Posts By: polkinghornem

TeachBU Update – BU Ahead of Sector Average

New data released by AdvanceHE confirms the excellent news that 75.4% of BU academics now have HEA Fellowship in one of the four categories (Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow and Principal Fellow). This is compared to a sector average of 52.8% and a Universities UK benchmark average of just 45.8%. The data released does not… Read more »

TeachBU Update

I am delighted to confirm that Dr Mel Hughes from FHSS has agreed to take on the role as Deputy Chair of the TeachBU Assessment Panel. Congratulations and a massive thanks to Mel for her continued support of the TeachBU initiative which is key to our ability to offer AdvanceHE’s HEA Fellowships to BU staff…. Read more »

QAA – Building a Taxonomy for Digital Learning

The QAA has issued guidance on “Building a Taxonomy for Digital Learning”. This guidance is designed to support academics to develop ways of talking about digital methods of delivery, to articulate what students can reasonably expect, and to assure that both quality, and standards, are maintained. The guidance can be accessed here if you are… Read more »

20+20+20… why not give it a try!

If you are finding that looking at the screen all day makes your eyes feel tired, then maybe you could try using the 20+20+20 rule, i.e. every 20 mins of screen time you look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Why not give it a try and see if it helps. Dr Martyn… Read more »

TeachBU Update – Faculty Colleagues Achieving HEA Fellowship

Already during this academic year, I’m delighted to confirm that the following BU colleagues have been awarded HEA Fellowship via the TeachBU CPD route: Fellow: Catherine Gutmann Roberts – FST Orlanda Harvey – FMC Thomas Stoeckle – FMC Searchmore Muridzo – FMC Shovita Dhakal Adhikari – FHSS   Associate Fellow Chloe Casey – FHSS Shaqaieq… Read more »

Racing Around Poole Harbour in a Sunseeker – 25 Years On

Sometimes in our professional lives, something triggers us to reflect on past events. Some of my colleagues may already know that from my PhD research, I invented the first commercially available intelligent ship autopilot. Back in the early 1990’s, this was an early application of using artificial intelligence in a commercial product. This October, it… Read more »

TeachBU is Open Again – Apply for HEA Fellowship this Academic Year

As you may already be aware, our TeachBU programme has been accredited by Advance HE for the next 4-year period. I’m therefore delighted to confirm that applications for HEA Fellowship in the Associate Fellow, Fellow, and Senior Fellow categories are now invited from staff. Our web pages have been updated with new forms, guidance and… Read more »

BU Certificate in Programme Leadership

I am delighted to inform you that the BU Certificate in Programme Leadership for 2020-21 launches next month.  This is a 20 credit Level 7 unit for those who are new, existing or aspiring Programme Leaders.  The aim of the unit is to offer experienced academics an opportunity to reflect on their skills as Programme… Read more »

TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor – Last Chance to Submit Your Expression of Interest…

This is just a quick reminder to those staff who have experience of being a TeachBU Mentor / TeachBU Assessor, and wish to continue in these roles, that the closing date for submitting your Expression of Interest is 12:00 (Noon) on Friday 11th September 2020. These roles will continue to be undertaken on a voluntary basis,… Read more »