CYG: Teaching & Scholarship Research

Introductory page for our first CYG (CYGNA special interest group) uniting members interested in pedagogical research

CYGNA's First Special Interest Group (CYG):
Teaching & Scholarship Research

This is a new special interest group (CYG) aimed at women academics interested in teaching-led research and/or employed on a teaching and scholarship contract. The jam session that initiator and CYG chair Jane Neal-Smith organised to assess interest in this CYG (see image above) clearly indicated the level of interest in this exciting new CYGNA initiative. Jane is supported by Margaret Fletcher, Sîan Stephens, and Elizabeth Yi Wang.

The Teaching & Scholarship Research CYG aims to support women academics in their scholarship development, dissemination and promotion by building a network of like minded academics who can provide scholarship based opportunities which would allow its members to collaborate with each other, speak at partner institutions, or conduct research across institutions and locations. The group will meet every second month online with a face to face meeting once a year.

Aims and objectives

  • To support teaching led research
  • To encourage creativity, innovation and positivity across all teaching and higher education activities
  • To raise a collective voice on the importance of teaching scholarship
  • To create effective mechanisms for supporting women academics interested in scholarship and pedagogic research
  • To recognise and support the broader impact of teaching and scholarship
  • To effectively network and open up opportunities across disciplines, institutions and to develop women academics 

CYG Facilitators (2024-current)

Jane Neal-Smith
Founder & chair
Email Jane
York Univ.
United Kingdom
Margaret Fletcher
Email Margaret
Univ. of Glasgow
United Kingdom

Sîan Stephens
Email Sîan
Middlesex Univ.
United Kingdom

Elizabeth Yi Wang
Email Elizabeth
Univ. of Leeds
United Kingdom

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