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  • The HEA has launched its new Strategic Plan, which will take the organisation through to 2016This is a dynamic strategy that we will regularly review so that we remain flexible and proactive in meeting the needs of the higher education community, and in developing new business at home and internationally.As champions of excellence in learning and teaching, and as a national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education throughout the UK, our strategic priorities directly reflect that sentiment:to inspire and support effective practice in learning and teaching; to recognise, reward and accredit excellent teaching; to influence policy, future thinking and change; to develop an effective, sustainable organisation that is relevant to, and valued by, higher education
  • The workshop and seminar series aim to promote research and evidence that has informed HEI practice. Funded by HEAHEIs are invited to put in a proposal to one of the calls and these go through a review process. Todays seminar fits within the thematic area of assessment and feedback.There are also seminars being held on the topic of retention and success and internationalization. The discipline areas of the HEA are also holding seminars are these is currently an ongoing call for theseDetails of all the seminars and the call are on the website
  • The thematic workshop and seminar series aims to promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and practice. Funded by HEA, via an open call. Four workshops and seminars still to be held this year: Assessment & Feedback – Staffordshire University (23 April) and Middlesex University (1 May); Retention & Success – University of Essex (12 April) and University of East London (16 April) – see website for further details.The discipline areas of the HEA are also holding seminars are these is currently an ongoing call for theseDetails of all the seminars and the call are on the websiteThis year £1.5 million of funding was made available for individual, departmental and collaborative teaching development grants. This bid-based development grant funding exists to stimulate evidence-based research and encourage innovations in learning and teaching that have the potential for sector-wide impact.The HEA’s new UK travel fund will enable staff and students in UK higher education to exchange and disseminate good practice in learning, teaching and assessment and engage with their peers. The funding may be used to help the applicant(s) attend conferences, network meetings and special interest groups that are being run in the UK. The event should be aligned with one of the Academies seven themes (Assessment & Feedback, Retention & Success, Internationalisation, Flexible Learning, Education for Sustainable Development, Reward & Recognition, Employability) and have a positive impact on the sector.The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is building a community of Academic Associates to deliver and develop support for learning and teaching in higher education.Expressions of interest are sought from academics with current experience, who are leaders in their field, can work as part of a team, and who share the HEA's ambition to improve learning and teaching and the student learning experience.
  • Full details of seminar series availableExternal examiner conference: organised jointly with the QAA. This will disseminate the new QAA guidance for external examiners within the UK Quality Code for Higher Education, and also the HEA external examiners handbook. Participants will be able to explore the new QAA and HEA guidance and consider the impact on their practice. Interactive workshops will cover:1. Roles and responsibilities: 2. Induction & Mentoring3. External examiner reports - the student perspective4. External examiner reports - the institutional perspective. Aimed at; Academics who are experienced, recently appointed and aspiring external examiners;other academics involved in the external examiner process; staff development personnel involved with the training of external examiners. No charge to attend. The title for the 8th Annual Conference of the Higher Education Academy is “Great Expectations – are you ready?”. Andwill be held on 3-4 July in Manchester. Early Bird bookings now open – close 13 AprilDetails of all HEA events and conference can be found on the website
  • New publication being developed: ‘A marked improvement: transforming assessment in higher education’Provides an evidence-based approachBuilds on and takes forward the Assessment Standards Manifesto Includes an audit or review tool for HEIs to improve assessment practice and policy across an institutionSee ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange) (n.d) Assessment Standards: a Manifesto for Change; Feedback: an Agenda for Change.  Available from: HEA change programme for assessment and feedbackTESTA: Transforming the experience of students through assessment,Led by University of Winchester. TESTA is one of four thematic strands that the Higher Education Academy is offering in 2011/12. HEA change programme funds institutional initiative, providing structured support for changeSee and Building on the work of the SIG for feedbackNow looking to provide a synthesis of good practices principles, with case studies for the HEA web area.
  • The HEA has an assessment and feedback web are – this is in development and will have links to events, resources and funding opportunities.There is also an area for external examining and academic integrity. We are always looking for useful resources, so please feel free to get in touch
  • Angela mc grane, hea workshop 19th april

    1. 1. Workshop & seminar series Higher Education Academy
    2. 2. Welcome Angela McGrane Academic Development Officer (HEAR and Themes) 2
    3. 3. The Higher Education AcademyThe Higher Education Academy (HEA) champions excellencein learning and teaching in higher education. We arecommittedto improving the student learning experience by raising thestatus of teaching, adding to the body of knowledge relatingtopedagogy, enhancing professional teaching practice, andfacilitating networks and communities of practice. We work inpartnership with institutions, student bodies, academic andprofessional staff , and sector agencies and funders. 3 The Higher Education Academy Strategic Plan 2012-2016
    4. 4. Workshop & seminar series• Promote research and evidence that has informed departmental and institutional policy and practice • HEA funded • Hosted by individual institutions• Thematic • Assessment and feedback • Retention and success • Internationalisation• Discipline specific • Covering each of the discipline areas • Open call• 4
    5. 5. Opportunities to get involved• Discipline workshop and seminar proposals – rolling call:• Teaching development grants • Details of those funded: development-grants • Further rounds to follow in 2012/13• UK travel fund:• Academic associates scheme:• Funding opportunities: 5
    6. 6. Assessment and feedbackseminarsEvent Venue DateInclusive Practice in Assessment and Staffordshire 23 AprilFeedback UniversityTransforming e-assessment for Middlesex University 1 MayLearning: Developing an institutionwide scaffoldExperiences of implementing large University of Leeds 4 Mayscale changes to the practice ofassessment and feedbackImplementing current feedback Staffordshire University 9 Mayresearch in order to develop goodfeedback practiceDevising, creating and scheduling University of Liverpool 14 Mayonline tests for formative assessmentand feedback: a two-staged approach 6
    7. 7. Other seminarsInternationalisationEvent Venue DateSupporting international students University of Derby 10 Maythrough an integrated approachDeveloping Inclusive Practices with University of 18 MayInternational and Domestic Students HertfordshireInternationalising Graduate Attributes: University of Glasgow 25 MayBuilding an Inclusive CurriculumRetention and successEvent Venue DateWhen retention doesn‟t work – Open University 25 AprilLearning more about and supportingHE early-leavers, the Information,Advice and Guidance experiences andresearch of Back on CourseTargeting Retention Measures Plymouth University 30 April 7
    8. 8. Future HEA events• Seminar and workshop series• External examiner conference 10 May 2012, Manchester nts/10_May_ExternalExaminersConference• HEA Annual Conference, “Great Expectations – are you ready?” 03-04 July 2012, The University of Manchester Provisional programme now available and registration is open 8
    9. 9. HEA work in A&F• New publication being developed: „A marked improvement: transforming assessment in higher education‟ Provides an evidence-based approach• HEA change programme for assessment and feedback 2011/12 on the theme of TESTA: Transforming the experience of students through assessment, Led by University of Winchester See and• Building on the work of the SIG for feedback Now looking to provide a synthesis of good practices principles, with case studies for the HEA web area. 9
    10. 10. Keep in touch• Website in development Details of events, resources and funding• Mailing list Sign up through My Academy• Email the assessment team 10