The Closing the attainment gap – student success for all symposium is for HE staff and student representatives interested in the role of the curriculum in closing student attainment gaps. The symposium will examine the role of teaching staff in securing equitable outcomes for students; consider how teaching and learning activities fit within a ‘whole university’ strategic approach to attainment; explore how data can be shared, interrogated and used to better manage degree differentials; and assess the latest practical and evidence based approaches to closing attainment gaps and how these can be adapted in different disciplinary settings.
The aims of this symposium are:
- to provide an open and supportive environment within which to share and discuss contemporary practice-based interventions and initiatives in this priority area;
- and to devise subsequent support and guidance based on the research and understanding of different types of attainment gaps, and the range of practices addressed at equitable outcomes in higher education.
Call for contributions
Advance HE welcomes submissions proposing workshops (45 mins) or short papers outlining interventions or case studies. Papers can be 15 mins or 30 mins in length, (please specify). Submissions can focus on attainment gaps between any student groups, can be subject specific as well as work detailing wider institutional initiatives aimed at strategic and systemic change. Submissions should be no more than 300 words and should detail where relevant:
- discipline; generic issue; UG/PG;
- the key issue that is being addressed;
- approach/process undertaken;
- findings or expected outcomes;
- a suggestion of how findings can be scaled up or transferred within or across institutions.
NB: Please be sure to include in your submission full contact and affiliate details for all contributors.
Submission Deadline date: 30 April 2018
Submissions should be e-mailed to: email@example.com
Presenters will be eligible for a discounted delegate rate of £180.
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Who should attend?
The symposia series is intended for anyone – managers and leaders, academic and support staff – with an interest in and/or responsibility for attainment in higher education at all levels. It will be a useful forum to encourage the exchange and dissemination of different ways of thinking about attainment.
The symposium will feature a keynote presentation, followed by themed sessions showcasing case studies from the sector.
Delegates will have the opportunity to learn from leading practitioners in the sector, debate priority issues and learn from cutting-edge initiatives in attainment.
Who is delivering the symposium?
The symposium will be facilitated by Dr Joan O'Mahony, Advance HE Academic Lead for Retention, in partnership with experienced Advance HE associates.
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