Professor Elizabeth McCrum is Teaching and Learning Dean with responsibility for Engagement and Future Direction.
She is the Teaching and Learning Dean working with the Schools of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science; Agriculture Policy and Development; Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences.Elizabeth chairs the University Board for Teaching and Learning and leads a number of University-wide strategic projects in teaching and learning including the Undergraduate Curriculum review; the Future Student project; and the assessment and feedback project.
Elizabeth came to the University of Reading in 2006 from Kingston University. She has been Programme Director for a number of large programmes including secondary teacher training programmes and the PGCap/Academic Practice Programme. Before taking up the role of Teaching and Learning Dean in 2015 Elizabeth was Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) for the Faculty of Science.
She was School Director of Teaching and Learning for the Institute of Education for four years. She has a long-standing interest in teaching and learning, is a University Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In 2017 she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship by the Higher Education Academy.
Elizabeth has been involved in the University’s FLAIR CPD scheme since its inception, through which experienced colleagues can gain professional recognition for their work in teaching or supported learning.
She has a particular interest in curriculum and pedagogy and her research and publications are in a range of areas in Education, most recently in Higher Education.
“I am committed to excellence in the student academic experience realised through authentic, accessible and challenging curricula and pedagogy designed and delivered by staff well supported in, and recognised, for their work in teaching and learning.”