About HEDG

The Heads of Educational Development Group (HEDG) is a not-for-profit Association.

‘Heads of Educational Development’ for the purposes of this Association is defined as follows:

  • The term ‘Head’ is understood to mean a person holding responsibility for cross-institutional educational development in a Higher Education Institution in the UK.
  • The term ‘educational development’ is understood to include activities designed to:
    • improve teaching, learning and assessment practices in higher education,
    • promote the professional development of all staff with a teaching or learning support role,
    • contribute to organisational and policy development in higher education with respect to learning and teaching at institutional, regional and national levels,
    • support the learning development of students
    • promote informed debate, research and scholarly activity relating to the above.

HEDG is an Association which exists for the following purposes:

  1. To provide a network for the communication of ideas and sharing of good practice relating to the institutional role of heads of educational development as defined above
  2. To promote discussion about matters of common interest to the members
  3. To represent the common interests or concerns of its members to national organisations
  4. To liaise and collaborate with other organisations with common interests to promote the aims of HEDG

Membership

Membership of HEDG may be held by any Higher Education Institution in the UK which subscribes to the aims and purposes of the Association.

There shall normally be one nominated representative from each member Higher Education Institution in the UK. A substitute for the nominated representative may attend meetings of HEDG.

The representative will normally be the person who has operational responsibility for educational development at cross-institutional level.

Individuals may be proposed as ‘visiting members’ of HEDG. This category of membership is intended for individuals who are (a) either key persons within the educational development community, but who are not heads of educational development, and (b) visiting members of the educational development community from overseas.

Visiting members may be proposed by a member at the AGM or exceptionally at any meeting of HEDG. Visiting membership will normally be conferred for one year, but may be confirmed for any number of subsequent years.

There will be an initial membership fee and an annual subscription for institutional membership of HEDG. The rates of the membership fee and subscription shall be determined annually at an Annual General Meeting.The Subscriptions will be maintained at the lowest level consistent with HEDG meeting its financial obligations. The current fee is £150.

If your institution is not a member of HEDG, please contact Joseph Callanan, HEDG Administrator, to become a member. For an informal discussion of membership, please contact any of the Planning Group members.