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The Future of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in Higher Education

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Our panel event will discuss how we can respond to and provoke change to thrive in the new environment being created around HE.

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The Future of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership in Higher Education will discuss how we can respond to and provoke change to thrive in the new environment being created around us.

This event will also launch the recent publication of Strategic Leadership of Change in Higher Education; and the fifth edition of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

We are excited to present a panel of senior academics, led by Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) at Quen Mary University of London.

Our pannellists are leaders in their field and innovators within their institutions. Stephanie will be joined by fellow co-authors Ewart Woolridge, Camille Kandiko Howson, Malcolm J Todd as well as Queen Mary Students' Union Vice President Education, Annika Ramos. We are expecting a lively and candid debate with inspiring examples of how they have led change and its impact. The panel will be answering audience questions so come prepared.

Speakers and Panellists

Professor Stephanie Marshall, Vice-Principal (Education) Queen Mary University of London

Professor Marshall studied History at the University of York and has postgraduate qualifications in Education Studies from York and Harvard. She is an author of a number publications and articles on academic leadership, teaching excellence, and global challenges in higher education, including four editions as co-editor of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She is also a regular speaker at international conferences on teaching excellence and leadership in higher education, teaching and learning.

Stephanie's international reputation has led to her being recruited to serve on the German Excellenz Initiative judging panel, and most recently, to Chair the Norwegian Centres for Excellence Initiative (SFU) judging panel. This includes having an ongoing relationship with NOKUT (Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education) in terms of providing support for the SFU academic leaders. She introduced the Global Teaching Excellence Award in 2016 and continues to have academic oversight of this initiative.

Ewart Wooldridge CBE

Ewart Wooldridge was the founding Chief Executive from 2003 to 2013 of the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, set up to play a key role in developing UK and international HE leaders and their institutions. He was previously Chief Executive of the Civil Service College, and a Chief Officer in Local Government. Before that he worked in HR and general management roles in the media, television, and the arts. He was Director of Operations at London’s South Bank Arts Centre in the mid 1990’s.

Ewart has strong experience in governance development, having devised the Leadership Foundation Governor Development Programme jointly with the CUC, and designed and run the highly successful VC/Chair retreats for the LF. He has been Deputy Chair of Council at the Institute of Education, London, a member of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and is now on the Council of St Georges University of London and Chair of their Remuneration Committee. He is a consultant to the National Union of Students offering coaching to Chief Executives of Students’ Unions.

Ewart was awarded the CBE for services to leadership in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2004. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Cardiff University in 2012 and received an Honorary Doctorate from the Open University in 2014.

Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson, Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Scholarship (CHERS) Imperial College London

Dr Camille B. Kandiko Howson is Associate Professor of Education in the Centre for Higher Education Research & Scholarship (CHERS) at Imperial College London. She is an international expert in higher education research with a focus on student engagement; student outcomes and learning gain; quality, performance and accountability; and gender and prestige in academic work. She is a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She recently evaluated the Office for Students’ £4million Learning Gain Pilot Projects. Camille’s current research focuses on the curriculum and culture change; using Big Data and learning analytics to support the student experience; high quality and high impact pedagogical research; and developing the use of concept mapping in higher education and intersectionality in research design.

Professor Malcolm J Todd, Provost (Academic) University of Derby

Malcolm is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor / Provost (Academic & Student Experience) at the University of Derby and member of the University Executive Team.

He is committed to enabling an excellent student learning experience and seeking out opportunities for growth and enhancement. Malcolm has research, publishing, and grant-funding credentials and is widely recognised on a national and international scale for contributions to the discipline of Sociology and the wider social sciences and to the study of learning, teaching and assessment.

Malcolm has a particular interest in how to best support the student learning experience. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2014. He has published widely on learning and teaching matters, especially around the themes of learner autonomy, work-based learning and the teaching of 'race' and ethnicity. Malcolm was, until 2010, the Associate Director of the national Subject Centre for Sociology, Anthropology and Politics, part of the Higher Education Academy.

Annika Ramos, Vice President Education, Queen Mary Students' Union

Annika Ramos is the current Vice President Education at Queen Mary Students' Union and represents over 24,000 students within her role. In addition to this, she chairs Education Zone which is made up of cross-campus part-time officers and supports over 500 course representatives alongside the Faculty Reps and the Education Coordinator. Previously, She was a course rep for 3 years in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, representing her cohort in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a foundation year. She started the Athena Swan Society in 2015 and was president for 2 consecutive years whilst working at the QMSU reception as student-staff. Having engaged with a wide variety of programmes with the Careers service at QM, graduate employability is one of her focus areas as an Executive officer, as well as increasing the use of digital learning technologies for accessibility, increasing the support for international and postgraduate students, and improving the course rep system.

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