8th Annual SEDA Conference 2003

Values and Change in Higher Education

18 November 2003 - 19 November 2003

Location: Birmingham

Conference Programme

Tuesday 18th November – Day 1 (click here for Day 2)



9.30 - 10.30am

Arrival and Registration

10.30 – 11.00am

Welcome: John Peters – Chair, SEDA Conference Committee, Kristine Mason O’Connor – Co-Chair SEDA

11.00 – 11.45am

Opening interactive Plenary: “Values in Action” David Baume

12.00 – 12.45pm

Parallel Session 1 (papers/workshops)

1. Reflections on Delivery of CPD – How the SEDA PDF framework might work
Ruth Pilkington

2. Networking the scholarship of educational development: the SEDA Research Committee/Network
Ranald Macdonald

3. Enhancing the quality and outcomes of disabled students’ learning in higher education
Terry Wareham

4. Identify the effects of diversity on staff: results of a survey at Northumbria University
Pat Gannon-Leary

5. Implementing a university e-learning strategy:supporting change within academic schools
Rhona Sharpe and Greg Benfield

6. The Development and Use of an E-learning suitability score
Simon Horsman

7. New lecturers, old universityLynn Roberts and Ian Willis

12.45 – 1.45pm




1.45 – 3.15pm

Parallel Session 2 and 3 (workshops)

8. Student use of staff feedback: analyzing diverse comments to support individual learning
Neil Duncan

9. Habit is not to be flung out of the window, but coaxed Downstairs a step at a time (Mark Twain): How can we educational developers effectively coax change down our institutional stairs?
Veronica Bamber

10 Making space for Modern Learning
Angela Dove

11. Supporting Student Retention across a University
Gwen van der Velden, Dr Jan Sellers and Caroline Cash

12. Continued Reflection on Professional Practice
John Cowan and Jenny Westwood

13. The Manager as Developer
Carole Baume

14. Practitioner enquiry as professional development – is this Action research?
Dr Maggie Coats

3.15 – 3.45pm


3.45 – 4.30pm

Parallel Session 4 (papers/workshops)

15. A Faculty Book Group on Spiritual Aspects of Teaching and Learning : experiences, learnings and reflections
Miriam R Diamond

16. The Stepping Stones Project
Hilary Bentley, Dr Jenny Davies and Dr Jo Allan

17. 53 Interesting ways of avoiding change (and what to do about it)
Steve Outram

18. The Different Models of Learning Support for Students with specific learning difficulty (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD in HE)
Kate Dresser

19. Do we value subjective assessment?
Dr Stan Head, Professor Stephen May, Dr Matthew Pead, and Paul Probyn

3.45 – 5.30pm

Parallel Session 4 and 5 (papers/workshops)

20. Models of Leadership Development
Professor Alimo-Metcalfe and John Alban Metcalfe

The LCCI – an instrument for making leadership less intimidating to academics
John Alban-Metcalfe and Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

The Construction of the Diversity Inventory
Juliette Alban-Metcalfe, John Alban Metcalfe
and Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

21. Values in the ELT programmes: their rule and assessment
Stephen Bostock, Paul Bailey and Jan Smith



4.45 – 5.30pm

Parallel Session 5 (papers/workshops)

22. Pedagogical Patterns
Dr Colin Price

23. Transforming the core: How the DEVERSE project is developing attitudes of inclusivity among non-disabled students
Anne Tynan and Judith Jesky

24. “Why do I have to be in a group with him?” Exploring why staff often have even more trouble with group work than their students do!
Alison Britton

25. Teaching communication skills to veterinary undergraduates
Nina Turnbull, Belinda Yamagishi and Stephen May

26. Lift off with the Space Project - Quality Assured alternative assessments to support inclusivity
Judith Waterfield

5.45 – 6.30pm


7.00 – 8.00pm

Drinks Reception – to include a 5 minute presentation from each of the following: SEDA Fellowships


SEDA Authors



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