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January 2020

Teaching Online is Different

23rd January @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to demonstrate an increased awareness of online teaching best practice Participants will be able to reflect on their own teaching practice and consider how this translates to the online environment Participants will be able to design a professional development plan to support online teaching in their institutions

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Assessing Your Stress – Connecting Wellbeing and Assessment

30th January @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Describe and understand the common factors around assessment that negatively impact on lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing Identify approaches and strategies to mitigate these factors and to enhance lecturers’ and students’ wellbeing in the context of assessment Perform actions to attend to one’s own wellbeing and that of students in the context of assessment Plan and implement practical steps to enhance one’s own assessment practices to ensure good wellbeing

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February 2020

Writing Key Policy Theories and Concepts in 1000 Words

4th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of having short readings of topical issues Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to write short summary pieces of important issues for students to read as an additional resource and publish short blog posts (500 word 'take home' posts; 1000 word blog post series) Participants will have an opportunity to network with other academics who share an interest in this technique

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Support, Success and Strategy: Three Institutional Journeys into Implementing Learning Analytics Policies and Practices for Student Success

5th February @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate understanding of the benefits, challenges and broader debates around the use of learning analytics for student success in higher education Recognise the potential of pooling and sharing knowledge across institutions when building learning analytics policies and capacities Critically evaluate the frameworks, processes and implementations presented Apply these insights to one’s own professional education context

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Beyond the Textbook: Using Learning Resources for Open Educational Practice

7th February @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Evaluation of participant's own approaches to the design and delivery of learning Embedding digital and information literacy into participant's curriculum in practical ways Evaluation of potential educational resources for open educational practice

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Engaging Staff in Meaningful Change in Assessment Practice

11th February @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Outcomes Explore the benefits of programme approaches to assessment Define the challenges of implementing change in assessment practices at Institutional level Discuss enablers to engage staff to change assessment practices

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Demystifying Video for Higher Education

11th February @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Understanding the challenges and opportunities of video for teaching and learning Identifying opportunities to incorporate video into teaching and learning Critically assessing a range of options for video creation in context Developing a short video for teaching and learning

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Pedagogic Research in Higher Education

11th February @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Explore where pedagogic research sits in higher education Explore pedagogic research in relation to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Reflect on why pedagogic research is not as valued as other forms of discipline research Challenge how we can add value as pedagogic researchers

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“If Competency is the Answer…Have we Asked the Right Question(s)?”

12th February @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Discuss a range of different perspectives on ‘competency’ Discuss the construct of personal development as a core competency Explain the principles of emotional intelligence as a tool for enhancing self understanding Explain how emotional intelligence ‘style’ influences personal and professional behaviours and outcomes Discuss the principles of effective conflict management and resolution and discuss how one's own personal conflict management style may serve as a barrier and/or a facilitator to more effective interpersonal relationships

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Academic Developers on Theories of Change

13th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on networks that influence, or have influenced, their teaching and learning practice and evaluate how conducive these are to change in practice Participants will consider and discuss sociocultural perspectives in higher education, such as culture, organisational learning, communities of practice and leadership in a competing values framework Participants can review their experiences of academic development activities and analyse these in relation to theories of change Participants will have the opportunity to…

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