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Slides for the presentation by Alistair Robertson (Academy Scotland) at UKCLE's Enhancing legal education in Scotland conference, 5 November 2009.

Slides for the presentation by Alistair Robertson (Academy Scotland) at UKCLE's Enhancing legal education in Scotland conference, 5 November 2009.

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  • 2. Students do raise crits of resources and int students compare things like libraries and learning spaces. How to sustain resources to meet this demand? Increased costs of teaching, decline in public funding? 40% p/t but are structures supportive or furthering non completion? Funding, regulations and community of learners. Issues include international opps and mobility for UK students 5 Students should not be seen as passive or demanding consumers but as partners. HEIs shape as well as respond to student expectations. Strength of current system is personalised interaction: is this at risk as resources decline? 6. Not similar approach to QE 7. Picked up by NSF . Pre entry and first year 8. Record of achievement 9. 2,500 staff survey, despite formal processes. International league rankings and research performance also 10. Measures to demonstrate institutional commitment and demonstrate quality in diversity.
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    • 1. The wider picture: Graduates for the 21 st Century “ Enhancing legal education in Scotland”, 5 th November 2009 Alastair Robertson, HoPP, Scotland Higher Education Academy
    • 2. Outline
      • HE today and the changing nature of the student learning experience
      • Challenges for the next 10-15 years
      • In the news this week...
      • Scottish focus:
        • Graduates for the 21 st Century
        • Staff for the 21 st Century and professional development
    • 3. The Changing Nature of the Student Learning Experience 1
      • A changing student population
        • More part-time, mature and international students
        • More in part-time employment or based in the work place
        • More articulation between further and higher education
        • Desire for more vocational-based qualifications, enhancing graduate attributes….
      • Greater internationalisation
        • Of the curriculum
        • The student body
        • Of staff
        • Of subject and institutional associations and
        • Of institutions
    • 4. The Changing Nature of the Student Learning Experience 2
      • New Financial challenges
        • For students, institutions and funding bodies
      • Increasing collaboration with and competition from international providers
      • Institutional diversity
        • Types of student
        • Programmes offered
        • Level of resources
        • Focus of mission
        • Learning experiences offered
        • More mergers?
    • 5. The Changing Nature of the Student Learning Experience 3
      • Continuing challenges to academic value and new demands on academic staff
        • Changing expectations of academic roles
        • Balancing research, teaching and administrative roles and values placed on these by institutions
        • Desire for greater student engagement
        • The changing nature of academic disciplines and trans-disciplinary approaches
        • New ways of relating to business and the professions
        • Target-driven cultures?
    • 6. The Changing Nature of the Student Learning Experience 4
      • The use of technology
        • Web 2, social networking sites (myspace, facebook, flickr, bebo, twitter etc), e-portfolios
        • Digital natives versus digital immigrants
        • Changes in delivery, student support
      • Legislative changes
        • Including equality and diversity and employment law
    • 7. Challenges for the future
      • Increased expectations (govt, employers and students)
      • Resources and infrastructure
      • Flexibility of offer
      • International issues
      • Student engagement
      • Postgraduate issues
      • Student preparation
      • Assessment
      • Workforce
      • Quality, standards and diversity
      Teaching and the student experience
    • 8. Moving forward: three point plan Reform curriculum and assessment Develop a more flexible workforce Rethink quality and engage students
    • 9. This week....
      • Tuesday: New framework for HE in England announced: “Higher Ambitions- the future of universities in a knowledge economy”
      • Wednesday: Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR)
      • Graduates and Staff for the 21 st Century...
    • 10. Scottish Focus: Graduates for the 21 st Century
      • Graduate attributes and whole institutional curricular reform e.g. Sydney, Melbourne, Harvard, Aberdeen....
      • New Quality Enhancement Theme
      • Institutional dimension “What does it mean to be a graduate of ?? in C21st?”
      • Subject dimension “What does it mean to be a Lawyer In the C21st?”
      • What are the kinds of attributes and skills we need to instill in our Law graduates for them to be successful and contribute to 21 st Century society?
      • Similar questions for our staff?
    • 11. Scottish focus: Staff for the 21 st Century
      • What does it mean to be a Law lecturer in .... In the 21 st Century and how do you think this has changed, if at all, since you began your career- discuss with a neighbour
      • Professional development of staff
        • New lecturing staff e.g. PG Cert
        • More experienced staff , CPD frameworks
        • Generic and subject-specific support; a balance
        • Scholarship of L and T, links with subject-based research and KT
        • Recognition and Reward for excellence in L&T
    • 12. Scholarly approaches to L and T
      • Keeping up to date with innovations in L and T, generic or at the subject level e.g.
      • Written information and resources (case studies, question banks, journals, newsletters and guides)
      • Events, departmental workshops
      • Networking: special interest groups, collaborations
      • External examining
      • Undertaking some action research, applying for project funding, teaching awards
      • Policy development- links with relevant professional associations, employers...
      • HE Academy Subject Centres, EvidenceNet...
    • 13. Getting involved
      • UKCLE and other various Academy mailing lists
      • Scottish-specific web pages: http://www.ukcle.ac.uk/resources/scotland/index.html
      • http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/aboutus/scotland
      • UKCLE Nations Fund
      • Events, Networks....
      • Academy Scotland travel fund to attend events in other parts of the UK
      • Key contacts in your institution
      • UKCLE new Scotland consultant- Michael Bromby
      • NEW , follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/AcademyScotland
    • 14.