Prof Parama Chaudhury appointed Pro-Vice-Provost Education (Student Academic Experience)
19 May 2022
New Pro-Vice-Provost role will help faculties and departments respond to teaching and assessment challenges identified in student surveys and external evaluations.
Professor Parama Chaudhury, Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Economics and the founding Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Economics (CTaLE), is to take up the role of Pro-Vice-Provost Education (Student Academic Experience).
This PVP role will support faculties and departments to address issues in their student satisfaction data, with a particular focus on aspects of Assessment & Feedback and Teaching Quality. Parama will also work closely with a new PVP role (under recruitment) designed to support the enhancement of student engagement, voice and belonging.
Parama will work alongside Professor Kathy Armour, Vice-Provost (Education and Student Experience) as a key part of the UCL senior education team. Working with faculties and departments, Student and Registry Services, Careers and the Students’ Union UCL, she will:
- provide academic oversight of the results of our annual UG and PGT student surveys (internal and external);
- support departments with follow-up and action plans for improving teaching quality, assessment and feedback, and module/programme evaluations; and
- support departments in their preparations for UG/PGT NSS and TEF.
Before coming to UCL, Parama taught economics at Oxford, Yale and Dartmouth and completed her PhD at New York University. Her scholarship focuses on economics education, specifically evaluating different techniques and technologies for teaching and learning, awarding gaps and inclusivity within economics, as well as higher education policy more generally. She is co-editing a forthcoming volume on Teaching Economics Online (Elgar, 2023).
Professor Armour said:
“I am delighted to welcome Parama to her new role. This is an exciting time to be a part of the education leadership team, as we shape our vision for UCL education in the new strategic planning period. Our ambition is to deliver a student experience that better reflects our global standing in research. Parama’s role as PVP Education (Student Academic Experience) will be instrumental in supporting staff and students to work together to enhance the quality and consistency of UCL education.”
Professor Chaudhury said:
“I am looking forward to working with the education leadership team and with faculties and departments to build on UCL’s excellent education provision, provide our students with a challenging and supportive learning experience, and prepare graduates for the challenges of the world today.”
Professor Chaudhury will take up her new role on 15 June 2022.