Coming up! Changing Spaces: Exploring staff experiences of the blended teaching and learning environment

Calling all lecturers, we’re really keen to capture your experiences of the blended environment. Please join us for a focus group session to share your thoughts with fellow lecturers.  The groups are taking place; Monday 12th April, 10am – 11am Tuesday 13th April, 11am – 12noon Wednesday 14th April, 10am – 11am Thursday 15th April,…

Hallam Guild: New groups – all welcome to join!

Three new Hallam Guild groups are currently being established and all staff and students with an interest in these areas are welcome to join and contribute.   Co-Creators Guild The aim of this Hallam Guild Group is to establish a network for co-creation at Hallam, with students, staff, the public, institutions and networks, using user-centered approaches.…

Hallam Guild: Pracademia Network launches on Advance HE Connect

Established Hallam Guild group, Hallam Pracademia has now launched the new Pracademia Network with Advance HE Connect, bringing together academics and practitioners to share best practice, create opportunities for professional development, and facilitate collaborations with partners. To find out more and to join the network please see the Advance HE Connect website or contact Jill Dickinson.  Advance…

Course Leader Fest online – resources now available

Our second Course Leader Fest was completely redesigned into an online event and provided an opportunity to participate in live sessions discussing topical issues and to engage with pre-recorded sessions. We had excellent engagement from staff during the day with 650 attendees across 25 sessions. Thank you to everyone who attended. If you were unable to attend…

Upcoming events: Free PebblePad research community webinars

You’re invited to join PebblePad  for a series of online summer workshops. These are designed to support you if you are starting/continuing your research journey. Pebblepad will have a number of experts in the field to lead you through the steps to publication including Dr Liz Austen, Professor Sally Brown, Dr Duncan Cross, Sue Beckingham,…

New event: Bulldozing Bias – a community of practice webshop – 15th July

Bulldozing Bias is a community of practice webshop investigating radically effective methods for fighting bias in higher education Wednesday 15th July 2020 – 11:00 – 13:00 BST – Blackboard Collaborate Bulldozing Bias is a community of practice webshop (online workshop) investigating radically effective methods for fighting bias in higher education. There has been a lot…

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…

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…