ONLINE HEAR ACADEMY 2016
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ONLINE HEAR ACADEMY 2016

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A SPECIALIST LOW-COST INITIATIVE TO SUPPORT INSTITUTIONAL IMPLEMENTATION OF THE HIGHER EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT REPORT

 

The Context:

 

The CRA is a not for profit company limited by guarantee, registered charity and international community of practice.  It operates as a membership and support organisation for those with an interest in recording achievement in educational contexts, reflection within the learning process and related practice, and also carries out strategic policy research and evaluation. It was a key contributor to the development of the QAA Toolkit on extra-curricular awards (2013).

 

CRA produced the HEAR Guidance Materials – now the ‘HEAR Reference Pack’ - for the sector and is represented on the HEAR National Advisory Committee.   As the recommendation to implement the HEAR across the HE sector acknowledged, ‘the Centre for Recording Achievement … with assistance from the Higher Education Academy and Jisc, designed and led the operation of the trialling process’.  We are therefore in a unique position to support implementation at institutional level.

 

What is the Online HEAR Academy?

 

Online HEAR Academy is a one year Institutional Support Initiative to help institutions implement the Higher Education Achievement Report.  It will focus upon bespoke support at institutional level and is intended to compliment any activities offered at national level. 

 

Online HEAR Academy will provide:

  • An introductory webinar, to receive an up-to-the minute briefing, compare plans, intentions and interests and identify areas of common concern.

  • The main focus - tailored support for development at institutional level, delivered virtually.

  • Structured opportunities for participants to support one another through peer-peer contact and a mailbase. 

  • A review webinar, to share new practice, identify achievements, and consider what should happen next.

 

In recognition of the fact that effective HEAR implementation requires cross-institution working, we recommend a team approach of up to six members, including typically representation from students/students unions, registry or related functions, centres for educational development, careers services and with senior management involvement.


Timeframe

Online HEAR Academy 2016 will run from October 2016 to June 2017, though the work being developed by participating institutions is very likely to continue beyond these dates.

 



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