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1 Higher Education Academy
Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre

2 Academy Developments LTSN has been incorporated in a new body,
The higher education academy Since 1st may 2004 (launched October 2004) Along with The institute of learning & teaching in higher education (ILTHE), The body for professional accreditation And also the national coordination team (NCT) For teaching quality enhancement

3 The Higher Education Academy works with the UK higher education community to enhance the student experience. The Academy is the first choice of the sector for knowledge, practice and policy related to the student experience in higher education. This exciting new initiative has a strong stakeholder focus and will help institutions, subject communities, individuals, the Government and funding bodies to provide an exceptional environment for student learning.

4 The Higher Education Academy's vision, is for students in UK higher education to enjoy the highest quality learning experience in the world. Their mission is to support the sector in providing the best possible learning experience for all students. Their strategic aims are to: 1. Identify, develop and disseminate evidence-informed approaches 2. Broker and encourage the sharing of effective practice 3. Support universities and colleges in bringing about strategic change 4. Inform, influence and interpret policy 5. Raise the status of teaching

5 Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre
aims to promote the development of good practices in health care through enhancing the quality of learning, teaching and assessment, both in higher education institutions and in practice based education

6 Speech & Language Therapy
Mental Health Complementary Medicine Health Promotion & Education Gerontology Audiology Nutrition & Dietetics Chiropody & Podiatry Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting Radiography Pharmacy Occupational Therapy Public Health Environmental Health Healthcare Ethics Rehabilitation Sciences Optometry & Orthoptics Physiotherapy Other Related subjects

7 Centre Director Prof Catherine Geissler
Academic Director Dr Margaret Sills Administrator& Marketing Manager Stevie Robinson Centre Administrator TBC CETL Liaison & IPE Manager Dr Marion Helme Senior Learning & Teaching Coordinator Natalia Ognjenovic Communications & Resources Officer Charles Kasule ICT Manager Kwansuree Jiamton Technical Officer Chakkapas Visavakul Advisory Board Subject Advisers Learning and Teaching Consultants Key Contacts

8 Learning & Teaching issues
Interprofessional education Enhancing learning using Technology (e learning) Assessment in/of Practice Placement learning and mentoring Life long learning & CPD Work based learning Problem based learning Educational Research

9 Cross disciplinary themes
Ethics and legal aspects of health care Team work and communication skills Research methodology Reflective Practice Inequalities & the determinants of health Health Promotion

10 National Priorities in HE
Widening participation Employer Engagement Student retention Fair access Teaching excellence Assessment Sustainablity Internationalisation

11 Learning and Teaching Consultants
Assessment Enquiry & Evidence in Learning and Teaching Ethics and Legal aspects of healthcare Inclusivity Supporting New Academic Staff Scotland Wales

12 UK Network Learning and Teaching consultants
Subject Advisers (specific disciplines) Key contacts in Health Science and Practice Departments of UK Higher Education Institutions Links with professional bodies and other related organisations Special Interest groups Mailing lists

13 Key Contacts Every department / school / Faculty
that is teaching courses in health sciences and practice (undergraduate, post graduate, professional development and / or continuing education) is invited to be represented by a key contact(s) who is a first line of communication with the Centre.

14 Key Contact role Receiving communication from the Network & disseminating to all relevant staff within the department / school Making yourself known as a HSAP representative in your institution Promoting the potential benefits of involvement e.g. CPD, access to a broader community and a UK wide information network Encouraging staff to contribute articles for publication and to participate in our activities Alerting the Network to learning, teaching & assessment issues arising from work in their institution, also of relevant projects, publications etc. Meeting with other Key Contacts Hosting a Subject Centre workshop Maximising opportunities to encourage staff to a)consider their strategy for helping students learn b)evaluate and disseminate good practices in learning and teaching Making yourself known to all relevant academics in your institution

15 Subject Advisers’ role
Assist Centre with relevant discipline enquiries Encourage wide discussion and sharing about learning and teaching issues and the Health Sciences & Practice Subject Network Take a lead in stimulating debate by: moderating discussions, leading workshops or other events, and preparing reports for publication in Newsletter or elsewhere Engage the community through liaison and co-ordination with practitioners and specialist bodies, encouraging discussion and reflection, and through dissemination related to their area of expertise. Liaise with practitioners and specialist / professional bodies Convene meetings or host a workshop on a topic of interest to their subject area, providing a venue and feedback to the Centre. Advise the Centre on issues and resources in their specialist area. Review learning & teaching materials and web resources

16 Centre Activities Newsletter (termly) Ebulletin (monthly) Website Special Interest Groups Publications – Occasional papers Workshops and meetings e.g. Festival of learning Research and development e.g. Mini-project grants Project support (FDTL4) Collaboration with other Centres: Triple (IPE), mhhe, ETHICS, Interoperability Student essay competition

17 Website News Events (including other HEIs)
Resources ( Learning & Teaching) Funding opportunities Download Occasional papers etc Contact Subject Advisors SIG discussions Links

18 Grants of around £5000 are available for: State of the art papers
Mini-Project Grants Grants of around £5000 are available for: State of the art papers Evaluations & preparation for dissemination Seed corn money for new projects

19 Mini-Project Grants Aim to:
improve the experience of learning and teaching in higher education for learners, teachers and the organisational cultures in which they operate. develop scholarship and debate about how to best improve learning and teaching practice, through commissioning reviews of literature, policy, and studies of the experience of teachers and learners in a variety of learning environments

20 Funds are allocated using the following criteria:
Mini-Project Grants Funds are allocated using the following criteria: Need established Aims and objectives clearly specified UK Higher Education Institution or linked with a HEI Evidence of support from the institution (human and / or financial resources allocated) Equality and equity issues addressed Gender sensitive Value for money demonstrated Methodology justified Ethical issues addressed Clear evaluation strategy Clear dissemination strategy Student / client involvement where appropriate

21 Special Interest Groups (SIG)
Assessment Critical reflection Employability (forthcoming) E-Learning Ethics Foundation degrees in AHPs Interprofessional Education Mental Health in Higher Education Practice Learning Problem Based Learning Public Health

22 Workshops Funded Workshop Scheme:
One of funded workshop, where learning and teaching professionals from the health sciences are given a grant to run a workshop with a certain focus in mind. This is a one day event, where the HSaP supports the running of the workshop. Departmental Workshop Scheme: Departmental teams of four learning and teaching professionals from the health sciences, submit a proposal on how their want to improve or change things within their department. This scheme will need a head of department involved for the new developments to be taken seriously. Four departmental teams from different HEIs are involved in this workshop, and a special panel of professionals is also convened for the feedback to the groups. This workshop is run on two separate days.

23 Festival of Learning Workshops:
Various workshops are ran at the festival. Giving participating academics the chance to experience and find out more about how other learning and teaching professionals are enhancing the students learning experience. Posters: The poster session allows learning and teaching professionals to showcase their work in the form of a poster presentation with a chance for discussion with other professionals.

24 Contact details Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre
Higher Education Academy

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