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Teaching Excellence Academy Summer Programme

Learning and Teaching Summer Programme 2019: Workshop Programme - 27-28th June

Workshop Programme


Here is the full schedule of events for the 27 - 28th June. To sign up or to find out more information, just click below on the title of any session you are interested in.

Thursday 27th June

09.00 - 12.00
Dr Maria Toro-Troconis, Head of Academic Research and Quality CEG Digital
Derwent SR5
This workshop introduces the CEG Digital Pedagogic Framework used by CEG Learning Designers to guide and support academics in the design and development of weekly online learning materials. The CEG Digital Pedagogic Framework is based on the Course Design Sprint Framework (CoDesignS) originally developed at the University of Liverpool.

11.30 - 12.30
Library Skills Team
This interactive workshop will introduce the PASS scheme (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) operating at the University. PASS is an internationally recognised peer learning model and involves more experienced students (PASS Leaders) facilitating timetabled study sessions for their peers. The Skills Team based in the University Library, have been implementing PASS since 2011/2012 and it is currently running in 6 subject areas. We work alongside academic areas to recruit, train and support PASS Leaders.

13.00 - 14.00
Colin Johnson & Chris Murphy, Faculty of Health and Osaro Otobo, 2018-19 HUU President
The workshop will introduce the Hull Student/Staff Partnership Scheme (SSPS), which launched in April 2019, supporting students and staff to work together on either pre-determined or approved project proposals.  The project-based model employed allows both local and more strategic focus and has been informed by relevant literature and dialogue with experts in the field.

The workshop will share the highs and lows of striving towards the vision, ‘to create a transparent, inclusive and authentic culture of working together that allows students and staff to shape and develop a transformative learning, teaching, and student experience’.

The workshop will also present an opportunity for attendees to discuss the benefits and challenges to partnership working, share ideas as well as contribute to the further development of the SSPS, which works for Hull.

14.15 - 15.15
Dr Tim Prior, Dr Michael O’Neill, Chemistry

Once upon a time there was a student satisfaction survey called HSS. It lived with its two older siblings, NSS and MEQ, who were mean and attention-grabbing.

This workshop – which will use Mentimeter polling throughout (bring a device [laptops can be loaned]) – draws on work done in Chemistry to value, promote, and interpret the HSS. It will emphasise the ‘soft’ sharing of ideas between participants and the ‘hard’ didactic story of how our department has grappled with the HSS this year, boosting the participation rate from below 15% in 2017-18 to nearly 40% in 2018-19 and gathering strategically useful data for improving our League Table position.

15.30 - 16.30
Emma Thornton & Joanna Carter, LTE; Wayne Williams, FBLP; Colin Johnson, FHS; Jenny Pearce and a representative from FoSE​

During the last 18 months there has been much development of the MEQ process at the University of Hull which has resulted in the Institution deciding to go fully online in September 2019. In April 2019 the PVC Education and two Academic Managers from LTE, Joanna Carter and Emma Thornton, created an MEQ Working Group to discuss current MEQ practices and areas to consider to continually improve them.

As part of this MEQ Working Group, we would like to invite lecturers to attend an hour long Focus Group on MEQ practices. The Focus Group will include a Panel of ADs Education, Faculty Heads of Quality and LTE Academic Managers.

The Focus group will give lecturers an opportunity to discuss key MEQ processes such as but not limited to:

  • 15 question MEQ structure
  • Timing of MEQs within the trimester
  • Submodular MEQs
  • Closing the Loop.

Friday 28th June

09.00 - 10.00
Teaching Excellence Academy
Arts Cafe

Coffee, croissants and Canvas!

Join the Learning Technology team for a drop in session where we can discuss the use of learning tech within teaching. We can help with plans for the new academic year, work through any current issues and explore innovative ideas!

No registration required, just pop along.

10.00 - 12.30
Ruth Whitfield, SFHEA, University of Bradford
Ruth Whitfield SFSEDA, SFHEA,  Senior Educational Developer at the University of Bradford, will be leading this workshop.

Despite several major national initiatives, assessment remains one of the most challenging areas for programme teams. The Programme Assessments Strategies (PASS) project funded by the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, aimed to confront a fundamental issue for every HE course/programme leader: how to design an effective, efficient, inclusive and sustainable assessment strategy which delivers the key course/programme outcomes.

Using PASS workshop resources, this interactive session will present an overview of the project, consider current assessment issues, explore case studies where programme focused assessment has had positive impact on both student and staff experiences of assessment, and consider its implications for programme leaders.

14.00 - 15.00
Dr Stephen Burwood, Philosophy
Karl Jaspers argues in The Idea of the University that the university is the corporate expression of our will to know. This requires us to adopt certain attitudes that make science possible—but also what he calls an 'ultimate ignorance'. This is not something that is replaced by knowledge but is something that actually grows with knowledge. The point is as old as philosophy and is a variation on the dictum attributed to Socrates, "True wisdom consists in knowing that you do not know." Education, and especially higher education, and even more especially a philosophical education, is therefore a process of becoming comfortable with uncertainty. This is a key graduate attribute identified by the university and is a mark of intellectual maturity. It is the realisation that answers are contestable, that learning is an on-going and limitless conversation, that the conversation must be conducted in a way that maintains the possibility of disagreement, that it means developing one’s intellectual autonomy and independence of mind and adopting a critical and argumentative attitude to the world.

The latter is important for dealing with uncertainty and does not merely reside within the orbit of one’s subject discipline, so students need to be able to recognise where difficult philosophical questions arise outside the academy. Learning to recognise this is thus explicitly addressed as part of the philosophy programme at Hull.  In the Level 4 module The Philosophy of Contemporary Thought and Culture, students work together to identify the philosophical question(s) in a news item or a cultural source and report on their findings.

In this workshop, participants will be invited to engage in an exercise of identifying the philosophical question in a piece of source material.