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1 Update: Learning Works: Refocusing the Undergraduate Curriculum Sally Glen Brian Mitchell Paul Travill Ashar Ehsan PV-C Academic Academic Lead: Academic Registrar Director of Marketing Learning Works & Communications (Resources)

2 Learning Works: Outcomes: As a result of Learning Works, we will: Improve student recruitment, retention and progression Enhance the market attractiveness of our course portfolio Improve student employability and entrepreneurship Create space for academics to broaden their portfolio

3 Learning Works: Drivers Falling applications in face of increased sector-wide demand Progression and retention below benchmark Increasing focus on employability Need to broaden range of activity undertaken by the University

4 Learning Works: Graduate Attributes Digitally literate Knowledgeable and enterprising Global citizenship ILE Refocusing webpage:http://www.wlv.ac.uk/refocushttp://www.wlv.ac.uk/refocus Click on the link to the Communications statement: Learning Works

5 Learning Works: What have we achieved so far? Module deletions:March/April 2009 School Proposals:July 2009 Titles and structures of courses Schools wish to recruit to in September Learning outcomes per course Module titles PSPB and Collaborative Partners

6 Learning Works: What have we achieved so far? Statement from Dean: September 2009 What the School has done to radically reform its curriculum What the School has done to address problematic modules (poor recruitment, retention, progression, achievement, low student feedback) Identification of potential core or shared modules across or between Schools Identification of any assistance the School would like

7 Learning Works: Next Steps: Internal QASD/ILE work with Schools (design retreats, team and individual meetings, workshops) Confirmation of academic portfolio for 2010 Collection of information for UCAS entry online prospectus and undergraduate prospectus Module Development Course Validation

8 Learning Works: Next Steps: External Launch Learning Works to the outside world External Web presence/PR Facebook/Twitter profile (feeds) Special message to Schools/Colleges from VC Vodcasts/Podcasts on the project Briefings for Education Partnerships Devoted pages in prospectuses Promotional material at UCAS fairs

9 Learning Works: Key Contacts School : Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching (or equivalent) Curriculum issues:Glynis Cousin/Helen Gale ILE Q/A/Process Issues: Alan Weale/Cathy Shaw QASD

10 Learning Works: Outcomes: As a result of Learning Works, we will: Improve student recruitment, retention and progression Enhance the market attractiveness of our course portfolio Improve student employability and entrepreneurship Create space for academics to broaden their portfolio


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