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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 8 January 2010

Date posted: 11/01/2010

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Happy New Year from the ADM-HEA team

We are looking forward to a busy 2010. If you would like to become involved (for example by submitting a proposal for a case study or a feature for Networks magazine) or you would like us to assist you (for example to disseminate information about a teaching and learning event), please contact us at: or visit our website at
We are pleased to announce the launch of this year’s ADM-HEA Student Essay Competition

"Learning to live sustainably – how can your subject area contribute?"

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 above in an essay of around 1000 words. The overall winning submission will receive £250.

For more information:


Call for Bids: ESD and Interdisciplinarity Small Grants

Expressions of interest by Monday, 18 January 2010

The Higher Education Academy’s ESD Project is pleased to announce the following funding opportunity. They invite applications for the funding of small grants designed to develop small-scale work in the area of interdisciplinarity. Whilst the growing sustainability agenda is giving rise to interdisciplinary research in HEIs, interdisciplinary teaching and learning is less developed, indicating a gap between interest on the one hand, and slow progress on the other – often related to existing boundaries and barriers pertaining in institutions. This funding is designed to encourage bidders to develop collaborative activities that can research, inform, and build on the interdisciplinary nature of ESD and explore its potential for curriculum innovation and renewal. It is expected that the bids will be curriculum and pedagogy focused.
Bids from more than one academic discipline are mandatory.
The ESD Project is setting aside £25k for grants in this Tranche; the maximum funding for any single proposal will be £5k.

Key dates
There will be a two-stage process whereby expressions of interest of not more than 250 words are invited by noon on Monday 18 January 2010, and applicants will be informed of the outcome by Wednesday 27 January 2010.
Successful bidders will then be invited to submit full applications by Monday 8 March 2010. Applicants will be informed by Friday 9 April 2010. It is expected that projects will be completed by 24 June 2011.

The full call and application information is available to download from:
Seda Special 26: Students Supporting Students
Edited by Jacqueline Potter and Daphne Hampton

SEDA Specials is a series of relatively short monographs on up-to-the-minute topics in higher education. All SEDA Specials are directed at new or relatively inexperienced lecturers - though experienced lecturers will also find many new ideas and approaches among the more familiar.

For more information:


Moving Forward: The first joint conference of NALN and ukadia - UPDATE
The St Bride Foundation, nr Fleet Street, London
10 – 11 February 2010

Speakers update: The organisers are delighted to add Steve Besley, Head of Policy, Edexcel, to the list of prominent speakers for the forthcoming conference. 
Drawing on the expertise of researchers and practitioners in the further and higher education sector, this conference will be of interest to anyone working in higher and further education in the arts as well as those with an interest in widening access and increasing diversity.

To book your place and for more information
Workshops and full programme will be available online in early January 2010.
Design and the Creative Industries Conference: Working Together with Universities
Sallis Benney Theatre, Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
26 March 2010

The University of Brighton is pleased to announce a one-day working conference for the Design and the Creative Industries to develop advice for government and business on effective ways to achieve Industry-University collaboration and partnerships.

The day will offer opportunities for industry professionals, academics, students and policy makers to meet and discuss how best to develop practical ways to build sustainable partnerships and collaborations for mutual economic, social and cultural benefit.

The presentations, contributions and discussions will lead to a concise report that will be developed and published to advise the future government on the opportunities and current barriers for partnership and how these might be  overcome.
Temasek Polytechnic's International Conference on Learning and Teaching
9-11 June 2010

The theme is Creative Pedagogies. Changing Perspectives. Crossing Boundaries.

The conference is held in conjunction with Temasek Polytechnic's 20th anniversary. Early bird registration closes 1 February 2010.
Please visit the conference website for more details:
The student voice: enhancing learning, not just satisfaction
2nd seminar in the 2009/10 Educational Research Seminar Series
Hosted by Educational and Staff Development at Queen Mary, University of London
25 January 2010

This second seminar in the series is presented by Gwen van der Velden, the Director of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at the University of Bath.

Places are limited, if you wish to attend please email Dr Matthew J. Williamson at: m.williamson@QMUL.AC.UK

For more information on this and the other seminars in the series:


The London Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL)
8th International Conference
The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, London
13 & 14 May 2010

Disciplines, Pedagogies and Cultures for SoTL
This year’s themes are at the core of the SoTL community’s reflections on its purpose and progress. The issues they raised have gradually emerged as problematic, and therefore worthy of debate and enquiry, in recent years across the sector.
These questions will inform the debates at the London SoTL 8th International Conference, under three different strands:
Strand 1:  Disciplines
Strand 2: Pedagogies
Strand 3: Cultures

This year’s themes will be addressed in the plenary panel sessions and in the now customary “Author meets Reader” sessions.  They encourage all participants to address the themes, and the connections between them, whenever possible throughout the conference.

All forms of scholarship are encouraged to be submitted for presentation.

For more information:
TRACEY's current call for papers - Drawing & Technology

Deadline for submissions:  23 April 2010

Tracey is a peer reviewed electronic journal dedicated to drawing and contemporary issues. It is varied and diverse with a fast growing readership of academics, students and practitioners representing a wide range of drawing interests including fine art, architectural design, graphics, product design and visual communication, ideally any activity in which drawing is essential.

In this next invitation for submissions, they are focusing on the theme of Drawing & Technology.

A submission may constitute drawings or other visual material, texts or research papers that have not been published before or have been published in a different context and also texts and images combined. There is no word or image limit at this stage.

For more information:
Enhancing Strategies for Global Quality Learning in Higher Education
28 – 30 June 10

The deadline for the submission of proposals has been extended to 25 January 2010
The ICED (The International Consortium for Educational Development) 2010 Conference will provide an opportunity to explore the diverse range of approaches and contexts for academic development with a strong focus on Quality Learning.

The proposed theme focuses on three deeply embedded issues in ICED Higher Education’s concerns:
Quality learning
Global quality
Enhancing strategies for development
For more information:

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