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The Centre for Academic Innovation and Development (CAID) was formed in 2022 to lead the delivery of the Citizen Student Education Plan. We are the creative catalyst for curriculum design, educational enhancement and academic practice development at Chester.

CAID brings people together to build and create the future of learning at Chester. We partner with University of Chester staff and students, employers and the third sector, to offer fresh thinking and educational ideas from around the globe to stimulate curriculum innovation, pedagogic inquiry and evidence-based academic practice.

Curriculum and Learning Design

CAID works with University of Chester staff and students to deliver the university’s ambitions to create flexible, digitally-enhanced curricula and embed elements of online learning across our portfolio. The expertise of our senior learning technologists contributed to the achievement of a WhatUni award for Digital Innovation in 2021.

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Community and Innovation

CAID provides a platform for University of Chester staff and students to collaborate and innovate to improve teaching and support student learning. Our communities and learning networks are important to the way we share and develop practice. They embody our university foundational values as well as those of lifelong learning and collegial exchange.

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Teaching Development Programmes

CAID offers programmes for academic and professional services staff to develop their teaching and support for student learners. The programmes are tailored to meet the needs of staff in a range of roles and at different career stages. Most programmes offer recognition for teaching and support for learning mapped against the Professional Standards Framework and lead to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. External candidates and staff in partner colleges can access some of our programmes.

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Our Staff

Meet the members of academic staff that are part of the Centre for Academic Innovation and Development.

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Contact Us

Queries about our teaching recognition and academic development programmes

Request support with aspects of digital education, including learning and curriculum enhancement and design

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