Developing Teaching Excellence: Supporting and Developing the Work of Groups and Teams

16 November 2017 - 17 November 2017

Location: The St David’s Hotel, Cardiff

Wednesday 15th November 2017
We will be holding our Annual Fellowships CPD Event the evening prior to the Conference.

Day One

09.15 - 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee

09.45 - 09.50 Welcome and Introductions

09.50 - 10.10 View from SEDA

10.10 - 11.00 Opening Keynote Address - Professor Ruth Pickford, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Leeds Beckett University

11.00 - 11.30 Break

11.00 - 11.30 New to SEDA? Come and find out more

11.30 - 12.15 Parallel Session 1

  1. Changing the academic landscape at Abertay : Academic change management from three different perspectives Alastair Robertson, Julie Blackwell Young and A. Janet Horrocks
  2. Using technology to support team-working skills for effective groups: the development of tools and spaces Rehana Awan, Carole Anderson
  3. SoTL and Gaining Senior recognition for your teaching Gina Wisker , Jacqueline Potter
  4. Transcending module silos: growing and supporting curriculum change agents Nina Brooke, Karen Ayres and Andrew Charlton-Perez
  5. Authority, Leadership and Cake: enablers or inhibitors of the creation and effectiveness of academic staff learning groups? Joy Jarvis, Karen Clark, Phil Long, Rebecca Thomas

12.20 - 13.05 Parallel Session 2

  1. The UWE Enhancement Framework: Working with Programme Teams to Develop Outstanding Academic Programmes and Practice Elizabeth Cleaver, Rachel Cowie
  2. How can we support groups or teams of staff to engage with and derive benefit from gaining professional recognition for their teaching? Clara Davies
  3. Developing Collegiality: International Perspectives on the Perceptions of Impact of Gaining Fellowship Aligned to the (UK) Professional Standards Framework Sarah Floyd, Vicky Davies, Fiona Smart, Rachael Carkett, Mark Dransfield
  4. Immigrant academics in the pedagogic 'foreign-land': Factors influencing their pedagogic acculturation Namrata Rao and Dr Anesa Hosein
  5. Distributed and disaggregated: Developing excellence in teaching and learning in online distance learning teams James Brunton


13.10 - 14.00 Lunch

14.05 - 15.35 Parallel Session 3

  1. Preparing students for group work Sue Cordell, Helen Waters-Marsh
  2. Breaking silos: unlocking the potential of programme design Nigel Dandy, Cecilia Lowe, Katy Mann Benn, Phil Robinson-Self
  3. Facilitating Academic Communities of practice Geof Hill
  4. Developing the effectiveness of teams through transdisciplinary approaches to addressing 'wicked problems’ Michael Wride
  5. cancelled

15.35 - 15.45 Break

15.45 - 16.45 Using national and international networks and communities for development, dissemination (and dodging bullets)

Sally Brown, Phil Race and David Baume (Independent Consultants)

17.00 - 17.45 Networking

Getting Published with SEDA James Wisdom (Chair, SEDA Educational Developments Magazine Editorial Committee)


SEDA Fellowships

18.50 Drinks Reception

19.30 Dinner

Day Two

9.00 - 09.30 Registration, tea and coffee

09.30 - 09.40 Welcome to day 2

09.40 - 10.30 Opening Keynote Address - We’re gonna need a bigger boat: achieving widespread educational change
Jane McNeil, Director of Academic Development, Nottingham Trent University

10.30 - 10.45 Break

10.45 - 11.30 Parallel Session 4

  1. Developing interdisciplinary cohort identities among early career university teachers Emma Kennedy, Claire Loffman
  2. Teachers as learners and learners as teachers: Using the Maori concept of 'Ako' to develop collaborative professionals in a postgraduate programme and beyond Bernadette Knewstubb
  3. A comparison of two academic support team models: Peer delivery and 3rd space professionals Simon Gamble, Anna Limpens
  4. Evaluating Individual Contributions to Group Work: how useful is Peer Assessment? Amy Lund
  5. Evolving Carpe Diem: a tale of two universities Linda Creanor, Sheila MacNeill, Julie Usher

11.35 - 12.20 Parallel Session 5

  1. Developing the work of programme teams . . . by 'giving licence' to Programme Leads Pollyanna Magne
  2. A Democracy of Loud Voices? Exploring alternative models of organising group discussion Chris Mitchell
  3. Eliciting and Responding to Schools’ Needs: supporting teams using Academic Development Needs Analysis Jackie Potter, Corony Edwards
  4. A critical exploration of the positive impact of an Institutional Fellowship on university wide teaching and learning John Bostock
  5. SEDA Professional Development Framework Vicky Davies, Rachael Carkett

12.25 - 13.20 Lunch

13.20 - 14.10 Keynote 4 - What is the role of an educational developer in the neoliberal university?
Professor Debby Cotton, Head of Educational Development, PedRIO, University of Plymouth

14.15 - 15.00 Parallel Session 6

  1. Collaboration and Collapse: Collective Curriculum Design Ellen Sims
  2. There's no "I" in team: developing a successful transnational collaboration Jo Smedley
  3. The distributed educational development team: an evaluative case study Claire Taylor, Sue Horder, Jane Richardson, Colin Heron, Neil Pritchard
  4. All or nothing: Building teaching team capacity to support the adoption of active learning Andrew Middleton, Helen Kay
  5. 'Can we have us on here?' Recognising collaborative practice in professional development frameworks: possibilities and problems Ruth Windscheffel
15.05 - 15.20 Interactive session

15.20 - 15.30 Summing up and close
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