Thursday, 20 January 2022

Fwd: Save the date - 2022 International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support Zoom Online Event


Save the Date!

2022 International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support

Zoom Online Event

16th June 2022

 Hosted by: The International Academic Peer Learning Network and the European Centre for SI-PASS

 

The International Academic Peer Learning Network, and the European Centre for SI-PASS, are delighted to invite you to attend this online International Forum for Peer Learning and Peer Support on Thursday 16th June 2022. A call for proposals and presenters will be made in early February 2022.

 

Building on the highly successful online Forum held in January 2021, this promises to be another exciting event. At the last Forum we welcomed participants across several different time zones including from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Sweden, Turkey, UK, and the United States. Presentations and discussion forums included topics about moving peer learning online, building peer communities, the role of peer learning in widening access and transition to university, and developing student resilience and wellbeing.

 

Through attending this 2022 Forum event, you can join like-minded practitioners and students for stimulating virtual debates and discussions about many aspects of peer learning and peer support. It will be an opportunity to reflect on what has worked well this year, and what some of the challenges have been, in online and hybrid learning and teaching environments.

 

Please save the date and consider submitting a proposal to present a pre-recorded session on an aspect of peer practices, or a live workshop which enables delegates to develop particular skills or insights. More details about the format will be available soon.

 

We look forward to seeing you in June!

 

Best wishes on behalf of the Forum Organisers:

Lise-Lotte Mörner, Catherine McConnell, Dave Lochtie, Amanda Pocklington.



Kind regards,


Dave Lochtie
U.K. Advising and Tutoring Chair
International Academic Peer Learning Network Co-chair
Operations Manager, Personal Learning Advisory Service, The Open University

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Wednesday, 5 January 2022

Fwd: Tutoring Matters - What Works? Effective Advising for Post-secondary Students




Tutoring Matters - What Works?  Effective Advising for Post-secondary Students

Thursday, 20 January 2022 14:00


Dear Colleagues


Our next free webinar is entitled 'What Works? Effective Advising for Post-secondary Students.  

 

About This Webinar


Based on the US Department of Education What Works? Effective Advising for Post-secondary Students effective practice guidance, this webinar focuses on student advising practices which improve student learning outcomes. The practice explored in this webinar will help personal tutors, academic advisors and institutional leaders to design and deliver effective personal tutoring/academic advising.

The webinar focuses on four evidence-based recommendations:

  • Intentionally design and deliver comprehensive, integrated advising that incorporates academic and non-academic supports to empower students to reach their educational goals.
  • Transform advising to focus on the development of sustained, personalized relationships with individual students throughout their higher education journey.
  • Use mentoring and coaching to enhance comprehensive, integrated advising in ways that support student achievement and progression.
  • Embed positive incentives in intentionally designed advising processes to encourage student participation and continued engagement.

 The presenter, Brett McFarlane, University of California Riverside, will provide an overview of each recommendation and focus on strategies for applying the evidence-based recommendations to develop, implement, and support effective advising.

For more information and to register, click on the link below.  

 

Click here to register

 

 

Best wishes

 

Alison Raby

UKAT Publicity

 

 

Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Fwd: INRAP assessment series 2022 - dates for your diaries




 



 

Please find attached the INRAP community's programme of assessment events for 2022 to which you are all invited. Please pass onto colleagues you think might be interested.   

 

Info on INRAP 

The Interdisciplinary Network for Research-Informed Assessment Practices (INRAP) is the assessment and feedback community of practice established by the University of Southampton with Advance HE in 2018.  The INRAP community is an empirically derived assessment and feedback think-tank.  Prioritising the promotion of innovation and excellence, INRAP intends to support best practice and policy development via building a dynamic collaborative community that challenges, critiques and advances knowledge and understandings of assessment and feedback in higher education.  

Links to join the network will be sent out to colleagues in the New Year.  

We wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year. 

The  INRAP team



Jan Bamford                              (London Metropolitan University) 

Roz Collins                                (University of Wolverhampton) 

Carol Evans                               (Cardiff  University and University of Southampton) 

Christine O'Leary                      (Sheffield Hallam University 

Elena Moschini                         (London Metropolitan University) 

Simon Riley                               (University of Edinburgh) 

Stephen Rutherford                 (Cardiff University)  

Michael Waring                        (University of Leeds) 

 

 

 

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Professor Carol Evans 

Editor in Chief of Higher Education Pedagogies journal  

Assessment and Feedback Integrative Framework 

 

Professor Carol Evans 

Editor in Chief of Higher Education Pedagogies journal 

Editorial Advisory Board Open University Publishing/ Mc Graw Hill (Higher Education)

Honorary Visiting Professor Cardiff University

Visiting Professorial Fellow University of Southampton

Principal Fellow (PFHEA)  

National Teaching Fellow Advance HE 

Collaborative and Spotlight Award for Teaching Excellence Award (CATE) 

  

EAT Framework 


Making sense of assessment feedback in higher education 

What constitutes high quality education pedagogical research 

Enhancing Students' Assessment Feedback Skills within Higher Education  

Making sense of learning gain in higher education 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION IN THE ATTACHMENT AS PLAIN TEXT FOR THOSE TAKING THE DIGEST VERSION OF THE EMAIL BULLETIN

 

We hope you will be able to join us in a range of webinar events which will comprise a range of formats, with national and international partners.

Programme of online events 2022-2023

The aim of this suite of events is to focus on key issues facing assessment and feedback in higher education mindful of cognitive and socio-cultural influences and how assessment plays out in different cultural contexts within and across institutions (cultures local and global). The core aim is to share ideas from across different cultural contexts to advance understandings. If colleagues in the community would like to get involved and also share useful resources relevant to these sessions, please do get in contact with the lead for each session.

 

 

Jan 21st

1-2pm (UK time)

Approaches and Cultures of Assessment: International Comparisons

https://shu.zoom.us/j/3028246015

Elena Moschini; Jan Bamford and Dr Christine O'Leary

Contact:

e.moschini@londonmet.ac.uk

 

 

Feb 22nd

4-5pm

(UK time)

The Student Role in Co-Creation of their own Learning Outcomes, and their Assessment

https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/88646319955?pwd=a3hyM0MwRWNTZ00xUWlQOGROU2NPZz09 Meeting ID: 886 4631 9955

Password: 449696

Simon Riley and Gavin McCabe, University of Edinburgh; Katherine Lithgow, University of Waterloo, Canada; Carol Evans

Contact: Simon.C.Riley@ed.ac.uk

 

 

March 9th

2-3pm

(UK time)

Maintaining Academic Standards: the Development of External Examiners

https://shu.zoom.us/j/3028246015

Christine O'Leary with Prof Chris Rust (Emeritus Professor of Higher) Education, Oxford Brooks); Dr Helen Kay (Senior Lecturer in Academic Development and Inclusivity

Contact: C.T.OLeary@shu.ac.uk

 

 

March 23rd

2.30-4.00pm

(UK time)

Self and Peer Assessment and the Development of Self-Regulation

https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/87569725007?pwd=WXBWb1RJTE1vNHFZVjV0akVhOHpYdz09

Meeting ID: 875 6972 5007

Password: 167145

Stephen Rutherford

Simon Riley

Contact: rutherfords@cardiff.ac.uk

 

 

April 6th

12-1.30pm (UK time)

The Role of Assessment in Supporting Student Transitions in HE

https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/86307166291?pwd=bzJtdGtGQXo0WDlJNTU0d1l6ZVNPUT09

Carol Evans

Stephen Rutherford

 

 

May 27th

1-2pm

Inclusive Assessment

Web link tbc

Jan Banford

Elena Moschini

Contact: bamfordj@staff.londonmet.ac.uk

 

 

June 22

1-2.30pm

Making Sense of Assessment Requirements

https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/87176305384?pwd=K2ozU1haTmNIYlo1N3UxSU9SYjFlUT09

Meeting ID: 871 7630 5384

Password: 436299

Michael Waring

Carol Evans

Contact: m.j.waring@leeds.ac.uk

 

 

July 6

12-1.30pm

(UK time)

An Integrated Approach to Feedback across disciplinary and cultural contexts

https://cardiff.zoom.us/j/89720860751?pwd=K2kwa2E3VjgwLzlwaUFUTWxyaSsyUT09

Meeting ID: 897 2086 0751

Password: 911781

Carol Evans

Xiaotong Zhu

Sharifa Al Adawi

Laura Grange

Daniel Hobson

Contact: c.a.evans@soton.ac.uk

 

 

Sept 22

1-2pm (UK time)

Creating Agentic Assessment Environments

https://shu.zoom.us/j/3028246015

Christine O'Leary

Carol Evans

Steve Rutherford

Contact: C.T.OLeary@shu.ac.uk

 

 

 

Driven by ethics and values relating to the student experience, the Interdisciplinary Network for Research-Informed Assessment Practices (INRAP) is the assessment and feedback community of practice established by the University of Southampton with Advance HE in 2018. The INRAP community is an empirically derived assessment and feedback think-tank. Prioritising the promotion of innovation and excellence, INRAP intends to support best practice and policy development via building a dynamic collaborative community that challenges, critiques and advances knowledge and understandings of assessment and feedback in higher education. As a community we aim to empower practitioners by providing an informative and supportive environment that encourages interdisciplinary work to inform integrated curriculum design. The aims of INRAP and a programme of events for 2022 are outlined below. We hope this forum will be of interest to all those interested and involved in the development of assessment and feedback practices within HE. Links to join the network will be sent out to colleagues in the New Year.

 

Key Aims of INRAP

Building and connecting a dynamic community that challenges, critiques and advances knowledge and understandings of assessment and feedback within higher education.

Providing a critical and supportive space for inter-disciplinary collaboration and working.

Supporting institutions in using assessment and feedback evidence rigorously through research-informed and evidence-based ways to impact assessment choices.

Promoting a holistic approach to curriculum design using assessment as the driver.

Framing, discussing and disseminating new ways of thinking and working in assessment and feedback at discipline and institutional level.

Empowering practitioners and equipping and supporting them to leverage their own roles and realities for the

 

 

 



Monday, 6 December 2021

Fwd: Invitation



 

 

Join us for our virtual Book launch

9th December 2021
3-4 pm

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6021115975?pwd=bGNOM1hKNlo4WE45b0gycjQzS2pCZz09

Meeting ID: 602 111 5975

Password: 954356


Join us at the launch of the book: "Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: institutional policies, research and practices in Europe".
Editors: Isabel Huet (Portuguese Open University & CIDTFF, LE@D), Teresa Pessoa and Fátima Sol (University of Coimbra, Portugal).

 

The 'idea' of this book was to move away from sharing experiences related to teaching and learning in higher education in just one or two countries, but instead, to organize a more European view on the policy, research and teaching practices that are shaping the way our students learn, academics teach and do research. We have a total of 16 chapters from academics in Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and the Czech Republic. The book is organized in four interrelated themes: (1) policy and quality; (2) professionalization of teaching and academic development; (3) research and teaching nexus; and (4) pedagogy and practice.

 

Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds will present the book and will deliver a short communication with the title: "Are we brave enough to be excellent teachers in this world of performance indicators?"

 

The book is available in Open Access via the following link:

http://monographs.uc.pt/iuc/catalog/book/222

 

Programme

Opening of the event - Vice-Rector Professor Cláudia Cavadas, University of Coimbra.

Welcoming remarks - Director of the Coimbra University Press, Professor Alexandre Dias Pereira, University of Coimbra.

Introduction - Book editors, Professor Isabel Huet, Portuguese Open University.

Conference: "Are we brave enough to be excellent teachers in this world of performance indicators?" and book presentation, Professor Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds.
Higher Education Consultant, Principal Fellow – Advance HE, National Teaching Fellow, Emeritus Professor, University of West London, UK.

 

 


Friday, 29 October 2021

Fwd: UKAT annual conference 2022





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UKAT Annual Conference 2022

4 - 6 April 2022 (online)





Dear Colleagues

We are excited to announce that registration for our 2022 annual conference is now open! 

Based on our collective recent experiences, the 2022 UKAT Annual Conference will explore how we might reimagine advising/tutoring so that it is more relevant to students, more effective at helping all students and institutions to achieve their intended outcomes, and more efficient in its operation. The conference will focus on five key themes:

  • Digital technology - how can our experiences of the widescale adoption of digital technology and the pivot to online learning inform the future role of technology in advising and tutoring?
  • Identity – how can advising and tutoring support student and cohort identity development?
  • Community – how can advising and tutoring support learning communities, and build the sense of belonging that is important to student success?
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – what role does advising and tutoring have in enhancing equality and inclusion in higher education, and in enhancing success for all students?
  • Student-Centred Transformation – higher education is transformative, but how can advising and tutoring empower students and give them agency in the transformation that they experience through their education?

The Call for Proposals is now open. Full details of session formats can be found on the Call for Proposals page of the conference website and the call closes on 6 January 2022. We strongly recommend you consider submitting a proposal to the conference.

We recognise that it may be challenging for members to attend an in-person conference during the 2021-22 academic year due to funding and travel restrictions, and the pressures of continuing to deliver flexible blended learning to students. We have therefore decided that the 2022 UKAT Annual Conference will be an online conference to make it as accessible as possible to all who are interested in attending. For those who are able to meet in person, we are trying to arrange in-person, one day pre-conference study day to be held on Friday 1 April. Watch out for more details coming soon! Delegate registration for the conference and study day will open early in 2022.

We're looking forward to welcoming you to our conference!

Best wishes

Alison Raby (UKAT Publicity)