Annual LTA Conference – 9 September

The annual LTA conference took place on the 9th September with both the VC and the DVC Academic Roger Eccleston, speaking at the event. Staff running teaching enhancement grants presented the outcomes of their findings with lots of excellent work and innovative practices shared.  The conference was a great success with a well-received keynote from…

2018 Learning and Teaching conference 10th-11th July – Call for submissions

The call for submissions to this year’s Learning and Teaching Conference: ‘Student Success – from conversation to transformation’ is now open and colleagues and their teams are invited to contribute and share their ideas and approaches. The conference aims to facilitate strategic conversations around the student journey and submissions relating to any Shaping Futures “Achieve”…

Assessment Journey Programme – Common assessment enquiries

Below is useful summary of responses to the most commonly asked questions about assessment… Bunching Report (Course view of assessment) – In order for course teams to avoid assessment bunching, the Bunching report (https://tableau.shu.ac.uk/#/views/StudentTaskClustersStudentCount_0/Dashboard?:iid=4) can be used to manually check the submission dates for all modules on a course.  A fix has now been applied to…

THE TEF: 80% of UK universities sign up for TEF

More than 130 universities across the UK have applied to take part in year two of the teaching excellence framework (TEF), the Higher Education Funding Council for England (Hefce) has revealed. Speaking to Times Higher, Vice Chancellor and TEF Chair, Professor Chris Husbands said he was looking forward to engaging with applications from universities

Changes to BTEC and Access to HE qualifications – briefings for staff

Two briefings (with external speakers) have been arranged to support colleagues involved in course design and student recruitment understand changes taking place in some key qualifications used by students for entry to SHU. ‘Access to HE’ qualification briefing Thursday 26th January,  2-3.30 Aspect Court 15303, City Campus ‘BTEC (Pearson)’ qualification briefing Monday 30th January, 2.00-3.30…