Camilo José Cela University participated in the group discussion entitled Career Paths in Teaching, an event organised by the European University Association (EUA) and hosted by the University of Utrecht in Holland on 23 March. This working group was attended by Eötvös Loránd University (Hungary); Nord University (Norway); Copenhagen Business School (Denmark); University of Utrecht (Netherlands), University of Rijeka (Croatia), Catholic University of Louvain / KU Leuven (Belgium), University of Bucharest (Romania) and Camilo José Cela University (Spain).
This meeting was the first of the three to take place over this year, where member universities presented their strategic lines of action in professional career development for teaching and research staff. The individual presentations were followed by a Q&A session and two large brainstorming workshops.
These discussions and reflections revealed a need for cultural change to achieve a balance between teaching and research, as well as the importance of training teaching staff in leadership skills and education management, skills that are transferable to teaching practice.
The next meeting of the EUA group session will be hosted by the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark). The meeting aims to debate the suitability of the tools used by universities to evaluate different teaching excellence indicators.