Additional academic members for the Learning and Teaching Forum committee

The Learning and Teaching Forum is seeking additional academic members from each of the faculties to sit on its steering committee.

The Learning and Teaching Forum aims to bring together and support colleagues involved in teaching and learning support across the University.

The official terms of reference of Forum are:

  • To work with the University Teaching Committee on celebrating and raising the profile of learning and teaching across the University.
  • To provide staff-led fora for discussion of learning and teaching issues across the University.
  • To nurture and disseminate creativity and good practice in learning and teaching across the University, and thereby to contribute towards a consistent culture of quality.
  • To play a part in representing and referring staff views on learning and teaching-related issues, arising from the above activities, to the University.

Forum’s activities include the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, a series of lunchtime workshops throughout the year, a blog and publication of the Forum magazine once a term. These outputs are currently overseen by a small management committee consisting of both academic and learning support staff.

The committee meets informally twice a term to plan Forum’s work. Sub-committees are responsible for detailed planning of each of Forum’s activities (magazine, conference, workshops, website). These sub-committees plan the activities each year and report back to the main committee on progress.

The term of appointment is usually 3 years, and during this period, members are asked to:

  • Join one of the sub-committees responsible for the planning of Forum’s activities (magazine, conference, workshops, website)
  • Contribute a blog post for the website on an annual basis.
  • Chair/present a session at the Annual Learning and Teaching Conference on an annual basis.
  • Contribute towards detailed planning and hosting of at least 2 Forum workshops.
  • Contribute at least 1 substantial article to Forum magazine.
  • Represent the Forum on the Teaching Awards panel on at least 1 occasion.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact Ruth Mewis (Academic Support Office), by 10 August 2015, with a brief outline of your relevant experience, what you will bring to the committee and your interest in joining, including which sub-committee you would prefer to be part of.


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