April 2016 Meeting

Agenda and papers are now available for our April meeting held on the 27th from 10:30am to 3:45pm. The meeting will be held at Strathclyde University, in room GH644, 50 Graham Hills Building,50 George Street, Glasgow,  G1 1QE. A campus map is available here: http://bit.ly/1VneVTc.

Registration: Please ensure that you contact Fiona Smart f.smart@napier.ac.uk to indicate if you are attending the event, any access or dietary requirements, or if you wish to submit apologies. Lunch will be provided by Strathclyde for this meeting.

CPD Session ‘Partnership working with students to develop staff development

Our morning CPD Session titled: ‘Partnership working with students to develop staff development’ will be presented by Katy Savage, Fiona Conway, Emma Compton-Daw, and Stuart Boon, of Strathclyde.

Abstract: Over the last few years there has been a wide interest in engaging with students as partners in learning and teaching. There are many benefits to this partnership working and many of us actively encourage staff through our development activities to consider engaging in this way of working. However, have we considered how we might work in partnership with students to develop staff development activities? The presenters will share their experiences of working in partnership with students to develop a staff development CPD workshop “What about me? Supporting staff, supporting students” and through discussion and activities will encourage participants to consider the opportunities that might exist for partnership working in an academic development context.

Discussion and Dialogue with External Reps

Reports from External Sector Body Representatives are now available using the links below:

·         ALT update

·         HEA update – to follow

·         QAA & Enhancement Themes update

·         Universities Scotland – Oral update

·         SEDA update

We will also be joined by colleagues from Open Educational Resources Scotland and we have received an update report available here.

Access and reasonable adjustment

Please note that one of the people attending the meeting has a severe longstanding respiratory condition that means they can be vulnerable to environmental triggers.  To ensure their safety it would be appreciated if you could avoid using perfumes and aftershaves on the day of the meeting.

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