Staff InductionWest Highland College UHI16th January 2013Dr Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader, Business & Leisure
The Scottish Context
The Future of Higher Educationin Scotland1. More flexibility2. More learner choice3. Greater focus on the value of study i...
What is a C21st University?Vision GovernanceManagement Shared ServicesRegionalisation Fundable BodyFinancial T & R Researc...
The University
 Thirteen partners 9 Further Educationcolleges 4 Specialist colleges &Research institutions Over 100 outreach learning...
History: Development of UHI 1992 Project established 1996 Millennium Commission funding – UHI Millennium Institute 2001...
Executive Office: Inverness
Institutional Profile• 1 institution; 13 colleges• 100+ learning centres• covers 50,000 sq km• 8,000 students (5,000 fte)•...
Size Matters: The Partnership-2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,00016,000TheUniversityofEdinburghTheUniversityofGlasgowTh...
Vision: A New Generation University• Tertiary: a seamless combination of further (craft and skills) andhigher (university-...
UHI MissionTo be a distinctive and innovative regional university ofnational and international significance; a university ...
Collaborations and PartnershipsWhat are the institutional drivers at present,and which of these are relevant to todaysdisc...
Regional core: potentialAvailable within 30 miles ofthe majority of the region’spopulation...• Twenty degrees• Ten Masters...
The missing 10,000 students-5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,00040,0000to45to910to1415to1920to2425to2930to3435to3940t...
Citius, Altius, FortiusAct Faster; Aim Higher; Grow Stronger
The Faculties
UHIFaculty of Arts,Humanities &BusinessFaculty ofScience, Health &EducationBusiness & LeisureSNManagement School Computing...
The Subject Network
“the aim of subjectnetworks is to improvecollaboration andenhance the studentexperience”At inception:
Through: communication strategic and operational planning organisation management leadership team building and staff...
5162513529Network Staff476
9421488737171Network Students 1478
Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Alice Clifford, Inverness College UHI Isobel Grigor, Calman TrustCather...
Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Jenny CurrieDegree Leader – Golf ManagementDegree Leader – Hospitality ...
Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Adam Robertson, West Highland College UHI Issy Grieve, Orkney College U...
Its Management:Subject Network Committee(3 per year) AP Senior ManagersNetwork Executive Scheme Committee(4 per year) Prog...
Its 3 Strategic Goals:We are currently preparing students for:• jobs that do not yet exist• for technologies not yet inven...
Its 3 Strategic Goals:“[we must] enable UHI to deliver its programmes on anetworked basis to as many of its potential stud...
Its 3 Strategic Goals:GOAL 3:To consult and collaborate on a wide range of joint awardsacross all subject networks and in ...
Management School
Business and Leisure• Mainly undergraduatecurriculum• Strongly linked to theeconomic needs of theregion• General and niche...
Business and Leisure• Business, Accounting,Office Administration,Human Resources,Conveyancing, Finance• Continuing Profess...
Business and Leisure• Tourism and Hospitality• Heritage, Golf andOutdoor Adventure• Training Hotel• Industry-focused,exper...
Food and DrinkTourismHospitalityLeisure, Sport and FitnessManagementBusiness AdministrationMarketingand PRAccountingEvents...
TourismManagementBusiness AdministrationHumanResourcesOutdoorAdventureEnterprise/Experience/EmployabilityPublic SectorVolu...
Scheme
HEALTH and WELLBEING COURSESPost Graduate taught:• MA Health and Wellbeing• MSc Infection Preventionand Control• MSc Medic...
HEALTH and WELLBEING COURSESPDAs:(SCQF 10)• Practice Learning Qualification(SCQF 8)• Childhood Practice (no longer deliver...
DefinitionsA Networked Delivery SchemeDelivery of a course/module or unit by staff from morethan one academic partner to s...
ExperientialEducationJobShadowingSimulationsStudyAbroadWorkPlacementSummerSchoolsInternshipFieldTripsResearchProjectsVolun...
So why do it?
BenefitsStudent Benefits• Increased reported learning and motivation to learn• Deeper understanding of subject matter and ...
BenefitsCommunity Benefits• Additional energy, enthusiasm and resources for addressing issues• Improved relationship with ...
Its HN Activities:
HN Network SupportPurpose – to support practitioners with thedelivery and assessment of HN Frameworksby:– providing inform...
SQA UpdateSupport Materials• Assessment Exemplars- status report- centre feedback form- security aspects- plans for 2012/1...
• e-Assessment Support- formative and summative• Qualification Support Team- future plans• Scotland’s Colleges - update• O...
Your Responsibilities
Professional Dutieso Engage with those involved in unit provision, ensuring that they are deliveredeffectively, efficientl...
Teaching, Assessment & Scholarshipo Lead the design, development and delivery of your unit/so Review on a regular basis un...
Planning, Quality Assurance & Quality Enhancemento Be responsible for the identification of unit resourceso Contribute to ...
Your Contacts
Helpful Contactso Dr Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader, Business and Leisurerob.macpherson@uhi.ac.uk01847 889372o Marga...
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  • IntroductionsDomesticsAgenda for the day – link this to purpose of event. Format based on feedback from previous events and extensive consultationPartnership – effective and successful delivery of the HNs relies on a partnership approach
  • Assessment Exemplars-appreciation of writers – need for more writers – no writers, no ExemplarsStatus reportsCentre feedback – errors, use IV process, SQA statement, completion of new form, on HN Subject PagesNeed for ongoing security of Assessment Exemplars – new Units and old Units – old Units still currentPlans for developments in 2011/12Prior verification – sharing across centres. Qualification Approval & Verification projectOpportunities within the Understanding Standards website
  • Update onAdmin & It Graded Unit summative assessmentOpportunities for future developmentsFormative assessments – topic areasQST – re-convene group and refreshOperationalUpdate from Scotland’s Colleges
  • University of the Highlands and Islands, Business and Leisure, Staff induction 2013

    1. 1. Staff InductionWest Highland College UHI16th January 2013Dr Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader, Business & Leisure
    2. 2. The Scottish Context
    3. 3. The Future of Higher Educationin Scotland1. More flexibility2. More learner choice3. Greater focus on the value of study i.e. employability4. Sustainability in the face of diminishing public funding5. Greater focus on partnerships and collaborations (betweeneducators and employers)6. Barriers to competitionTo a large extent this is all synonymous with the concept of ‘RegionalCoherence’, especially in Highlands and IslandsUHI, by its very nature, already was having to think about these areas
    4. 4. What is a C21st University?Vision GovernanceManagement Shared ServicesRegionalisation Fundable BodyFinancial T & R ResearchStudent VoiceTeaching & LearningIntegrated Planning & DeliveryQuality Skills & Capability
    5. 5. The University
    6. 6.  Thirteen partners 9 Further Educationcolleges 4 Specialist colleges &Research institutions Over 100 outreach learningcentres Linked by technologyWhat is UHI?
    7. 7. History: Development of UHI 1992 Project established 1996 Millennium Commission funding – UHI Millennium Institute 2001 Higher Education Institution (HEI) status (Teaching Funding) 2002 Research Assessment Exercise (Research Funding) 2004 Parity of funding for teaching 2008 Taught degree awarding powers (TDAP) 2010 Application for University Title 2011 The University of the Highlands & Islands
    8. 8. Executive Office: Inverness
    9. 9. Institutional Profile• 1 institution; 13 colleges• 100+ learning centres• covers 50,000 sq km• 8,000 students (5,000 fte)• 150+ programmes (ugr & pgt)• Arts, Humanities & Business;Science, Health; & Education• 58% aged 21 or over• 62% part time• 54:46 female:male• 86% students local from Highlands• £40m turnover p.a.• £120m partnership turnover p.a.• awarded university title in 2011• a developing research portfolio
    10. 10. Size Matters: The Partnership-2,0004,0006,0008,00010,00012,00014,00016,000TheUniversityofEdinburghTheUniversityofGlasgowTheUniversityofStrathclydeUHIPartnershipGlasgowCaledonianUniversityTheUniversityofAberdeenAberdeenCollegeTheUniversityofDundeeJamesWattCollegeofFurther&HigherEducationNapierUniversityAdamSmithCollegeEdinburghsTelfordCollegeDundeeCollegeTheRobertGordonUniversityOpenUniversityinScotlandTheUniversityofPaisleyForthValleyCollegeTheUniversityofStirlingTheUniversityofStAndrewsHeriot-WattUniversityStevensonCollegeGlasgowMetropolitanCollegeReidKerrCollegeMotherwellCollegeLangsideCollegeCardonaldCollegeJewelandEskValleyCollegeUniversityofAbertayDundeeCentralCollegeofCommerceStowCollegeClydebankCollegeLauderCollegeQueenMargaretUniversityCollege,EdinburghGlasgowCollegeofNauticalStudiesAyrCollegeKilmarnockCollegeAnnieslandCollegeNorthGlasgowCollegeWestLothianCollegeAngusCollegeBellCollegeBanff&BuchanCollegeofFurtherEducationSouthLanarkshireCollegeCoatbridgeCollegeCumbernauldCollegeDumfriesandGallowayCollegeBordersCollegeJohnWheatleyCollegeGlasgowSchoolofArtElmwoodCollegeEdinburghCollegeofArtTheRoyalScottishAcademyofMusicandDramaOatridgeAgriculturalCollegeTheBaronyCollegeNewbattleAbbeyCollegeHEIs FTE 2005-6)FECs FTE (2005-06)UHI Partnership
    11. 11. Vision: A New Generation University• Tertiary: a seamless combination of further (craft and skills) andhigher (university-level) education• Lifelong Learning and access• Research-based but with an applied and vocational focus• Distributed partnership model – sustaining and enhancing localcommunities throughout the region• Delivering the a university curriculum for the region acrosscampuses Curriculum for the 21st Century Project….BlendedLearning
    12. 12. UHI MissionTo be a distinctive and innovative regional university ofnational and international significance; a university witha pivotal role in the educational, economic, social,cultural and environmental infrastructure of itsregion and which reaches out to the people of theHighlands and Islands and the rest of the world throughits research and teaching..
    13. 13. Collaborations and PartnershipsWhat are the institutional drivers at present,and which of these are relevant to todaysdiscussions?– Growth in student numbers– Income generation– Enhancement of learner opportunity/experience– Regional coherence– Fulfilment of mission
    14. 14. Regional core: potentialAvailable within 30 miles ofthe majority of the region’spopulation...• Twenty degrees• Ten Masters programmes• Local provision*• Niche** Exact programmes will be location dependant
    15. 15. The missing 10,000 students-5,00010,00015,00020,00025,00030,00035,00040,0000to45to910to1415to1920to2425to2930to3435to3940to4445to4950to5455to5960to6465to6970to7475to7980to8485to8990andoverAge Group2001PopulationHIE AreaScotlandPro-Rata
    16. 16. Citius, Altius, FortiusAct Faster; Aim Higher; Grow Stronger
    17. 17. The Faculties
    18. 18. UHIFaculty of Arts,Humanities &BusinessFaculty ofScience, Health &EducationBusiness & LeisureSNManagement School Computing & IT SNArgyll NorthHighlandWest HighlandLews CastleInvernessShetlandPerthOrkneyMoray
    19. 19. The Subject Network
    20. 20. “the aim of subjectnetworks is to improvecollaboration andenhance the studentexperience”At inception:
    21. 21. Through: communication strategic and operational planning organisation management leadership team building and staff development motivation
    22. 22. 5162513529Network Staff476
    23. 23. 9421488737171Network Students 1478
    24. 24. Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Alice Clifford, Inverness College UHI Isobel Grigor, Calman TrustCatherine Barron, Lews Castle College UHI Issy Grieve, Orkney College UHICatherine Etri, Perth College UHI Jackie Andrews, Moray College UHIDorothy Budge, North Highland College UHI Jane Nichols, Argyll College UHIEuan Black, Management School, UHI Jenny Currie, North Highland College UHIGeorgina Morrison, West Highland College UHI Kirsten Grant, Inverness College UHIGill Berkeley, Moray College UHI Marie Scott, Executive Office UHIIrene Peterson, Shetland College UHI Rachael Bews, Subject Network Student OfficerTina Riddell, Perth College UHISubject Network CommitteeMargaret LittleSubject Network Clerk
    25. 25. Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Jenny CurrieDegree Leader – Golf ManagementDegree Leader – Hospitality ManagementDegree Leader – Tourism ManagementMatt GrovesDegree Leader – Adventure Tourism ManagementNicola MacDonaldDegree Leader – Business and ManagementDegree Leader – Business and Management (with Enterprise)Degree Leader – Business and Management (with Finance)Degree Leader – Business and Management (with Marketing)Degree Leader – Business and Management (with Human Resource Management)Degree Leader – Business and Management (with Administration and Office Management)Kirsten GrantDegree Leader – Sports ManagementDiane RossDegree Leader – Equine Business ManagementNetwork Executive Scheme Committee
    26. 26. Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader(Scheme Leader)Adam Robertson, West Highland College UHI Issy Grieve, Orkney College UHIAlice Clifford, Inverness College UHI Jackie Andrews, Moray College UHIAnne Frew, North Highland College UHI James Macaskill, Lews Castle UHIAnne Hill, Orkney College UHI Jane Freeman, Moray College UHIBilly Mackinnon, Lews Castle College UHI Jane MacIntosh, North Highland College UHICatherine Barron, Lews Castle College UHI Jane Nichols, Argyll College UHICatherine Etri, Perth College UHI John MacLuckie, Argyll College UHICatriona Macaulay, Lews Castle College UHI Kelly McLaren, Moray College UHIChris Newlands, Moray College UHI Mandy Smith, Orkney College UHIDiane Ross, North Highland College UHI Marian Forgan, Perth College UHIDorothy Budge, North Highland College UHI Marie Scott, Executive Office UHIEuan Robertson, Shetland College UHI Paula White, West Highland College UHIFiona Williams, Inverness College UHI Rena MacDonald, Argyll College UHIGarry Rendall, Moray College UHI Rosemary McCormack, Moray College UHIGeorgina Morrison, West Highland College UHI Stephanie Sparkes, Moray College UHIIain MacSween, Lews Castle College UHI Steve Hughes, Shetland College UHIIan Gibb, Perth College UHI Tina Riddell, Perth College UHIIrene Peterson, Shetland College UHI Tracy Matheson, West Highland College UHIIsabelle MacCallum, Shetland College UHI Vanessa Williamson, North Highland College UHIHN Executive Network CommitteeMargaret LittleSubject Network Clerk
    27. 27. Its Management:Subject Network Committee(3 per year) AP Senior ManagersNetwork Executive Scheme Committee(4 per year) Programme LeadersHN Executive Scheme Committee(4 per year) AP Section LeadersNetwork Quality Monitoring(1 per semester) Representative Programme & AP Section LeadersScheme Development Days(1 per semester) Programme & Module LeadersHN Development Days (Micro-networks – Business, Sport, Hospitality, Admin & IT, Law)(1 per year) All Micro network membersStudent Liaison Forum(1 per semester) SNSO, UHISA, Class RepsModule Team Meetings(1 per semester minimum) Module Teams (arranged by module leader)
    28. 28. Its 3 Strategic Goals:We are currently preparing students for:• jobs that do not yet exist• for technologies not yet invented• to solve problems not yet knownThe Top 10 jobs in demand in 2010 did not exist in 2004“managerial, financial, customer care and social skills...are notonly derived from university experience, but instead, from thewider experience out of the classroom”James Fraser, “Developing Graduates for the C20th”GOAL 1:To provide the opportunity for all [Business and Leisure]students to engage in experiential learning by the end of 2013
    29. 29. Its 3 Strategic Goals:“[we must] enable UHI to deliver its programmes on anetworked basis to as many of its potential students aspossible, using our video and IT technology in a mannerdictated by our blended-learning pedagogy.”James Fraser, “Developing Graduates for the C20th”EMBRACE “30 WITHIN 30” CONCEPTGOAL 2:To deliver all key elements of the Business and LeisureScheme, to Honours level, in – at least – nine academicpartners by the end of 2014
    30. 30. Its 3 Strategic Goals:GOAL 3:To consult and collaborate on a wide range of joint awardsacross all subject networks and in both faculties; andencourage institutional change to facilitate their widespreadadoption by the end of 2014YOU are a key part of this goal
    31. 31. Management School
    32. 32. Business and Leisure• Mainly undergraduatecurriculum• Strongly linked to theeconomic needs of theregion• General and nicheprovision• Solid business core
    33. 33. Business and Leisure• Business, Accounting,Office Administration,Human Resources,Conveyancing, Finance• Continuing ProfessionalDevelopment (CPD)• Face-to-face, onlineand distance learning
    34. 34. Business and Leisure• Tourism and Hospitality• Heritage, Golf andOutdoor Adventure• Training Hotel• Industry-focused,experiential learning
    35. 35. Food and DrinkTourismHospitalityLeisure, Sport and FitnessManagementBusiness AdministrationMarketingand PRAccountingEventsTravelGolfFood and DrinkGolfEnterprise/Experience/Employability
    36. 36. TourismManagementBusiness AdministrationHumanResourcesOutdoorAdventureEnterprise/Experience/EmployabilityPublic SectorVolunteerQualityRetailLegal/ParalegalInterpretationOutdoorAdventure
    37. 37. Scheme
    38. 38. HEALTH and WELLBEING COURSESPost Graduate taught:• MA Health and Wellbeing• MSc Infection Preventionand Control• MSc Medical DeviceDecontaminationCPD:• Self Management• Diabetes• Child and AdolescentMental HealthUndergraduate:• Health and Education Scheme:– BA (hons.) Health Studies/Health andWelfare/ Rural Health Studies– BSc (hons.) Psychology (BPS)– BA (hons.) Child and Youth Studies– BA Childhood Practice (SSSC)• BSc Oral Health Science (GDC)• Diploma of Higher Education in DentalTechnology (GDC)CPD:• Leading and Managing Care Services (3 xSCQF 9: accepted by SSSC)
    39. 39. HEALTH and WELLBEING COURSESPDAs:(SCQF 10)• Practice Learning Qualification(SCQF 8)• Childhood Practice (no longer delivered)(SCQF 7)• Health and Social Care Supervision• Health and Social Care: Administration ofMedicine• Oral Health Care: Dental Managers• Counselling Addiction• Promoting Excellence in Dementia SkilledPractice (Jan 13 delivery)• PDA in Brief Interventions for SubstanceMisuse (13/14 delivery)HNs:• HNC Social Care• HNC Health care (due to be replaced in12/13 by HNC Care and AdministrativePractice)• HNC Early Education and Childcare• HNC/D Beauty Therapy• HNC/D Complementary Therapy• HNC HairdressingSVQs (level 4 / SCQF 7):• Health and Social Care (Adults)• Health and Social Care (Children andYoung People)
    40. 40. DefinitionsA Networked Delivery SchemeDelivery of a course/module or unit by staff from morethan one academic partner to students from more thanone academic partner. Will involve the use of technology(e.g. VLE, VC)A Blended Delivery SchemeA considered approach that selects from a range of e-learning technologies and traditional face-to-facemethods to facilitate student engagement, developindependent learners and enhance the learningexperience
    41. 41. ExperientialEducationJobShadowingSimulationsStudyAbroadWorkPlacementSummerSchoolsInternshipFieldTripsResearchProjectsVolunteeringServiceLearningGuestLecturesClinical PracticeCo-operativeEducationCapstoneCourseCase StudiesCommunityEngagement
    42. 42. So why do it?
    43. 43. BenefitsStudent Benefits• Increased reported learning and motivation to learn• Deeper understanding of subject matter and complex social issues• Ability to apply material learned in class to “real world” issues• Opportunity to learn from classmates experiences• Gain hands on skills related to academic and professional area ofinterestStaff Benefits• Addition of new areas for research and publication, and increasedopportunities for professional recognition and reward• Improved student discussion and participation• Enriched approach for delivering subject matter• Increased opportunity to engage students of all learning styles• New relationship with students and community members• Improved understanding of how learning occurs• Greater awareness of social issues as they relate to academic areasof interest
    44. 44. BenefitsCommunity Benefits• Additional energy, enthusiasm and resources for addressing issues• Improved relationship with university and access to universityresources• Increased awareness of and support for community organizationsand issues• Opportunity to impress upon students the importance ofparticipation in service• Opportunity to recruit and nurture future volunteers, interns, coops,and full employees or advocatesUniversity Benefits• Increased opportunity to engage students of all learning styles• Opportunity to be a model Service-Learning program for otheruniversities• Improved student retention and school to work transition• Access to community partners as potential co-teachers• Improve awareness of universities commitment to the community
    45. 45. Its HN Activities:
    46. 46. HN Network SupportPurpose – to support practitioners with thedelivery and assessment of HN Frameworksby:– providing information– facilitating workshops– encouraging networking
    47. 47. SQA UpdateSupport Materials• Assessment Exemplars- status report- centre feedback form- security aspects- plans for 2012/13• Prior verified assessments – plans for sharing• Understanding Standards and Quality
    48. 48. • e-Assessment Support- formative and summative• Qualification Support Team- future plans• Scotland’s Colleges - update• Operational Issues- credit transfer/charges- PDAsSQA Update
    49. 49. Your Responsibilities
    50. 50. Professional Dutieso Engage with those involved in unit provision, ensuring that they are deliveredeffectively, efficiently and consistentlyo Contribute to decisions affecting frameworks using your unito Liaise with internal and external verifierso Ensure unit results are entered in SITSo Develop links with external contacts such as other educational bodies,employers and professional bodies as appropriateo Work as a team with peers and colleagues, particularly new members of thedelivery teamo Resolve problems affecting the quality of unit delivery and student progress,referring more serious matters to the subject network leader, schemeexecutives, PAT as appropriateo Ensure cross-partner teams work together as effectively as appropriateo Exhibit good practice in own teaching
    51. 51. Teaching, Assessment & Scholarshipo Lead the design, development and delivery of your unit/so Review on a regular basis unit content and materials, initiating updating whenrequiredo Lead the application of innovative and appropriate teaching techniques fornetworked/blended delivery within your unito Ensure that unit design and delivery comply with UHI’s/SQA’s currentacademic regulations and those of professional bodieso Ensure that unit design, delivery and review embed equality and diversitybest practiceo Develop/use appropriate and agreed assessment methodso Participate fully in HN progression exam boards (from 2013)o Engage in appropriate CPD activities, including scholarship, intended toenhance your own and the student experienceo Actively evaluate, and respond to, the level of student satisfaction forstudents on your unit/s
    52. 52. Planning, Quality Assurance & Quality Enhancemento Be responsible for the identification of unit resourceso Contribute to the development of frameworks that seek to utilise your unitincluding, as appropriate approval/reapproval processeso Be responsible for quality, audit and other external assessments within thecontext of your unit including, in particular, the framework Self EvaluationDocument (SED)o Brief PATs on unit specific issueso Share best practice collaboratively with cross-partner unit teams andframework colleagues, other academic peers and appropriate subjectnetwork/faculty members
    53. 53. Your Contacts
    54. 54. Helpful Contactso Dr Rob MacphersonSubject Network Leader, Business and Leisurerob.macpherson@uhi.ac.uk01847 889372o Margaret LittleBusiness and Leisure Subject Network Clerkmargaret.little@uhi.ac.uk01847 889381o Marie ScottArts, Humanities and Business Faculty Officermarie.scott@uhi.ac.uk01463 279402o www.uhi.ac.ukO www.blackboard.uhi.ac.uk/webapps/portal/frameset.jsp

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