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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 19 March 2010

Date posted: 21/03/2010

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3 deadlines fast approaching.....

ADM-HEA Student Essay Competition – please remind your students to enter

Deadline for entries: Friday, 26 March 2010

ADM-HEA invites students on UK-based art, design or media higher education courses to enter this year’s essay competition and answer the question "Learning to live sustainably – how can your subject area contribute?" in an essay of around 1000 words. The overall winning submission will receive £250 and be published online and in Networks magazine.

For more information:


Create Sustain Ability: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2010 –  call for abstracts
RIBA, London
14 May 2010

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 29 March 2010

The Art Design Media Subject Centre’s (ADM-HEA) 2010 Annual Forum will focus on the subject of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). If you would be interested in presenting your work as part of a facilitated discussion group, please submit a 500 word abstract as a Word document accompanied by any visual material to Alison Crowe at:

For more information:


Art Design Media Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2010-11

The deadline for submission of applications is Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The Scheme is part of the Art Design Media Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) Subject Centre’s aim to support the professional development and recognition of staff teaching art, design and media in HE and to ensure that their teaching is recognised, valued and rewarded.

For more information, including an application form:



The assessment team at the Higher Education Academy are pleased to inform you about the following events taking place in March and April.

Assessment Special Interest Group: Working with Students to Enhance Feedback
Higher Education Academy, York
25 March 2010

This meeting has been organised jointly with the NUS and will look at ways in which staff and students can work together to enhance assessment and feedback. Bookings are preferred from institutions that can send both a staff and student/Student Union representative, but individual staff or student bookings will be considered.

Peer assessment of group work management and support via technology
University of Hull
14 April 2010

This seminar is part of the Assessment and Feedback strand of the Evidence-based Practice Seminar Series 2010

Moving Forward Through Feedback: Enhancing Feedback Provision in the Digital Age
University of Reading
14 April 2010

This seminar is part of the Assessment and Feedback strand of the Evidence-based Practice Seminar Series 2010

Explorations of Technology enhanced assessment; bringing learning from theory and practice
University of Hertfordshire
14 April 2010

This seminar is part of the Assessment and Feedback strand of the Evidence-based Practice Seminar Series 2010


Further details about the Assessment SIG can be found on the Assessment SIG events overview page

For more information about the Evidence-based Practice Seminar Series

If you would like to join the SIG or have any questions, please contact


Living with change in higher education
Fourth Educational Research Seminar:  Educational and Staff Development 2009/10 Series
Room 602 G. O. Jones Building, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Campus
Monday 29 March at 3pm

Seminars on research related to Academic Practice and Learning and Teaching, designed to encourage the dissemination of research and start discussions on the results and topics raised.
This seminar is presented by Dr Margo Blythman, Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Learning and Teaching in Art and Design at the University of the Arts, London.
Policy developments in higher education play out through the lives of university staff, both academic and administrative. This session examines the impact and influence on staff of contemporary policies and institutional implementation, and explores how university staff respond to current pressures.
For more information:

As spaces are limited, please contact Matthew Williamson m.williamson@QMUL.AC.UK if you wish to attend


Developing Pedagogic Research
University of Dundee
20 April 2010

The next session in the Pedagogic Research events calendar. Supported by Scottish Higher Educational Development (SHED) and the Higher Education Academy this event will be hosted by the University of Dundee

Speakers will include Professor Ray Land, University of Strathclyde and Professor Carolin Kreber, University of Edinburgh.

Please contact  for information about the programme, workshop information and registration form.


Student Experience of E-Learning – What can we learn from listening to our learners?


University of Westminster Marylebone Site, M513
Tuesday 16 March 2010, 13.00 - 14.00

The next seminar in the Westminster Exchange series will be led by Malcolm Ryan, manager of the SEEL project and a co-founder member of ELESIG, University of Greenwich

In this seminar colleagues will have an opportunity to share what they know about the student experience of e-learning, discuss selected findings of the Student Experience of E-learning (SEEL) project and consider implications for practice.

To book a place:


BUFVC's Learning on Screen Conference 2010
Old Lecture Theatre, Open University in Milton Keynes
27- 28 April 2010

Themes to be explored by LoS 2010:

  • how to take lecture capture beyond the mundane?
  • how best to use video conferencing and online meeting spaces in teaching, assessment and collaboration while retaining the energy of live discussion?
  • how can existing resources be reused and released openly and sustainably?
  • how ‘open’ can universities afford to be with course content that may be subject to licensing and copyright?
  • as more institutions deliver their course material as an ‘open resource’ is there a business case to be made for giving materials away and is iTunesU bringing real benefits, if so how?

Who should attend Learning on Screen 2010?

Teaching staff, researchers, curriculum professionals, librarians, copyright officers, media services and IT staff who need to be aware of the issues raised by delivering educational resources beyond the campus (both in the UK and abroad).

For more information:


Supporting Professional Development for Engagement - FREE workshops


Institutions are involved in a wide range of external engagement activities and supporting the development needs of staff involved in these diverse activities is a challenge. These workshops provide an opportunity to discuss these issues, explore new resources and contribute to national strategy.

The workshops will also introduce a new JISC-funded online skills tool which has been developed to guide users to relevant resources based on an individual skills profile. The workshops are part of the "Supporting Training, CPD and Staff Exchange for BCE Practitioners" project, funded by JISC's Business & Community Engagement (BCE) Programme.

Each workshop will include a themed session, highlighting key issues for staff development relevant to that theme. Dates, locations and themes are listed below - book online for your free place:

Web 2.0 Focus event

29 April 2010

Legal Focus event

5 May 2010

Information Management Focus event

13th May 2010



College Arts Association (CAA) 99th Annual Conference
The Hilton,

New York, NY

9–12 February 2011

2011 Call for Participation: deadline for proposals: 3 May 2010

The 99th Annual Conference in New York kicks off CAA’s centennial year. Listing more than 120 sessions, the 2011 Call for Participation describes many of next year’s panels and presentations.

CAA and session chairs invite your participation: please follow the instructions in the booklet to submit a proposal for a paper. This publication also includes a call for Poster Session proposals and describes the Open Forms sessions.

In addition to wide-ranging panels on art history, studio art, contemporary issues, and professional and educational practices, CAA expects participation from many area schools, museums, galleries, and other art institutions.

For more information: _______________________________________________________________________________________________

Teaching and Learning Innovation Symposium

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

6 -8 June 2010

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - submission deadline: 30 April 2010

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in collaboration with the Educational Development Centre and the eLearning Advocates representing all Faculties and Schools will host a symposium focusing on the innovative and transformational aspects of using technology to enhance teaching and learning.

The Symposium will include a keynote by Prof. Gilly Salmon

The main symposium (June 7th) as a sponsored event is FREE to participants.

The Pre-Symposium networking events (on June 6th) and Post-Symposium workshops (on June 8th) will have an associated cost which will be advised once finalized.

For more information:


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