Monday, 27 February 2017
FW: 3rd International Enhancement in Higher Education Conference - final week of early bird registration
FW: Sheffield Hallam University Learning and Teaching Conference 2017 - Call for Contributions Now Open!
Dear SEDA colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that the call for contributions to Sheffield Hallam’s 2017 Learning and Teaching Conference are now open! Full details about this year’s theme are available on our conference webpage:
The conference will open with a keynote by Prof Chris Husbands, Chair of the TEF Panel. This will be followed with a busy programme of papers, debates, flipped workshops, online seminars and poster sessions.
As in previous years, we are keen to extend the call for contributions to colleagues working across the sector. The deadline for submissions is 4pm on Thursday 30th March. Full details about the themes/formats and instructions for submission are provided on the conference webpage.
If you have any questions about the conference call please get in touch with the conference team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration for the conference will open in March – follow us on Twitter at @SHU_AcDev for the latest updates!
Dr Natasha Taylor SFHEA
Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development | Learning Enhancement and Academic Development | Sheffield Hallam University | Building Oneleven | City Campus | Howard Street | Sheffield S1 1WB | Tel: 0114 225 6662 | email: email@example.com | @taylor_dr
Visit our webpages: https://blogs.shu.ac.uk/lead/
FW: Reconnecting through Engaged Learning and Scholarship, Conference, University of Sheffield. 6-7 July 2017
Engaged Learning Conference
University of Sheffield
6-7 July 2017
Reconnecting through Engaged Learning and Scholarship: Impact, Frameworks, and Practice.
Conference, 6-7 July 2017
"…our great universities simply cannot afford to remain islands of affluence, self-importance, and horticultural beauty in seas of squalor, violence, and despair. With the schools of medicine, law and education and their public policy programs, universities surely can help out our cities and perhaps - perhaps - even our nation back together."
- Ira Harkavy
Engaged learning and teaching can be understood as combining (inter)disciplinary knowledge with opportunities for students to learn with and from external partners, 'real-world' challenges, and experiences outside universities. At a time of political and societal change, what is the role of engaged learning and its related forms of educational practice, including service learning, authentic learning, and civic engagement in connecting with communities?
This event aims to share frameworks, projects and experiences through which engaged learning can be approached, practised, and theorised. Selected papers from this event will be published in an edited and peer-reviewed volume. Papers and attendees are welcome from both inside and outside the academy.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
❖ The role, purpose and obligations of universities, and their relationship with communities and organisations
❖ Broadening notions of 'impact' through engaged learning
❖ Practicalities, ethos, and the challenges of doing engaged learning well
❖ Critical approaches to 'co-production'
❖ Universities and citizenship
❖ New definitions of 'scholarship'
❖ Engagement through students' critical sensibilities towards HE
❖ Boundaries between research, teaching, scholarship, and activism
❖ Case studies
Proposals for presentations of 20 minutes, workshops of 40 minutes, and posters are invited. Please submit proposals by 07/04/17 via the conference website: www.sheffield.ac.uk/als/current/engaged/conference
Notifications of successful contributions will be made by mid-April.
Dr Kimberley Marwood
0114 222 1351
The University of Sheffield
Project Officer, Projects and Development | Academic and Learning Services (Monday, Wednesday PM, Thursday)
Lead Co-ordinator - Public Value | Corporate Communications (Tuesday, Wednesday AM, Friday)
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Making a Difference to Student Success – Inspiring Students Through Advising and Personal Tutoring
5-6 April 2017, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds
The theme of this year's conference is Advising and Personal Tutoring for Success, Attainment and Retention, with a particular focus on the impact that personal tutoring and academic advising can have on the differential attainment of students from diverse backgrounds, and strategies for supporting students to achieve academic and future goals. The conference aims to explore current trends and approaches for encouraging student attainment, and to promote the sharing of experiences and innovative practice.
Conference information, including the full schedule, is now available on the UKAT website http://www.ukat.uk/conference/conference-information/
Registration is available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ukat-annual-conference-2017-tickets-25250000431
UKAT (United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring) is a professional body of practitioners and researchers interested in all aspects of advising and personal tutoring in FE and HE in the UK. UKAT recognises that effective personal tutoring and academic advising is at the core of student success, and aspires to lead the development and dissemination of innovative theory, research, and practice of student advising and tutoring in the UK and beyond.
We look forward to seeing you in April,
Student Engagement Officer (SEO), Engagement and Transition Team
University of Hull
Hull, HU6 7RX, UK
Communications Coordinator and Executive Committee, UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT)
Global Initiatives Committee, NACADA Global Community for Academic Advising
America Square Conference Centre, City of London 22nd and 23rd March 2017 in association with the e-Assessment Association 1st e-Assessment Awards Gala Dinner www.e-assessment-question.co.uk
The Programme for the 2017 e-Assessment Question Conference and Exhibition is announced
Day One, 22nd March 2017 - focus on designing, selecting and implementing e-Assessment from the classroom to the workplace (all sessions in Ludgate Room unless otherwise stated, exhibition, lunch and refreshments in Cornhill)
0930 The landscape for e–Assessment; policies, strategies and initiatives
Chair Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand
KEYNOTE - Bob Gomersall, Chairman, BTL
John Winkley/Gavin Busuttil-Reynaud, Alphaplus
Geoff Chapman, ecom scotland and Antony Quin, CEO, Well Control Forum (IWCF)
1050 Coffee break and opportunity to browse exhibition and network
1105 Showcasing the systems, services and latest developments breakout sessions
Calibrand (In Ludgate) "Trailblazer technology - the apprentice, you're hired"
Cirrus Assessment (in Walbrook) – details to be announced
Digital Assessment (in Aldgate/Bishopsgate)
'How to add value to formative assessment by using innovative developments in summative assessment'
Arcadia (in Fleet) – details to be announced
1340 The e-Assessment Association session on key issues in e-Assessment
1500 Tea break and opportunity to browse exhibition and network
1515 e-Assessment and learning: recording achievement Chair: Bob Gomersall
Rob Arnstsen, myknowledgemap and Dr. Robin Johnson, Manchester Met University 'Assessment using the new model of Degree Apprenticeships'
Susanna Lawson, Director, ONEFILE
Chris Kirk, MD, DigitalMe a part of the City & Guilds group plus guest co-presenter to be announced
1630 Closing remarks from chair
Evening - e-Assessment Awards Gala Dinner, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Tower of London
Day Two, 23rd March 2017 - focus on the management and delivery of robust and reliable e-Assessment from formative assessment to high stakes, summative qualifications (all sessions in Ludgate Room unless otherwise stated, exhibition, lunch and refreshments in Cornhill)
0930 The Expectations of Stakeholders Chaired by Colin Deal
KEYNOTE - Denis Saunders, CEO and Founder, Calibrand
Lisa Grey, Programme Manager, JISC
Runa McNamara, National/International Business Development Manager, VTCT ITEC
Matthew Poyiadgi, Vice President of Pearson VUE EMEA
1100 Coffee break and opportunity to browse exhibition and network
1115 Working across boundaries and borders Chaired by Colin Deal
Daniel Haven, Proctorexam and Prof. Amanda Jefferies, University of Hertfordshire
Teresa Jacobs, Head of Examinations and Professional Standards, IOD and Siobhan Ogilvy, Marketing Director, TESTREACH
Alistair Fryer-Bovil, Director of Marketing, PSI
1345 Delivery of computer based testing and portfolios in the real world
Chaired by Colin Deal
Murray Silver /Bernhard Waglechner, biz:examiner and Tejwant Chhatwal, UK Skills, 'Developing International Assessments'
Dmitri Adov, Director, Arcadia
Emma Richards, Proposals and Business Development Manager, BTL
Paul Ellison, Inspera
1515 Tea break and opportunity to browse exhibition and network
1530 The crystal ball session – what the future might bring! Chaired by Denis Saunders
Jeremy Carter, Cirrus Assessment
Martyn Roads, Assessment Tomorrow
Chair's closing remarks
The speakers will look at at the issues confronting the world of e-Assessment and examine how we can deliver robust, reliable and cost effective e-Assessment in world of
• Public scepticism,
• accreditation, regulation and range of governmental initiatives and policies,
• International and cross border working,
• apprenticeships and EPA's,
• open badges,
• social media, and the expectations of digital natives
• growth of e-portfolios,
• proliferation of question types
• the expectations of digital natives and rapid changes in technology.
Bookings may be made for either day or both days of the event, with a discount for Charities, Schools, Colleges, Universities and those in the public sector.
This year also marks the introduction by the e-Assessment Association of the first e-Assessment Awards which will be announced at a gala dinner to be held on the evening of the 22nd March 2017. Delegates to the conference can optionally book their place at the dinner when booking for the conference.
We trust you or one of your colleagues will be able to join us for what will certainly prove to be an invaluable and thought-provoking event .
Director, Assessment Tomorrow
+44 (0) 7785 920392
email : firstname.lastname@example.org for more details We would like to thank our sponsors
Biz:examiner https://www.bizexaminer.com/ Calibrand http://www.calibrand.com/ Cirrus Assessment http://www.cirrusassessment.com/ DigitalAssess http://digitalassess.com/ eCom Scotland http://ecomscotland.com/ UK Skills www.uk-skills.com
For their support of this event
Visit the e-Assessment Question 2017 web site: www.e-assessment-question.co.uk to read more about the conference and for registration.
Thursday, 23 February 2017
FW: Free Teaching and Learning Conversation Webinar: Monday 6th March 2016 at 12:30-13:30 : Capturing learning: beyond the acquisition metaphor
Apologies for cross-posting.
The next in our series of Teaching and Learning Conversations (TLC) on Monday 6th March 2016 at 12:30-13:30 (60 minutes), is with Paul Orsmond, Senior lecturer in the School of Life Sciences and Education at Staffordshire University and Rachel Forsyth, Associate Head of CELT, Manchester Metropolitan, University .
Paul and Rachel’s TLC is titled “Capturing learning: beyond the acquisition metaphor”. It this interactive webinar they will examine current models of assessment in UK Higher Education and argue that these only assess a tiny portion of all that students learn at university. This conversation hopes to more fully explore the learning that occurs in university through student identity development.
Full details of this TLC are available on the TLC website at: https://wordpress.com/post/tlcwebinars.wordpress.com/565
Joining the conversation:
Simply follow this link http://mmu.adobeconnect.com/tlc/ and enter as a guest by typing your name, institution and country into the name field and clicking on the “Join Meeting” button.
Whether or not you have previously participated in a webinar or online activity using Adobe Connect we advise that you make sure that you do some checking and preparation in advance. Check your set-up and connection here.
You may also find our Adobe Connect Webinar Participant Guide useful to print out in advance of the session.We really hope that you will be able to join for what should be a lively and highly interactive TLC.
Best wishes, The TLC Team
Dr W. Rod Cullen
Assistant Head of Learning and Research Technologies (Learning Innovation)
Tel: 0161 247 3356
Manchester Metropolitan University | Room E316 | All Saints Building | Oxford Road | Manchester | M15 6BH
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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
I would like to draw you attention to a Public Lecture at the University of Wolverhampton that might be of interest.
The lecture is presented by Professor Andy Westwood and takes place on 15th March, 2017, commencing at 5pm in Chancellor's Hall on our Wolverhampton City Campus.
Entitled The Politics of Higher Education Reform in England, this lecture will describe the higher education reforms in England introduced in this Parliament, consider how they have evolved and the politics that surrounds them. Particular attention will be given to the White Paper: 'Success in a Knowledge Economy' and to the subsequent HE & Research Bill as it continues through both Houses of Parliament towards legislation. What will it mean for universities, students, graduates and research in England?
The Lecture is free, but booking is essential. Bookings can be made via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-university-of-wolverhampton-lecture-by-professor-andy-westwood-tickets-26441265537
Directions to the University of Wolverhampton can be found here http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/contacts-and-maps/all-maps-and-directions/map-and-directions-for-city-campus-wolverhampton/. Chancellor's Hall is on Wulfruna Campus and is located in the Wulfruna Building (MA).
Dr Debra Cureton| Research Development Manager |Research Policy Unit| University of Wolverhampton |The Research Hub| St Peter's Square |Wolverhampton|WV1 1RH |01902 321393 (Ext 1393)
Monday, 20 February 2017
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd Annual SEDA Conference is now open. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the guidance and the proposal form.
Dates: 16 – 17 November 2017
Proposals should be submitted electronically to SEDA at email@example.com, using the proposal form, by Monday 15th May at 5pm.
Follow discussions about this and other SEDA conferences on Twitter using #sedaconf
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Monday, 13 February 2017
We are pleased to announce our first key note for the HEA Surveys Conference 2017: Understanding and enhancing the student experience. We will be joined in the morning by Nick Hillman. Nick will begin the day with a discussion on how surveys, insight and metrics can have a positive impact on the student experience within the higher education sector. The keynote will touch on the key themes of the day, exploring the value of surveys and insight for staff, students and institutions.
CALL FOR PAPERS DEADLINE APPROACHING
We would also like to remind you that the deadline for the call for papersThe conference will explore how insight from student surveys, metrics and other research can be used to understand and enhance the student experience. The event will revolve around four themes exploring student, staff, and institutional perspectives. For more information on the conference, the call for papers and to book your place, please click here.
We look forward to welcoming you on the day
Dr Claire Slight
T +44 (0)1904 717500 Ext. 367
Innovation Way, York Science Park
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