Seminar: Constructive Alignment in Distance Learning Programmes

Date: 19th Feb

Time: 3.30 – 5pm

Panopto Webcast link: https://st-andrews.cloud.panopto.eu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=9ff65a5a-c87d-4be5-8da4-ab5d00e5a322

Mentimeter for online audience: https://www.menti.com/v5pcwxe6b8

Presenter: Dr. Pam Rogerson Revell, University of Leicester

This talk will report on an action research study (Rogerson-Revell, 2015) investigating  the use of online learning activities or ‘e-tivities’ (Salmon, 2002) to enhance the learning and assessment experience of students on our distance Masters programme.

More information about the event can be found here

 

Vertically Integrated Projects

The call for Vertically Integrated Projects (VIPs) is now open and anyone wishing to propose a pedagogical research based project is encouraged to apply.

Projects should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 24th January 2020.  More information about VIPs and details about how to apply can be found here.

Workshop on getting to grips with the intangibles of Higher Education – 22nd Nov 2pm.

Much of what we measure in education as KPIs is extremely useful in steering strategy around recruitment or employability as well as measuring success in education, however it is well recognised that KPIs do not measure all the qualities we use to make such measurements.  These intangibles have been the subject of a current QAA Enhancement Theme collaborative cluster called Beyond the Metrics: The intangibles.  (https://www.enhancementthemes.ac.uk/current-enhancement-theme/defining-and-capturing-evidence/the-intangibles-beyond-the-metrics#).

Dr Alastair Robertson (Dir Teaching and Learning at Abertay) has developed resources to help evidence some of the more intangible aspects of the student experience.  At this workshop Alastair will guide us through a method we can utilise to help identify and understand the intangibles in our areas of influence.  He will provide a background perspective of the concept and work he has done so far, as well as taking us through a number of group-worked examples.

More information about the workshop and how to book a place can be found here.

New – SALTI Travel Bursary

SALTI is pleased to announce that staff who wish to attend and/or present at higher education teaching and learning-related activities can now apply for a travel bursary of up £500.

SALTI is delighted to be working with CHER and CAPOD in managing this bursery. Staff can now apply for a bursary of up to £500, with applications accepted on a rolling basis, with no formal application deadline.

Full information on the conditions of award can be found on the SALTI funding page.

Enhancement Theme Funding Call – October 2019

Do you have an idea of how existing data/evidence held within the institution could be used to improve the student experience?  If so, why not try applying for up £1,000 of Enhancement Theme funding to carry out some research or to develop a resource.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 14th October 2019

Please complete the Enhancement Theme Application form and submit this in MS Word format to enhancementtheme@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Conditions of funding

Funded initiatives should be completed by the 30th March 2020 to allow reporting of outcomes to the QAA.

The purchase of equipment will not normally be funded, and funds are not available to support individuals in their own research/study. Initiatives will not be funded more than once.

University Advance HE Subscription Renewed

The University is pleased to announce that it has recently renewed our collaborative institutional subscription with Advance HE—an organization which formed in 2018 from a merger between Equality Challenge Unit, Higher Education Academy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education—and is dedicated to driving positive change in higher education. With over 15 years of resources to access, as well as knowledge and insight into the key sector opportunities and challenges, Advance HE exists to help higher education shape its future. They offer expertise in the areas of excellence in education, transformative leadership, equality and inclusion and effective governance. Further, they administer a number of development programmes and surveys which the University participates in, such as the PRES survey, as well as the Athena SWAN and Aurora programmes.

You can keep up to date with the latest HE sector news, reports and research, information on a range of Advance HE services and awards that can support you in your role by registering for Advance HE Connect. To further explore the benefits of institutional membership, including discounts on other services, visit Advance HE Memberships.