Presentation on theme: "Higher Education Academy"— Presentation transcript:
1 Higher Education Academy Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre
2 Academy Developments LTSN has been incorporated in a new body, The higher education academySince 1st may 2004 (launched October 2004)Along withThe institute of learning & teaching in higher education (ILTHE),The body for professional accreditationAnd 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 approaches2. Broker and encourage the sharing of effective practice3. Support universities and colleges in bringing about strategic change4. Inform, influence and interpret policy5. Raise the status of teaching
5 Health Sciences & Practice Subject Centre aims topromote the development ofgood practices in health carethrough enhancing the quality oflearning, teaching and assessment,both in higher education institutionsand in practice based education
7 Centre Director Prof Catherine Geissler Academic Director Dr Margaret SillsAdministrator& Marketing ManagerStevie RobinsonCentre AdministratorTBCCETL Liaison & IPE ManagerDr Marion HelmeSenior Learning & Teaching CoordinatorNatalia OgnjenovicCommunications & Resources OfficerCharles KasuleICT Manager Kwansuree JiamtonTechnical OfficerChakkapas VisavakulAdvisory BoardSubject AdvisersLearning and TeachingConsultantsKey Contacts
8 Learning & Teaching issues Interprofessional educationEnhancing learning using Technology (e learning)Assessment in/of PracticePlacement learning and mentoringLife long learning & CPDWork based learningProblem based learningEducational Research
9 Cross disciplinary themes Ethics and legal aspects of health careTeam work and communication skillsResearch methodologyReflective PracticeInequalities & the determinants of healthHealth Promotion
10 National Priorities in HE Widening participationEmployer EngagementStudent retentionFair accessTeaching excellenceAssessmentSustainablityInternationalisation
11 Learning and Teaching Consultants AssessmentEnquiry & Evidence in Learning and TeachingEthics and Legal aspects of healthcareInclusivitySupporting New Academic StaffScotlandWales
12 UK Network Learning and Teaching consultants Subject Advisers (specific disciplines)Key contacts in Health Science and Practice Departments of UK Higher Education InstitutionsLinks with professional bodies and other related organisationsSpecial Interest groupsMailing 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 roleReceiving communication from the Network & disseminating to all relevant staff within the department / schoolMaking yourself known as a HSAP representative in your institutionPromoting the potential benefits of involvement e.g. CPD, access to a broader community and a UK wide information networkEncouraging staff to contribute articles for publication and to participate in our activitiesAlerting the Network to learning, teaching & assessment issues arising from work in their institution, also of relevant projects, publications etc.Meeting with other Key ContactsHosting a Subject Centre workshopMaximising opportunities to encourage staff to a)consider their strategy for helping students learn b)evaluate and disseminate good practices in learning and teachingMaking yourself known to all relevant academics in your institution
15 Subject Advisers’ role Assist Centre with relevant discipline enquiriesEncourage wide discussion and sharing about learning and teaching issues and the Health Sciences & Practice Subject NetworkTake a lead in stimulating debate by: moderating discussions, leading workshops or other events, and preparing reports for publication in Newsletter or elsewhereEngage 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 bodiesConvene 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 ActivitiesNewsletter (termly)Ebulletin (monthly)WebsiteSpecial Interest GroupsPublications – Occasional papersWorkshops and meetings e.g. Festival of learningResearch and development e.g. Mini-project grantsProject support (FDTL4)Collaboration with other Centres: Triple (IPE), mhhe, ETHICS, InteroperabilityStudent essay competition
18 Grants of around £5000 are available for: State of the art papers Mini-Project GrantsGrants of around £5000 are available for:State of the art papersEvaluations & preparation for disseminationSeed 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 GrantsFunds are allocated using the following criteria:Need establishedAims and objectives clearly specifiedUK Higher Education Institution or linked with a HEIEvidence of support from the institution (human and / or financial resources allocated)Equality and equity issues addressedGender sensitiveValue for money demonstratedMethodology justifiedEthical issues addressedClear evaluation strategyClear dissemination strategyStudent / client involvement where appropriate
21 Special Interest Groups (SIG) AssessmentCritical reflectionEmployability (forthcoming)E-LearningEthicsFoundation degrees in AHPsInterprofessional EducationMental Health in Higher EducationPractice LearningProblem Based LearningPublic 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