Skip to content.
HEA logo ADM logo

ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 20 November 2009

Date posted: 24/11/2009

in this bulletin:



Academic Integrity – call for case studies in art, design and media

The Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service (AJAIS)

The key aims of this initiative are to enhance understanding of issues relating to academic integrity in the higher education community, and to highlight resources and encourage the sharing of best practice in this area. The AJAIS is working to identify subject-specific issues relating to academic integrity, and to improve the support provision for staff in higher education by ensuring that there is a coherent range of resources, including guidelines and case studies. These might, for example, recommend strategies for embedding students’ skills development in discipline areas, or illustrate how assessment activities might be designed in ways that tend to lessen opportunities for plagiarism.

For further information see
Contact: Dr Erica Morris (Senior Adviser) - email:

Call for art, design and media case studies

Do you use innovative teaching and learning approaches in this area that you would like to share with others? We are planning to collect and share case studies that focus on areas relating to academic integrity, such as approaches involving formative assessment, or which require students to work collaboratively in teams - how have these assessment activities been devised to, for example, ensure that students develop good academic practices (and deter incidences of both text and non text-based plagiarism or collusion)?

We would welcome your interest in writing case studies and we have further information and guidelines available on the ADM-HEA website:

Please submit your studies by Friday, 8th January 2010

Case studies will be reviewed by the ADM-HEA and AJAIS and evaluated for their relevance to the subject community, transferability and innovation.  Successful case studies will be added to the collection on the ADM-HEA website and may be included in future ADM-HEA and Academy publications.  Authors will receive a £300 fee.


2009 Call for Nominations to Peer Review College

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to its Peer Review College (PRC) in specified subject areas.

If successful, College members will be appointed for a term of approximately 4 years, commencing April 2010.

Nominations should be limited to those with expertise in one or more of the following areas, although this does not have to be their primary area of expertise. (Please note this is not the whole list)
Librarianship, Information & Museum Studies
Conservation Science
Museum and Gallery Studies
Media and Communication Studies
Television History, Theory, Criticism
Visual Arts
Applied Arts
Film-based Media (practice)

For more information:

The deadline for nominations is 18 December 2009.


White book: "Design: So what and who cares?" Symposium
Design Council
18 December 2009

‘Design: So what and who cares? Fostering continuous professional and business development’ is the title of the white book that European Design Training Incubator  (EDTI) Partners will release at the Symposium to be held on 18 December 2009 in London at the Design Council. This publication is specifically dedicated to design-related stakeholders: policy makers in education and training, educational institutions, educators, Continuous Professional Development providers, trainers, design and business support organisations.
During two years EDTI Partners have benchmarked, audited and researched the Continuous Professional Development related to design. The white book gathers major findings and recommendations to stakeholders to foster prosperity in the design sector and in the European economy at large.
EDTI Partners will also present the next stage of development for this collaborative initiative, opening the collaborative network, and providing new tools, material and useful information to be used by those involved in the Continuous Professional Development in the design domains.
Lack of recognition was one of the most commonly voiced concerns raised by designers and design graduates in EDTI’s qualitative surveys. The perceptions design buyers have of design and the designer’s role obviously needs to change. This is the reason why EDTI is striving to build a strong European network to bring designers and business closer together.
The task for the future is to interweave design education and training with the ever-changing dynamic business environment, especially with the needs of the small and medium sized enterprises, which are the backbone of the European economy.

For more information and to register for the symposium:
Research Conference: Promoting Equity in Higher Education
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham
27 - 28 January 2010

Please note that the Early Bird booking offer ends on 27 November 2009. To book your place or to view the programme please download the relevant documents from:
This two-day residential research conference provides an opportunity for colleagues to take stock of, and engage with, equity research five years after the HEFCE-commissioned ‘Barriers Review’ was initiated. The wide-ranging review of widening participation research was critical about both the quality and scope of much equity-related research.  It also noted the lack of evidence about the effectiveness and impact of work in this area. This event will examine the role of research in promoting equity in higher education, seek to build sector capacity to undertake and use research and evaluation data and provide the opportunity for delegates to hear about current projects.
Equity is taken to mean the access, participation and experience of diverse students in higher education, including institutional anticipation and response to diversity.  In short, we are connecting the areas of widening participation and equality and diversity. We envisage colleagues from the widening participation, equality and diversity, disability, lifelong learning, research, learning and teaching, academic/student support, marketing, recruitment and admissions communities will be interested in attending.
For queries about registration and accommodation, please contact Demelza Triffitt on 01904 717500 or email to
For queries about the programme or call for contributions, please contact Taran Bhullar on 01904 717500 or email to
ALT LERSIG: Learning Environment Review Special Interest Group

Inaugural Event - Reviewing the VLE - Sharing Experiences
Tuesday 8 December 2009

Participate face-to-face at Bradford or online via Elluminate

Full details and online booking are available at: - last few places available at Bradford.

The University of Bradford is hosting a one day workshop to enable us to share experiences on effective methods, processes and procedures for evaluating whether our current institutional Learning Environments are fit for purpose.

This free, one-day ALT LERSIG workshop is aimed at institutions that are in the process of reviewing their learning environments - the first learning environments to be reviewed are institutional VLEs.

The purpose of the day is to enable participants and their institutions to benefit from and build on the experiences of institutions that have recently completed a major review and/or implemented a major change to their institutional VLE. They have speakers from City University, the London School of Economics and Nottingham Trent University. Additionally they have representatives from York University and University College London on the Panel for the Question and Answer session.

The emphasis is on sharing experiences so that participants can identify approaches and methods that they can adapt to meet their needs and develop an action plan for their institutional review.
Bad Language: How Educational Discourse can be a Barrier to Student Success
London College of Communication, University of the Arts London
Friday 4 December, 13:30-16:30 pm
The Higher Education Academy and London College of Communication, University of the Arts London would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.
Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at:
40 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Celia Bishop directly.
MeCCSA 2010 Conference
London School of Economics
6 - 8 January 2010

Early bird delegate fees available until 30th November 2009

Draft Conference Programme now available here:

MeCCSA is the UK subject association for those teaching and researching in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies. The organisation holds its next conference from 6th -8th January 2010, hosted by the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science and held at LSE. It includes a reception and conference dinner at LSE.

In keeping with the commitment of LSE’s Department of Media and Communications to policy-relevance and to the highest ethical standards of practice in our field, the overall theme of the 2010 conference is Media, Communication, Policy and Practice.

Online booking here:
Creating Future-Proof Graduates - see / experience the resources
Banqueting Suite at Birmingham Council House
11 December 2009

Creating Future-Proof Graduates project dissemination event. This is a FREE event and aimed at everyone interested in resources to be used in the classroom to enhance the employability of higher education students. Each institution attending will receive one free compendium!
Please pass this message onto other colleagues who might be interested in ‘enhancing employability’ resources.
The exhibition will be from 10 – 3pm with an opportunity to experience the resources they have created. The programme for the day can be found on the website:
The Exhibition is being held in the fabulous Banqueting Suite at Birmingham Council House in the centre of the city, walking distance from all major train stations and in the heart of the Frankfurt Christmas Market so book your place NOW.
To book your place visit:


JISC Digital Media has just published their training timetable for the period Jan - April 2010.

In this period they are offering 5 new workshops!  These are:

Digitising Analogue Audio (also available on 15th December):

Digital Media Restoration

Digitising Grooved Discs and Open Reel Media

Managing Digital Media Collections

Video Production 1: Lectures and Interviews 2-day course

To see the full programme of courses please visit:

Please also visit our website at  to access a full range of news items and resources which are updated on a regular basis.

If you would like us to add your announcement to this bulletin, please forward it to  with 'Weekly bulletin request' in the title line. If the request meets our requirements we shall add it to the weekly bulletin for you. If it is not something that we can promote we will suggest alternative methods for you to disseminate the information.

Art Design Media Subject Centre
The Higher Education Academy
University of Brighton
68 Grand Parade

Tel: 01273 643119
Fax: 01273 643429

Opinions expressed in this email bulletin are those of the authors/contributors and not necessarily those of ADM-HEA

If you would like to subscribe to the ADM-HEA JISCmail list please go to:  and follow the instructions.