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A presentation I gave to some European colleagues explaining the ideas behind the University of Lincoln's Student as Producer project

A presentation I gave to some European colleagues explaining the ideas behind the University of Lincoln's Student as Producer project



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  • 1. Student as Producer Dr. Julian Beckton
  • 2. Topics
    • Teaching and Learning Strategy 2007-12
    • “Student as producer” project
  • 3. Recruitment strategy
    • Ongoing review of courses to ensure they
    • remain attractive to students
    • Review student entry requirements
    • Reach out to under-represented groups
    Review pre-entry support and induction programmes Offer multiple forms of delivery Provide appropriate opportunities for transfer between programmes Provide academic and pastoral support to students throughout their programme
  • 4. Research engaged teaching strategy
    • Encourage innovation in regular programme
    • reviews, informed by subject and pedagogic
    • research.
    • Seek advice from appropriate external sources
    • Ensure conformity with Bologna
    • Ensure that all teachers carry out research and ensure that they bring
    • this research into their curricula
    • Embed research skills into curricula
  • 5. Continuous improvement strategy
    • Remain focused on learning outcomes to determine
    • pedagogic strategy
    • Provide students with clear guidelines
    • Give rapid, clear feedback that focuses on future
    • improvements
    • Encourage student reflection and provide additional support in generic skills
    • Provide opportunities for small group teaching
    • Make full use of enabling technologies
    • Provide opportunities for self directed study
  • 6. Employability Strategy
    • Provide structured personal and career
    • development planning
    • Enhance students self awareness and
    • self presentation abilities in relation to
    • employment opportunties
    • Develop applied creativity, innovation and enterprise ability
    • Enhance opportunities for students to practice in work settings where
    • appropriate
    • Promote external contacts through work and community based projects
    • Support student society initiatives relating to work and career development
  • 7. Staff development strategy
    • Develop a clearer career path for Teacher Fellows
    • Engage all academic staff in research relating to
    • their teaching
    • Strengthen induction and training of new academic
    • staff
    • Ensure academic staff relate to Professional Standards Framework
    • Involve practitioners in programme design and delivery
    • Reward staff achievement in research-informed teaching and
    • learning and professional practice.
    • Establish a standardised centrally administered approach to unit evaluation
  • 8. Collaboration Strategy
    • Ensure dialogue between staff and students
    • Maintain partnerships between academics,
    • Service depts and administrative staff
    • Promote interfaculty collaboration
    • Develop links with schools and colleges
    • Develop links with employers
    • Engage in local/regional/national research collaborations
  • 9. Environmental strategy
    • Provide appropriate accommodation
    • for teaching and learning
    • Establish flexible learning spaces
    • Provide technical support in all teaching rooms
    • Ensure that all teaching rooms meet minimum
    • standards on all sites
    • Invest in library and learning resources
    • Provide academic staff with enhanced technical support
  • 10. Student as producer project
    • Externally funded. (£200,000.00 over 3 years)
    • Draws on teaching and learning strategy
    • Research already a key part of that
    • Students not always closely engaged in research
  • 11. University Education
    • Teaching not about transferring knowledge
    • Ideas are far more important than information.
    • Need to help students make knowledge for themselves
    • So students work with staff to pursue research projects.
    • Or, if impractical, students are assessed on “research like” activities.
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  • 12. What we’ve already done
    • UROS – Undergraduate Research
    • Opportunities scheme. (Students get a
    • grant to work with academics on a real
    • research problem)
    • SCOTS – Students evaluate the work of teachers in disciplines
    • other than their own.
    • FED – Fund for Educational Development – funds of up
    • to £3000 for academic colleagues to develop their curriculum
    • along the lines of research engaged teaching
  • 13. What do we plan to do (1)
    • Teacher Development : promotion
    • of research engaged teaching and
    • learning through existing PGCE
    • programme/CPD framework –
    • develop work done by SCOT
    • programme to support teaching, and other students
    • Learning Co-laboratories : One week projects involving
    • large groups of undergraduate student (500) working in team of 10
    • with academic staff to produce a product of academic value
    • based around theme of the co-laboratory.
  • 14. What we plan to do (2)
    • Re-introduce UROS scheme
    • (Bursaries of £1000 per student),
    • work to be done over summer vacation
    • Re-introduce FED - £3,000
    • per project, as before, but staff expected to publish a paper
    • Festival of teaching and learning . : Involve whole university for
    • one day, in which staff and students will engage with research
    • engaged teaching agenda.
  • 15. Thank You