Academic Development Communities in Scotland: awareness, participation, recognition

19 September 2013

Location: Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU LEAD, H113, Harley Building)

Programme

10.00
 
  Coffee and registration

10.30   Welcome to GCU - Professor John Wilson, Executive Dean, Glasgow School for Business and Society and Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching

10.40   Introduction to the day - Alison Nimmo, GCU

10.50   What your communities can do for you - our aims, work and values:

  • SHED: Stuart Boon, Convenor, SHED
  • Staff and Educational Development Association: Stephen Bostock and Pam Parker, Co-Chairs SEDA
  • Higher Education Academy: TBC
  • Association for Learning Technology: Linda Creanor, Co Chair, ALT Scotland SIG

11.30   Group discussions over coffee

12.00   Professional recognition - individual opportunities

Each community will present 3 times for 30 minutes during the day to allow all participants the opportunity to learn about the unique opportunities offered by each community

SEDA Community
ALT Community
HE Community

Gaining recognition through the Professional Development Framework and SEDA Fellowships

Gaining CMALT certification through the peer-based scheme for staff involved in learning technologies.

Gaining fellowships mapped to the UKPSF. Individual experiences of applying for Fellowships through experiential HEA and institutional CPD Framework routes (not through PgC programmes).

Stephen Bostock and Pam Parker, SEDA
Linda Creanor (SLT Scotland SIG)
Chaired by Charles Neame, SHED

12.30   Communities ‘fayre’ over networking lunch

14.00   Professional recognition - individual opportunities

Each community will present 3 times for 30 minutes during the day to allow all participant the opportunity to learn about the unique opportunities offered by each community

SEDA Community
ALT Community
HE Community

Gaining recognition through the Professional Development Framework and SEDA Fellowships

Gaining CMALT certification through the peer-based scheme for staff involved in learning technologies.

Gaining fellowships mapped to the UKPSF. Individual experiences of applying for Fellowships through experiential HEA and institutional CPD Framework routes (not through PgC programmes).

Stephen Bostock and Pam Parker, SEDA
Linda Creanor (ALT Scotland SIG)
Chaired by Charles Neame, SHED


15.00   Coffee and pastries

15.30   Plenary discussion over group feedback, texts and tweets

16.00   Close

Overview of contributing academic and educational development communities

SHED                                                                     
Scottish Higher Educational Development (SHED) aims to promote collaboration amongst educational developers in all Scottish Higher Education institutions by sharing resources, delivering support programmes for academic staff and supporting delivery of learning and teaching.

The community discusses issues of common concern and shares practice through regular meetings and an annual conference in June.

For further information: http://shedscotland.wordpress.com

SEDA                                                                     
The Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) is the professional association for staff and educational developers in the UK, promoting innovation and good practice in higher education.  SEDA offers events such as writing retreats and workshops, a summer school for new educational developers, conferences on academic development and learning and teaching in HE and a nationally recognised Professional Development Framework and Fellowships Scheme for all those involved in teaching and supporting learning.

Celebrating its 20th year in 2013, SEDA is pleased to be able to participate in this conference and discuss engaging further with the Scottish educational development community. 

HEA                                                        
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is a national and independent organisation which champions excellent learning and teaching in higher education.

The HEA brings together people and resources to research and share best practice, helps to influence, shape and implement policy and recognises and rewards excellent teaching. The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF, 2011) recognises achievement through the award of HEA fellowships across a range of categories. The HEA is currently encouraging and enabling individual institutions to create their own frameworks mapped to the UKPSF.

For further information, visit: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk

ALT                                                                         
The Association for Learning Technology (ALT) is a membership organisation in the learning technology field which aims to improve practice, promote research, and influence policy.

ALT has an annual conference in September and a peer-reviewed journal, Research and Learning Technology.  Professional recognition is offered through CMALT a peer-based certification scheme for staff involved in technology enhanced learning.

For further information or to join the ALT JISC list, visit: http://www.alt.ac.uk
A member of the International Consortium for Educational Development
Registered charity no. 1089537
Registered company no. 3709481