The HEA Surveys Conference 2017 was a Great Success!

This year’s HEA Surveys Conference was a great success with academics and professional support staff from a wide range of UK universities mixing to discuss experiences and to share top tips. Survey discussions were not just limited to the Undergraduate NSS/DLHE and the Postgraduate PTES/PRES surveys of which most of us are familiar, but also incorporated the… Read more »

PGCert Open for business (again)!!

Two months ago we reached capacity for the Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice (PGCert) starting next year!! The PGCert enables those teaching and supporting learning in a post-compulsory education environment to develop all areas of academic practice, including teaching and learning support, assessment, curriculum development, educational research, learning technologies and academic leadership. This year’s 40… Read more »

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00

HEA Webinar: Introducing the Flexible Learning Practice Guide Presented by Stella Jones-Devitt, National Convenor of the Flexible Learning Community of Practice and Sam Elkington, HEA Academic Lead for Flexible Learning Friday 16 June 12.00 to 13.00   Session overview   This session introduces webinar participants to the Flexible Learning Practice Guide, which is the first… Read more »

Report and resources: Southern Region Aspiring National Teaching Fellows Networking event

35 staff from across the Southern Region gathered at Bournemouth University on 7th June to network and learn about the National Teaching Fellow scheme, run by the HEA . A joint event run by National Teaching Fellows Dr Kirsten Hardie, former Chair of the Association of NTFs (Arts University Bournemouth) and Professors Debbie Holley and Stephen Tee, (BU)…. Read more »

Interested in the work of CEL? Deputy Head of CEL post now advertised

Colleagues, Here is the job advert with details – please do consider applying, or cascading to suitable candidates in your networks many thanks Debbie ==== Closing date mid-night June 25th Interview date Friday July 21st Further details https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/deputy-head-centre-excellence-learning-cel At BU our vision is to create a stimulating, challenging and rewarding University experience, through sharing a… Read more »

Transforming Assessment in Higher Education: HEA Symposium on Technology-Enabled Assessment

The Higher Education Academy recently held a Symposium in York as part of a series on ‘Transforming Assessment in Higher Education’. BU presented a Case Study at this event on our use of Online Assignment Handling, authored by David Fevyer and Kathryn Cheshir. This case study paid particular attention to our institution-wide adoption of Turnitin for… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship

One of BU’s key performance indicators in BU2018 is that every academic has either Fellowship (or higher) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) or a teaching qualification. These introductory ‘Applying for HEA Fellowship’ sessions have been designed to support colleagues with their HEA applications through TeachBU. These sessions will be run by Faculty Mentors who… Read more »

Higher Education Academy Update – 10 January 2017

HEA student experience and engagement surveys 2017 We currently have more than one hundred confirmed participants in the postgraduate PTES and PRES surveys and a 60% increase in participants in the undergraduate UKES. If you want to find out more about participation and the support we can offer you in running the surveys, please get… Read more »

Successful HEA Reaccreditation

The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has reaccredited TeachBU and the PG Certificate in Education Practice until 2020 as routes to gaining national recognition as HEA Fellows. HEA Fellowship is an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrates that education practice is aligned with the UK Professional… Read more »

HEA launches a Patchwork Assessment Practice Guide

Apologies for cross posting, PGCert colleagues and others interested in patchwork texts may be interested This Guide helps practitioners to develop patchwork assessment processes across a range of domains and aids subsequent implementation at institutional and practitioner levels. It provides practitioners with a set of overarching principles for implementing successful patchwork assessment processes. In addition,… Read more »