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HE in FE CONFERENCE STAFF DEVELOPMENT - 3rd July 2009 - PROGRAMME st 08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Welcome Social Sciences & Law Foyer, 1 Floor, Clarendon Building (please see attached map) 09:05 – 09:25 WELCOME - Professor Cliff Allan, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Teesside University CL1.08 09:25 – 11.10 WORKSHOPs 1 & 3 (PLEASE NOTE these workshops are repeated in the afternoon 1:20 – 3.05pm) 1. Getting Assessment and Feedback Right for Students Gillian Janes (CLQE) & Staff 2. „UKAN Skills Project‟ Paul Mayes (L&IS) 3. E-Portfolios Kate Boardman (CLQE) 4. An Innovative Approach to Designing & Developing Helen Dudiak (SSSL) Programmes Sharon Weatherill (HCFE) 5. Annual Review & Monitoring Sharon Powell (SSSL) Ali Guy (SSSL) 6. TBS Framework for Foundation Degrees Kerstin McClenaghan (TBS) Adrian Evans (TBS) 7. Bridging the Gap Between FE & HE Helen Bussell (TBS) Lesley Mulcahy (TBS Femi Ajisafe (TBS) 8. Preparing for IQER* Patricia Stenhouse (South Tyneside College) 11.10 – 11.25 REFRESHMENT BREAK: Coffee/Tea SSSL & TBS Foyer 11.25 -12.20 WORKSHOPS 2 & 4 (PLEASE NOTE these workshops are repeated in the afternoon 3.05 – 4.00pm ) 9. Employability Bill Greenwood (Student Services) 10. HEBP SharePoint Gemma Quinn (Ed Partnerships) 11. Getting the Most out of the Students‟ Union Mark Gillespie (Students‟ Unions) Ellie Kendrick 12. How to Get a Module Approved Helen Dudiak (SSSL) College team 13. Teesside University Brand Sharon Bimson(M&SR) 14. Progression Pathways Project Angela Mazzetti (TBS) 15. Podcasting James West (Darlington College) 16. Disability Support for HE Students Jill Berry (Student Services) 17. IQER – Capturing the Student Voice* Patricia Stenhouse (South Tyneside College *Please note that Patricia Stenhouse is available to deliver the IQER workshops at the AM sessions only. nd 12.20 – 1.20 LUNCH: The Gallery, 2 Floor, Students Union 08:30 – 09:00 REGISTRATION AND WELCOME (SSSL Foyer) 09:10 – 09:25 WELCOME – Professor Cliff Allan, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Teesside University, CL1.08 1.Getting 2. UKAN Skills 3. E-Portfolios 4. An 5. Annual 6. TBS 7. Bridging the 8. Preparing for IQER Assessment Project Innovative Review & Framework for Gap between FE Right for E-Learning Approach to Monitoring Foundation & HE Patricia Stenhouse (South Tyneside Students & Paul Mayes Team Designing & Degrees College) Staff (L&IS) Developing Sharon Powell/ Helen WORKSHOP 1 Programmes Ali Guy (SSSL) Adrian Evans/ Bussell/Lesley 09:25 – 11.10 Gillian Janes Helen Dudiak & Kerstin Mulcahy/ Femi (CLQE) Sharon McClenaghan Ajisafe(TBS) Weatherill (TBS) (SSSL & Hartlepool College) 11.10 – 11.25 Refreshment Break 9. 10.HEBP 11. Getting the 12. How to Get 13. University 14. Progression 15. Podcasting 16. Disability 17. IQER: Employability SharePoint Most Out of a Module of Teesside Pathways Support for Capturing the Students Union Approved Brand Project James West HEStudents Student Voice Bill Greenwood Gemma Quinn Mark (Darlington WORKSHOP 2 (Student (Educational Gillespie/Ellie Helen Dudiak & Sharon Bimson Angela Mazzetti College) Jill Berry Patricia 11:25 – 12:20 Services) Partnerships) Kendrick College team (Marketing & (TBS) (Student Stenhouse (Students’ (SSSL) Student Services) (South Tyneside Union) Recruitment) College) st 12:20 - 1:20 ‘Busy Lunch’ The Gallery, 1 Floor, Students Union with stands in The Hub 1. Getting 2. UKAN Skills 3. E-Portfolios 4. An 5. Annual 6. TBS 7. Bridging the 8. N/A Assessment Project Innovative Review & Framework for Gap between FE Right for E-Learning Approach to Monitoring Foundation & HE Students & Paul Mayes Team Designing & Degrees Staff (L&IS) Developing Sharon Helen Programmes Powell/Ali Guy Adrian Evans/ Bussell/Lesley WORKSHOP 3 Gillian Janes (SSSL) Kerstin Mulcahy/ Femi 1:20 – 3.05 (CLQE) Helen Dudiak & McClenaghan Ajisafe (TBS) Sharon (TBS) Weatherill (SSSL & Hartlepool College) 9. 10.HEBP 11. Getting the 12. How to Get 13. University 14.Progression 15. Podcasting 16. Disability 17. N/A Employability SharePoint Most Out of a Module of Teesside Pathways Support for Students Union Approved Brand Project James West HEStudents Bill Greenwood Gemma Quinn Mark (Darlington WORKSHOP 4 (Student (Educational Gillespie/Ellie Helen Dudiak & Sharon Bimson Angela Mazzetti College) Jill Berry 3:05–4.00 Services) Partnerships) Kendrick College team (Marketing & (TBS) (Student (Students (SSSL) Student Services) Union) Recruitment) THESE WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DEPENDING ON DEMAND LOCATION OF WORKSHOPS WILL BE NOTIFIED ON THE DAY WORKSHOPS WORKSHOP 1 9:25am – 11:10am WORKSHOP 3 1:20pm – 3:05pm 1. 1. Getting Assessment and Feedback Right for Students and Staff As a key element of the IQER /Developmental Engagement, this interactive session will consider the „Why?‟, „What?‟ and „How?‟ of effective Assessment and Feedback for learning. This will be undertaken within the context of current discourses such as Assessment OF versus Assessment FOR learning and FeedBACK versus FeedFORWARD for effective learning. Key tools and processes such as the new LTAS (Learning, Teaching and Assessment Strategy) and innovative Assessment and Feedback strategies will be introduced. Participants will have an opportunity to explore these within the context of their own educational practice through interactive exercises and discussion. Presenter: Gillian Janes (Teaching Fellow/Learning & Teaching Consultant, Centre for Learning and Quality Enhancement)) Gillian has a nursing background with experience of leading service improvement and quality enhancement as a clinician, practice educator and service manager. Since entering Higher Education full-time she has developed and delivered learning opportunities for staff from a wide range of disciplines, including support staff. These programmes range from introductory to masters level with a dual emphasis on personal leadership development and building service improvement capability through the application of learning in the workplace. She has also led a curriculum innovation project at a national level. This experience underpins her current role where she is engaged in a multi-stakeholder collaboration to enhance the student learning experience through learning and teaching development. She is a University Teaching Fellow and past Fellow of the North East Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL4HealthNE). Gillian has particular interests in action learning, work based learning, action research and inter-disciplinary education. 2. 2. UKAN Skills Project Since 2006 Teesside University Library & Information Services has been funded by JISC and HEA to look at how staff can map and embed student skills development across multi-modular courses. The UKAN-SKILLS Project also developed a demonstration version of an online repository of openly available skills development resources. This presentation both looks at the outcomes of the UKAN-SKILLS Project and looks forward in a practical manner to ways in which skills development material can be produced or brought together across HEBP partner institutions. Funding support from the North East Higher Skills Network has been agreed to develop a new skills material web site and trial repository. Presenters: Paul Mayes (Deputy Director of Library & Information Services) Paul has been active for over 30 years in research into skills development and how this can be supported. He recently completed a study tour of top USA university „Writing Centers‟ (where student writing skills are supported). 3. 3. E-Portfolios The development and implementation of e-portfolios can have a wide-ranging impact on student achievement. By writing them more frequently, it increases their fluency and self- articulation, offers an overview of their progress throughout the programme, provides a quick and convenient way to submit work for assessment and it also helps students to obtain more valuable feedback. All studies and experiences of e-portfolio use show positive steps towards student motivation and ownership of work. This is to be encouraged across the spectrum of education. This session will both refer to external examples and case studies and demonstrate the makeup of the default e-portfolio at Teesside University. Participants will explore and discuss the relevance of our content in your situation, and consider ways that you could model and/or develop the e-portfolio for their students. Participants who already have an e-portfolio, can share their experiences with colleagues. Presenters: E-learning Team at Teesside University The E-learning team supports the University‟s e-portfolio solution through their VLE, Blackboard, working closely with Dr Diane Nutt, Head of Retention, who leads the Personal Development Planning (PDP) initiatives across campus. 4. 4. An Innovative Approach to Designing and Developing Programmes This interactive session has been designed to help teams design programmes from a holistic perspective. It will introduce an approach where module outcomes will develop across the levels and naturally map to programme outcomes. Transferable skills will also be developed across the programme and the learning, teaching and assessment strategy will be clear. Finally, the session will show how this approach to the planning of a programme will logically fit with the documentation which is required for the approval of a new programme. The session will also include input from college staff who will share their experiences in the different stages of programme development for SSSL Presenters: Helen Dudiak, Sharon Weatherill, CLQE team Helen Dudiak (Principal Lecturer) Helen is a member of the Psychology section and also the school Quality Enhancement Coordinator. In her role she has spent the last 3 years helping teams across the school and partner colleges to approve and review a wide variety of programmes from Foundation Degrees to Doctorate programmes, many of which have also involved professional governing bodies. Helen is also an experienced Chair of University Approval events and an external panel member for events across the University. 5. Annual Review & Monitoring The workshop commences with an overview of the entire Annual Review and Monitoring Process from module level to the final reports submitted to Academic Board. The rest of the workshop is a practical session which focuses on annual review and monitoring at module and programme level. Participants will work together in groups to compile evaluative and useful reports based on the various scenario data provided. These reports will then be compared and discussed to identify similarities, differences and to highlight best practice. Presenters; Sharon Powell/ Ali Guy Sharon Powell (Collaborative Provision Co-ordinator) Sharon joined Teesside University in 2003 to develop teacher-training awards for adult literacy and numeracy specialist skills. She managed existing and developed new programmes in this specialist area. Whilst studying for her MA Education. In 2005 Sharon started working with young people through early childhood studies, teacher training and the MA Education. In 2006 she developed an Education Studies Honours Degree as a progression route for those completing teacher training programmes and foundation degrees in assisting learning. In 2007 she became the School Collaborative Provision Co-ordinator and is the School‟s link for partnership work. 6. 6. TBS Framework for Foundation Degrees This workshop aims to give participants on overview on how Blackboard is currently being used within the FdA Leadership and Management programme at Teesside Business School. It will explain the concept of the Masterclass delivery, which is heavily based on the VLE, and give an indication on the work load for tutors during the pre-Masterclass, Masterclass and post- Masterclass phase. Participants will be able to explore a range of modules themselves and download generic material which they can adapt for their future deliveries. Presenters: Kerstin McClenaghan/Adrian Evans Adrian Evans ( Director of Corporate Programmes in Teesside BusinessSchool) Adrians background includes over twenty years of HE experience specialising in the development of new programmes and innovative teaching and learning approaches. His research interests include work based learning, the diffusion of innovation and risk management. He has significant commercial experience as a Managing Director working with international clients in high risk environments including; The Coca-Cola Company, IBM, Royal and SunAlliance, Hewlett Packard & Merrill Lynch. He recently led the teams that designed and developed the NECC Leadership and Management Foundation degree, the MA Leadership and Management (Work Based Studies) and the North Yorkshire County Council Public Sector variant of FD Leadership and Management. He is currently working with a cross- disciplinary team on the development of MA Risk Management. Kerstin McClenaghan (VLE Development Officer in Teesside Business School) Kerstin is the VLE Development Officer in TBS for the NECC Leadership and Management Foundation degree and the part-time BA (Hons) Business Management programme. She has over 9 years experience as a lecturer in Higher Education in Germany, Canada and the UK, specialising in innovative teaching and learning strategies. Her research experience and interest are in the pedagogy of e-learning and using Virtual Learning Environments for student centred learning. 7. 7. HEADstart Programmes Part 1: Presentation of research evaluating the spiky profile modules delivered throughout the HEBP. Part 2: Workshop - to discuss best practice and future direction of the spiky profile. Presenters: Lesley Mulcahy, Helen Bussell. Femi Ajisafe. Lesley Mulcahy (Programme Leader for NECC Fda Leadership and Management, Teesside Business School) Lesley was a Graduate trainee for the Co-op where she progressed to become a Product Manager. After this she moved into a marketing consultancy where she became a marketing manager for Telewest North East. Lesley started part time teaching at Gateshead College on a CIM course before moving to TBS at Teesside University 10 years ago. She began working with Redcar and Cleveland College on the Preparation for Higher Education Module 3 years ago as a pilot. Since then she has developed the module with other colleges. Helen Bussell (Principal Lecturer in Marketing at TBS, Director of Postgraduate Programmes, Teesside Business School) Helen leads courses in not-for-profit marketing (including public and voluntary sectors) at undergraduate and postgraduate level and for managers working in the not-for-profit sector. She is an experienced researcher having published a number of academic papers as well as working on a consultancy basis organizing research projects for local organizations. She has a Masters in Social Research and is a member of the Market Research Society. Femi Ajisafe ( Lecturer in Marketing and Corporate Programmes at Teesside Business School) Femi leads a range of marketing and consumer behaviour modules for both undergraduate and Corporate Programmes and currently leads on the Preparation for Higher Education module in partnership with Redcar and Cleveland, Hartlepool, Darlington and Middlesbrough College. She has a Masters in Marketing Management and is undertaking a PhD concerning the moral constitution of consumption and the nature of moral dilemmas and challenges that the commercialization of fair-trade initiative in British Supermarkets pose for consumers. 8. 8. Preparing for IQER IQER : Living through the Developmental Engagement and Summative Review - a personal perspective. Presenter:Patricia Stenhouse (Head of Faculty: HE & Professional Studies, South Tyneside College) Patricia has worked in education for 28 years , fifteen of which have been teaching and managing HE programmes. She is currently the head of faculty for HE and Professional Studies at South Tyneside college and has overall responsibility for HE curriculum and management. She is currently studying for a professional doctorate in Foundation Degree Awarding Powers WORKSHOP 2 11:25am - 12:20pm WORKSHOP 4 3:05pm - 4.00pm 9. 9. Employability The presentation is aimed at Personal Tutors, Careers Advisers and Programme Co- ordinators. It would be especially advantageous if at least one representative member of each College could attend this workshop. It will provide an overview of: What employability is and why it is of increasing significance to providers of HE and their students The University‟s approach to developing employability skills in its students Useful resources Presenter: Bill Greenwood (Senior Careers Advisor) After teaching in the UK and Italy, Bill joined the University‟s Careers Service in 1994. He was appointed Senior Adviser (Service Manager) in 2001.He is the Lead Tutor on the Group Work element of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services/University of Reading Cert/Dip/MA course in Careers Education, Information and Guidance in Higher Education. A major area of interest is the exploration of collaborative work within institutions to develop employability skills in students. 10. 10. HEBP SharePoint The objective of the workshop is to show HEBP staff how to effectively use SharePoint .The aim of the site is to act as a main resource of shared information amongst our partner Colleges. We hope to make working life more manageable by cutting down time spent looking for forms, minutes, useful documents etc, by bringing them together in a single unitary place. In this workshop we will familiarise staff with the site and show them how to use each section. Presenter: Gemma Quinn (Assistant Administrator, Educational Partnerships) Gemma graduated from Teesside University in 2005 with a degree in English Studies. She has been working for Educational Partnerships since September 2008 and in this time one of her main tasks has been to develop and manage the SharePoint site. She has also delivered workshops across the HEBP Partnerships, raising awareness of the site and has developed guidance materials. 11. Getting the most out of the Students Union The session will combine both an informative aspect on the Students Union as well as an information gathering exercise in which participants are encouraged to feedback ideas and thoughts which they feel may improve the outreach service the students union provides to the colleges. Focusing on areas most relevant to HEBP colleges such as student voice and representation, the session will appeal to staff members who look to use their student representatives and the student‟s union services to their full potential and advantage. Using a variety of methods the session will be interactive and allow for discussion of topics with the view of a mutually beneficial outcome. Presenters: Mark Gillespie/ Ellie Kendrick Mark Gillespie (Communications Officer Trustee of Students’ Union). Mark was elected by students to work for and represent students. He has a background in media and journalism and is the current editor of The Terrace Star, the Students‟ Unions newspaper. He is also the lead officer when it comes to outreach work with franchise colleges and strives to improve communication and engagement with these students. Ellie Kendrick (Education Advisor/Outreach Worker) Having graduated from a marketing degree Ellie began working in Teesside Business School‟s assessment department, working alongside the schools HEBP co-ordinator. She gained experience and knowledge of the colleges and more specifically their assessment formats, whilst also being involved in the university‟s assessments, administration, policies and procedures. She has recently moved to the Students‟ Union undertaking the role of Education Adviser and Outreach Worker, combining both her qualifications and experience in marketing academia. 12. 12. How to Get a Module Approved This interactive session aims to help module leaders take the step from a module they have in mind to one on paper that will actually get approved by the panel! Using examples from current programmes the session hopes to “demystify the utreg” and, hopefully, explain how and why the modules need to be documented the way they do. Based on experiences of many module approval panels the session will also cover issues that are often raised at the Module Approval Event to help teams prepare for these in advance. Presenters: Helen Dudiak(Principal Lecturer in School of Social Sciences and Law) Helen is a member of the Psychology section and is school Quality Enhancement Coordinator. In her school role she has spent the last 3 years helping teams across the school and the partner colleges to approve and review a wide variety of programmes from Foundation degrees to Doctorate programmes many of which have also involved professional governing bodies. She is also an experienced Chair of University Approval events and an external panel member for events across the University. 13. Teesside University Brand It is an exciting time for the University and our new brand is a symbol of our future aspirations, This workshop will go through: the meaning and purpose of the new brand; using the brand to raise profile; using and promoting the University brand and logo; using IQER guidelines to inform your promotions where much emphasis is placed on accurate public information. Presenter– Sharon Bimson (Manager Marketing & Recruitment) Sharon has been working in Marketing and Communications for 15 years, firstly with an agency and now with the University of Teesside. In her current role she manages a team of 20 to recruit students to the University and raise the profile with key stakeholders and influencers. This involves responsibility for engaging potential students of all ages and ensuring they have a positive experience of the University. She is responsible for all open days and events for future students and their influencers. Recently she has been managing the re-brand of the University and is looking forward to taking that forward. 14. Progression Pathways Project This session will feedback the findings from a recent research project to assess student and tutor knowledge and understanding of university progression pathways. The project has provided an interesting insight into the drivers which influence student choice of progression pathway and student ambition to study at university. The workshop will be beneficial for managers with responsibility for the development of progression pathways and programme leaders who manage partnership provision. Presenter: Angela Mazzetti (Programme Leader for the MA HRM , Teesside Business School) Angela joined the education sector in 1996 after 6 years as a manager in the utilities sector. From 1996 – 2005 Angela worked at Darlington College and held a number of cross college and curriculum management roles with responsibility for working with HE institutions in the development of partnership provision. In 2005, Angela joined Teesside University and has worked on a number of HE in FE partnership projects. 15. Video Podcasting This workshop was delivered at last year‟s HEFE Conference and due to the excellent feedback and specific requests we have asked James to deliver an updated workshop for this year. In this workshop James will review the current project at Darlington College where staff are learning to make short videos for their students use. This will include some background to the project, a brief practical demonstration and a review of the progress so far, with emphasis on how this has affected tutors and their students. Presenter: James West (Professional Tutor, Darlington College) James has been a tutor in the media department at Darlington College since September 2006. His specialism‟s are Radio and Audio Production. Before that he worked for fifteen years at the BBC, initially as a studio manager at Bush House, the home of BBC World Service Radio in London, and then as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC Radio Merseyside. He is currently involved in a project to train tutors and other staff at the college how to use simple equipment and software to make short videos for use in teaching sessions or on the VLE. 16. Disability Support for HE Students This workshop will look at the support available to disabled students in higher education and how it is funded. Participants will be given the opportunity to discuss barriers to accessing support and identify different roles in managing expectations and making the transition from support in FE to support in HE. Participants will explore how we can work together to ensure that disabled students get the most appropriate support that assists them to achieve their potential. The workshop is most suited to staff who co-ordinate disability support in colleges as the aim of the workshop is to develop agreement on the way forward, an action plan and guidelines for dissemination within our institutions. Presenter: Jill Berry ( Assessment Centre & Disability Services Manager) In 1992 Jill was appointed as the University‟s first full-time disability adviser. She now manages a team of 40 staff, including advisers, assessors, dyslexia tutors and Educational Personal Assistants. Jill has developed a student-centred method of assessing the study support requirements of disabled students in higher education and in 2004 signed up to the Government‟s quality criteria and became one of sixty Assessment Centres in the UK. She is currently North East regional representative and an Executive member on the committee of the National Network of Assessment Centres. Jill has delivered staff development sessions for staff within the University and for other organisations. These have included disability awareness, dyslexia awareness and mental health awareness. She has also been involved in delivering development sessions for students, including relaxation techniques and holistic workshops for dyslexic students through the University‟s Well being Centre. She is a member of the University‟s Equal Opportunities Committee and Assessment Working Group. 17. IQER: Capturing the Student Voice 17. This workshop focuses specifically on how South Tyneside College successfully obtained the Student Written Submission in preparation for the IQER, outlining what worked for them Presenter: Patricia Stenhouse (Head of Faculty: HE & Professional Studies, South Tyneside College). Patricia has worked in education for 28 years , fifteen of which have been teaching and managing HE programmes. She is currently the head of faculty for HE and Professional Studies at South Tyneside college and has overall responsibility for HE curriculum and management. She is I currently studying for a professional doctorate in Foundation Degree Awarding Powers PLEASE COMPLETE AND RETURN BEFORE FRIDAY 26TH JUNE 2009 to: HE-Conference@tees.ac.uk or send to Gemma Quinn, Educational Partnerships, C2.21, Constantine Building, Teesside University, TS1 3BA Please ensure you book on the workshops asap as space is limited. Note that the morning sessions are repeated in the afternoon WELCOME AND KEYNOTE SESSIONS * Please Tick appropriate box 09:05 – 09.25 Opening Remarks – Professor Cliff Allan CONFERENCE SESSIONS Please select four workshops; one from workshop 1, one from workshop 2, one from workshop 3, one from workshop 4. Please Note that workshops 1 & 3 and workshops 2 & 4 are the same- we are simply repeating the morning sessions in the afternoon. Please indicate in the boxes below st nd the number of the workshops you would like to attend, for example, Workshop 1 – 1 choice 3, 2 choice 5. st nd 1 Choice 2 Choice Workshop 1 No: No : 09:25 - 11.10 Workshop 2 No. No. 11:25 - 12:20 12.20 - 1:20 Buffet Lunch st nd 1 Choice 2 Choice Workshop 3 No: No : 1:20 - 3.05 Workshop 4 No. No. 3.05 - 4.00 Name: Institution: Job Title: E-Mail: Tel No: Please indicate below if you have any special dietary or other requirements