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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 13 January 2012

Date posted: 13/01/2012

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Networks 16

We are currently working on the next issue of Networks, which is due to be published shortly. We are very pleased to announce that Networks 16 and subsequent issues will be hosted on the University of Brighton’s Faculty of Arts website. More information will be sent out in next week’s bulletin.


Contribute to Networks 17

Deadline for contributions: Friday, 2 March 2012
Networks 17, to be published in April 2012, will focus on teaching and learning practices in which students take centre stage.  We invite feature articles exploring student involvement in art, design and media curriculum design, ‘delivery’ and assessment, as well as engagement with departmental and institutional structures and processes.  We welcome content written by both students and staff or collaboratively.
More information about this call, including the guidelines, will be published in Networks 16. If you have any questions about this in the meantime, please contact Debbie Flint at



HEA Teaching Development Grants - Individual Grant Scheme

Submission deadline – 19 February 2012

This is the second of two phases for this scheme; there is a total of £315,000 available with a maximum of £7,000 per project.

Bids are invited from anyone responsible for the student learning experience who is working in higher education institutions in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland or England that subscribe to the Higher Education Academy. Projects to commence – 14 May 2012.


Change Academy 2012

The HEA, in partnership with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, has opened submissions to higher education institutions across the UK interested in taking part in the year-long Change Academy programme, the flagship programme designed to support institutions implement complex change projects to enhance the student learning experience.

The closing date for submission is 2 March 2012


Higher Education Academy Strategic Plan 2012-16

The HEA has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will take the organisation through to 2016.



Inter- and cross-disciplinary teaching, learning and assessment methods in art, design and media
University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton
2 March 2012

This seminar will discuss and deconstruct the collaborative project briefs involving undergraduate students and staff from Spatial Design, Performing Arts, Animation, Fashion Design, Media and Healthcare, and will showcase the resultant student work. Modes of delivery and assessment will be explained and evaluated.


Engaging with the increase in contact hours: effective virtual learning/teaching in the Arts and Humanities
University of the West of England, St Mattias Campus, Bristol
7 March 2012

This workshop offers a space for staff involved in the running/establishing of virtual learning to discuss their concerns and to share best practice.


What the ‘Digital Natives’ taught us about learning in a virtual world
University of Wolverhampton, Walsall Campus
14 March 2012

This seminar will disseminate a research project undertaken into undergraduate Media students' responses to virtual enquiry-based learning in order to identify the 'conditions of possibility' required in a very specific context for virtual world learning.


Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity: The Higher Education Academy Arts and Humanities Annual Conference, 2012
Radisson Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland
29 - 30 May 2012

A date for your diaries!

The Higher Education Academy’s first annual learning and teaching conference for the Arts and Humanities. The Pedagogies of Hope and Opportunity conference will provide a platform for the expertise and knowledge found in teaching and learning in the Arts and Humanities, which pushes boundaries and fosters a culture of innovation transforming student learning.


Embedding research in teaching and learning
Buckley Building, Gipsy Lane Campus, Oxford Brookes University
12 June 2012

This workshop will explore teaching practices that successfully integrate research practice into the delivery of curriculum to undergraduate and postgraduate students in the disciplines of media and communication.



Beyond Representation: Photography, Humans & Computers
Centre for Media & Culture Research, London South Bank University
24—25 May 2012

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2012

Beyond Representation considers the current fate of photography in digital culture and aims to advance our understanding of the contemporary state-of-play through a call for transdisciplinary contributions that will help to reconsider approaches to photography within networked cultures.


ICED2012 - Across the Globe Higher Education Learning and Teaching
International Consortium for Educational Development  Conference
23 – 25 July 2012

Deadline for submissions extended to: 31 January 2012

The general aim of the conference is to become an international meeting point for participants to reflect and exchange ideas and experiences in researching and supporting educational development at different levels from classroom to national scales.
There is also a call for proposals to pre-conference workshops to be held on 22 July

ICED pre-conference workshops are professional development events to improve the practice of educational and academic developers.

Proposals should be sent by 15 February to the ICED Administrator, Silvia Sovic,


Games+Learning+Society Conference 8.0
University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, WI, USA
13 – 15 June 2012

Deadline for submissions: 31 January 2012

The Games+Learning+Society (GLS) Conference 8.0 will include preconference activities on 12 June including the GLS Educators Symposium and the inaugural year of the GLS Doctoral Consortium. Now in its eighth year, this videogames and learning event is evolving to include more innovative content formats and new programming.


Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC)
Volume 9, Issue 3 - Media ethnography: The challenges of breaking disciplinary boundaries

Deadline for submissions: 3 February 2012

WPCC invites submissions from international and multidisciplinary perspectives that explore some of the key debates around media ethnography and/or draw on media ethnography (or studies inspired by it) to produce original empirical research.  (this call is on the right of the page)


Working title - Myth Today (and Together): Theory under reconstruction (Routledge, 2013)

Call for chapters, deadline for abstracts: 3 February 2012

The editors are inviting a range of published and cited expert teachers in the field of Media / Cultural Studies to contribute essays for a new edited collection of ‘Mythologies’ (after Barthes, 1972) for the year 2012.


Group 2012: International Conference on Supporting Group Work
Sanibel Island, Florida, USA
27 – 31 October 2012

Deadline for submissions: 1 March 2012

Group 2012 seeks to bring together researchers and practitioners from different areas working on the development, introduction, management, deployment, and analysis of computer-based collaborative systems.


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