Will we mourn HEA subject centres?

HEA doesn't need subject centres, advocates argue, but critics disagree. Jack Grove reports The Higher Education Academy's plan to scrap its teaching support centres sparked an outcry when it was announced last autumn. More than 1,000 people signed a petition calling for the body's chief executive, Craig Mahoney, to reverse the decision to shut the 24 subject centres, while MPs raised their plight in the House of Commons. Others registered their concern in the press,…

Disciplinary tribalism ‘is stifling creativity’ @timeshighered

One thing I did gain from being involved in the creation of CIDRA (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts) was a real enthusiasm for breaking the disciplinary boundaries - and as someone who has taught across a number of subjects (most noticeably History and Media Studies, but also Digital specialisms, American Studies...) this is an article of concern: Are students being short-changed by a narrow approach to learning? Matthew Reisz reports Although the division…