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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 9 December 2011

Date posted: 13/12/2011

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Books available for review

We currently have several books available for review. Selected reviews will be published in Networks online and successful reviewers are able to claim £50.00 worth of book tokens and are free to keep the review copy.




OER3 PG Certificate Development Projects

Deadline for proposals: 9 January 2012

In association with JISC, the Higher Education Academy invites the submission of proposals for projects to develop Post Graduate Certificate programmes for new staff so that it becomes culturally acceptable for them to develop, use and repurpose Open Educational Resources in their evolving teaching practice. Funding has been provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England to enable them to offer grants of up to £20,000 per project.


SEDA Research and Evaluation Small Grants 2012

Deadline for proposals: 13 January 2012

SEDA’s Research and Evaluation Small Grants are intended to support evaluation or research (including action research) into educational development practice. Projects should either lead directly to improvements in educational development practice or increase our understanding of educational development in higher education.

£500 is available for individual projects and up to £1000 for proposals with one or more partners from other institutions


Second round of JISC Transformations Call

The objective of the Transformations Programme is to help institutions move towards organisational change through the application of existing JISC and other resources. £1 million is available for this Programme in the 2011/12 Academic Year to fund projects at £15,000 each; there are 2 opportunities to submit bids:

  • 22 February 2012 – to start 30 April 2012
  • 16 April 2012 – to start 11 June 2012


SEDA Professional Development opportunities

The Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) offers a variety of professional development opportunities for both institutions (SEDA-PDF) and individuals (Fellowships).


OCSLD Online courses

The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) will be running several online courses in the new year. Their range of online courses are between four and six weeks long and have been designed to give you time and space to think through complex issues, identify how they impact on your own work, and make plans for future developments.



Learning from OER Research Projects
The Open University, Milton Keynes
19 January 2012
This workshop will consider what can be learned from the OER Impact Study, the synthesis and evaluation of the JISC OER phase 1 and 2 projects, and OLnet, to highlight what research tells us about stakeholder engagement and the reasons for it, lessons learnt, and what the movement can do and is doing, going forward.


Universities Challenged: Shaping a Higher Education Sector Fit for the Future
Broadway House, Westminster
8 February 2012

At a time of enormous change in the higher education sector, this special annual symposium provides an opportunity for higher education institutions to examine the Government’s reforms.


National Symposium 2012: Enhancing Dissertations and Final Year Projects: Experiences, Embedding and the Future
University of Gloucestershire, Park Campus, Cheltenham
29 February 2012

As the NTFS Rethinking Final Year Projects and Dissertations project enters its final phase this symposium will explore what the project has discovered, showcase a number of creative honours projects, and provide a forum to explore key issues facing creative honours projects and the dissertation in the 21st Century.



Attaining and Sustaining Mass Higher Education
OECD headquarters, Paris, France
17-19 September 2012

The deadline for submissions: 4 January 2012
This call for papers to the OECD International Conference invites proposals from policy-makers, institutional leaders and managers, as well as researchers, on topics relevant to the conference. Proposals may consider issues at the international, national, institutional, or sub-institutional level.


Contemporary Screen Narratives: Storytelling’s Digital and Industrial Contexts
Department of Culture, Film and Media, University of Nottingham
17 May 2012

Deadline for submissions: 13 February 2012

This one-day conference looks to trace connections between the narratives of contemporary screen media and their contexts of production, distribution and consumption.


'Dress, Textiles and Heritage' Workshop
University of Wolverhampton
13 June 2012

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2012

The University of Wolverhampton invites proposals for papers that explore the collection, display, conservation and all other uses of dress and textiles in heritage settings, including museums and historic houses, in Britain and beyond.


The changing face of Apprenticeships: an International perspective - Special Issue
Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning journal

Deadline for submissions: 9 March 2012

For this special issue the editors of ‘Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning’, the journal of the University Vocational Awards Council,  are particularly interested in: International comparison; Graduate apprenticeships (practice and theory); The privileging of the voices of higher education provider, employer and apprentice within apprenticeship schemes.


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