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1 Richard J Self - University of Derby 1 Inspiring and Delivering Outstanding Student Excellence IJAS 2014 Toronto May Richard J Self, University of Derby School Learning and Teaching Advisor

2 Summary Leading horses to water syndrome Scheduled contact time too valuable to waste Deliver very high levels of achievement Great Satisfaction 2Richard J Self - University of Derby

3 Agenda The Problem A Solution The Results Reflection 3Richard J Self - University of Derby

4 Context Traditional Approach (Teach) Academic as Domain expert? Knowledge Transfer to Students? BMEI grade deficit Successful Approach (Facilitate Learning) Academic as Skills expert Students learn by doing research No BMEI Deficit Publishable Work 4Richard J Self - University of Derby

5 Leaky Buckets? “Education is not filling (leaky) buckets but lighting fires (of enthusiasm)” Plutarch (amended) Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination is infinite Albert Einstein I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. Albert Einstein 5Richard J Self - University of Derby

6 The Problem Low levels of achievement BMEI deficit Lack of enthusiasm 6Richard J Self - University of Derby

7 A Solution Research based learning Skills guidance One-to-One guidance Broad Assignment topic, negotiated topic Clear, relevant, simple marking criteria Formalised Final draft assignment review Redraft and submit 7Richard J Self - University of Derby

8 The Modules Both are final year, final semester Capstone modules Enterprise Systems Information Security and Assurance 50 to 55 students, three BSc programmes Very broad assignment topics Big Data for SMEs:- Questions of Opportunities, Challenges, Benefits and Operations] and [ Ethics, Trust, Governance, Security, Audit and Provenance ] 8Richard J Self - University of Derby

9 Results Eliminates BMEI deficit Improves grades by average of 15% to 18% Module average grade of 73% - 78% High numbers of cited sources Almost eliminates failures Provides publication and editing CV entries Aids employability 9Richard J Self - University of Derby

10 Some details of the Results Richard J Self - University of Derby 10

11 Grade Distribution 11Richard J Self - University of Derby

12 Ethnicity Impact 12Richard J Self - University of Derby

13 Quality of Research 13Richard J Self - University of Derby Average25 Median22 average23 median22

14 Final Draft Review Impact 14Richard J Self - University of Derby ES ISA

15 Publications Enterprise Systems 44 articles Information Security and Assurance 38 Articles To be published at 15Richard J Self - University of Derby

16 Student Feedback - ES 16Richard J Self - University of Derby

17 Student Feedback - ISA 17Richard J Self - University of Derby

18 Reflection Do not waste time on “teaching” facts Trust students to learn Ask questions, rarely give answers! Coach and mentor Develop skills Students can achieve amazing results High expectations lead to great achievement Students can surprise themselves 18Richard J Self - University of Derby

19 References (1) Plutarch, (100 AD) On Listening to Lectures (De auditu), in Moralia (Vol 1, 3), u*.html, Accessed 18 May u*.html 19Richard J Self - University of Derby

20 References (2) Alltree, J., Barefoot, H., Flynn, S., Haddleton, F., Weston, K. and Wright, M. (2010) The University of Hertfordshire’s Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Equality Challenge Unit’s (ECU’s) Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Summit project – Report April 2010, University of Hertfordshire, t, (accessed 10 Feb 2014) t Berry,J., Loke, J. (2011) Improving the degree attainment of Black and minority ethnic students – Final Report, HEA, ogramme_FinalReport, (Accessed 10 Feb 2014) ogramme_FinalReport 20Richard J Self - University of Derby

21 References (3) HEA (2011) Improving the degree attainment of Black and minority ethnic students, , UK Higher Education Academy, tainment, (accessed 10 Feb 2014) tainment Self, R.J., (2013) Students Can do Research and Can Deliver Strong Bibliographies!, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Toronto, Canada, May 2013, Volume 06, Number 04, pp 247–259, ISSN: Senior, N. (2013) Exploring the retention and attainment of black and minority ethic (BME) students on Social Policy pathways in higher education, and-Social-Policy/retention-and-attainment-senior, (accessed 10 Feb 2014) and-Social-Policy/retention-and-attainment-senior 21Richard J Self - University of Derby

22 References (4) Stevenson, J. (2010) Enhancing BME student success through staff- student collaboration, Summit Programme to Promote Student Success: Improving the Degree Attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic Students, mit, (Accessed 10 Feb 2014) mit University of Northampton, (2009) The University of Northampton - Improving the degree attainment of Black and minority ethnic students, icity_summit (accessed 10 Feb 2014) icity_summit 22Richard J Self - University of Derby


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