarship of discovery (conventional research), along with the scholarship of integration and the scholarship of application.

3. Provide

Providing a programme of development for BAM members who wish to understand the nature and modalities of scholarship and develop their own scholarship profile.

For 2020, the theme was ‘Understanding and Capturing Your Impact’ and two goals were added.  The first was the offer of facilitated time to understand and capture respective impact to help learning plus aid career advancement.  The second, given the 100+ attendees located in more than 10 countries that have participated, was to build upon our strong community of international scholars via further capacity building events.

Workshops to be held in 2021 continue to develop our collective community and this year, mobilise and develop individual/collective impact based on the BAM MKE ‘SEEL’ model generated in our MKE White Paper. Specifically, we will individually and collectively reflect upon the creation and continuous crafting of a scholarly identity, one that helps further promotion for Education-focussed Professors. 

Please find below a video introduction of the Becoming an Education-focussed Professor Development Programme 2021:



The programme uses a series of online sessions throughout 2021 to capture, build and showcase your impact based on the findings of the BAM White Paper that investigated Education-focussed Professor promotional routes across the UK. 

In advance of the formal sessions, this year, we will again be starting with an informal virtual coffee brown bag meeting. 

Virtual Coffee Brown Bag

Wednesday 12 May, 12.30pm-2.30pm

This is an opportunity to meet (and make new) friends, to update on developments and also for us to go through the programme of this year’s series.

Session 1: Scholarship & Engagement

Thursday 20 May, 12.30pm–16.30pm

Session 1 will officially launch the 2021 Education-focussed Professor ‘SEEL’ Programme.  In this session, the initial BAM White Paper findings from last year’s Education-focussed Professor series will be shared.  We will then consider the range of different ways through which a visible identity can be generated within the areas of Scholarship and Engagement.  Professor Lisa Anderson, Associate Dean (Postgraduate) at Liverpool Management School and Professor Georgina Andrews, Dean of Bath Business School and Vice Provost at Bath Spa University will share their experiences regarding the creation of their identity in the journey through to full-Professor.

Two examples of scholarly engagements that have shaped identities and led to impact will then be discussed. These cover HEA Fellowships, National Teaching Fellowships and offer insight as to how teaching materials can lead to conference/journal publication. Participants will then be encouraged to work in teams to map their current practice and locate areas of scholarship and engagement that craft their identity.  Themes will be gathered and shared with participants.

Session 2: Education

Tuesday 22 June 2021, 12.30pm–16.30pm

Session 2 continues the thinking of the first session and focuses on mapping your impact, this time to Education.  BAM Education Practice Award winners, Dr Inge Hill, Royal Agricultural University and Professor Denis Fischbacher-Smith, University of Glasgow, will share their stories.  Facilitated time will then be offered to investigate innovation(s) within Teaching and Learning, the role of ‘narrative’ for promotion cases and the Impact on Practice with these aspects will be mapped.   Lessons learned will then be pooled within our Community of Practice.    

Session 3: Leadership

Wednesday 03 November 2021, 12.30pm-16.30pm

The final session of the 2021 Education-focussed Professor series helps us to better understand our current and future Leadership roles.  Dedicated time is offered for facilitated leadership discussions based upon the SEEL model that are bespoke to participants’ current level of career.  Insights will be gathered from portfolio leaders (Pro-Vice Chancellors), Deans, Deputy/Associate Deans and alike in addition to Course Directors and Module Leaders.  Best practices will also be shared across the day so as to help leadership more broadly. Confirmed facilitators currently include:

Professor Angus Laing (Dean, Lancaster University Management School)

Dr Simon Brooks (Programme Director, DBA, Swansea University)

Dr Claire Hookham (Associate Dean, Academic, Salford Business School)

Professor Mark Loon (Professor of Management, Northumbria University)

Dr Kate Black (Director of Education, Newcastle Business School)

Dr Ashley Roberts (Assistant Dean, Internationalisation and Director, The Warwick Full-time MBA, Warwick Business School)


Benefits will include
  • Facilitated reflection upon building your identity as an Education-focussed Professor across Scholarship, Engagement, Education and Leadership to aid future promotion
  • Locating and engaging with a range of external sources to extend scholarly and career impact
  • Joining a community of practice with like-minded scholars where best practices are shared and co-created



Provider Information

BAM Management Knowledge and Education Group

Contact Us

For specific information about this event please contact the workshop facilitator(s): 

Dr Ashley Roberts at [email protected] 

Dr Kate Black at [email protected]

For general enquiries please contact the BAM Office at [email protected]

Event Fee

BAM Members: £500 for all sessions

Non-Members: £580 for all sessions. This includes a BAM membership.

How to Register

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Cancellation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancellation is made 4 weeks prior to the first event. After this, full payment will be required.  BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.