Call for Proposals – 2018 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference

Call for Proposals – SOLSTICE e-Learning and CLT (Centre for Learning and Teaching) Conference, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th June 2018

 Deadline for proposals: Friday 19th January 2018 (midnight)

 We are inviting proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, short “PechaKucha” style presentations and posters which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices.

All proposals will be subject to rigorous peer review.

Information and Instructions for Proposals

If you wish to submit a proposal, after reading the instructions, please complete the 2018 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference Proposal Form.

Conference Website

New University Fellowships

We are delighted to announce that the following members of staff have been awarded a 2-year University Fellowship tenure (1st August 2017 – 31st July 2019):

SOLSTICE Fellows:

Deborah Chirrey (FAS)
Scott Farrow (FOE)
Sarah Wright (FOE)

Learning and Teaching Fellows:

Milly Bell (FOHSC)
Toni Bewley (FOHSC)
Nichola Callander (FOE)
Gillian Griffiths (FOE)
Gillian Pye (FOE)
Dawn Warren (FOE)
Susan Williams (FOE)

The following current University Fellows have been awarded a further 2-year University Fellowship tenure (1st August 2017 – 31st July 2019):

SOLSTICE Fellow:

Shirley Hunter-Barnett (FAS)

Learning and Teaching Fellows:

Robert Collinson (FAS)
Andrew Kirk (FOHSC)
Linda Robson (FOHSC)
Gordon Laing (FOE)

For full details of all University Fellows, please click here.

Call for University Learning and Teaching and SOLSTICE Fellowships

The closing date for applications for the Learning & Teaching and SOLSTICE Fellowship scheme is midnight on Thursday 15th June 2017.

The Learning and Teaching and SOLSTICE Fellowship scheme is integral to Edge Hill’s desire to develop and recognise excellence in teaching and learning within the University, it is designed to:

 – Recognise and support excellence in teaching for learning

– Strengthen the implementation of the Institutional Learning and Teaching Strategy

– Contribute to the enhancement of professional development and enhancement of the student experience.

Fellowships provide an opportunity to achieve personal and professional development and to share good practice across the institution.  There will be opportunities to impact on the future direction of learning and teaching strategies and contribute to the expanding base of scholarship of learning and teaching and applied research at Edge Hill.  All Fellows are required to make a contribution to the CLT professional development series and/or conferences. 

Faculty Staff:

For this round of Fellowship you will work alongside the Associate Dean and Senior Fellows on activities related to agreed faculty priorities.  As such, the application is structured to ensure that this is given due consideration.

Learning support roles:

Please note, this opportunity is open to staff in learning support roles and applicants should contact their Senior Manager/Dean for support with their application.

The Senior Fellows are also a source of guidance when making your application:

Learning and Teaching:
Helena Knapton (Education)
Alice Diver (FAS)
Richard Kitt (Health)

SOLSTICE:
Jacqui Basquill (Education)
Andrea Wright (FAS)
Laura Taylor (Health)

To request a person specification and an application form, please email: clt@edgehill.ac.uk.

Completed application forms should be returned to Lizy Reed (Operations Coordinator – SOLSTICE and CLT) in the Centre for Learning and Teaching based in the Lodge by Thursday 15th June.

For successful applicants, Fellowship tenures will run for two years from 1st August 2017 – 31st July 2019.

Registration open – SOLSTICE and CLT Conference 2017

Registration is open for the 2017 SOLSTICE and CLT Conference at Edge Hill University on 5th and 6th June.

Please click here to register for the conference

(One day = £190 including VAT.  Both days = £370 including VAT.)

8 Guest Speakers confirmed:

Sue Beckingham
Prof. Sally Brown
Dr. Mark Childs
Prof. Peter Hartley
Prof. Phil Race
Dr. George Roberts
Prof. Keith Smyth
Simon Thomson

2016 Professional Development Series (for EHU staff) – forthcoming sessions facilitated by Prof. Mark Schofield

Professional Development Series – forthcoming sessions facilitated by Prof. Mark Schofield

Please click on the session title to book your place. When you book a place, you will receive a confirmation email, which will include room details.

Teaching, Learning and Assessment at M-Level
Tuesday 16th February, 10-11 am
This session will focus on key features of what is described as ‘M-Levelness‘ in terms of module and programme design, teaching, learning, assessment and the resources that students engage with.

 Connecting Research and Teaching
Monday 7th March, 10-11 am
The research teaching nexus (RTN) is of obvious importance in the University. This session will provide a background to this concept and a focus on practical considerations for curriculum design, teaching and assessment.

Supporting Undergraduate Academic Writing in your Classroom
Thursday 14th April, 10-11 am
This session will focus on practical strategies to support students with academic writing. It will also attend to active reading strategies and tactics for formative assessment in preparation for summative tasks. Attention will be given to notions of modelling and scaffolding writing and to ‘dialogue’ associated with effective writing in the disciplines.

Designing and Leading Modules
Thursday 21st April, 10-11 am
This session will focus on key aspects of module design for colleagues from all disciplines. It will involve practical examples and approaches and equip participants to write modules which focus on an excellent student experience with appropriate attention given to academic standards. It will also consider how modules ‘fit’ into larger curricula. It will also provide an opportunity for Q and A and discussion of module leadership.

This session may also be of interest to GTAs and those on the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education course who wish to know more about modular approaches and design.

Designing and Leading Programmes
Thursday 19th May, 10-11 am
This session will focus on practical considerations for team members and team leaders in curriculum design at the University. It will address the central question ‘what do we want graduates to know, understand, be able to do and value and how might we design so this can be achieved’. It will be useful for those preparing for validation or review and will build on the previous ‘Writing Modules’ session. It will also provide an opportunity for Q and A and discussion about programme leadership.

This session may also be of interest to GTAs and those on the Post-graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education course who wish to know more about modular approaches and design.

Call for proposals – SOLSTICE eLearning Conference 2015

2015 SOLSTICE E-Learning Conference

This year’s SOLSTICE conference will take place on 4th and 5th June 2015 in the Business School at Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK and will focus on the enhancement of student learning through evidence informed practices.

We invite proposals for papers, workshops, demonstrations, presentations, short “PechaKucha” style presentations and posters which broadly align with the conference themes, or relate to other areas of effective practices.

The deadline for proposals is 4pm on Friday 27 February 2015.

SOLSTICE Proposal Form