Motivation is a powerful, but rather neglected force in teaching at universities. In the strive for excellence in teaching a better understanding of academics' motivations for teaching is necessary. Last year we developed a Flemish instrument to measure teacher's motivation for teaching in higher education. A validation study, in which 231 teachers of Flemish higher education were involved, revealed the instrument as valid and reliable.
In this study we first develop an English variant which can be used internationally. As a next step we investigate the cross-cultural validity of this instrument on the basis of its use in different countries.