Like Chester at Glamorgan we have a pot for pedagogic projects. Though the focus is on innovation and changing practice. So while there must be a research output, the project must effect practice. The money allocated for this is similar to Chester's total amount but we encourage bids of different sizes, so in most years we give 10 grants and this year are supporting 13 projects.
Each year we have a different theme. Out of interest our last three have been:
2007/8 - the development of a classroom-based teaching model which is challenging and actively engages students in their own learning.
2008/9 - developing Assessment FOR Learning at module or programme level
2009/10 - the development of curriculum to prepare graduates for employment.
In all three years staff who had completed the PgCert the previous year applied and were successful in achieving funding.
On the research front we have published a Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education (http://jarhe.research.glam.ac.uk/) - while the journal is open to all, we provide one to one support for staff who are inexperienced researchers in pedagogy to help them focus on this area as part of their career development.
In addition we use recent successful completers of the PgCert to deliver their experiences to the current PgCert cohort.
It has been really pleasing to see recent PgCert graduates getting awards in our Excellence in Learning and Teaching Awards (http://celt.glam.ac.uk/Information/excellence-in-learning-teaching-and-assessment-awards-elta) last year and a number of last year's completers applying for this year's awards.
Head of Innovations in Learning and Teaching and Deputy Head of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching/Pennaeth Datblygiadau Newydd Dysgu ac Addysgu a Dirprwy Bennaeth Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Dysgu ac Addysgu
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching/Canolfan Rhagoriaeth Dysgu ac Addysgu
University of Glamorgan/Prifysgol Morgannwg
+44 (0)1443 654331
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From: Online forum for SEDA, the Staff & Educational Development Association [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Julie-Anne Regan
Sent: 15 May 2009 12:03
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Subject: Re: developing SoTL post-PGCertHE
We have a system of funding for small peadogic research projects. Five awards of
up to £10,000 per year
Quoting P Hartley <[log in to unmask]>:
> This is an issue that concerns us as well, especially now that the numbers
> of staff on our PGCert has increased. WE are developing an online resource
> http://www.brad.ac.uk/adept/aboutadept.php - that we can use for this sort
> of purpose and would be happy to share ideas and outcomes.
> Peter Hartley
> Professor of Education Development
> Room 01.60 J B Priestley Building
> University of Bradford
> BD7 1DP
> phone 01274 233293
> mobile 07909892677
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Online forum for SEDA, the Staff & Educational Development
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Anne Hole
> Sent: 15 May 2009 09:10
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> Subject: developing SoTL post-PGCertHE
> Dear colleagues
> We are thinking about how we can maintain and encourage colleagues'
> engagement with scholarship and pedagogic research after they have finished
> their PGCertHE and would be very interested to hear what others are doing
> and what is working.
> One idea we are considering is providing support from the Teaching and
> Learning Development Unit to encourage colleagues to write short case
> on their practice which can then be shared through an online forum,
> disseminated via our newsletter and perhaps presented at conferences or
> published elsewhere.
> I would very much like to hear from anyone who has tried something similar
> another approach that has been effective.
> thank you
Academic Development Advisor and
Programme Leader for MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher