This looks very interesting. Unfortunately the links for this conference appear to be broken. Can the details be resent?
Rose Bruford College
Lamorbey Park Campus,
Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, Kent. DA15 9DF. UK.
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Subject: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship Conference UCL
Please find below the final details about the forthcoming conference at UCL. Registration closes June 10th - so still time to register. We are adding another NTF support session for those putting in applications this year on Thursday 29th in addition to the regional ones that have just been advertised - please can you let colleagues know about this.
Apologies if you just got this from other lists.
Professor Carol Evans
Co-Director of the Centre for Higher Education at Southampton (CHES)
Professor in Higher Education
Vice President of the International Federation of National Teaching Fellows (IFNTF)
Principal Fellow (PFHEA) and National Teaching Fellow HEA
Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship:
How Teaching Focused Academics are Driving Teaching Excellence
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With the impending arrival of the Teaching Excellence Framework much discussion is being undertaken across the sector about how the TEF will measure teaching excellence, with many worried it will ignore the innovative work being done across the sector with a focus mainly reliant on metric measures such as the National Student Survey and HESA data. Important as these may be, focusing solely on metrics may ultimately cause much of the excellent, innovative teaching taking place at UK Universities to be overlooked.
In 2015 for example, the inaugural Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship took place at Durham University. This meeting designed by and run for those on teaching focused academic contracts showcased a vast range of innovative teaching and learning, taking place across over 30 UK HEIs and a number of international institutions. Teaching focused academics constitute around 25% of those teaching at UK Universities and their roles often include a component of scholarship focused specifically on teaching and learning enhancement, placing them in a unique position to truly define teaching excellence at UK HEIs.
At this second meeting in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series, we will explore how the projects and programmes led by teaching focused academics are having a positive impact on the student experience across all disciplines at UK HEIs. Contributions have been submitted on the following topics:
· Driving the Evolution of Teaching at University
· Supporting the Development of University-wide Learning and Teaching
· Defining Scholarship and its role in the professional development of teaching focused staff
· Developing Holistic Assessment Practice within departments; faculties; within and across Universities
The draft program for the meeting can be found here http://tinyurl.com/zxrv26f, rooms are to be allocated but will be based at UCL’s Bloomsbury Campus (http://tinyurl.com/j5gw2g9)
Further details for the conference, including keynotes, and registration are available at http://tinyurl.com/q8uhhx4. Registration closes on 10 June.