Strategies for recognizing and rewarding good collegial practices: Opinion

April 26, 2022
Good collegial practices can have a positive impact on the postsecondary working environment, writes Rachel Norman, and postsecondary institutions should find a way to recognize and reward them. Norman discusses a variety of approaches used by institutions and groups to measure their collegial practices, such as the University of Stirling’s annual research culture awards, which evaluate qualities such as willingness to share and kindness. Norman says that another approach could include recognition of mentorship and tracking metrics related to the kinds and number of mentorship activities staff participated in with others. “As long as the overall outcome is that good practice is recognised, shared and rewarded, I am convinced that all our research environments will be more enjoyable to work in,” writes Norman. Times Higher Ed (Editorial)