Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Personal tutoring becka currant


Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Personal tutoring becka currant

  1. 1. Personal Tutoring @ Bradford Developing a new framework for academic advice Becka Currant Dean of Students
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>Review of current system undertaken during 2009-10 by working group of Quality Enhancement Sub-Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Aim: to consider how to improve the consistency and quality of personal tutoring across the University </li></ul>
  3. 3. Consultation <ul><li>Membership of group from across University </li></ul><ul><li>Email consultation undertaken </li></ul><ul><li>University wide discussion at Student Experience Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation with Associate Deans </li></ul><ul><li>Informed by literature review completed by Peter Hughes in 2007 </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Personal tutoring @ Bradford is primarily an academic role </li></ul><ul><li>Providing 1-2-1 and small group contact </li></ul><ul><li>Complex pastoral/welfare issues to be referred to specialist services </li></ul>Conclusions
  5. 5. <ul><li>Helps students manage the transition to, from and within university </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a framework for personal and academic development (PDP) </li></ul><ul><li>Tracks engagement of students and awareness of extenuating circumstances </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a personal and academic reference on completion of studies to be kept on file </li></ul>Focus of Role
  6. 6. <ul><li>Differentiation : more contacts earlier in experience </li></ul><ul><li>Incentives for student : Link in with PDP and module choice </li></ul><ul><li>Clear boundaries : referrals to specialist services when appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Administrative support : record keeping is essential part of process </li></ul>The Role Requires
  7. 7. <ul><li>Policy paper discussed at 26th May LTC. </li></ul><ul><li>School based discussions on implementation May 2010 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development activities provided from June 2010 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>Staff and Student Guides to the Academic Advisor Role produced by end August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Schools to articulate localized arrangements for all programmes and to communicate these to the Dean of Students by the end of August 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of new policy from September 2010 onwards </li></ul><ul><li>2010/11 Explore wider systems of pastoral and welfare support to ensure clarity and timeliness of communications between central services and Academic Advisors. </li></ul><ul><li>2010/11 Further refine and explore recording and communications systems to support Academic Advisors and students. </li></ul>Timescales for Implementation