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SEDA SPRING CONFERENCE 2021 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The SEDA Spring Conference will take place, online, across 6th and 7th May 2021 and the Call for Proposals is now open. If you would like more details please go to the conference website where you will find the guidance and the proposal form. Proposals should be submitted electronically to the SEDA Office, using the proposal form, by Friday, 29th January 2021 at 5pm.

SEDA RESEARCH AND EVALUATION SMALL GRANTS

SEDA is currently inviting applications for Research and Evaluation Small Grants. Five grants are available, each of up to £1,000.These SEDA small grants are to support research and evaluation in staff and educational development with the goal of continued improvement in the quality and understanding of educational development practices. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday, 29th January 2021. Click here for further information.

NEW SEDA PUBLICATION ON METRICS

SEDA are thrilled to announce details of an important and timely new publication which is essential reading to anyone who works in Higher Education whether they be educational developers, academics or professional services staff; Our Days Are Numbered: Metrics, Mangerialism, and Academic Development by Professor Veronica Bamber. This paper is the first to bring together a comprehensive literature review, empirical work and case students from guest contributors, to examiner the effects, intended or otherwise, that the greater use of metrics is having on the work of academic developers. With academic practice changing at pace, this SEDA Paper makes a valuable contribution to understanding how best to deal with the resultant demands for measuring the effectiveness of new practices

SEDA OFFICE

The SEDA Office is open but we are still operating remotely. We can't currently receive posted items or post our usual mailings; we will provide electronic material as much as possible to our members . We are doing our very best to deliver business as usual to the SEDA community.

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