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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 5 March 2010

Date posted: 08/03/2010

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Art Design Media Teaching Fellowship Scheme 2010-11 - reminder

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, 19 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. The particular focus of this award is on studio-based teaching staff who have previously been under represented in institutional and national award schemes. In this context, studio based learning and teaching includes: work in museums, labs, workshops and field-work in a specified creative practice context and is understood as a learning space where the environment, in and of itself, contributes to the 'curriculum' and studio based practice.

We are asking nominees to demonstrate innovative teaching by providing evidence of achievement in the teaching and support of student learning. Evidence of effective teaching may be presented in a range of formats that could include film, video and audio files.

The scheme’s strength is that it recognises the diversity of staff who support student learning in art, design and media subjects and how crucial individual teachers are in the support and enhancement of learning and teaching.

ADM-HEA has allocated £30,000 in support of the Fellowship Scheme and we anticipate awarding funding of between £1,000 and £3,000 per project. It is expected that institutions will contribute matched funding via in-kind support.

If you would like advice or guidance on your application, please contact Carolyn Bew, Academic Developer:  
Tel: 01273 643175.

For more information, including an application form:
Create Sustain Ability: ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2010 – reminder - call for abstracts
RIBA, London
14 May 2010

Call for Abstracts: Deadline for submissions 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 are a higher educator tutor, we would be interested to hear about projects, learning, teaching initiatives and research exploring the following:

What do we mean by ESD and what are its implications/impact for art, design and media subjects?
How is, and how might, ESD be incorporated into art, design or media curricula?
What are the pedagogical implications of ESD and how might these be addressed?

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:

Registration for the forum is open, for more information and to register your place please go to:
ADM-HEA Student Essay Competition – please remind your students to enter

The competition closes on Friday, 26 March

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:
Evaluation of Networks magazine

Issue 9 was recently published and is also available online at with issue 10 due out in early May. Networks is aimed at teaching/academic staff delivering HE across all art, design and media subjects.

Please tell us what you think of Networks magazine by completing a short on-line questionnaire at:

Your ideas and opinions are highly valued and we hope you will find time to complete the survey. Thank you.


Higher Education Academy’s EvidenceNet service - a new online EvidenceNet Case Study template

The Higher Education Academy’s EvidenceNet service promotes and supports the use of evidence in higher education learning and teaching. It signposts resources, events and networks from across the HE sector to provide easy access to the broad evidence base for as many people as possible. It aims to allow busy academics to use evidence to reflect on their teaching, or to make changes to (for example) the way they manage feedback to students or approach equality and diversity in their teaching.
A new online EvidenceNet Case Study template has been created, making it easy for teaching and learning practitioners to record and evaluate their experience of using a new or innovative tool,  technique, or approach. It both provides the opportunity to reflect on your own work and to help others to inform their own practice. The online form is designed to make the process of sharing your experiences as easy as possible, and should only take 10-15 minutes. The aim is not to collect extensive and rigorously researched case-studies, but to capture practical insights of working academics in a quick and easy manner.

To complete the Case Study form, please go to
New functionality has also been added to the website that allows you to contribute your own work or that of others into EvidenceNet by completing a quick online form for single items, by emailing a spreadsheet (for multiple items), or by creating a dynamic link between your website and EvidenceNet so that EvidenceNet users can be directed to resources on your website. Please see for more information.


National Arts Student Summit
Sheffield Hallam University Students’ Union, Sheffield
7  - 8 April 2010

The first National Arts Student Summit offers a platform for the student voice, an opportunity to engage with fundament issues and concerns that relate to the student learning experience. They welcome delegates who are Officers, Course or Faculty level representatives from both specialist institutions and those with Arts courses within a broader range of subjects.

The Summit will enable focused student-driven discussion leading to a strategic vision for an arts education in the 21-century and the creative industries.

The National Arts Student Summit is designed to address a range of concerns; combining focused student-driven discussion with a strategic vision for the increasingly important creative industries. The aim is to move away from student satisfaction surveys and detailed institution-based curriculums concerns, and to develop and deliver policies and materials of genuine value to students and recent graduates, as well as to the art, design and media sector as a whole.

The event will take the form of presentations, workshops and facilitated discussions which will address the two over-arching strands of:
An Arts Education, Policies and Innovation
Creative Industries and University Collaboration Opportunities, Barriers and Solutions

For more information:


ceth Conference 2010: Employability in the Curriculum; Beyond the Bolt-on?
University of Central Lancashire
22 and 23 June 2010
Ceth, the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Employability are the organisers of this conference.

Keynote Speakers Include: Professor Lee Harvey, Professor Tony Watts, Professor Ron Barnett, Professor Freda Tallantyre. A Professional Panel will be chaired by Val Butcher.

How far can employability really be addressed within your subject? Is it best left in to the “experts” and delivered through provision additional to the discipline? Whether you are teacher in Astrophysics or Zoology and everything in-between, it is a question we are all facing as strategies for student and graduate employability become explicit parts of HE agenda.

The role of the subject teacher in this issue is a major focus of the June 2010 Conference, “Employability in the Curriculum; Beyond the Bolt-on?” You are warmly invited to attend what promises to be an informative and stimulating conference featuring not only the key-note speakers but also wide ranging contributions from across the whole of the UK.

Full details of the Conference are attached or can be viewed at


The British Universities Film & Video Council (BUFVC) courses running in March

Copyright Clearance for Print, Broadcast and Multimedia Production
23 March

Encoding Digital Video for Streaming and Network Delivery – Introduction
29 March

Encoding Digital Video for Streaming and Network Delivery – Advanced
30 March

For more information:


iPED 2010, International Higher Education Research Conference
Coventry University
15 and 16 September 2010
Submission Deadline: 12 April 2010
The iPED (Inquiring Pedagogies) Research Network invites you to submit to the 5th iPED Conference on the theme of ‘CONCEPTUALISING IMPACT: EXPLORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRACTICE THROUGH PEDAGOGIC RESEARCH.’
iPED 2010 offers participants the opportunity to explore the theme of ‘Impact’ as it affects, and is affected by, pedagogic research in higher education through two broad sub-themes:

  • Exploring Pedagogic, Intellectual, Social, Cultural and Economic Impact
  • Academic Writing, Research Strategies and Collaboration for Evidencing Impact

Submissions are invited as EITHER an extended abstract OR a full paper which explores the theme of ‘Impact’ as it affects, and is affected by, pedagogic research in higher education. A range of presentation options are available for either submission format, including a PhD WORK-IN-PROGRESS REPORT.
Contributors are asked to ground their work in the relevant research. Updates on work previously presented at iPED conferences are welcome.

For more information: 
The Open College of the Arts are looking for new Trustees

The OCA is an educational charity established in 1987 to widen participation in arts education. They are looking for new trustees to join their board. You could have artistic, higher education or commercial experience but the essential is that you are inspired by their vision and purpose to widen access to learning in the arts.

As a charity trustee the work is unpaid. Your commitment would be less than a day per month.

To find out more:
AimHigher West Yorkshire Retention and Transition Symposium: What is Transition - How Do We Meet the Challenges of Transition?
University of Leeds
Friday 16 July 2010, 10am to 4pm
Proposal submission deadline: 19 April 2010
The objectives of the second 2nd Annual AimHigher West Yorkshire Retention and Transition Symposium are to:

  • Explore the concept of transition
  • Listen to diverse experiences and viewpoints about the experience of transition
  • Identify how to best support learners in transition

Contributions to the symposium programme are sought from students, practitioners and researchers in all education and training sectors that provide case study examples of, or project/research reports that address at least one of the conference aims.
They are seeking contributions to the symposium in the form of workshops, case study/research/project report presentations and posters.

Please contact the organisers for more information and a proposal form at
MeCCSA 2010 Postgraduate Conference

Deadline for Abstracts: Monday 15th March.

The Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association Postgraduate Network invites submission of abstracts for its 2010 Postgraduate Conference to be held:

Wednesday 30th June and Thursday 1st July, 2010 at Glasgow University, Scotland

Proposals for 20 minute presentations are invited from postgraduate students and early doctoral researchers from any discipline on topics relevant to all areas of media, communications and cultural studies.

Presentations may take the form of papers, posters, films, multimedia presentations and performances. We also welcome panel submissions with up to four papers and ask you to submit a 150 word rationale for the panel.

Your abstract details should include:
Your name, email address, institutional affiliation and year of study
Title of PhD and disciplinary field
Up to five key words, which will help reviewers classify your panel
Technical requirements for presentation
Please send your 200 word abstracts to
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