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WIHEA Seminar: Leading Educational Change: Learning from other HEI’s

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Presented by Prof Sue Rigby
Deputy Vice Chancellor for Student Development, University of Lincoln
Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

Until recently, Prof Rigby was Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) at the University of Edinburgh where she led teaching innovation. Since then, Prof Rigby has moved to the University of Lincoln where she has become Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Development) and a member of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Panel. Prof Rigby also chairs the national programme of projects looking into ‘Learning Gain’.

Professor Sue Rigby spoke of her long standing experience of working in different universities and leading educational change in a range of different ways.

At a time of exceptionally rapid change in the university sector, innovation, excellence, enhancement and development of teaching and learning are under discussion almost daily. Especially in a research intensive environment engaging cross institutional enhancement can be challenging and yet there is so much to gain for both students and staff. This presentation explored; what approaches are effective when aiming for more than individual excellence in the classroom, how cross-institutional change can take place and what can we learnt from other institutions in terms of innovation and excellence in learning and teaching?"