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




Founder and Editor of Papers on Postsecondary Learning and Teaching


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. 




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


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: 



We look forward to welcoming you!



Academic Development Team

Centre for Teaching Excellence & Student Success (CTESS)

St Mary's University

Waldegrave Road





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.

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

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: