Category Archives: Events and Awards

NUTELA Peer Recognition Awards 2016/17

NUTELA’s annual Peer Recognition awards will be presented on  Friday 24th March, 3-5pm, History Room, Students’ Union.

The awards recognise staff who go above and beyond the call of duty to help their colleagues, schools and units to adopt forms of technology-enhanced learning (TEL).

All are invited to join us to celebrate.

There will be pizza, pop and plonk and awards shall be presented by Professor Philip Bradley, Chair of eLSI (eLearning and Student Information Sub-Committee).

To register please complete the booking form.

NUTELA (Newcastle University’s Technology Enhanced Learning Advocates) are a peer network of colleagues who promote the use of technology in teaching. The group’s focus is on providing practical, practitioner-informed support. They meet termly at lunch time events to share practice over pizza and pop.

For more information please contact ltds@ncl.ac.uk

 

2017 Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE)

The Higher Education Academy is pleased to announce a new round of funding for the 2017 Collaborative Awards for Teaching Excellence (CATE). These awards aim to celebrate collaborative learning and teaching initiatives that positively impact on the student experience in creative and innovative ways. Each award will recognise a team who have enabled a change in practice for colleagues or students at an institutional or discipline level.

Only one bid can go forward from each institution. To become the Newcastle University bid you are invited to put forward a draft claim (max 1000) and a draft of the dissemination and impact plan (max 2000 words). Please note you do not need to submit a draft of the Institutional statement of support.

The HEA guidance can be found here https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/download/collaborative-awards-teaching-excellence-nomination-form-and-guidance-2017

The completed papers should be emailed to ltds@ncl.ac.uk no later than 9am Monday 20 March, please title your email “CATE Application”.

Applications will be considered by a panel comprising the PVC(L&T) Chair, the Head of LTDS, the FLTSEC chairs and the NUSU Education Officer. The panel will consider all applications received that week and you will notified of the outcome no later than Wednesday 29 March.

If you have questions or queries, please contact ltds@ncl.ac.uk

Learning & Teaching Lunchtime workshops – Tuesday 10 January 2017

Dr Jane Stewart will be hosting a lunchtime workshop on Tuesday 10 January 2017 on the subject of ‘Developing Lesson Plans’.  This workshop will cover the principles of lesson planning and discuss some basic strategies for developing your approach.  The workshop will be useful to those who have had no formal training in teaching or wish to refresh their knowledge around lesson planning.  For the workshop it is helpful to have a particular lesson in mind.  To facilitate this, please bring along your PowerPoint presentation or any resource that helps guide your delivery.

The workshop will be held in room RIDB2.1.53, 13.00 – 14.00.

Due to room capacity it is important that you register your attendance with Sharon.griffin@ncl.ac.uk.

There are a range of other learning and teaching lunchtime sessions throughout the term. See schedule.

ULTSEC Innovation Fund Workshop Reminder

LTDS are running an ULTSEC Innovation Fund workshop on December 12th 2-3pm in KGVI 1.36C. You will be given an overview of the fund as well as guidance from the Careers Service about how to employ students for your project. There will also be presentations from successful project teams from previous years who will share details of their project and the application process.

To sign up to this workshop please do so via the following link: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/about/training/ultsecinnovation/workshops/. We would love to see you there.

Further information including key dates and application forms and guidance can be found on the Innovation Fund section of the LTDS website: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/funding/teaching/

ULTSEC Innovation Fund Dates Announced

The submission dates for ULTSEC Innovation Fund have been announced for 2016/17.

Responsive

Autumn – Monday 7th November 2016

Spring – Monday 10th April 2017

Summer – Friday 26th May 2017

Strategic

Semester 1 – Friday 20th January 2017

Semester 2 – Friday 26th May 2017

We will be running some webinars and workshops which will be available to book on to via the ULTSEC Innovation Fund webpage shortly.

There will also be training workshops giving useful advice on preparing submissions. Please see our website for details.

Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Conference 2016

The next annual North East Regional Three Rivers Learning and Teaching Conference will be held on the 17 March 2017 at Teesside University. 

three-riversNow in its 10th year, this regional conference builds upon the success of previous partnership events held by the region’s Universities (Northumbria, Sunderland, Durham, Newcastle and Teesside). The conference title is ‘Transformations, Transitions & Territories’ and further information can be found on our website.

We would like you to participate in this year’s conference by submitting an abstract for a 20 minute paper presentation by 16th December 2016 that is  focused on one of the following areas of the student journey:

  • Transforming assessment
  • Embedding employability
  • Student access, retention, attainment and progression in higher education
  • Internationalising higher education
  • Flexible learning
  • Student engagement through partnership
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Education for Sustainable Development

Submissions are welcome from all staff at participating institutions and joint student/staff submissions are encouraged.

Please read the supporting information before writing your abstract.

Please submit abstracts  by 16th December 2016.

Proposers will be informed of the outcome of the selection process in January 2017.

Conference bookings will open in the New year. Please see our the Three Rivers website  for more information

For further information, please contact Rosa Spencer in Newcastle’s SDU  or Richard Sober at Teesside.

ERDP Workshop

The ERDP (Unit for Educational Research, Development and Practice) will welcome Pauline Kneale PVC(T) Plymouth  University for as part of their seminar series next month.

Pauline has led the development within Plymouth of a very active and successful Pedagogic Research network.

She will be leading a workshop in the morning of 8 November on evaluating teaching development which will be based upon the findings of an HEA-funded project.

She will also be delivering a seminar at lunchtime on that day,  in which she will be sharing her reflections on developing pedagogic research.

FMS Seminar Nov 8Pauline is an excellent speaker and her presentations will be of interest to anybody interested in developing pedagogic research whatever stage their career is at or is interested in evaluating the impact of their teaching.

If you wish to attend this event please register.

This information, as well as details of other upcoming ERDP events, is also available at on the FMS website.

 

Edubites by Newcastle Educators – 2016 Programme of Events

EduBites Poster 2016With increasing developments and discussions around teaching excellence in the sector, the Edubites sessions this year will be delivered as a Teaching Excellence Series to discuss this topic from a range of perspectives.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend as many of the sessions as they wish.

As always, Edubites offers you the opportunity to share your practice and discuss issues or points of interest with other colleagues, so please do come prepared to contribute.

Lunch will be provided, so please register if you wish to attend.

HEA Conference 2017 – Generation TEF: Teaching in the Spotlight

The Higher Education Academy conference will be held on 4th, 5th and 6th July 2017 in Manchester and will concentrate on ‘improving the quality of teaching and learning in the age of the Teaching Excellence Framework.’

Structured over three days, the conference will provide a platform for higher education professionals to share their experiences, ideas, research and good practice in a community of their peers and learn from internationally respected speakers.

The conference format allows for cross-fertilisation of pedagogies, with a day dedicated to addressing sector priorities, such as retention, assessment and employability, sandwiched between two days of discipline-led activities.

The conference is an ideal opportunity to meet like-minded peers, build networks, and expand your knowledge of sector issues and innovations, thus strengthening your own professional practice and reputation.

Proposals for posters are invited from higher education professionals that relate to this year’s chosen theme and/or one of the sub-themes below:

  • Transforming assessment;
  • Student access, retention, attainment and progression;
  • Embedding employability;
  • Internationalising higher education;
  • Student engagement through partnership;
  • Flexible learning;
  • Curriculum design;
  • Student choice landscape;
  • Leadership of learning and teaching in the disciplines;
  • New pedagogic research in the disciplines.

The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2016.

See more on the conference website.