In April this year the HEA will start a collaborative project with a group of UK-based Business Schools. Through partnership, the project aims to develop a deeper understanding of the specific challenges that Business Schools face and provide both collective solutions and bespoke responses within each institutional setting. The project will provide an excellent opportunity for participating HEIs to better understand how their approach to learning and teaching compares to their peers, as well as offering a supportive space to share good practice and creatively move beyond obstacles that stand in the way of achieving excellence.
Responding to identified challenges gathered through a recent HEA survey of UK Business Schools, the project will look in depth at specific areas for enhancement. As well as addressing ongoing concerns around the quality of learning and teaching and approaches to assessment and feedback within UK Business Schools, the project will consider ways in which institutions can enhance their approach to student retention, develop stronger links with employers and respond to internationalisation agendas. Within this context, the project will provide a wonderful opportunity to develop new and innovative approaches to curriculum design, teaching practice and student support.
The Business Schools High Impact Pedagogies Project is all about meeting the needs of students with practical solutions that can be implemented to enhance student outcomes. The four stages of the project will involve a diagnostic needs analysis that will utilise the HEA’s Frameworks in order to better understand collective and individual institutional issues. The power of collaborative enquiry will be fostered to refine the group’s understanding of the key challenges for UK Business Schools, as well as exploring a range of high impact solutions. The project will also offer bespoke recommendations that will be advanced through a Learning and Teaching Enhancement Workshop for each participating institution and a project report.
The project is a great opportunity for HEIs to work collectively to address challenges faced by Business Schools across the sector. As well as identifying practical quick wins that can be implemented effectively in the short term, it will also consider longer term sustainable solutions that will meet the evolving needs of the UK Business School community.
If you are interested in participating in the project and would like more information, please email the project lead, Dr Ben Brabon firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us on email@example.com
The deadline for expressions of interest is 30 March 2018.