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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 2 October 2009

Date posted: 06/10/2009

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Networks 08 magazine published

We are very pleased to announce that Networks 08 magazine has been published and is being sent out during the week beginning 5 October.

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Reminder - Project Funding call for proposals

ADM-HEA is pleased to invite funding proposals for projects of 12 months duration, which will run from March 2010 to March 2011. There are three key themes for applications this year, which align with ADM-HEA’s current strategy:
Education for sustainable development
Student engagement
Quality enhancement and student assessment
Applications must be submitted by Monday, 30 November, 2009. For full details visit:


New JISCMAIL resource available soon

Staff from JISCMail and Jorum have been working together and are pleased to offer access to ‘JORUM’ from the JISCMail Tools area of all list homepages from 13/10/09.

Jorum is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions. Jorum encourages sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials created by the community for the community. Jorum is a service in development, run jointly by EDINA and Mimas National Data centres and funded by JISC.

For further information please see:

If you have any enquires, please contact

New SEDA papers available

SEDA is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education. They publish SEDA Papers and SEDA Specials on topical issues, a magazine Educational Developments, the journal IETI, and the SEDA series of books in collaboration with Routledge.

For more information:



Research Seminar
The Media School at Bradford University
Wednesday, 18 November 2009

This seminar is part of the HEA's Access and Success for all Programme.

A description of the seminar and further details available via the following link:

Higher Education and Further Education National Conference 2009

‘Strategic Priorities and Managing Risk 2010’
10 December 2009
The Queens Hotel, Leeds
This is the first EIAT National conference for Higher Education and Further Education
The executive and senior management in further education colleges are currently under external and internal pressure to ensure that higher education and higher level skills training are prioritised as part of their strategic planning.
The challenges include the uncertainty of collaborative partnerships, demand-led funding arrangements, the need to increase commercial income and reacting to a rapidly evolving environment where market potential may be lower than the expectations of policy makers.
This conference brings together expertise and experience to assist colleges in developing strategies to manage risk through informed choice. It aims to reflect the current short to medium term landscape for HE in FE.

For more information please visit the conference webpage

Conference Information and Enquiries
Tel: 01484 487994


Creating a higher vision: The HE contribution to the Creative Economy
Woburn House Conference Centre, London WC1H
Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The day will bring together key stakeholders to discuss the critical role that UK universities play in developing the country’s growing and vibrant creative economy – key to the UK’s future economic growth and prosperity.  The conference will provide delegates with an early opportunity to inform Universities UK’s forthcoming programme of work on the contribution of higher education to the creative economy.
Confirmed speakers include:
Siôn Simon MP, Minister for Creative Industries
Nigel Carrington, Rector, University of the Arts London
Professor Geoffrey Crossick, Warden, Goldsmiths University of London
Clive Jones, Chair of GMTV and Skillset
Roger Laughton CBE, former Head of Bournemouth University Media School and former CEO, United Broadcasting
Julie Taylor, Strategic Business Development Manager, Goldsmiths University of London
The day will also include a series of workshops on areas such as embedding entrepreneurialism in the curriculum and tips on how to promote your initiatives.

To book your place and to look at the full agenda, please click on the link below:

Please email or telephone 020 7419 5424 for further information.

The conference will be supported by GuildHE and the UK Arts & Design Institutions Association (ukadia).

Making Web 2.0 Work for You
The Old School Board, Leeds
Wednesday, 28 October 2009

University of Hull Lecturer's in Digital Media, Dr. Darren Mundy and Robert Consoli are co-chairing this workshop.  The all day event will feature specialists in the delivery of Technology Enhanced Learning from across the country.  The event is sponsored by the Higher Education Academy – Physical Sciences Centre and will concentrate on Web 2.0 applications in Learning and Teaching within Higher Education. 

A further description of the event follows with a list of speakers and topics.  To register for the event please visit


'Losing the War of Academic Independence: Tales from the Trenches on Both Sides of the Atlantic'

University of Notre Dame London Centre, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG. 
Friday, 23 October, 5.30-7.30pm

The Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London and the University of Notre Dame London Centre invite you to a public lecture with David Gunkel and Paul A Taylor, authors of the recent Times Higher Education Supplement article 'Winning the War of Independence' on differences between higher education in the US and UK.

The lecture will be introduced by Ann Mroz and Greg Kucich and chaired by Mica Nava.

For further information about the debate

The Future of Educational Development

Glasgow Caledonian University
30 October 2009

Society for Research in Higher Education Academic Practice Network meeting.

Educational development practice within higher education has expanded and shaped itself in response to the changing higher education environment of the last forty years (Land, 2004). Now educational development stands ‘on the threshold of becoming a profession or a discipline in its own right (Grant et al, 2009). Its position, between management and practitioners, however, is ‘precarious’ (Clegg, 2008) and future developments are far from certain. In this Academic Practice Network meeting, three papers will explore some possible futures for educational development and stimulate discussions about where the field is heading.

David Gosling (University of Plymouth) will consider the role of educational developers and educational development. Darren Comber (University of Aberdeen) and Lorraine Walsh (University of Dundee) will focus on postgraduate certificates for new lecturers and issues of disciplinarity. Allison Littlejohn will explore research-led development and new models of educational development practice.

More information and registration details can be found at:

Creating Future-Proof Graduates Exhibition
Banqueting Suite, Birmingham Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham
11 December 2009
This is a free project dissemination event organised by The Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at Birmingham City University. It is aimed at everyone interested in resources to be used in the classroom to enhance the employability of higher education students. The resources will be available to download from the project website AFTER the exhibition but one lucky person from each institution attending will receive a free compendium!
The exhibition will be from 10 – 3pm with an opportunity to experience the resources they have created.
For more information and to book your place visit:


Academic Identities Conference
16 – 18 June 2010

Contributions are invited by 1 December 2009 for papers, workshops and symposia

The four themes are:

Virtual Identities
Learner Identities
Academic Identities
Leadership & Management Identities

Further information is available from the conference web site,

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