Developing Scholarly Activity Policies and Practices


Jonathan Simmons, Independent HE consultant.


The Guidance Note is based on an analysis of policy documents and a survey of all the colleges participating in the Scholarship Project as well as interviews with selected staff from the project. It provides recommendations on some key elements of developing an effective Scholarly Activity policy, and the practices which are needed to support its implementation. More specific guidance on writing a policy is can be found in the writing a scholarship policy resource.


Simmons J. (2018), Guidance Note on Scholarly Activity Policies and Practices, The Scholarship Framework. Digital resource available here -


I would like to acknowledge the support of Association of Colleges staff in collecting the policy documents and the Scholarship Development Managers and other staff who participated in data collection and interviews for the original research.