Considering an application for an individual National Teaching Fellowship or a team Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence?

Every UK university can nominate up to 3 individuals annually for a National Teaching Fellowship award, a process administered through the UK Higher Education Academy.  The aim of National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) awards is to recognise individual excellence in teaching and/or supporting higher education learning.  The HEA also recently developed an award to recognise the increasing importance of programme teams in teaching and student learning support: The Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE). While both NTFS and CATE are very competitive (55 NTF and 6 CATE awards are made nationally), University staff have enjoyed success, most recently in the 2017 and 2018 rounds.

Presented by Fran Beaton, UELT, Academic Practice Team on Thursday 18 October 2018, 13:00 – 13:45 in the UELT Seminar Room, Canterbury, this briefing is an opportunity to find out about the criteria, the application process, timescale and available support and hear about the experiences of previous NTFS and CATE winners.

Please email cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk to book a place

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Learning and Teaching Network 2018-19 programme

The Learning and Teaching Network 2018-19 programme is now available here

The Learning and Teaching Network provides sessions based around the categories used in the National Student Survey for staff working towards enhancing learning, teaching and assessment.  

For further information and suggestions contact Dr Silvia Colaiacomo, Curriculum and Educational Developer. 

To confirm your attendance at an event please complete the online booking form.

 

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CSHE Seminar Series 2018-19

The Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) Seminar Series for 2018-19 is now available.

In this series of public seminars, CSHE spotlights different qualitative methods used in higher education research.  Speakers have been asked to discuss a method with which they have particular expertise, considering what makes it similar to and distinct from related methods and reflecting on challenges in using it.  Although the series focuses on applications in higher education, researchers across the social sciences may find it useful. 

To confirm your attendance at a seminar please complete the online booking form  on the webpage.

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University Teaching Prizes 2018 – Winners

Once again the University is celebrating excellent teaching and learning support with the announcement of the 2018 University Teaching Prizes.

This year’s winners are:

Barbara Morris Prize for Learning Support
1st Prize – Hannah Greer and Jen Davey (Work-Study – Careers and Employability Service) for a sustained and impactful effort to improve employment possibilities for students from a WP background.
Joint 2nd Prize – Charlene Earl (CEWL) for a sustained and impactful effort to enhance intercultural awareness at the University of Kent.
Joint 2nd Prize – Hannah Uglow (Kent Law Clinic) for a sustained and impactful effort to positively enhance the sense of Academic Community within Law at the University of Kent.

Humanities Faculty Teaching Prize
1st Prize – Dr Ruth Herbert and Dr Richard Perks (SMFA) for their work on Music Performance.
2nd Prize – Dr William Rowlandson (SECL) for his success and commitment in teaching over a number of years at Kent.

Social Sciences Faculty Teaching Prize
1st Prize – Dr Triona Fitton (SSPSSR) for her work on the design, production, and teaching of a distance learning MA in Philanthropic Studies.
2nd Prize – Professor Amanda Perry-Kessaris (KLS) for her work on design-driven teaching, learning, and research methods.

The prizes will be presented by the Vice-Chancellor at a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday 3rd October 2018, from 12.30-14.00 in Darwin Conference Suite.

Everyone is welcome. If you would like to attend, please email cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk [3].

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Curriculum Internationalisation Development Sessions (CIDS) – June 2018

Dr Anthony Manning is pleased to be working in collaboration with Dr Silvia Colaiacomo at UELT over the next few weeks to run a new series of Curriculum Internationalisation Development Sessions (CIDS) focusing on mechanisms to develop and enhance curriculum internationalisation within modules and co-curricular educational activities.

The CIDS are designed to respond to an objective which features in both Kent’s Institutional Plan and our Internationalisation Strategy.

There is a session for each faculty with timings outlined below. If you can’t make the time designed for your particular faculty, feel free to come to one of the other slots.

  • 5 June 12:00-2:00 – UELT Seminar room – Social Sciences
  • 11 June 12:00-2:00 – UELT Seminar room – Humanities
  • 15 June 1:00-3:00 – Rutherford Lecture Theatre 2 (RLT2)– Sciences

For further details including session outline please see here.

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University Teaching Prizes 2018

Each year, the University awards a number of prizes to individual staff or teams for outstanding work in teaching and/or learning support. The call for applications for the 2018 prizes is now open. The closing date for applications is Friday 25th May 2018.

Further details and information on how to apply are available at http://www.kent.ac.uk/teaching/reward/index.html [1].

The prizes will be awarded by the Vice-Chancellor at a lunchtime ceremony on Wednesday 3rd October 2018, to which all staff are invited. Please email cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk [2] if you would like to attend.

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Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education: A Research Symposium

The way in which students engage with and learn from the multiple sources of feedback available to them is a key issue in the enhancement of student learning in higher education. Well-designed assessment tasks and associated feedback can yield large learning gains compared to a variety of other educational interventions, yet the National Survey of Students consistently reveals the lowest student satisfaction for assessment and feedback.  Although students struggle to understand what is expected of them on academic tasks, formal statements of assessment criteria are typically insufficient to build the task understanding and evaluative expertise that students need to monitor their own learning. Increasing opportunities for dialogic feedback (i.e. interactions between lecturers and students, students and students, and students own self assessments as students are doing the assessment task) may result in better learning outcomes.

This research symposium brings together five assessment and feedback researchers who will discuss their own research findings in relation to these key concepts and consider implications with delegates. Sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education at the University of Kent, the event is free to participants both within and external to Kent, though places are limited.

When:Wednesday 16 May 2018, 12.30-17.30

Where: Sibson Lecture Theatre 1 and Atrium

To view the programme and book a place please see here.

 

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CSHE Research Seminar – Developing feedback practices based on what students want and on sound research and scholarship

Colleagues are invited to attend the CSHE Research Seminar on Wednesday 24 January 2018, 13.00-14.00, UELT Seminar Room (Canterbury Campus).

Professor David Boud, Professor and Foundation Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, Deakin University and Emeritus Professor at the University of Technology Sydney will present this session titled ‘Developing feedback practices based on what students want and on sound research and scholarship’.

Further details available here

Please confirm your attendance by emailing cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk

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Annual Learning and Teaching Conference – 20 June 2018

The University of Kent is pleased to announce its annual Learning and Teaching Conference.  Organised by the Centre for the Study of Higher Education it will take place on Wednesday 20th June 2018 in Keynes Lecture Theatre 1 and Atrium Foyer from 9.00-16.15, followed by a drinks reception.

This year’s theme is Promoting Powerful Student Learning Experiences In and Out of Class.  The theme interprets learning holistically, encompassing both curricular and co-curricular activities that support students’ growth while at university.  The conference will examine how professional services staff, academics, and Kent Union work together to create opportunities for powerful student learning.  It will also feature examples of innovative teaching that blur the boundaries of the classroom.

The event is an opportunity for the University of Kent community to come together around the shared goal of supporting student learning.

The event is free and colleagues can register for a place by emailing cpdbookings@kent.ac.uk

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Learning and Teaching Network – Spring Term sessions

The Learning and Teaching Network provides sessions based around the categories used in the National Student Survey for staff working towards enhancing learning, teaching and assessment.

Details of sessions arranged for the Spring Term are available to view here.

All staff are welcome to attend.

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