Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Fwd: Event - 15 June - QAA Collaborative Cluster - Diagnostics and personalisation



DIAGNOSTIC TESTING AND A PERSONALISED APPROACH TO STUDENT SUCCESS 

15th June 2021: 1400-1600 (Virtual event)

Standard approaches to university admission see students meet the criteria for acceptance and then receive a standardised cohort experience through their induction and initial learning journey.  However, as a sector, we are well aware that students enter our universities with a diverse range of confidence, abilities and skills. Effective support and development structures that accommodate this diversity are vital this year, when most students entering University in 2021 will have had 18 months of a disrupted school or college experience. This workshop will suggest that the use of diagnostic testing within an integrated development process can provide a personalised solution for students and early indicators for curriculum teams.

This workshop and debate builds on the exploratory work of the QAA Scotland Collaborative Cluster exploring Personalised Approaches to Resilience and Community (PARC). During the workshop you will:
•       hear about the initial rationale for development of student diagnostic testing, the models that support that approach and pilot activities that are being developed across Scottish and English Universities.   
•       Debate the potential impacts of a PARC approach on macro (institutional), meso (school or faculty) and micro (programme/module/student) levels.; informed by three brief papers produced by the cluster/project partners
•       help shape a community of practice in this space and guide us as we take the initial steps into exploring the value (and piloting) of this diagnostic approach, better understand the strengths of our students, and help them develop the confidence to succeed within new blended learning spaces.

To book on to this event through eventbrite please click the link below: 
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/diagnostics-and-a-personalised-approach-to-student-success-tickets-153273901365.

PARC project partners are Abertay, Birmingham City, Dublin City, Glasgow Caledonian, UHI and Warwick Universities.

Thanks for your time

Luke Millard
Dean of Teaching and Learning,
Abertay University.

Fwd: two open discussions hosted by UEL with UoK, LSC, UCL & Goldsmiths University



Apologies for cross-posting

With hubub there are no rushed answers. No hoping to hear your question being answered at the end of the presentation. You simply watch the interview and converse / ask questions of the presenters in real time.

 

First Live discussion (using hubub platform) on 26/05/2021 from 1pm to 2pm

Title  Debating the 'meaning' of communities of practice in higher education. Through sharing, discussion and networking

With Dr Jo Collins,  Graduate & Researcher College, University of Kent and Dr Nicole Brown  Department of Culture, Communication and Media.  UCL Institute of Education

In conversation with Dr Julia Hope, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Kent

There is a growing recognition that valuable learning often takes place informally, through conversations, social interactions, and projects – a Community of Practice. We consider that the Community of Practice promises to galvanise knowledge sharing, learning and change radically.

We reflect on how an understanding of what this might mean is shaped by the institutional spaces the communities operate within and community members themselves. We discuss how connectivity is expressed with particular emphasis on the role of the community facilitator for building trust and cooperation, enabling conversations to become active collaboration and co-production. To get a flavour of what's to come, listen to our introduction and book into our event using https://bit.ly/3ewgjSO

Discussed is Collins, J., Brown, N. & Leigh, J. (2021). Resources Toolkit: Supporting international postgraduate teaching assistants: https://open-education-repository.ucl.ac.uk//580/

 

2nd Live discussion (using hubub platform) on 28/05/2021 from 2pm to 3.30pm

Title:  Debating the power of restorative practices for the Higher Education sector.

With Dr Elaine Yerby, Dr Emma Davies and Rebecca Page-Tickell PFHEA

In conversation with Dr Gabriella Buttarazzi, Centre of Excellence for Learning and Teaching at the University of East London

There is a strong evidence base of the need to recognise the powerful skills that lie behind conflict resolution, the importance of understanding triggers and of the benefits of learning how to manage conflict in all its different guises. In this discussion, restorative practices are posited as 'teachable' skills and framed as the empowerment tools that can enable Higher Education Institutions to move beyond current traditions that rely on rigid and strict investigational procedures and punitive disciplinaries that seek to blame and punish individuals. To get a flavour of what's to come, listen to our introduction and book into our event using https://bit.ly/3usVWeB

 

 

Kindest regards

Tracy Part

 

Dr Tracy Part

PhD, LLM, PGCE, SFHEA

Academic Developer

CREST manager

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT)

DL 4.04, Docklands Campus, University Way, London E16 2RD 

T: +44 (0)20 8223 3308


 


Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Fwd: Call for papers - St Mary's University Festival of Learning & Teaching




St Mary's University Festival of Learning & Teaching 

 

Two weeks to go! The deadline for the call for papers is Monday 24th May at 12pm.

 

Our theme for 2021 is 'expertise'. The St Mary's Festival of Learning & Teaching is taking place on Zoom on 24th and 25 June 2021.    

All details here including how to register and submit an abstract: 

https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/ctess/academic-development/festival/upcoming.aspx 

 

Academic Development Team 

adf@stmarys.ac.uk 

 

 

 

Laura Minogue SFHEA, CeP (ALDinHE)

Senior Lecturer in Academic Practice

Course Lead, PgCert in Academic Practice and HEA Fellowships Programme

Centre for Teaching Excellence & Student Success (CTESS)

St Mary's University

Waldegrave Road

Twickenham

TW1 4SX

 

@LauraHMinogue

Blog about becoming Senior Fellow of the HEA…https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/news-and-views/working-education-means-constantly-adapting-and-improving-what-you-do

 

Fwd: HEIR Network Conference September 2021- Inclusive Institutional Research- Call for Papers/ Registration Open



 

The University of St Andrews will be hosting the 2021 Higher Education Institutional Research (HEIR) network conference, running 22nd-24th September. The theme of the conference is 'Inclusive Institutional Research' and we will be exploring all aspects of inclusivity, under four broad themes: building an inclusive student experience; evidencing inclusive policies and practices; developing an inclusive institutional culture; and supporting best practice in learning, teaching, analytics and student experience.

 

Registration for the conference is now live and a call for papers is available until 12 June.  There will be no fee associated with the conference this year.

 

Please share with other colleagues or networks who may be interested.

 

Best wishes

Eilidh

 

On behalf of the HEIR Conference Organising Committee  

-- 

Dr Eilidh Harris

Educational and Student Developer

 

CEED (Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development)

Hebdomadar's Block, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ.

ep28@st-andrews.ac.uk

http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/ceed

 

 

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Fwd: Last chance to register: UCalgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching





I'm thrilled to invite you to join us at the 2021 virtual University of Calgary Conference on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching from May 3 – 5, hosted virtually by the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA.
Registration closes this Thursday, April 29 at 11:59 p.m. MST.

This year's conference theme is Mentorship in Higher Education. Transform your teaching and leadership practice as you learn how to build and sustain successful and trusting mentorship relationships with your colleagues in higher education. 

 

Join us for over 80 online interactive sessions, workshops, keynotes and digital poster presentations.

  

·         Conference Day 1 Keynote | May 4, 2021 | Psychology of optimal mentorship 

Dr. Laura Lunsford, PhD, Professor and Chair, Psychology, Campbell University 

·         Conference Day 2 Keynote | May 5, 2021 | Beyond tradition: Innovative mentorship models for higher education 

Dr. Lorelli Nowell, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary 

 

Other featured sessions:  

·         Developing networks for academic leadership development – Leda Stawnychko and Dru Marshall 

·         Mentoring with integrity: How interdisciplinary collaborations promote academic integrity – Sarah Eaton, Nancy Chibry and Ebba Kurz 

·         Storying Indigenous mentorship relationships: Exploring a pedagogy of resilience – Gabrielle Lindstrom

 

2-Day Conference General Pricing: $250 CDN. You can find out more about the conference and register here 

 

I'd also like to share The Mentorship Guide for Teaching Learning, developed by the University of Calgary's Teaching Academy. This guide provides a practical framework to inspire and enrich new mentoring relationships for teaching development in higher education.

 

I hope to see you at the conference next week!

 

Warm regards, 

 

 

 

Cheryl L Jeffs, EdD
Educational Development Consultant

Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning
University of Calgary
434 Collegiate Blvd

Calgary, AB  T2N 1N4, Canada

cljeffs@ucalgary.ca

https://taylorinstitute.ucalgary.ca/

 

Founder and Editor of Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching

https://journalhosting.ucalgary.ca/index.php/pplt



Thursday, 22 April 2021

Fwd: Critical Pedagogies Group Annual Lecture


Please see the below invitation which might be of interest. 


Critical Pedagogies Group Annual Lecture 2021, 13 May, 4-6pm

 

Please book places via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/critical-listening-anti-racism-institutions-tickets-151611573297

 

Critical listening. Anti-Racism. Institutions.

 

In preparation for this Critical Pedagogies Annual Lecture, Broderick Chow and Royona Mitra exchanged a series of voice note conversations. The short recordings of music, sound and text prompted an exercise of what Alexandra T. Vasquez (2013) calls "listening in detail", a method aspiring to "open up" rather than "pin down". The exercise also responded to the call by Rajni Shah (forthcoming 2021) to theatre and performance studies for an attentiveness to words, worlds and actions through a "commitment to not-knowing". The form of this exchange was an attempt to move away from colonial models of knowledge production and exchange such as debates, panels, keynotes towards a coalitional space of growth and learning. The resulting podcast invites colleagues to engage in the same listening exercise undertaken by the authors, which we propose is a methodology for anti-racism in both institutional and pedagogical practice. 

 

In the session, the authors will frame and introduce the podcast, invite colleagues into the critical listening exercise, and initiate a sharing in response between the attendees. 

 

Biographies

 

Broderick Chow is Reader in Theatre, Performance and Sport and Deputy Dean (Interim) of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London. At Central he leads the Repairing the Curriculum project, a process of critical and decentred pedagogic reflection and change. He is co-editor of Performance and Professional Wrestling(Routledge, 2016) and the forthcoming Sports Plays (expected August 2021). His forthcoming book Dynamic Tensions explores the origins of men's fitness practices in UK/US popular theatre. He also has research interests in Philippine commercial theatre and popular music, economies of theatre, and anti-racist and anti-colonial pedagogies. He is a member of 'Revolution or Nothing', a network for Black and Global Majority scholars in UK dance, theatre and performance studies, and an advocate for coalitional approaches towards anti-oppression in the academy.

 

Royona Mitra is Reader in Dance and Performance Cultures at Brunel University London where she is also Associate Dean of Equality and Diversity for the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences. She is the author of Akram Khan: Dancing New Interculturalism (Palgrave; 2015) which was awarded the 2017 de la Torre Bueno First Book Award by the Dance Studies Association (DSA) and her scholarship contributes to discourses on new interculturalism, antiracism and decoloniality in dance and theatre studies. She is a member of 'Revolution or Nothing', a network for Black and Global Majority scholars in UK dance, theatre and performance studies, and an advocate for coalitional approaches towards anti-oppression in the academy.

 

If you require further information, please contact Dr Jennifer Fraser (j.fraser@westminster.ac.uk) 



Warm regards, 

Fatima Maatwk




Dr Fatima Maatwk

Student Partnership Lecturer 

Centre for Education and Teaching Innovation


Lecturer

Organisations, Economy, and Society


University of Westminster 

309 Regent Street

London, United Kingdom, W1B 2HW

 

Email: f.maatwk1@westminster.ac.uk 





Fwd: BOOKINGS OPEN: SEDA Spring Conference 2021


SEDA presents: The SEDA Spring Conference 2021

SEDA will be holding its Spring Conference online across 2 days on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th May 2021. Opening with keynote, David Kernohan from Wonkhe, this conference will provide opportunities to reflect, discuss and share lessons learned from the teaching approaches adopted during this academic year and discuss their implications, potential application and potential for further development. Some commentators argued that the 2020 crisis gave us unique opportunities to both 'transform' higher education and enhance our contribution to the broader society, e.g. the article by Fernando M. Reimers – 'Universities can be midwife to an education renaissance' (THE, 9/7/20). This event will allow us to explore how realistic these aspirations are and examine the most likely consequences of post-pandemic educational change.

 

The cost to attend the conference will be: £75 for SEDA Individual members/Institutional Members* & undergraduate students and £145 for non-members.

 

Please click her to book the conference

 

*Maximum of 5 people can book from each SEDA Member Institution


Monday, 19 April 2021

Fwd: St Mary's Festival of Learning & Teaching - SAVE THE DATES 24/25 June 2021




 

St Mary's Festival of Learning & Teaching 2021 – 

Expertise in higher education: reshaping post-pandemic learning and teaching 

 

Save the dates! Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June 2021 

 

See the link below for the Call for Papers and registration details: 

https://www.stmarys.ac.uk/ctess/academic-development/festival/upcoming.aspx  

 

We look forward to welcoming you!

 

 

Academic Development Team

Centre for Teaching Excellence & Student Success (CTESS)

St Mary's University

Waldegrave Road

Twickenham

TW1 4SX

 

 

Friday, 16 April 2021

Fwd: SAVE THE DATE!!! 1-2 Sept RAISE online conference




RAISE Annual Conference

We are excited to announce our RAISE conference will be taking place as an online event this year.

SAVE THE DATE!
1 - 2 September 2021
"Student engagement in the context of COVID-19"
£40 for 2 days / £25 for 1 day / students free

Staff in all roles, students, and others interested in university and college higher education are encouraged to attend.

We will look back at the challenges faced in 2020/1 and look forward to where we go next.

Our online conference will offer the opportunity to discuss practice and research, and the future of student engagement and pedagogical practice.

There will be a mixture of fantastic and inspiring keynote sessions, online workshops, papers and presentations.

Registration will open in May. More details and a full itinerary will follow shortly.

Please email any queries to raise@newcastle.ac.uk     

Thank you,

The RAISE Conference Organising Committee
www.raise-network.com

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Fwd: Final Booking Reminder: An Ambitious Vision – Digital Transformation driving Strategic Ambition





 

An Ambitious Vision – Digital Transformation driving Strategic Ambition

Date: Thursday 15th April 2021

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Booking: www.ucisa.ac.uk/events

The University of Portsmouth has bold plans for the future. By 2030, the University aims to be the top modern university in the UK and one of the top 100 young universities in the world.

To do great things, of course, it takes more than good intentions. To that end, the University has also committed to radically transforming its digital technology and systems. This session is an opportunity to learn directly from the team that has led and delivered a portfolio of transformational projects that underpin this ambitious vision.

The team will showcase how they are transforming the University's Recruitment and Outreach, Marketing and Campaigns, alumni relations and advancement, B2B, Research & Innovation and Events Management activities which will, in turn, help support world-class research, education, and student opportunities.

Register here and join ucisa Trustee and the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at University of West London, Adrian Ellison, chairing this webinar which will be hosted by SThree PLC / Real Public Sector.

SThree Managed Services partnered with the Portsmouth team and Salesforce to deliver these projects.

Contact team ucisa:
events@ucisa.ac.uk

 

 

 


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Fwd: New Bookings Open: An Ambitious Vision – Digital Transformation driving Strategic Ambition





 

An Ambitious Vision – Digital Transformation driving Strategic Ambition

Date: Thursday 15th April 2021

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Booking: www.ucisa.ac.uk/events

The University of Portsmouth has bold plans for the future. By 2030, the University aims to be the top modern university in the UK and one of the top 100 young universities in the world. To do great things, of course, it takes more than good intentions. To that end, the University has also committed to radically transforming its digital technology and systems. This session is an opportunity to learn directly from the team that has led and delivered a portfolio of transformational projects that underpin this ambitious vision. The team will showcase how they are transforming the University's Recruitment and Outreach, Marketing and Campaigns, alumni relations and advancement, B2B, Research & Innovation and Events Management activities which will, in turn, help support world-class research, education, and student opportunities

Register here and join ucisa Trustee and the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor and Chief Information Officer at University of West London, Adrian Ellison, chairing this webinar which will be hosted by SThree PLC / Real Public Sector. SThree Managed Services partnered with the Portsmouth team and Salesforce to deliver these projects.

Contact team ucisa:
events@ucisa.ac.uk

 

 




Monday, 22 March 2021

Fwd: International Visual Methods Conference Seven, Cape Town Dec 2021



The new deadline for first stage contributions to the seventh International Visual Methods Conference hosted by the Department of Applied Design, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), is now the 9th April 2021.      The conference is scheduled to take place from 13/14 December 2021.

CPUT would like to build on the success of the conference series with a dynamic, inclusive event in the heart of Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014 and home to some of the foremost creative industries in South Africa.

The theme of this year's event is 'Decolonising Design' - a pressing concern for the creative arts in the global South in general and for post-apartheid South Africa in particular. Discourses of decolonisation have gained traction in recent years, in the domain of higher education and not least in the arts and humanities. At a conceptual level, decolonisation implies a 'dismantling' of the dominant epistemological assumptions that have historically shaped the arts and humanities. These assumptions are often rooted in Western ideas (and ideals) of knowledge. They typically neglect perspectives and contributions from the historically disenfranchised - the Other, the colonised - and minimise the influence of scholars, designers, and artists in the Global South.

In the visual and applied arts, including design, we seek to problematise, explore, and embrace the social and cultural perspectives of those at the peripheries of Western knowledge. We therefore invite contributions that discuss or explore, in a critical manner, the following aspects:
- Ideological and ethical underpinnings of modern visual methods
- The portrayal and interpretation of cultural knowledge through visual and narrative
means
- Collaborative and participatory methods that go beyond traditional design disciplines
(e.g., participatory video, digital storytelling, photo elicitation)
- Underrepresented, marginalised or resurgent visual methods
- Design thinking as a decolonising practice
- Depicting 'small/mundane stories' in the Global South
- The role of visual methods in communicating disruption and complexity
- Construction of non-Western representational systems
- Exploring indigenous methodologies and concepts, e.g. land as pedagogy; practices of refusal
We invite contributions from various disciplines, including media theory and practice, applied arts and design (fashion, graphic, industrial, etc.), visual anthropology, architecture, communication studies, urban planning, computing and the social sciences. Contributions can be in the form of extended abstracts, panel proposals, workshop proposals, and/or proposals for visual exhibitions or physical activities. We particularly encourage creative, interactive ways of engaging online, such as digital exhibitions, online workshops, live but virtual tours, virtual public art, digital guided walks - photo safaris, digital drawing-based activities, cultural tours, and treasure hunts.
We encourage multi- and transdisciplinary contributions.

Full details - https://ivmc7.visualmethods.info/

Fwd: Final bookings reminder: Enabling Hybrid Learning for Higher Education: Practical Solutions





 

Enabling Hybrid Learning for Higher Education: Practical Solutions

Date: Wednesday 24th March 2021

Time: 11:00 - 11:45

Booking: www.ucisa.ac.uk/events

It's a constant challenge for teachers to ensure students are engaged in the learning community regardless of their mode of participation. Which is why the communication and collaboration elements of the hybrid learning classroom are so critical.

This webinar will discuss how to drive and create Immersive, Collaborative, Connected environments where both the teacher and students benefit in-person and remote. It will also discuss how a fully operational blended presence-distance learning scenario was created for a leading European University resulting in same learning opportunities for present and remote students.

 

Register here to join Roma Tre University, Lenovo and Microsoft to discuss this topic.

Contact team ucisa:
events@ucisa.ac.uk

 

 

 

 

Fwd: Call for Papers reminder: HE for the Common Good: Learning from COVID19



A reminder that the call for papers for the University of Hull's Teaching Excellence Academy 2021 Teaching and Learning Conference (Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th July, 2021) is open until Friday March 26th 2021.

During the past 12 months we have seen teaching and learning come to the fore of university life, we have seen staff and students working harder than ever before in their commitment to higher learning, and we have seen radical, fast paced change (often for the better) when needs absolutely must.  

Our free international online conference 'Higher Education for the Common Good: Learning from COVID 19' will explore how we can harness learning through adversity to inspire the next generation of global citizens. Submissions are welcomed on the themes of:

1.     Hybrid Pedagogies: for example, remote or flipped - blended teaching and learning; addressing the digital divide, physically distant, safe proximate pedagogies, embedding wellbeing in blended teaching;

2.     Sustainability: for example, economic and environmental sustainability in programme design, development and delivery; establishing sustainable HE in the context of the pandemic;

3.     Decolonising Curricula: for example, students and staff working together to decolonise curricula content and teaching practices, diversify reading lists or the creation of opportunities for staff and students to think critically about decolonisation in the context of the pandemic;

4.     Competence-Based HE: for example, embedding knowledge exchange in programme design; entrepreneurial education; co-development of curricula with students, PSRBs, regional business or third sector partners; teaching reflection and self-regulation in a time of crisis.

Submit your proposal by completing this online form by 26 March 2021. We look forward to innovative contributions from across the sector – staff, students and stakeholders.

Further information can be found on our blog: https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/teaching-academy/news/higher-education-for-the-common-good-learning-from-covid-19

Kind regards

Catherine Lillie

 

 

Catherine Lillie SFHEA [she/her]| Teaching Enhancement Advisor
Teaching Excellence Academy

University of Hull

Hull, HU6 7RX, UK

www.hull.ac.uk

c.lillie@hull.ac.uk | +44 (0)1482 46 5806 | @CatherineLil20

  @UoHAcademy     /UniversityOfHull      UniversityOfHull

 

 


Fwd: #IIH2021 - Innovations in Internationalisation at Home (Free) Conference - 23 April - 14.00-16.00





 


 

 

#IIH2021 Conference – Asynchronous video case studies (from 12 April) and a Live Event 14.00-16.00 (UK Time) on 23 April

 

Part 1(Asynchronous)  is a series of Video Case Studies from around the world, which you can watch on YouTube from 12 April. The link to this YouTube Channel is here, but the  content won't appear until 12 April. Many of these case studies were first identified through the UUKi project which took place in 2020 and will also be discussed on 23 April.

 

 

Video case studies:

 

  • UTS, Sydney Australia
  • Juniata College, Pennsylvania, US
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • Florida State University, US
  • Bayreuth University, Germany
  • Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
  • University of Bristol, UK

 

 

Part 2 (Live via Zoom) is the live 2-hour conference on 23 April from 14.00-16.00 which will contain the following elements:

 

 

Live event agenda:

 

  • Opening and Review of UUKI's IaH Case Study Project (Dr Celia Partridge, UUKi)
  • Plenary Session - Case Studies in Action: Taking IaH beyond the Pandemic (Dr Anthony Manning)
  • Case Study video montage and panel discussion with panellists from the video case studies
  • Delegate breakout discussions
  • Student Panel - with UKCISA's #WeAreInternational Ambassadors
  • Closing Remarks - (Dr Celia Partridge)

 

 

Please share the details of the conference across your networks. We'd love to welcome as many people as possible.

 

More details on the conferencewebsite: https://www.kent.ac.uk/global/activities/conferences