Proffesional Development

HEA Updates

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Pleased to announce the latest staff to gain HEA recognition either through the CPD or PgC route, especially the D4 (Principal Fellow) which is the University’s 2nd D4.

D4: Principal Fellow of the HEA

Nicky MEER, Academic Developer

D3: Senior Fellow of the HEA

Fiona BUCHANAN, Law

Anne GAGER, Education

D2: Fellow of the HEA

Kamal AHMED, Education

Katie BANKS, International Coordinator, LiSS

Dr Elaine BIDMEAD, research fellow, CACHET

Kerrie BROOKS, Law

Laura COLLINS, Mental Health Nursing

Laura DAGLISH, Drama

Lisa DORRIGTON, Children’s Nursing

Kelly FIELDEN, Occupational Therapy

Carly HAWKINS, Adult Nursing

Amanda HILL, Social Work

Dr Davina HILL, Zoology

Dr Claire HOLT, Conservation

Tania HOPLEY, Social Work

Gail JEFFERSON, Medical Imaging

Judith KELLY, Mental Health Nursing

Alex LEEK, Policing

Matthew MADDOCK, Paramedic Science

Christopher MARQUIS, Medical Imaging

Richard MARSH, Project Management

Rebekah POWELL, Career Ahead Coordinator

Jason ROSCOE, Counselling

Francis SIMPSON, Policing

Claire VUCKOVIC, Education

Steve WALKER, WCF/YCD

Inclusive learning and teaching resources

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In light of the funding changes for students with disabilities we have developed a working collection of resources, ideas, support, reports and case studies about inclusive practice in Higher Education. It has been developed from a project to support academic staff following the changes to the Disabled Student Allowance. The purpose of resource is to enhance and improve the ways we design and deliver teaching, leading to accessible learning for all our students.

There are a range of practical activities for you to use in various settings such as large group teaching, assessment and giving feedback. There are links to comprehensive resources collected from other universities, reports from the HEA (Higher Education Academy) and a section containing information from recent conferences about inclusive practice.

The case studies section is a work in progress. We hope this is where academic staff will contribute research/ideas or practical activities that can be shared across all departments. Examples of case studies from Sheffield University have been included in this section as a starting point. A case study template has been emailed to departments or you can download it from the site.

The site is designed so that it can be easily updated and modified. We hope that with your support the wealth of experience here at the University of Cumbria this site will expand and develop over time.

Disability Support For Students: A quick reference guide

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The recent change in funding for disabled students has placed greater emphasis on individual lecturers to provide equal opportunities enabling all students to access high quality teaching.

This quick reference guide has been created to help you understand the support for disabled students as they declare a disability, and answers questions you may have about your role in their learning.

Quick Ideas for Busy Lecturers

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When designing and delivering inclusive learning have you:

· Thought about the purpose of your teaching session/series of sessions?

· Constructively aligned your teaching with assessment?

· Decided your curriculum objectives?

· Considered your teaching style in light of your learners needs?

· Offered a range of activities to meet a range of learning preferences?

This guide is designed to help you enhance your teaching and learning in inclusive practice.  The ideas are meant to assist you and are by no means exhaustive. You can use the guide to support areas where you feel you might have gaps in knowledge/skills/experience or to add to your existing practice.