Developing a community to disseminate good practice Dr Pam Parker  Professor Susannah Quinsee  City University London, UK
Background <ul><li>Founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute </li></ul><ul><li>and gained full university status in 196...
What we do.... and engage others
Developing a Community Wenger (1998) New scheme so opportunity to work together to shape group  All engaged with learning ...
Role of Fellows <ul><li>Link  between their School and the LDC </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way  feedback  to the LDC about curre...
Launch of the Scheme <ul><li>36 staff  accepted invite to become Fellows  </li></ul><ul><li>Launch at annual showcase even...
Activities to dates Feb May Feb May June Aug Nov
Survey: Scheme outcomes? <ul><li>Opportunity to  discuss with others  in the university pedagogic / research issues into L...
Future <ul><li>Engagement via conference event in November </li></ul><ul><li>Support for roles as change agents  </li></ul...
CIRCLE of change
THANK YOU Any questions?
Contact  <ul><li>Professor  Susannah Quinsee </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Learning Development  & Chair of Learning and T...
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  • There were a range of activities for staff who had shown an interest and a commitment to enhancing learning and teaching. These included: Associate Deans Education Staff undertaking the MA Academic Practice Programme A range of projects such as Learning Development Projects and the Education Development Associate scheme National Teaching Fellows Seminar programme We did not however have anything to provide that sense of community and belonging.
  • Central drive was to enhance Learning and Teaching across the University and where the Fellows could share their knowledge and expertise and encourage new ideas (Barrett et al 2004 &amp; Brown and Duguid 2000). Membership of communities is often through self selection and whilst we had selected those who were eligible to join they had to accept this invitation (Barrett et al 2004 &amp;Wenger &amp; Snyder 2000). We were aware that for this to be successful we had to provide Wenger’s (1998) Three dimensions for a supportive coherent community which are: a joint enterprise mutual engagement in interaction on shared issues a shared repertoire of words, tools and issues The Fellowship scheme was new and so they could shape this as a group. There was a shared agenda and similar issues that needed to be addressed. Their previous involvement with the centre meant that they already had a shared language and some tools.
  • Recognition event at the Showcase where the certificates were awarded Workshop with members from the relevant HEA subject centres to encourage/set up links Survey to ask them what they would like to gain from being a fellow and what they would like to contribute
  • Developing a community ppsq

    1. 1. Developing a community to disseminate good practice Dr Pam Parker Professor Susannah Quinsee City University London, UK
    2. 2. Background <ul><li>Founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute </li></ul><ul><li>and gained full university status in 1966 </li></ul><ul><li>The University has close links with the City of </li></ul><ul><li>London and plays an active role in the business </li></ul><ul><li>and professional life of the capital </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on education for the business and </li></ul><ul><li>Professions </li></ul><ul><li>We have 23,835 students from </li></ul><ul><li>156 countries </li></ul>
    3. 3. What we do.... and engage others
    4. 4. Developing a Community Wenger (1998) New scheme so opportunity to work together to shape group All engaged with learning and teaching and understand needs of City Share similar issues and already involved with LDC
    5. 5. Role of Fellows <ul><li>Link between their School and the LDC </li></ul><ul><li>Two-way feedback to the LDC about current and future activities </li></ul><ul><li>Engage with and shape University strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Mentor staff who undertake educational initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Champion innovation and good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Peer review articles for the Learning at City Journal </li></ul>
    6. 6. Launch of the Scheme <ul><li>36 staff accepted invite to become Fellows </li></ul><ul><li>Launch at annual showcase event in February 2010 . </li></ul><ul><li>Some staff did not respond or declined the invitation: “I meant to reply” and “I have not time for extra work” . </li></ul><ul><li>Other staff appreciated being recognised for their practice: </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am very grateful for your invitation to be among the first to be awarded a Learning Development Fellowship” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I am flattered to be invited and happy to take this on.” </li></ul>
    7. 7. Activities to dates Feb May Feb May June Aug Nov
    8. 8. Survey: Scheme outcomes? <ul><li>Opportunity to discuss with others in the university pedagogic / research issues into L&T </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness of practices in other parts of the university </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction that we are working as a team to move the University forwards </li></ul><ul><li>A badge that others could recognize they were fellows </li></ul>
    9. 9. Future <ul><li>Engagement via conference event in November </li></ul><ul><li>Support for roles as change agents </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a culture of educational development across University </li></ul><ul><li>Pumping resources/money into Schools rather than from the centre </li></ul>
    10. 10. CIRCLE of change
    11. 11. THANK YOU Any questions?
    12. 12. Contact <ul><li>Professor Susannah Quinsee </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Learning Development & Chair of Learning and Teaching Development </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Development Centre </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 0215 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>Dr Pam Parker Associate Director Learning Development Centre Tel: +44 (0)20 7040 3047 Email: [email_address] www.city.ac.uk/ldc

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