Academic Practice Network (APN)

The University of Exeter's Academic Practice Network (APN) offers a flexible space for colleagues to meet, share and celebrate good practice through flexible seminars, workshops and other events.  The current schedule of events is listed below.

Mailing List & Blog: To be kept up-to-date with the latest additions to the APN events schedule, as well as innovative practice and resources across the university and beyond:

Expressions of Interest: The APN is always looking for colleagues to share their practice. The format is flexible, and could accommodate workshops, discussion groups, presentations of research findings, etc. Sessions are usually 50 minutes long, with a member of the Academic Development team present to help facilitate discussion and any activities (as needed). If interested, please contact academicdevelopment@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and for further information.

Schedule 2017-18: All sessions are open to all colleagues, and there is no need to book unless stated otherwise.

Date & Time

Location

Speakers & Topics

Wed 7 December 2017

12.00-13.00

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Developing a Formal “Skills Audit” in Medical Sciences

Dr Emma Taylor (Senior Lecturer in Medical Sciences, Academic Lead for Careers and Employability, and Education Exeter Incubator Fellow)

Academic Support: Education Incubator Project and GEO1309 Study Skills in Human Geography

Dr Matt Finn (Lecturer in Human Geography and Education Exeter Incubator Fellow) and Dr Sean Carter (Associate Professor in Political Geography)

Mon 5 March 2018

14.00-15.00

Penryn: DM Seminar D

Responding to the challenges of teaching statistics in higher education

A workshop coordinated by Nigel Sainsbury (PhD Researcher in Environmental Science)

Tue 20 March 2018

12.30-13.30

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Social Media for Scholars

Dr Caitlin Kight (Academic Development)

Fri 23 March 2018

10.30-11.30

St Lukes: Baring Court 217

Research Inspired Learning

A panel chaired by Prof Karen Mattick (Professor of Medical Education and Director of PCAP) and Dr Shaun Mudd (Academic Development)

  • Dr Irene Fernandez-Molina (Lecturer in Politics): “Biases in Student Perceptions and Student Evaluations of Teaching”
  • Laura Colombo (PhD Researcher in Management Studies): “Experiences with Critical Management Education”
  • Dr Susannah Cornwall (Senior Lecturer in Constructive Theologies): “Modelling Self-Reflexive Learning via Sharing Research in Draft with Students”
  • Dr Yang Liu (Lecturer in Engineering): “Module Assessment in Engineering: Limitations and Alternative Perspectives”

Organised in collaboration with the Research-Inspired Learning (RIL) Steering Group, the PCAP Programme and the LTHE Programme, and GSE’s Educational Research Conference.

Fri 23 March 2018

15.30-16.30

Streatham: Forum Exploration Lab 1

St Lukes: North Cloisters 12*

Penryn: DM Seminar K*

* Video-linked

Developing a Research-based Connected Curriculum

Prof Dilly Fung (Professor of HE Development and Director of Arena Centre for Research-Based Education, UCL)

Organised in collaboration with the Research-Inspired Learning (RIL) Steering Group, and GSE’s Educational Research Conference

Wed 18 April 2018

12.30-13.30

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Addressing the mathematics gap in Biosciences and beyond

Dr Alison Hill (Senior Lecturer in Biosciences and Education Exeter Incubator Fellow)

Tue 8 May 2018

12.00-13.30

Penryn: PL Seminar 2

Cornwall Campuses Teaching Forum

Organised by Aveen Hameed (Camborne School of Mines)

Wed 9 May 2018

12.30-13.30

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Small group teaching throughout the iGEM competition

Dr Chloe Singleton (Research Fellow in Biosciences)

Fri 18 May 2018

12.30-13.30

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Enhancing group work through coaching students in shared leadership and to run self-managing teams

Alex Janes (Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Education Exeter Incubator Fellow)

Mon 11 June 2018

13.00-14.00

Streatham: Old Library Seminar A/B

Responding to informal student feedback: creating a constructive dialogue

Dr Lisa Alberici (Senior Academic Developer and Director of the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education programme)

Fri 6 July 2018

13.30-14.30

Streatham: Northcote House Council Chamber

Sharing experiences to help transform practice: Interdisciplinary education for our students

Dr Greta Bosch (Associate Professor in Law)