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1 Introduction to the Higher Education Academy and its Subject Centres Ian Lindsay Subject Centre Academic Advisor HE in FE Foundation degrees: validation, support, enhancement and employer engagement May 13th 2008

2 2 What is the Higher Education Academy? Our mission is to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students. Head Office –CPD –Professional Recognition –Etc 24 Subject Centres around the country –Resources not just for their communities…

3 3 Key Objectives Provide an effective means for staff supporting HE to engage with the wider support infrastructure. To share access to HE information and resources.

4 4 To share good practice and work with colleges. To combine efforts with key partners to deliver a coherent and integrated support infrastructure to enhance HE learning and teaching policies and practice. To promote professional and scholarly development to increase the professional standing and recognition of all staff supporting HE. Key Objectives

5 Subject Centres

6 6 links with subject academics and professional bodies practitioner focus connecting expertise with needs harvesting good practices creating partnerships and collaborations Subject Centres

7 7 Information & resources On-line databases and resources Publications, briefings and guides Case studies News feeds and online updates Enquiry service Journals Books Special Interest Groups Regional Groups & Networks

8 8 Funding Opportunities, Awards, Reviews Funding Opportunities –Mini-Projects –Special Interest Groups Reviews –Book reviews –Software reviews Subject Centre Awards –Student Awards –Teaching Awards

9 9 Example Teaching Award 2007 HE in FE Teaching Award and cheque for £500 presented by Television and Radio's Maggie Philbin at the Institute of Directors on 9th January 2008

10 10 Examples of Generic Work Assessment DVD Directory of HE in FE Unlocking the Learning Experience Conference

11 11 How can we work together? Remember - we’re there for you !! –Please let colleagues know about the subject centres. –Please let us know how you’d like the subject centres to help. But, in addition, Please let us know: –if you have developed, implemented or practiced any new approaches, or altered any existing ones, in your learning and teaching …we’d love to hear from you!

12 Thank you Comments, questions, suggestions?


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