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New! Student Research Digital Hub to be launched in January

Funded by WIHEA, the new Student Research Digital Hub about to be launched on 24 January 2018, is the result of two projects led by WIHEA Fellows Jane Bryan (Law) and Rachel Davis (Student Careers & Skills).

Following the completion of the first project; an institutional review of undergraduate research opportunities, which captured data around the undergraduate research offering within departments and following interviews and focus groups, provided information for a new digital MyWarwick UG space to ensure all UG Research opportunities are represented in a coherent way to students. The project has then gone on to provide information on reserach opportunities to students on their own departmental webpages as well as through the central space on MyWarwick, providing a clear, consistent message on research opportunities to all stucents across the institution as well as tailoring it to specific departmental opportunities and showcase student reserach work.

The second project which ran parallel with the first was built on the findings from the URSS Impact Study, comissioned under the umbrella of the UG Research Working Group in October 2016, the group endorsed this project to further capture, curate and present the impact of UG Research activity across the institution, by developing the new MyWarwick digital space with central marketing and producing a range of film and written accounts of student research activity and the importantly the impact of it. Both projects engaged students in discussion groups throughout and crucial to delivering the outcomes of both projects were two Student Project Officers, Ande Milinyte and Bo Kelestyn who conducted the interviews, carried out the filming and developed case studies and materials, working closely with WIHEA Fellow Caroline Gibson (IATL) on both projects. Further information on the launch event and the new digital hub will be available shortly.

Wed 13 December 2017, 11:35

Teaching Recognition & Reward Symposium - 13 December 2017

WIHEA Fellows and invited guests have been invited to attend this symposium.
Date: Wednesday, 13 December 2017
Time: 12.00 – 16.00 (Lunch will be provided)
Venue: Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid, Library

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The Teaching Recognition & Reward (TR&R) Learning Circle are pleased to invite all WIHEA Fellows and guests to a Teaching Recognition and Reward Symposium on 13 December 2017, which will include presentations from three particularly well-informed speakers:

John Brady, Director of Human Resources, University of Reading

'Recognising the Diversity of Contribution - the experience at Reading'

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Professor Dilly Fung, Professor Higher Education Development, UCL

'Moving forward? Reward and recognition for those who teach and lead on education in research-intensive universities'

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Professor Stephen McHanwell, Professor of Anatomical Sciences and Director of Unit for Educational Research Development and Practice, Newcastle University

'Reconceptualising Teaching and Rewarding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education Institutions: Perceptions, Policies, Practices and Possibilities'

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Please complete the acceptance form if you are able to attend.

Fri 08 December 2017, 11:55

Congratulations to WIHEA Fellow!

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Congratulations to WIHEA Fellow Dr Ian Tuersley on his conference presentation being accepted for the HEA Innovative Teaching in STEM conference in January 2018 showcasing his innovattive practice. Ian's successful engagement with a new academic writing discipline follows him joining the Pedagogic Research in HE (PJC) Learning Circle and working with the professional learning community established through the PJC's existence. WIHEA Fellows that are interested in finding out more about the PJC can email Kate Mawson on K.mawson@warwick.ac.uk

Fri 08 December 2017, 12:17

Congratulations!! 27 New WIHEA Fellows Selected

A WIHEA Fellowship recognises and rewards outstanding achievements in learning and teaching and is an exceptional opportunity to engage with colleagues across the university, improve the student experience, make a genuine difference to Warwick and strengthen career development.

Selected by the WIHEA Advisory Group during a competitive annual selection process consisting of application and nomination in July 2017, the 27 new Fellows listed below joined WIHEA’s collaborative community, which comprises fellows and members who each have a demonstrable commitment to Learning and Teaching and collectively represent the global and interdisciplinary staff and student body at Warwick.

Following a welcome lunch for the new Fellows on the 20 September 2017, all 87 Fellows have been invited to attend the first regular Fellows Lunch (which take place approximately every 6 weeks) to engage in a number of strategic discussions and activities. The WIHEA Fellows take on institutional or Faculty roles that help embed good practice in learning and teaching across the University. This can take many forms:

    • Fellows can bid for project funding to embed agreed practice, or review and redesign existing practices.
      • Fellows may represent the teaching 'voice' by taking part in the formal governance of the University through committees, sub-committees and working groups.
        • Fellows have the opportunity to inform Warwick's strategic and practical thinking on learning and teaching, as and when new challenges or ambitions arise.
          • Fellows are able to develop expertise in areas of interest and seek to develop influence within the institution to enhance practice and policy.

          During the three year fellowship term, Fellows have many opportunities to develop and show leadership of learning and teaching, including engagement with national and international peers, an aspect which is often crucial to successful promotion.

          Congratulations to:

          Dr Anil Awesti, CLL

          Nick Barker, Chemistry

          Dr Gavin Bell, Physics

          Dr Elisabeth Blagrove, Psychology

          Christine Bradford, Library

          Ant Brewerton, Library

          Dr Dave Britnell, Engineering

          Dr Imogen Davies, Health Sciences

          Gill Frigerio, CLL

          Caroline Gibson, IATL

          Jenni Good, Law

          Jess Humphreys, LDC

          Liam Jackson, Students' Union

          Ruth Leary, CMPS

          Margaret Low, WMG

          Dr Debbi Marais, WMS

          Dr Troy McConachy, CAL

          Dr Jennie Mills, LDC

          Dr Meleisa Ono-George, History

          Dr Stefania Paredes Fuentes, Economics

          Dr Lydia Plath, History

          Dr Sophie Reissner-Roubicek, CAL

          Dr Emma Rushforth, WMG

          Dr Gavin Schwartz-Leeper, Liberal Arts

          Dr Karen Simecek, Philosophy

          Joanne Wale, IATL

          Dr Leanne Williams, Life Sciences

          Follow this link for a full list of all WIHEA Fellows.

          Further information on becoming a Fellow or Member of WIHEA is available here.

          Mon 30 October 2017, 10:27 | Tags: Staff Recognition

          Learning Technology Tools at Warwick; where to go for individual support and advice

          Extended Classroom Wednesdays

          Every Wednesday between 14.00 and 16.00 The place to go for individual support, advice and training in using Warwick's suite of learning technology tools (we call it The Extended Classroom). Meet the experts from the Academic Technology and Audio Visual Services teams. Get one-to-one assistance and guidance for Moodle, Responseware, AV equipment and more. Join the discussion in our Extended Classroom user groups. Come to a TEL Forum and find out about how others use learning tech at Warwick and beyond.

          Drop-in Support

          Moodle, ResponseWare, H5P, Lecture Capture and more. On most Wednesdays, the drop-in session runs from 14.00 to 16.00 and you do not need to sign up to attend. On user group days, drop-in will run from 14.00 to 14.30 and then again from 15.30 to 16.00. If you can't make those times, you can always contact us through the IT Services Help Desk.

          User Groups

          On two Wednesdays each term we have our user group meeting, at which we learn about new features, share advice and experiences, and feed back to the people who run our tools and services. Each meeting will include some general news and reporting, as well as looking at a specific theme. Limited spaces, sign up as soon as you can. Term 1 themes: presentation tools and e-assessment. Sign up now for the session on 25th October(14.30 to 15.30) – this user group meeting may be of special interest to Fellows considering or joining the Space Learning Circle, as it is on presentation tools.

          TEL Forum

          Once a term, working with LDC, IATL, the Library and Academic Technology, the Teaching Grid hosts one of these bigger events, to think more deeply and broadly about the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching. We have showcase presentations, design activities and external speakers. More details coming soon.

          See the full program, with dates and sign-up forms here.

          Wed 18 October 2017, 15:42

          International Visiting Teaching Fellows preparing learners, educators, librarians and administrators to collaborate, teach and think with digital technology

          Funded by WIHEA and hosted by IATL, Sean Michael Morris, Director of Digital Pedagogy Lab and Instructional Designer, Middlebury College, USA and Dr Jesse Stommel, Executive Director of the Division of Teaching & Learning Technologies, University of Mary Washington are visiting Warwick to inspire educational approaches based on critical digital pedagogies, policies and practices and address the types of challenges teachers and learners face when working digitally.

          The main events during their visit are listed below but for further details on each and booking form to reserve a place, please follow this link.

          • Student Agency in Digital Spaces Workshop

          Monday 20 October 2017, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Teaching Grid (for UG and PGT students)

          • Innovative Approaches to Assessment in Digital & Hybrid Pedagogies Workshop

          Thursday 24 October 2017 at 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Teaching Grid (for staff)

          • Critical Instructional Design Workshop

          Friday 27 October 2017, 9.30am to 2pm, Collaboration Area, Teaching Grid (for staff)

          • Critical Digital Pedagogy: a Public Lecture

          Tuesday, 31 October 2017, 1pm to 2pm, OC1.01 The Oculus (open to staff, students and public)

          • Roundtable Discussion

          Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 9.30am to 11.30am, Teaching Grid (contact IATL for more information)

          • Digital Pedagogy Lab Warwick

          Friday 3 November 2017, 10am to 5pm, Experimental Teaching Space, Teaching Grid (WIHEA Fellows and staff)

          For further information and to reserve a place at any of the above events please follow this link.
          Mon 16 October 2017, 15:22

          Prof Shân Wareing's Seminar on Guidance & Resources page

          Prof Shân Wareing, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Student Experience, London South Bank University (LSBU), presented an exclusive seminar to WIHEA members on the topic of "Widening participation: student journeys, building lives" on 6 June 2017 - you can now watch the seminar on our website!

          Wed 19 July 2017, 15:42

          2017 Teaching Excellence Winners

          Our Warwick Awards for Teaching Excellence and WATE PGR winners have been announced – see who makes the difference in learning and teaching!

          Tue 04 July 2017, 19:06

          Positive result in the Teaching Excellence Framework

          Our University has been awarded silver status in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

          This award defines Warwick as a university that “consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education” and achieves “excellent outcomes for its students…with an institutional culture that facilitates, recognises and rewards excellent teaching”.

          Tue 04 July 2017, 17:28

          Next steps: 2017 Institutional Teaching and Learning Review

          Since the ITLR in January 2017, Teaching Quality have been doing some detailed analysis to identify themes for development across the University. These were considered by the University Senate on 15 June 2017 and key outcomes can now be shared with the broader University community.

          Tue 04 July 2017, 17:26

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