Times Higher Education Awards Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development
The Times Higher Education Awards 2016 presents Royal Holloway, University of London with the distinguished Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development award. To be considered for the award, universities must demonstrate efforts to implement imaginative schemes that foster development and leadership amongst management staff.
In 2012, Royal Holloway recognized a fairly even amount of male and female lecturers, but a disproportionate amount of male professors to female professors. This was a disheartening realisation, as Royal Holloway is proud to be one of the first UK universities to have offered higher education to women. In response, the University launched in 2014 the “Enabling Women Academics Through the Promotion Process” initiative seeking to increase the percentage of female professors. Female academics were offered coaching, workshops and variable schedules to assist through the promotion process and teaching schedules.
A total of 26 women participated in the first two cohorts of the scheme, 16 of which have since been promoted to heads of departments and chairs in their subject area.
Winning the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development demonstrates the commitment at Royal Holloway to diverse leadership and academics.
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