HEA’s Closing Attainment gaps – 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 programmes and initiatives in this priority area; and
- to begin to craft a principled, and evidence-informed, approach to devising subsequent support and guidance for change(s) with regards to flexible learning in higher education.
Call for contributions
The HEA welcomes submissions outlining various approaches for the symposium.
Submissions can be subject specific as well as examples detailing wider institutional initiatives aimed at strategic and systemic change.
In no more than 500 words, please position your case study against one of the three core themes above by identifying the following:
- What is the context of your study (discipline; generic issue; UG/PG; country(ies)?
- What is (are) the central issue(s) your case study responds to within this theme?
- What framework(s) have you used to help frame the issue?
- What is the approach/process you have undertaken ?
- What are the findings?
- Can you outline the key messages from the work undertaken?
- How might the findings of the case study be transferred to other disciplines/levels?
- How could this work be developed further; what are the next steps?
NB: Please be sure to include in your submission full contact and affiliate details for all contributors.
Submission Deadline date: February 20 2018
Submissions should be e-mailed to: RetentionAndSuccess@heacademy.ac.uk
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, HEA Academic Lead for Retention, in partnership with experienced HEA Associates.
York Science Park,