The November 2012 conference, to be held at Aston Business School Birmingham, will focus on Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact. This brings together many activities across the sector where the focus has been on enhancing the student experience. Themes:
Conference VenueThe conference will be held at the Aston Business School Conference Centre, which is located in Birmingham city centre, just a five minute taxi ride or fifteen minute walk from New Street Station. Fully residential delegates will be accommodated on-site in ensuite bedrooms.
Call for Contributions – Now ClosedThe November 2012 conference, to be held at Aston Business School Birmingham, will focus on Excellence in Teaching: recognising, enhancing, evaluating and achieving impact. We invite proposals for sessions exploring aspects of excellence in teaching. This brings together many activities across the sector where the focus has been on enhancing the student experience. Whilst many factors contribute to the student experience, teaching is the most significant. We are interested in your strategies to recognise and reward excellent teaching and activities you undertake to enhance teaching. The National Student Survey (NSS) is one approach to gaining some evaluation of teaching but we are keen for you to share your schemes for evaluating and measuring the impact of your excellent teaching. Session formatsThe emphasis should be on reflection, exploration and evaluation rather than merely describing what is happening. It is also a long-standing tradition at SEDA conferences to hold sessions which involve delegates in active participation and discussion, and consequently this is a key requirement of all Discussion paper and Workshop proposals. Proposals for posters, papers and workshops are invited which address the conference themes. Themes:
Workshops: (45 or 90 minutes) with the emphasis on high levels of participation Discussion papers: (up to 25 minutes plus at least 20 minutes of questions and discussion) giving an account of research, evaluation, policy or practice with the emphasis on drawing out lessons for others and involving participants in engaging with your findings Posters: the maximum size should be A1. Posters will be available for participants to view throughout the conference. Additionally, there will be a timetabled poster session when presenters should be available to discuss the content with conference participants. Submitting your proposalProposals should be submitted electronically to SEDA at firstname.lastname@example.org, using the proposal form , by Monday 30th April 2012. It is normal practice to accept only one contribution per individual so as to provide the opportunity for as many people to contribute as possible. It is a requirement that all presenters register as conference delegates either for the whole event or for the day of their session. Criteria for acceptance of proposalsEach proposal will be reviewed for acceptance at the conference against the following criteria:
Conference ProgrammeDay One: Thursday 15th November 2012 9.15 – 09.45 Registration and tea & coffee09.45 –10.00 Welcome and Introductions 10.00 – 11.00 Keynote Address: Professor Helen Higson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Aston University followed by Panel Discussion11.00 – 11.30 Break11.30 – 13.00 Parallel Session 1