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.
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
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'
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'
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'
Please complete the acceptance form if you are able to attend.
Congratulations to WIHEA Fellow!
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Further information on becoming a Fellow or Member of WIHEA is available here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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”.
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.