The Quality and Enhancement Office facilitate and support a range of academic development events where staff are given the opportunity and encouraged to share reflections, discuss practice, and listen to experiences of others regarding teaching and academic practice.
For a full list of scheduled academic development workshops, see the QEO Training, Workshops and Events page
The University of Salford Teaching and Learning Conversations are a series of 2 hour workshops curated by internal and external experts. These sessions are an opportunity for staff from across the University of Salford to come together and engage in dialogue with colleagues around a topic of strategic relevance to teaching, learning, assessment and feedback at the University.
Salford Teaching and Learning Conversations for the 16/17 academic year will take place as follows:
14:00 – 16:00 Wednesday 14th September 2016
During our inaugural Salford TLC, Dr Sean Walton (Academic Developer / PGCAP Programme Lead) and Dawn Parrington (Disability & Learner Support Manager) will lead a conversation around inclusive teaching, and why it is so important that we are inclusive in our practice. With the recent government review of Disabled Students Allowance in HE resulting in its cessation of funded support for many students from September 2016, and the resulting onus on staff to create more inclusive learning environments, this is a timely session for all staff involved in teaching and learning.
A short introduction to inclusive teaching from Sean and Dawn will highlight some of the main characteristics of an inclusive curriculum and begin to demystify common areas of misunderstanding. This will be followed by round table structured discussion, dissecting areas of teaching, learning, assessment and feedback, and reflecting on how current practice might become more inclusive.
The TLC initiative is an exciting, informal cross-institutional collaboration to provide joint CPD opportunities for everybody teaching and/or supporting learning in Higher Education. The University of Salford are a collaborating partner in this initiative.
The aim is to bring together colleagues from different disciplines, institutions and countries to discuss and debate a variety of current teaching and learning topics in a series of monthly webinars. They are a great opportunity to reflect on and share good practice and find out what is happening beyond institutional walls in the more global HE landscape. All webinars and social media activities are open to the wider community to join and a be advertised locally at participating institutions.