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EduExe Series

We are excited to launch a sequence of interactive sessions to support the development and progression of all educators (regardless of contract, job family, or career stage) at the University of Exeter. Presenters have been selected to address issues that play a key role in the institution's learning and teaching goals; many topics and facilitators have been requested / recommended by EduExe attendees themselves.  The series aims to be dynamic and reflective, and to address authentic issues in teaching practice. Most sessions will be hands on; we want participants to gain useful experience with practical tools to apply and reflect upon. Most of all, we want to create and foster collaborative communities of practice. Key themes are:

  • Assessment and feedback
  • Active Learning
  • Inclusivity and well-being
  • Technology

More detailed information about EduExe, including a calendar, resources from previous sessions, and booking information, can be found on SharePoint.

 

Please note that the EduExe series is suspended indefinitely because of Covid-19; check back here for updates on when it will resume.

Find tools and resources to enhance your teaching through the Education Toolkit

1. Log in to the Toolkit here: https://universityofexeteruk.sharepoint.com/sites/EducationToolkit

2. Favourite the page so it will be easier for you to find and use in the future.

3. Use the search tool to find the best resources for you.

If you would like to contribute resources to the Toolkit, please contact the Academic Development Team at academicdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk. We can upload anything that you have already prepared, or can work with you to capture your expertise in an appropriate format. 

We also welcome questions and feedback so that we can continue to improve the Toolkit and make it a useful resource for all educators at the institution.

 

Academic Personal Tutoring

Every taught student at the University of Exeter is assigned a tutor to provide support for their academic development and progress, and as the first port of call for pastoral guidance. Tutors are not expected to be a specialist advisor but they do have an important role in the themes of transitionprogress and realising ambition

Tutoring Resources:

Academic Personal Tutoring Guides

Tutoring Guide 2019-20 Exeter  and Tutoring Guide 2019-20 Cornwall 

Quick Guides

Quick Guide 2019-20 Exeter and Quick Guide 2019-20 Cornwall

Resource Collabatory

Tutoring Resources for Academic Personal Tutors ELE page 

Policies and Procedures

Academic Personal Tutoring: code of good practice

Training and Development for Tutors:

In-class workshops

Appropriate for both new and experienced staff members, and can be booked through  Learning and Development 

Online  training

Short courses outlining good practices in Academic Personal Tutoring:

1.0 - Roles and Responsibilities of Academic and Personal Tutors
2.0 - Being an Effective Tutor
3.0 - Personal and Academic Tutoring Case Studies
4.0 - Taking Care of Yourself

Using the MyProgress Dashboard

 

Policy/procedure specific courses:

Supporting Students: Mental Health Wellbeing, and the HWSS Procedure
Unsatisfactory Student Progress and Engagement (USPE)

Discipline specific training

Additional customised sessions can be requested in Disciplines and Colleges through contacting the Academic Development Team

Doctoral Supervision

The Academic Development team have developed a range of resources to support academics who are currently supervising PGRs or will be soon. These can be found on the Doctoral College website alongside other materials for PGRs and those who support them. 

Customised sessions can be requested for particular Disciplines and Colleges by contacting the Academic Development Team directly.

Annual Review of Teaching Scheme (ARTS)

1. What is the Annual Review of Teaching Scheme?
Annual Review of Teaching is the mandatory process designed for all staff at the University of Exeter who teach, supervise, assess and/or support learning, to review and reflect on your practice.

For full information on how to complete an Annual Review of Teaching, please refer to the Annual Review of Teaching - September 2019‌.

2. What does the scheme aim to do?
Its overall purpose is to enable you to develop your education practice, by engaging with peers to provide you with constructive and critically reflective feedback and by looking together at new ideas and possibilities together.

3. What does it involve?
The Annual Review of Teaching is mandatory and requires you to engage in a formal ‘Annual Review of Teaching’ activity, which you must undertake during the academic year.

4. What kinds of review of teaching can I engage in for this scheme?
There are two options available to you:

OPTION A) a peer observation of a taught session or supervision meeting;

OPTION B) a peer discussion or review of an identified area of practice: for example, developing a new learning resource or approach; giving feedback to students; use of the ELE virtual learning environment.  Option B could be a group activity and has many possible areas of focus.

5. How is this recorded?
You should report on your chosen activity using the appropriate Record form for either Option A or Option B. The forms should be completed at the time of the review and submitted immediately to your PDR reviewer. You should discuss outcome of your activity as part of the PDR process. The deadline for completing this process each year is 1st August.

In addition, you will need to access the following forms: 

Option A: peer observation

Option B: discussion on an aspect of teaching practice

6. How can I comment on any areas I'd like the University to know about? 

The feedback sections on the forms invite you to highlight and share identified areas of good teaching-realted practice. They also provide you with a specific opportunity to alert your College?service to any education-related issues that you would like the University to be made aware of. 

7. Can I get any professional recognition for engaging in this scheme? 

Engagement with the Annual Review of Teaching Scheme can be used as evidence to support an ASPIRE/HEA fellowship application. Specifically, ARTS provides evidence of UK PSF dimension of practice A5: Engage in continuing professional development in subjects/disciplines and their pedagogy, incorporating research, scholarship and evaluation of professional practices.

 

 

Writing Spaces

Whatever you're writing, this dedicated and structured space will give you the time to make progress in a supportive environment; we encourage the sharing of writing experiences and create a community of practice by blending quiet email-free writing time with short creative exercises designed to support you as you write.

Please bring all materials needed to write (articles, previous drafts, laptops, notes etc.) as this allows the session to be dedicated to writing itself rather than preparatory work.

Refreshments will not be provided but please feel free to bring your own.

 

To see available dates, and to book, please click HERE.