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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 27 November 2009

Date posted: 27/11/2009

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Effective Practice in Industrial Work Placement

The Physical Sciences Subject Centre has published ‘Effective Practice in Industrial Work Placement’.  It includes sections on finding a placement, preparing the student, pastoral care and peer teaching. There are also sample plans of activities, student and tutor checklists and assessment forms.

Though written for the physical sciences sector there is still much in this publication which is applicable to all disciplines that make use of work placements.


Determining Creative Practice
University of Bedfordshire
Wednesday 2 December 2009

Registration has opened for the symposium, please note it is a free event and places are filling up fast. The event is supported by MeCCSA, University of Derby and University of Bedfordshire.

Mike Stubbs, FACT and Liverpool John Moore University
Dr Jonathan Lahey Dronsfield, University of Reading

Featuring music, performance, video, poetry and creative writing  

For more information:

To register your place, email:

TAG - Retention Show and Tell

University of Central Lancashire, Preston
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
The TAG Retention Show and Tell is a JISC funded event, which will showcase some examples of projects from UCLan, Bradford University and Leicester College, where technology is used to enhance retention. 

The event is free and open to both academic and support staff within the HE / FE sector.
During the morning you will have the opportunity to learn about the projects showcased, with each session allowing plenty of time to discuss the projects.
The afternoon session, "what can these project do for me?" will be facilitated by JISC Programme Manager Lawrie Phipps.  Lawrie will be introducing the JISC Building Capacities Project, which aims to provide funding to Institutions who wish to implement the outputs and recommendations of previously funded JISC projects. 
The afternoon session will give you an opportunity to consider the retention issues within your institution or department and if the projects, or elements of the projects that have been presented today could be used to address these issues.  There will be an opportunity to discuss working with the project teams and start outlining projects to apply for Building and Capacity funding.
For more information visit the event web pages


The following online courses are being offered by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development:

Courses on offer January - March 2010

Internationalising the curriculum
13 Jan - 12 Feb 2010
Led by Val Clifford
For more information please go to:

Engaging students with assessment and feedback - Cost £295 (4 week course)
13 Jan - 12 Feb 2010
Led by Chris Rust
For more information please go to:

Online identity - Cost £100 (1 day course)
20 Jan 2010
For more information please go to:

Leading educational change,
in collaboration with SEDA - Cost £645 (six week course)
17 Feb - 26 Mar 2010
For more information please go to:

Evaluating technology innovations in learning and teaching - Cost £295 (4 week course)
17 Feb - 19 Mar 2010
For more information please go to:

Engaging learning with social software
- Cost £295 (4 week course)
3 Mar - 2 Apr 2010
For more information please go to:

Postgraduate supervision - Cost £295 (4 week course)
 3 Mar - 2 Apr 2010
For more information please go to:

Digital literacies - Cost £100 (1 day course)
10 Mar 2010
For more information please go to:

These are just a few of their courses, for details of all the courses and services, please go to:

If you have any questions about any of these courses, please contact Fiona Smith, Oxord Centre for Staff and Learning Development
01865 485902


Call for papers for the cltad 5th international conference

Challenging the curriculum: exploring the discipline boundaries in art, design and media
Novatel, Tiergarten, Berlin
12 & 13 April 2010

Deadline for final abstracts: 7 December 2009

The 2010 cltad international conference will focus on curriculum design in art and design Higher Education meeting the challenges of changing times and demands. As old discipline structures are eroded, new liaisons are emerging. On one hand, art and design reach out and connect with other disciplines, influencing all aspects of society and how we live.  On the other hand, creativity, which we have perhaps regarded as the prerogative of art and design, is increasingly being recognised as significant and central in every discipline. Building on the 2008 conference we want to explore where boundaries to disciplinary uniqueness are becoming blurred and where collaborations between the disciplines are being built, sometimes by intent and occasionally by chance.

For more information visit the conference webpage:

Keynote speakers, programme, costs and details regarding accommodation etc will be posted in due course on the website

Felix Lam, cltad, 2-6 Catton Street, London WC1R 4AA
tel: +44 (0)207 514 8162

email: or


7th Annual Enhancement Themes Conference:

Graduates for the 21st Century: Integrating the Enhancement Themes
Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
2 – 3 March 2010

Deadline for call for workshop and poster proposals: 8 December 2009

The Enhancement Themes conference is an important event in the Scottish higher education calendar.  The focus of this year's conference will be the current Scottish higher education Enhancement Theme, 'Graduates for the 21st Century: Integrating the Enhancement Themes'. As in previous years, it is expected to attract over 300 participants from Scotland and beyond to take part in a varied programme of plenary presentations, workshops and poster sessions, providing opportunities to participate in discussion and debate around  the theme.

Conference bookings open in mid January and details about the conference and the call for proposals can be found on the Enhancement Themes website at:

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The Higher Education Academy
University of Brighton
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