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Seda Nov08

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Seda Nov08

  1. 1. Ed dev, learning dev, and staff dev The story from Bradford
  2. 2. University of Bradford: context <ul><li>Small mid-60s ‘technical’ University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Limited subject mix - mainly scientific and health </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internationally-known School of Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Niche expertise, e.g. Peace Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Student demographics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural mix </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ regional and international’ since early 2000s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Regional context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact of ‘the City’ and location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relationship with the College next door </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Changes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recent growth in investment in buildings and new strategies, e.g. Atrium, Ecoversity; Escalate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing interest in/commitment to L&T </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ modest’ restructuring over last 5 years </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Educational development at UoB <ul><li>Started from TQA/Subject Review after poor early scores </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to School of Lifelong Education and then back into LSS - Learner Support Services (part of Centre for Academic Practice – CAP) </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers PG Cert for new staff – now reinforced by new Professional Development Framework – plans to expand and extend support – e.g. new website in planning (ADEPT) </li></ul><ul><li>Role in terms of LTA Strategy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2004ff - included e-learning, assessment, pdp, rewarding excellence etc., and requirement for School Plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2009ff – QE emphasis expected and likely to focus on enterprise, ESD and diversity/inclusivity. Developing as part of new Corporate Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Built up external for JISC and HEA/NTFS, e.g. e-portfolios, social software and web 2.0, ‘out-duction’, inclusivity and disability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internal through TQEF and HEFCE e-learning and strategic (e.g. assessment) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff are mainly ex-lecturers (2 NTFs); still do some ‘standard teaching’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Learner Development at UoB <ul><li>New unit, championed by PVC, established within Division of Support, Progression and Employability (in LSS) </li></ul><ul><li>No formal long-term commitment from University as yet… </li></ul><ul><li>Empowering NOT remedial ethos to delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Provide workshops, 121 support, extensive web materials and some contributions to modules </li></ul><ul><li>Recently expanded to include responsibility for Student Development and Student Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Interact with range of staff, e.g. Associate Deans, First Year Experience Forum, Student Union </li></ul><ul><li>Built up model and resources for ‘extended student’ (Develop Me! website and SaPRA tool – contribution to Pathfinder project </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing activity in national projects and initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Projects for HEA (Research Observatory) and HEFCE (HERE! project) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commitments to LearnHigher CETL and ALDinHE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff are a motley bunch </li></ul>
  5. 5. Staff Development at UoB <ul><li>Long-standing section in Personnel/HR – moved to CAP in LSS restructure </li></ul><ul><li>Self-badged as ‘People Development’ to include work with student development </li></ul><ul><li>Offers range of workshops and seminars and some input to modules </li></ul><ul><li>Works with Graduate School to support postgraduates </li></ul><ul><li>Uses some external consultants for delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Now offering and delivering new PostGrad courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership and Management – open to all staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>course in research leadership in development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sees its future more in Organisational Development </li></ul><ul><li>Staff are an even more motley bunch </li></ul>

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