Update: Hallam Academic Award

Update from Dr Rebecca Hodgson, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, College of Social Sciences and Arts   The next intake of the Hallam Academic Award (PgDip in Academic Practice) will be in January 2021. There won’t be a cohort starting in September 2020. This was planned to ensure that the onboarding of new staff onto the…

Hallam Guild: Transition Model Toolkit Launch – 4 June 2020

Charmaine Myers and her colleagues in the Venture Matrix team invite you to the virtual launch of their Online Transition Model Toolkit:  Date/time:  Thursday 4 June 2020, 14:00 – 15:15 Visit our Eventbrite ticket page to register your place It is widely acknowledged that the employability of undergraduates is a contemporary focus and measure for the…

Upcoming event: Course Leader Fest

Being a Course leader has always had its challenges, in the current circumstances these are magnified, however the situation we find ourselves also provides immense opportunities for enhancement to our course design and delivery. We are therefore going ahead with the Course Leader Fest online with new working arrangements that provide us with an opportunity to run live sessions where colleagues can discuss topical issues and pre-recorded sessions to engage with when convenient. For programme details visit the Course Leader Essentials events page.

Call for contributions: Expertise in Teaching in HE symposium

The call for contributions has been announced for the inaugural ‘Expertise in Teaching in HE’ symposium on Friday 16 October 2020 at UWE Bristol, UK. This inaugural one-day symposium will bring together researchers, educational developers and others interested in the topic to explore the various dimensions of teacher expertise in higher education: Pedagogic Content Knowledge…

Guidance on Setting Exams in Blackboard

Building on the previously circulated guidance about online exams for levels 5, 6 and 7, the Digital Learning team has prepared specific guidance about delivering exams online through Blackboard, including example instructions for students and detailed guidance on appropriate settings to use in Blackboard to make the process as smooth as possible. This guidance contains links to…

Upcoming events: Advance HE – COVID-19 related webinars

Advance HE are running a series of COVID-19 related series of webinars that SHU staff may be interested in.  These webinars are free to attend for anyone working in an Advance HE member institution, so please feel free to raise awareness of these sessions with colleagues. Emergency Remote Teaching – What have we learnt? Tuesday…