HEA clarify their expectations regarding “Good standing”

You may not have noticed that the HEA have relaunched their website. This may not seem too significant in itself but within the new site there are a number of additional resources and clarifications that are important. This blog post look at one of these. The webpage on Good standing – https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/ukpsf/good-standing – clarifies whatRead more

Equality and diversity for academics – updated resources

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The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU), a body that centres on advancing equality and diversity across universities and colleges, has updated its online resources for academics. As the ECU says, these tools are aimed at “ensuring that higher education institutions are inclusive and accessible, and encourage good relations between the diverse groups that study, work, or otherwise engage with them”.Read more

Truly taking the MOOC (Part 3)

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Delivered by the University of Saskatchewan (UofS), the Introduction to Learning Technologies course referred to in previous related posts this spring – i.e. Truly taking the MOOC and Truly taking the MOOC (Part 2) – has now concluded. Indeed, those of us participating in this, as well as a number of comparable courses over the past year, tabled a paper at Quality EnhancementRead more

Truly taking the MOOC (Part 2)

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It’s Week 6 and we’re just under half-way through our Introduction to Learning Technologies course with the University of Saskatchewan (UofS). Further to the call in the previous Truly taking the MOOC post asking for other colleagues to get involved, there are three of us based here at Loughborough University who now meet regularly in orderRead more

Truly taking the MOOC

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Moments after registering for the University of Saskatchewan’s new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) – or, as they term it, a TOOC (Truly Open Online Course) – I have that sense of forboding that only a New Year’s resolution can bring. But, by now blogging about it, I may not be able to get out of it that easily, henceRead more

The Practice to Academy Transition – Presentation

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Venue: Rutland Building room 0:02 Date / time: 1 Nov 2013 14:00 – 15:00 Presenter: Ian Solomonides, Macquarie University, Sydney           ‘She had tricked him. She had made him leave his old self behind and come into her world, and then before he was really at home in it but tooRead more

Learn Drop-in Sessions (Lboro staff only)

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If you have responsibility for modules on Learn, look out for the Staff Drop-In Support sessions taking place around campus from September 11th through to mid-October. If you have a query, particularly relating to compliance with the Minimum Presence requirements, come along to talk to us in person. Look out for the Learn banner –Read more

Senior Fellowship of the HEA – forthcoming workshop

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A representative from the Higher Education Academy (HEA), Raj Dhimar, will be visiting the University on Monday, 15 July 2013. He will be running a workshop from 9:30am to 1pm that day which will focus on supporting colleagues who are thinking about applying for Senior Fellowship of the HEA.  It should be noted that Senior Fellowship is aimedRead more

Equality and diversity for academics

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Equality and diversity are increasingly central considerations in all of the decisions we make and the actions we take as Loughborough University staff. The Equality Challenge Unit (which promotes equality and diversity across Higher Education) has created a specific set of resources for use by academic staff; this includes a briefing document regarding the legal context andRead more

Employability in Action: Friday 15th March 10.00am – 4.30pm

This event, which is aimed primarily at supporting undergraduate teaching initially, has the following aims: To highlight the existing work that is going on across campus to develop tailored employability materials and work related modules To share best practice among academic colleagues and staff of the Careers and Employability Centre To facilitate discussion about theRead more

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