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1 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC The Higher Education Academy Engineering and Information and Computer Sciences Subject Centres Welcome to our Librarians Day: Supporting Departments and Students

2 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Housekeeping Fire exits Toilets Photographs Refreshments Taxis

3 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC About the Subject Centres … From

4 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC The Higher Education Academy formed in May 2004 from a merger of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE), the Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN), and the TQEF National Co-ordination Team (NCT) 24 subject centres located in universities across the UK form the Subject Network of the Academy Central office in York Funded by grants from the four UK funding bodies, subscriptions from higher education institutions, and grant and contract income for specific initiatives.

5 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC The HE Academys mission and focus Its mission is to help institutions, discipline groups and all staff to provide the best possible learning experience for their students. Triple focus Institutional support - in support of institutional strategies and leading the development of research and evaluation National policy - an authoritative and independent voice on policies that influence the student learning experience Subject and staff development - lead, support and inform the professional development and recognition of staff in higher education. Promote good practice and provide quality information, advice and resources.

6 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC The Subject Centres Funded through the Academy (~£0.5 M p.a.) to July 2009 Information and Computer Sciences, located at University of Ulster and Loughborough University Engineering, located at Loughborough University 22 other subject centres across the UK

7 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC What do we do?

8 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Provide information, advice, support ….. … on curriculum development, learning, teaching and student assessment. Website key communications channels news and events activities networks – national and international guides, case studies, materials for new lecturers, book, video and software reviews plus resources of relevance to learning and teaching in a searchable database

9 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Networking, brokering, sharing ….... with all our stakeholders including: Engineering and Information and Computer Science academics across the UK professional bodies and networks other subject centres and Academy York generic organisations students academic support staff

10 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Promote good practice and innovation… … in learning and teaching newsletter e-bulletin departmental contacts visits to departments.

11 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Develop and recognise good practice and innovation Funding for Mini-Projects and Development Projects (~ £3500) Special Interest Groups (~ £1500) Teaching Awards (Engineering) Student Awards (essay competition)

12 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Provide subject specific support for professional development …... for new lecturers and continuing professional development programme of workshops for academics on key topics new lecturers workshop working with professional bodies and institutional staff developers

13 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Development of research in engineering pedagogy increasing understanding and awareness commissioning new research promoting research – new journal Engineering Education: the Journal of the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre

14 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Current themes and areas of activity Widening Participation Student Retention and Motivation Recruitment and Working with Schools Mathematics Assessment and feedback Problem and Project Based Learning e-Learning Creativity Personal Development Planning Employability Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education for Sustainable Development Ethics Foundation Degrees Work-based Learning Internationalisation Linking research and teaching External examining

15 Carol Arlett, Manager, EngSC Today ….. On opportunity to explore hot topics find out whats going on across the UK exchange ideas with colleagues from other institutions tell us how we can support you in your role Network!


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