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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 5 June 2009

Date posted: 08/06/2009

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Please note that there will be no bulletin for the week ending 12 June 2009.
Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy 2009

ADM-HEA is pleased to invite proposals from art / design / media departments to participate in the Higher Education Academy's new Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy Programme.

Beginning in October 2009, the Academy is introducing a discipline-based organisational development programme as part of its Enhancing Learning through Technology (ELT) programme.

Deadline:  Friday, 3 July 2009.

For more information:



Meeting the current challenges: the humanities and employability, entrepreneurship and employer engagement
Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9HQ
23 October  2009

One day conference which aims to share good practice across humanities subjects.

The question of student employability has rapidly risen up the agenda in the past few years at both departmental and institutional level. Whilst students of humanities disciplines develop the intellectual skills and attributes widely sought by employers (e.g. critical thinking, time management, constructing arguments, and intercultural and communication skills), teachers of humanities subjects in higher education can find it very challenging to help their students articulate these skills and attributes to themselves and to future employers.

Demonstrating that the study of the humanities creates economic, social and cultural value has particular poignancy in the present economic climate. Organised by five humanities subject centres and the Routes into Languages programme, Meeting the current challenges is a one day conference aimed at teachers of humanities in higher education seeking to enhance the employability of their students.

for more information:

See also Call for Papers/Collaboration below


Making Space: Our Teaching, Learning and Making Spaces in the 21st Century
University of the Arts London
7 July 2009

Keynote speakers to include RIBA President, Sunand Prasad, internationally renowned architect Tom Alexander  and Ben Evans, Director of the London Design Festival and University of the Arts governor

Workshops led by art & design and environmental psychology specialists, senior technicians, and property consultants, will consider  various topics relating to effective space use in art and design higher education institutions

In this one day conference they hope to address some of the following issues:
·       How do we integrate state of the art, technology rich environments with traditional making and doing spaces?
·        What are the particular challenges to an art & design institution in effectively using space to support student learning and making?
·       What can we do to improve the student experience by using existing spaces and facilities more effectively?

To register please contact Anna Buck email
tel: 020 7514 6031


Meeting the current challenges: the humanities and employability, entrepreneurship and employer engagement

Deadline for proposals: 13 July 2009

With reference to employability, entrepreneurship and employer engagement, the organisers welcome papers/ session proposals in the following areas of activity.

Case studies of practice in particular humanities disciplines
Working with employers
Embedding employability and entrepreneurship in the humanities curriculum.
Working in partnership with careers advisors
Assessment and evaluation of employability-related activities.
Student work experience in the UK and abroad.
Residence/ study abroad.

Please submit a short proposal/abstract (max. 200 words) to Sue Nash by 13 July 2009. The organisers will be able to refund reasonable travel expenses for accepted proposals.

for more information:

see also ADM-HEA Collaborative events above

International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer
Hampton Court Palace, London
Wednesday 2 December 2009

Submission deadline, first call: please submit papers by 30 June 2009

This first International Conference on Innovation through Knowledge Transfer (InnovationKT) will provide an opportunity to disseminate, share and discuss the impact of knowledge transfer in all its forms. The organisers define knowledge transfer as the means by which expertise, knowledge, skills and capabilities are transferred from the knowledge-base (for example, a university or college, a research centre or a research technology organisation) to those in need of that knowledge (for example a company, social enterprise or not-for-profit organisation).
InnovationKT will be of interest to businesses and academics: it will present new and innovative mechanisms for knowledge transfer, and help promote best practice. The conference offers academics, business people, industrialists and professionals involved in knowledge transfer a forum to discuss issues of common interest and learn from each other in a true spirit of knowledge exchange.

The event will feature world-class plenary keynote speakers, parallel sessions of oral and poster presentations, and workshops. 

Papers are invited on a range of topics related to knowledge transfer. 

They are seeking members of the IPC to help with the promote the conference, help with the review process and give guidance.  Please contact them if you would like to be included.

InnovationKT is being organised by Kingston University UK, the KES International knowledge transfer organisation and the Institute of Knowledge Transfer.
For more information see

For all matters relating to the Programme content contact:
Dr Bob Howlett, KES International and University of Brighton

For matters relating to the Conference generally contact:
Charlene Edwards, Head of Knowledge Transfer, Kingston University

2nd International Design Conference: “Responsibility in Graphic Design”
The Faculty of Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland
11 to 15 January 2010
Submissions due: 1 December 2009

The focus of this conference is on the notion of responsibility in graphic design - responsible attitudes in its practice and teaching. The conference is intended as a means of bringing together an international group of scholars, students, and professionals. The main objective of the conference is to direct the attention of participants to the professional, teaching and research attitudes that characterise the current practice of graphic design.
Papers can be delivered personally, by e-mail: or by mail to:
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Katowicach
ul. Raciborska 37
40-074 Katowice, PL

If you have any further questions, please contact the curators of the conference:
Jacek Mrowczyk
Ewa Satalecka

A Word in Your Ear 2009 - Audio Feedback

a one day conference about the use of audio for feeding back on students' work in higher education
Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield S1 1WB
Friday 18 December 2009

Deadline for submissions: Call for proposals closes 29th July 2009

Keynote: Bob Rotheram, National Teaching Fellow, Leeds Met (Sounds Good: Quicker, better assessment using audio feedback)

This national conference aims to bring people together from UK higher education who are interested in finding out about audio feedback or who would like to share and develop their experience and interest in using audio feedback to enhance the learner experience.

Call for Contributions
Given the conference focus, they would like to receive proposals that represent a wide range of interest, success and difficulty. The conference aims to represent the pedadgogic, technical, cultural, and organisational aspects of those innovating in this area.
Contributions are therefore welcomed from individuals and collaborators including:
•       academics
•       support and development staff
•       students
•       people with responsibility for e‑learning and academic strategy
•       and others
The call seeks contributions in the form of:
•       short papers
•       posters
•       workshops, and
•       case studies in audio format.

Further details are available on the conference website:
or contact Andrew Middleton for more information

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