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Excellence In Higher Education 11 July 2017

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Rose Bowl

Leeds Beckett University

Leeds, LS1 3HE

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Tuesday 11th July: Excellence in Higher Education

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Excellence in Higher Education, Tuesday 11th July

Leeds Beckett University extends a warm invitation to fellow higher education colleagues to join us at our Excellence in Higher Education Conference 2017.


09:00 Registration and refreshments

09:30 Conferencing Opening, Professer Phil Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University

09:40 Keynote: The Impact of TEF and what this means for student Universities, Ant Bagshaw, Deputy Director, Wonk HE

10:20 Keynote: Enhanced Role of Governing Bodies, John Rushforth, Executive Secretary to the CUC and senior LFHE associate.

11:00 Refreshments and networking

11:30 Themed Parallel Workshops:

1. HE Excellence: Learning from Research,

This session will include academic papers addressing one of the following themes:

• Transformative models of course and curriculum design
• Teaching excellence outcomes and learning gain
• Excellence in Trans-national education
• Education for responsibility and sustainability
• Higher education excellence through partnerships with business and professions

2. Exploring Approaches for the Professional Development of External Examiners, Dr Erica Morris, Academic Lead Degree Standards, HEA

This session will focus on development work of the degree standards project on external examining. This project is being led by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and is managed by HEFCE on behalf of the devolved administrations to explore, across all four nations, sector-owned processes for the professional development of external examiners. The project is exploring different approaches to providing professional development for external examiners and for the calibration of standards within subject and discipline communities. The project has involved working with higher education providers to design, pilot and evaluate a professional development course for external examiners, and look at the use of calibration exercises with subject associations and professional bodies

3. Research Informed Teaching, Professer Cardew, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Leeds Beckett University.

Research Informed Teaching is a phrase that makes its way into a plethora of discussion papers, reports, strategies and course documents, but what do we really understand by the term (and do we all understand it in the same way)? At its most basic, does it encourage good practice and excellence for students, or is it an excuse to unbalance the curriculum and divert students away from the core knowledge and understanding of their discipline? This session will explore the various potentials that the concept of Research-Informed Teaching encompasses, and consider the many and varied ways in which research can have an impact on students’ learning. We will encourage participation and debate and probably raise more questions than we answer (if answering questions can ever be said to be a desired learning outcome of such a session). Please come along with examples of your own practice, and the experiences you have in this area.

4. TNE: Exploring the Opportunities, Understanding the Challenges, Dr Neil Kemp OBE, International Higher Education Consultant.

The session will review three overall areas in engagement for transnational delivery:
• The different opportunities that might derive from different delivery modes;
• The costs, the benefits (and for both, direct and indirect);
• Cross-cultural challenges of development and implementation.
UK institutions have been remarkably successful over the last decade in growing their TNE activities globally and this in ways beyond mere response to market. Institutions have developed innovative approaches and different blends of delivery mode to meet the needs of their students, wherever they might be located. However, UK TNE is much more subtle than the headline-grabbing figure of ‘over 700,000 enrolments worldwide’ indicates.
This session will explore the complex mix of inter-relationships that underpin this success and assess possible future directions. Delegates will participate in working groups to address some of the questions arising.

12:45 Lunch and networking

13:45 Themed Parallel Workshops - repeat of 11:30 sessions

15:00 Refreshements and Networking

15:20 Keynote: The future of HE Regulation, Scott Court, Head of Quality, Higher Education Funding Council for England, HEFCE

15:50 Pleanary Session and Closing Remarks

16:15 Close

We look forward to meeting you in July!

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