Readers may be interested in an upcoming conference on Institutional and Subject Excellence. To register:https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/pedrio-conference-what-is-institutional-and-subject-excellence

29 Nov at University of Plymouth

Prof. Debby Cotton, Head Educational Development, Plymouth University; e-mail pedrio@plymouth.ac.uk

 

 

09:00-09:30

 

 

Arrival & Registration  

 

09:30-10:30

 

Welcome – Professor Debby Cotton, Head of Educational Development, University of Plymouth

 

Keynote Presentation –”High seas: the shipping forecast for UK HE policy”, Louis Coiffait, Associate Editor, Wonkhe

 

10:40-11:40 SESSION A    

 

Demonstrating institutional and subject excellence through Curriculum Transformation at the University of Bath, Briony Frost

 

The UN Sustainable Development Goals, Entrepreneurship Education and Institutional Excellence, Andreas Walmsley, Dr Christopher Moon, Dr Nikolaos Apostolopoulos

 

Exploring the impact and value of sustainability education, Rebecca Fisher

SESSION B – Workshop

 

Making a splash: Towards targeted and impactful academic development provision to support teaching excellence, Annie Bryan, Louise Wilson

 

 

 

SESSION C – Workshop

 

Beyond the metrics: charting the intangible aspects of enhancement in the age of accountability, Elizabeth  Cleaver, Alastair Robertson, Fiona Smart

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:40-12:00

 

 

Refreshment Break

 

12:00-13:00 SESSION D    

 

Pipe dream, nightmare or dream ticket? Final year undergraduate projects as a key output from strong links between teaching and research, John Spicer

 

Excellence in impact: how the Centre for Innovation in Higher Education evidences the value of pedagogic research, Simon Pratt-Adams, Dr Emma Coonan.

 

‘I now realise how important it is to collect data from students’: making research-informed practice a priority for ‘institutional excellence’, Kerry Dobbins, Lynnette Matthews

 

SESSION E – Workshop      

 

Students as customers or partners? A workshop to explore tensions between the HE quality agenda and teaching and learning practice, Gina Pauli

 

 

 

 

 

 

SESSION F – Workshop

 

Fostering subject excellence in Higher Education, Katrina Bannigan

 

 

 

 

 

13:00-14:00

 

 

Lunch, networking and poster session

 

14:00-15:00

SESSION G      

 

Bridging the gap: achieving institutional excellence in widening participation through a feminist-poststructuralist ethics of empowerment, Elizabeth Done

 

What is teaching excellence and why should it matter? David Carter

 

SESSION H – Workshop  

 

Beyond careers guidance – implementing an institutional wide careers and employability strategy, Deborah Pownall, Jo Ives

15:10-16:10 SESSION I  

 

Hashtag Heroes: How Twitter is impacting teacher CPD, Claire Hadfield

 

Reconsidering public engagement in UK higher education: Engaging students to change the world, Christopher Wilson, Sarah Hayes

 

Science Communication and university metrics – is there a role? Zoe Mason, Martin Khechara, Sarah Smith

SESSION J – Workshop        

 

‘The Drivers and Barriers to Teaching Excellence: an Animal – and Veterinary- Curriculum Perspective’, Emily Chapman-Waterhouse

 

 

 

16:15

 

 

Networking and what next,   discussion with  tea, drinks and canapés

 

 

 

 

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