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…

News: Department Development Days

Andrew Middleton has worked closely with Media Arts & Communications in the last year to identify and respond to priority areas for curriculum and academic development. Research informing the needs analysis has come from diverse sources of data including the NSS, course and module evaluations, congruent projects including the CAFÉ project on enhancing assessment, and…

Upcoming Event: Innovative Curriculum Design and Development – Open Webinar

Teaching Excellence Alliance – Open Webinar Innovative Curriculum Design and Development Tuesday 29 May 2018, 12:30 to 13:30 (BST) Hosted by the University of Hertfordshire this webinar is designed to enable the sharing of good practice and discuss challenges associated with the periodic review and validation of programmes. Participants will consider innovative approaches and the engagement of partners/…

Call for papers: Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship

Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship: Exploring Transitions in Higher Education for Students and Staff 11th and 12th July 2018*, University of Bristol http://tinyurl.com/q8uhhx4 In this fourth conference in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series the focus is on exploring the transitions and mechanisms by which students and staff are supported and support each other…

News: Teaching Excellence Alliance #TEASandpit event

Find out what happened when 60 educationalists and students were brought together for a Teaching Excellence Alliance sandpit event at Nottingham Trent University.  They were given 48 hours to design an undergraduate full-time programme that meets the needs of an ageing population… it got quite lively but very productive!   Storify by Graham Holden Storify by the University Alliance…

Call for papers: Success for All Conference – Strategic approaches to addressing disparities in student outcomes

Strategic approaches to addressing disparities in student outcomes 20th June 2017, Nottingham Conference Centre Call for papers Nottingham Trent University, in conjunction with the University Alliance, is hosting a conference on strategic approaches to addressing disparities in undergraduate students’ progression and attainment. The conference will provide a platform for discussion, debate and practice exchange on…

Upcoming Event: Enhancing Inclusivity in Curriculum and Assessment Design

The commitment to create a transformative learning experience for students is clearly expressed in the new university strategy. This presents us with a valuable opportunity to reflect on the curriculum to ensure it is challenging, innovative, applied and underpinned by core values.  It also prompts us to look at our assessments to ensure we are using a range of challenging, meaningful…

Upcoming Event: Graduate capabilities open workshop

We are going to construct a Teaching & Assessment Essentials Toolkit on Graduate Capabilities and Employability in a day – we need your experience, ideas and knowledge to make this work! The Open Workshop creates a space for members of academic staff to co-produce materials for the Graduate Capabilities Toolkit which is part of Teaching & Assessment…