This one-day workshop is suited to HE staff interested in the role of the curriculum in closing student attainment gaps, in particular gaps between black and minority ethnic students and white students. The workshop is also relevant to programme or departmental leaders with responsibility for planning student retention and student outcomes.
examine the role of teaching staff in closing attainment gaps;
develop confidence in discussing key issues around HEI’s attainment data;
explore, at a basic level, how data can be interrogated and used to better manage student outcomes;
gain insight into how teaching and learning activities fit within a ‘whole university’ strategic approach to attainment;
explore practical and evidence based approaches to closing attainment gaps and how these can be adapted in different disciplinary settings;
familiarise themselves with the HEA tools and consider how these can be used and adapted for a range of purposes.
The workshop is suited to individual educators wishing to enhance their pedagogic practice or develop module content. It is also of relevance to programme or discipline leaders looking to embed a pro-active approach to addressing attainment gaps.
Who is delivering the workshop?
The workshop will be delivered by HEA staff expert in retention and attainment.
The Growing Your Skills in HE Learning and Teaching workshops have been designed for early-career academics who want to continue to develop their practice by working with peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. If you’ve a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and you’re seeking recognition for your development, and to progress into a senior position, HEA Fellowship could add great value to your professional teaching experience.
The workshop will employ a range of different formats including small group work and structured learning activities. All participants will have an opportunity to consider immediate practical changes that can be introduced to their curriculum. Participants will explore HEA resources and tools and how these can be adapted in different setting to promote better student outcomes for all.
This workshop will complement your HEA Fellowship journey whether you are already progressing with your HEA Fellowship process within your institution, have just received recognition or have yet to start your journey.
Content will include:
The role and responsibilities of teaching staff in closing attainment gaps;
student inclusion and the Equality Act 2010; using data to drive your practice;
outline of good practice from across the sector drawing on UK and international examples;