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January 2019

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09:00
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17:00

PGDip EDEV201: Research methods for Professional Practice (Multiple Day Workshop)

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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22nd January 2019 09:00 - 17:00
29th January 2019 09:00 - 13:00

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This is the second compulsory module for the PG Diploma in Learning and Teaching in HE. You will examine the nature and practice of research in education, with particular reference to higher education, and begin to critically analyse published research findings from a range of contexts. In addition you will be supported to plan your own educational research project, taking account of appropriate approaches and methods, including ethical considerations.

Please note: this module is open to PGDip programme participants only. Attendance at all sessions is compulsory.

15
14:00
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16:00

ULTRA Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

 
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This support session is designed to help ULTRA applicants to progress with writing their application in order to submit to the next available recognition panel. The session will start with a brief discussion on the application for each category of fellowship and how the UKPSF has been embedded. Following this, applicants will be offered writing prompts to develop all the sections of the evidence matrix and share their experiences with others. It is recommended for participants attending this workshop to bring with them their draft applications and a tablet/laptop so they can write during the session. Feedback and support will be available from the programme team.

Also running on the following dates:
11th March 2019 12:00 - 14:00
24th April 2019 12:00 - 14:00
11th June 2019 10:00 - 12:00

16
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

 
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

Also running on the following dates:
27th February 2019 14:00 - 16:00

16
14:00
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17:00

Assessing Doctoral Work (induction for Internal Examiners)

Presented by: TBC

 
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This session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those newly appointed to the role of Internal Examiner and includes details of the University’s processes and regulatory framework around examining doctoral candidates and their theses and your duties as Internal Examiner.  We shall also cover the duties and responsibilities of external examiners, the appointment of examiners, management of the viva itself and discussion, through case studies, on research degree examination practice, both at Liverpool and at different institutions. We will pick up on issues such as the ‘original contribution to knowledge’, the relationship between the dissertation and the viva with regard to the total assessment and the behaviour, expectations and standards of fellow examiners. The options permitted to examiners presented with a weak thesis will also be explored along with the principle as well as procedures regarding the overall judgement (such as ‘minor modifications’ vs ‘re-submission’).  By way of preparation, some advance reading (and other materials will be emailed to you):

The primary document to be familiar with is the University PGR Code of Practice Appendix 8:  ‘Policy on Research Degree Examinations and Examiners’.  You can find that on this page:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/aqsd/academic-codes-of-practice/pgr-code-of-practice/

Research papers which it you are advised to read in advance:  
Tinkler, P. and Jackson, C. (2000) “Examining the doctorate: Institutional policy and the PhD examination process in the UK”, Studies in Higher Education, 25(2), pp167-180
Mullins, G. and Kiley, M. (2002) “ ‘It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize’: how experienced examiners assess research theses”, Studies in Higher Education, 27(4), pp369-386

Other useful resources:
Tinkler, Penny & Jackson, Carolyn (2004). The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors, Maidenhead: Open University Press/SRHE.
Jackson, Carolyn & Tinkler, Penny (2007). A Guide for Internal and External Doctoral Examiners. London: SRHE
Murray, Rowena & Pearce, Lynn (2004). How to Examine a thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press
 

Also running on the following dates:
13th March 2019 14:00 - 17:00
19th June 2019 13:30 - 16:30

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09:00
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16:00

Pedagogic Conference

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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Research conference 2019

21
11:00
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13:00

NTF & CATE Contributions

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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Recognising and Celebrating Excellence in your Teaching

24
13:30
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16:30

Introduction to Demonstrating

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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For postgraduate students who will be taking on demonstrator duties in practical classes, we offer a half day workshop as an introduction to the role. The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the underpinning principles and practices of teaching in and facilitating learning in practical classes. Demonstrating obviously requires technical knowledge of the subject matter, but it also requires an intellectual understanding of some teaching and learning theory, as well as the attitude to want to enhance the student experience

25
09:30
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16:30

Introduction to Supporting Student Learning

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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This one day introductory workshop is designed to address some of the basic skills and understanding needed for effective teaching at university. This is an interactive workshop, where participants will have opportunities to address their own questions and concerns about teaching throughout. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience

Also running on the following dates:
6th February 2019 09:30 - 16:30
11th April 2019 09:30 - 16:30

30
13:30
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16:30

Theory & Practice of Learning & Teaching in HE

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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Theory & Practice of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education There are a number of educational theories that underpin much of the teaching that is done in the Higher Education sector, and that help inform our practice. This session, which should be undertaken early in the learning cycle of CPS, provides an introduction to some of the key writers in this area, and explores how their work is translated into practice. This session is integral to completing CPS as it will help you to link theoretical perspectives to your own practice.

February 2019

1
11:30
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13:00

Frameworks for Planning Learning & Teaching

Presented by: TBC

 
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The ‘quality agenda’ in Higher Education has had far-reaching effects on the way we plan and design our curricula. Programme designers need to be aware of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; Credit Consortia Guidelines on the allocation of academic credit; subject benchmarks; and institutional interpretations of the QAA requirements for programme specifications. In each case the University has considered national guidelines and developed its own policy.

This session is now presented in a Blended Learning Format.  The workshop session will run for 1 hour.
Participants who book onto the session will receive relevant materials by e-mail in advance of the workshop session.

6
09:30
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16:30

Introduction to Supporting Student Learning

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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This one day introductory workshop is designed to address some of the basic skills and understanding needed for effective teaching at university. This is an interactive workshop, where participants will have opportunities to address their own questions and concerns about teaching throughout. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience

Also running on the following dates:
11th April 2019 09:30 - 16:30

6
11:30
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14:30

Principles and Practices of Assessment

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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The Student Charter and a general pressure in society for greater openness, transparency and accountability in public institutions have acted in concert with the efforts of the Quality Assurance Agency to revolutionise attitudes towards assessment in Higher Education. As with programme design, HE staff have had to become far more ‘professional’ in the way they design and carry out assessment. The session will look at general principles for good practice in assessment and examine how these are reflected in the University’s Code of Practice on Assessment. The session will also review a range of assessment methods and provide participants with the opportunity to reflect on their own assessment practice.

8
12:00
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14:00

PGCert EDEV403: Influencing Change: contemporary issues in HE

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

 
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EDEV403:  Influencing Change: Contemporary Issues in HE
 
You will critically evaluate a contemporary issue in Higher Education, analyse its impact on current programme/departmental practice and develop a change strategy to enhance your academic practice.
Policy and strategy, working with others and the nature of change in Higher Education will be explored, supported and informed by collaborative and online learning and key literature. 
 
Participation:  pre-course activity, three workshops, peer presentation and online learning activities.  Previous participants have found it beneficial taking part in all workshops offered.
 
Workshop One:  28 November 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm       Room 105
Workshop Two:  16 December 2014, 12.15 – 1.45pm            Room 105
Workshop Three:  12 February 2015, 4 – 6pm                          Room 116
 
Workshop One:  21 April 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm                    Room 105
Workshop Two:  19th May 2015, 12.15 – 1.45pm                     Room 105
Workshop Three:  23 June 2015, 4.30 – 6pm                            Room 116 
 
 
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV401 and EDEV402.
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV200 and EDEV201.
EDEV403:  Influencing Change: Contemporary Issues in HE
 
You will critically evaluate a contemporary issue in Higher Education, analyse its impact on current programme/departmental practice and develop a change strategy to enhance your academic practice.
Policy and strategy, working with others and the nature of change in Higher Education will be explored, supported and informed by collaborative and online learning and key literature. 
 
Participation:  pre-course activity, three workshops, peer presentation and online learning activities.  Previous participants have found it beneficial taking part in all workshops offered.
 
Workshop One:  28 November 2014, 9.30am – 4.30pm       Room 105
Workshop Two:  16 December 2014, 12.15 – 1.45pm            Room 105
Workshop Three:  12 February 2015, 4 – 6pm                          Room 116
 
Workshop One:  21 April 2015, 9.30am – 4.30pm                    Room 105
Workshop Two:  19th May 2015, 12.15 – 1.45pm                     Room 105
Workshop Three:  23 June 2015, 4.30 – 6pm                            Room 116 
 
 
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV401 and EDEV402.
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV200 and EDEV201.
You will critically evaluate a contemporary issue in Higher Education, analyse its impact on current programme/departmental practice and develop a change strategy to enhance your academic practice. Policy and strategy, working with others and the nature of change in Higher Education will be explored, supported and informed by collaborative and online learning and key literature. 
 
Participation:  pre-course activity, three workshops, peer presentation and online learning activities.  Previous participants have found it beneficial taking part in all workshops offered. All workshops will take place in 126 Mount Pleasant.
 
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV401 and EDEV402.
 
Participants registered on the Postgraduate Diploma in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education must have completed the compulsory modules:  EDEV200 and EDEV201.

8
13:30
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16:30

Inclusion and Diversity in HE

Presented by: Joanna Cheetham

 
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The university provides a range of services to support the needs of all students and those with disabilities and from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds in particular. This session will introduce you to the range of assistance available and explore ways of working with students to enhance the student learning experience.

11
12:15
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13:45

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: TBC

 
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

Also running on the following dates:
20th March 2019 12:15 - 13:45
16th April 2019 12:15 - 13:45
6th June 2019 12:15 - 13:45
5th July 2019 12:15 - 13:45

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09:00
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17:00

Ultra Panel

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

 
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Workshop

EDucational Development Division (EDEV)

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13:30
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16:30

Learning From Reflection

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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This session aims: To clarify what participants mean by reflection, and how others have defined it, to articulate the criteria we use to assess the quality of students reflective work, to identify how these criteria may vary depending on the purposes for which reflective tasks are set and to identify the kinds of support which would improve the quality of learning from reflection for "weaker" students. This workshop is open to all staff and will be particularly useful for particpants on Module Four of CPS especially if you are not familiar with the process of critical reflection.

19
13:30
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16:30

Advanced Demonstrator

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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This workshop is aimed at GTAs who have already gained some experience with demonstrating in practical classes, designed to further develop their skills as a demonstrator. The focus here is on how to ask questions to support and develop student learning, dealing with unacceptable or challenging behaviour in the lab and handling some common difficult situations. The aim is to expand the set of tools available in their role as a demonstrator

21
09:00
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16:00

Professional Development Course for External Examiners

Presented by: Sue Bolt & Christos Petichakis

 
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The course has been developed by the HEA in partnership with HEFCE as part of the degree standards project on external examining. The aim of the course is to enable aspiring, new or experienced examiners to:

·         Understand the role of the external examiner as articulated in the UK Quality Code for Higher education and be confident to undertake it.

·         Develop a deeper understanding of the nature of academic standards and professional judgement, and explore the implications for external examining.

Use evidence informed approaches to contribute to impartial, transparent judgements on academic standards and the enhancement of student learning.

22
11:30
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14:30

Designing out Plagiarism

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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Plagiarism is recognised as an increasing problem in UK universities. This session will clarify the University's policy and guidelines, consider ways to reduce the likelihood of plagiarism and illustrate the use of plagiarism detection tools by lecturers who face a huge number of assignments to check and assess.

25
12:15
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13:45

Research-Connected Teaching

Presented by: C Petichakis

 
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This session offers an overview of the main ways in which learning and teaching may be connected with research. Participants will have an opportunity to plan and discuss together one or more ways to extend the reach of research-connected learning within their own practice.

27
14:00
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16:00

Peer Observation of Teaching

Presented by: Christos Petichakis

 
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Peer Observation of Teaching  is part of the University of Liverpool Quality Enhancement processes, and as such it is expected that departments and schools across the university will participate in implementing Peer Observation processes for their teaching staff. The workshop will provide participants with information about the University’s policy, the use of forms to structure the process and good practice advice offering feedback towards observing teaching practice of staff at schools and departments.

March 2019

1
11:30
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14:30

Improving Feedback to Students

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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Feedback is acknowledged to be one of the key factors in learning but it is also one of the most time-consuming aspects of the lecturer’s role. This makes it worthwhile to spend time thinking about both the efficiency and effectiveness of our feedback practices. Can we give the same quality of feedback with less time and effort? Can we ensure that students read and digest our feedback, and attempt to alter their practice accordingly? Giving feedback can also be one of the most stressful aspects of our role, particularly when the student’s performance is poor. Getting the balance right between pointing out weaknesses and not leaving the student totally demoralised is often difficult. This session will start from agreed principles of helpful feedback, using recent research evidence. It will then look at alternative practices aimed at increasing student engagement with feedback without a corresponding increase (possibly even a decrease) in staff time and energy.

6
09:00
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11:00

FLTHE Tools for Reflection

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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This short workshop will introduce the concepts of Learning from Reflection and how to give constructive feedback which supports reflective learning. It will also give guidance on evidencing effective practice, supporting the development of the portfolio which forms the final assessment

6
13:30
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16:30

Evaluation

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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How do we know that our teaching is effective? How can we tell whether students have learned what we wanted them to learn, and whether we could have achieved the same outcomes more efficiently, with less time and effort, perhaps more enjoyably? There is a range of ways in which we can begin to answer these questions, from observing teaching through asking students for feedback to assessing how students perform. Typically, teaching staff are required by their Departments to use particular evaluation methods and instruments but these may be supplemented by different approaches for specific purposes. The session aims to cover a range of techniques and to discuss, their strengths and limitations and the purposes for which they are most suitable.

6
14:00
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17:00

Introduction to Supervising PGRs and the regulatory framework

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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This introductory session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those new to or about start supervising and includes details of the University¿s processes and regulatory framework (as set out in the Handbook for Postgraduate Research Students and Supervisors) and requirements for the training of research students and the monitoring of their progression. Employing case studies for discussion, it will provide an opportunity to explore the experience of supervision through the eyes of the student. It also serves to advertise further workshops, with opportunity for academic credit, available for more in-depth consideration of issues introduced.

11
12:00
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14:00

ULTRA Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This support session is designed to help ULTRA applicants to progress with writing their application in order to submit to the next available recognition panel. The session will start with a brief discussion on the application for each category of fellowship and how the UKPSF has been embedded. Following this, applicants will be offered writing prompts to develop all the sections of the evidence matrix and share their experiences with others. It is recommended for participants attending this workshop to bring with them their draft applications and a tablet/laptop so they can write during the session. Feedback and support will be available from the programme team.

Also running on the following dates:
24th April 2019 12:00 - 14:00
11th June 2019 10:00 - 12:00

13
13:30
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16:30

The Academic Advisor

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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All academic staff are expected to take on the role of academic advisor. All Liverpool students will be allocated an academic advisor. This role is assuming increasing importance with the widening of participation in HE and the expectations that students will be supported in their personal development throughout their programme of study. This session will look at the expectations on advisors, the skills they need and the resources that are there to support both them and their students. It will consider how to make the best use of valuable face-to-face contact time, and when to decide to refer students on to other specialist services within the University that may be able to help them more appropriately.

13
14:00
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17:00

Assessing Doctoral Work (induction for Internal Examiners)

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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This session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those newly appointed to the role of Internal Examiner and includes details of the University’s processes and regulatory framework around examining doctoral candidates and their theses and your duties as Internal Examiner.  We shall also cover the duties and responsibilities of external examiners, the appointment of examiners, management of the viva itself and discussion, through case studies, on research degree examination practice, both at Liverpool and at different institutions. We will pick up on issues such as the ‘original contribution to knowledge’, the relationship between the dissertation and the viva with regard to the total assessment and the behaviour, expectations and standards of fellow examiners. The options permitted to examiners presented with a weak thesis will also be explored along with the principle as well as procedures regarding the overall judgement (such as ‘minor modifications’ vs ‘re-submission’).  By way of preparation, some advance reading (and other materials will be emailed to you):

The primary document to be familiar with is the University PGR Code of Practice Appendix 8:  ‘Policy on Research Degree Examinations and Examiners’.  You can find that on this page:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/aqsd/academic-codes-of-practice/pgr-code-of-practice/

Research papers which it you are advised to read in advance:  
Tinkler, P. and Jackson, C. (2000) “Examining the doctorate: Institutional policy and the PhD examination process in the UK”, Studies in Higher Education, 25(2), pp167-180
Mullins, G. and Kiley, M. (2002) “ ‘It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize’: how experienced examiners assess research theses”, Studies in Higher Education, 27(4), pp369-386

Other useful resources:
Tinkler, Penny & Jackson, Carolyn (2004). The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors, Maidenhead: Open University Press/SRHE.
Jackson, Carolyn & Tinkler, Penny (2007). A Guide for Internal and External Doctoral Examiners. London: SRHE
Murray, Rowena & Pearce, Lynn (2004). How to Examine a thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press
 

Also running on the following dates:
19th June 2019 13:30 - 16:30

20
12:15
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13:45

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

Also running on the following dates:
16th April 2019 12:15 - 13:45
6th June 2019 12:15 - 13:45
5th July 2019 12:15 - 13:45

April 2019

3
09:00
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11:00

FLTHE Peer Seminar

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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As a final workshop session of the scheme, participants will work together in a seminar session to interrogate challenges faced in their own practice and brainstorm potential solutions

10
13:30
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16:30

Module Design: An introduction

Presented by: Nick Bunyan

 
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This workshop aims to help you with the challenging task of designing teaching and managing student learning in higher education.  We offer a framework and rationale that underpins all aspects of designing learning, from module outline to implementation.   You will consider how your teaching fits into the bigger picture as we offer some design models and reference points that must be considered when planning modules and programmes.   This workshop will be beneficial to those who are new to learning design and should provide a useful refresher for those building on their experience in module and programme design.

11
09:30
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16:30

Introduction to Supporting Student Learning

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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This one day introductory workshop is designed to address some of the basic skills and understanding needed for effective teaching at university. This is an interactive workshop, where participants will have opportunities to address their own questions and concerns about teaching throughout. It assumes that participants have little or no previous teaching experience

16
09:00
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16:30

PGCap ADEV700 (Multiple Day Workshop)

Presented by: Sue Bolt

 
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Other dates in this multiple workshop:
14th May 2019 09:00 - 16:30
11th June 2019 09:00 - 16:30
2nd July 2019 09:00 - 16:30
1st October 2019 09:00 - 16:30
5th November 2019 09:00 - 16:30

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The Postgraduate Certificate Academic Practice (PGCAP) is a Level 7 qualification which enables colleagues with substantive and significant teaching responsibilities to gain teaching qualifications and recognition as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). It can be taken as an exit award, or part of the University’s PG Dip/MA in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

16
12:15
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13:45

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: TBC

 
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

Also running on the following dates:
6th June 2019 12:15 - 13:45
5th July 2019 12:15 - 13:45

17
13:30
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16:30

An Introduction to Chinese Academic Culture

Presented by: Anna Chen

 
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Different aspects of culture, such as business, education and academic will be examined. The purpose of the workshops is to widen the staff’s appreciation of the essential differences and expectations of students from China. They will emphasise what the Chinese students expect of their academic staff and the support services. The sessions will explore the potential conflicts from misunderstandings between the UK staff and Chinese students as well as developing strategies to avoid them.

17
13:30
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16:30

Small Group Teaching

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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Tutorials, seminars and other forms of small group work are important components of most learning systems.  They are often the forums where students can ask and answer questions and process their understanding of information received in other settings. This session will look at ways to organise learning in small groups, with some time spent on managing challenging behaviour.

23
13:30
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16:30

Giving a Good Lecture

Presented by: Eli Saetnan

 
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This session is for staff relatively new to the role of lecturing and will offer practical advice on aspects of lecture preparation and delivery. Topics covered will include: the role of the lecture in learning; organising lecture content; strategies for gaining and keeping students' attention; active learning in lectures; dealing with common concerns and worries such as disruptive student behaviour and controlling nerves.

24
12:00
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14:00

ULTRA Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This support session is designed to help ULTRA applicants to progress with writing their application in order to submit to the next available recognition panel. The session will start with a brief discussion on the application for each category of fellowship and how the UKPSF has been embedded. Following this, applicants will be offered writing prompts to develop all the sections of the evidence matrix and share their experiences with others. It is recommended for participants attending this workshop to bring with them their draft applications and a tablet/laptop so they can write during the session. Feedback and support will be available from the programme team.

Also running on the following dates:
11th June 2019 10:00 - 12:00

May 2019

1
14:00
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16:30

Disciplinary Perspectives on Supervisory Approaches: Experienced PGR Supervisor Showcase

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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An experienced supervisor from each general subject area in the University’s structure will talk about their experience and lessons from it and how they aim to go about things, and to field questions from participants who are new supervisors.

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14:30

EDEV406

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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Cross disciplinary and Personal Perspectives

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Cross-disciplinary and Personal Perspectives on the PGR Supervisory Relationship

Presented by: TBC

 
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The first part of the workshop leads participants to find out about their own preferred approaches to supervision, informed by the literature, and how they may be more flexible.  
The second part, led by Dr Julie Regan and Dr Peter Kahn of CLL Educational Development Division and the EdD supervisory team, explores the factors which contribute to establishing trust in the supervisory relationship. Participants will be introduced to a model of trust which explains the decision making surrounding trustworthiness, and how trust impacts on behaviours in the supervisory relationship.  

By way of preparation, some advance reading:
Lee, Anne (2007), “Developing effective supervisors: Concepts of research supervision”, South African Journal of Higher Education 21(4), pp680-693.   also available at: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/492/

As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15.  
 

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Motivating your PGR Student and What They Want of You

Presented by: TBC

 
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Workshop on conceptualising the student’s journey, through stages of study; consideration of particular research about student preferences for characteristics of supervisors, which reflects sensitivity to stages and the different motivational factors.

By way of preparation, some advanced reading (will be emailed to you):


Fraser, R. & Mathews, A. (1999), “An evaluation of the desirable characteristics of a supervisor”, Australian Universities Review 1, pp5-7.

As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15.  
 

9
13:00
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16:00

EDEV406

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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Motivating your PGR student and what they want of you

23
11:00
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14:00

EDEV406

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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PGR Careers and professional Development: The supervisors role

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14:00

PGCert EDEV406 - Developing Your Role As A Research Degree Supervisor (Multiple Day Workshop)

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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The purpose of the workshop is to inform participants who are supervisors of PGR students about opportunities offered by Academic Development in the Centre for Lifelong Learning for developing their role as supervisors, for the benefit of their PGRs and thereby for enhancing their own academic careers.  In particular, there are a series of new workshops available this year which may be combined then to attain academic credit at M-level.   Participants considering registering for the optional 20-credit module should attend in order to judge whether it is the best option for them within the PGCert programme.  The workshop will serve as initial orientation for those who do register for the module, who will need to begin a process of structured independent reflection on their supervisory practice and environment.  Other supervisors are welcome to attend and explore whether any of the workshops will in their own right be of interest to them.  

The workshop will run twice, 12.15-1pm and 1-1.45pm, so that participants may choose which hour they attend.  A light sandwich lunch will be available from 12noon. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary restrictions

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Supervisory Approaches for a Diverse PGR Student Body

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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Discussion will focus on academic and pastoral support for a diverse research student body, general principles on this and meeting the needs of different sub-groups of students, e.g. international, disabled or part-time students.  A further section, led by Dr Mark Johnson of HLS Centre for Educational Development and the EdD supervisory team, will look at alternative ways to provide feedback to your PGR student’s draft writing in cases where they are not responding well to your input.  As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15. 

June 2019

6
12:00
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14:00

The Supervisory Relationship: Fostering Independence In Your PGR

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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The purpose of the workshop is to allow participants to try out an active listening technique, using action learning set methodology.  As well as being focused around the supervisory relationship, it demonstrates and gives some practice in simulating allowing your PGR to take the initiative.  Your PGR will be coming to you with queries or problems and you will be seeking means to allow them to sort them out themselves rather than be overly directive.  This in turn would assist them ultimately in making their own contribution to knowledge.  

Workshop participants must be, or have been, in the role of research degree supervisor (including being an assistant adviser in a supervisory team).  By way of preparation, please recall a problematic or perplexing situation in your experience of research degree supervision or study that you are prepared to talk about with a couple of colleagues not in your academic group.  Chatham House rules apply to this session so that what you say will not be disseminated outside the room.  

The workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins. 

6
12:15
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13:45

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

Also running on the following dates:
5th July 2019 12:15 - 13:45

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ULTRA Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This support session is designed to help ULTRA applicants to progress with writing their application in order to submit to the next available recognition panel. The session will start with a brief discussion on the application for each category of fellowship and how the UKPSF has been embedded. Following this, applicants will be offered writing prompts to develop all the sections of the evidence matrix and share their experiences with others. It is recommended for participants attending this workshop to bring with them their draft applications and a tablet/laptop so they can write during the session. Feedback and support will be available from the programme team.

13
11:30
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14:30

EDEV406

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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PGR Student wellbeing. The academic environment and the supervisors role

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PGR Student Wellbeing: The Academic Environment and the Supervisor's Role

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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In the first part of the workshop, Dr Tom Price of the Institute for Integrative Biology gives his supervisory perspective on mental wellbeing in doctoral studies.  The second part will be a workshop to assist participants in identifying types of wellbeing issue related to postgraduate research study and in determining what action to take.  

As part of the Thursday lunchtime CPD series, the workshop will begin at 12noon with a light sandwich lunch before the main activity begins at 12.15. 

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16:30

Assessing Doctoral Work (induction for Internal Examiners)

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This session, supported by Liverpool Doctoral College or AQSD colleagues, is required by University policy for those newly appointed to the role of Internal Examiner and includes details of the University’s processes and regulatory framework around examining doctoral candidates and their theses and your duties as Internal Examiner.  We shall also cover the duties and responsibilities of external examiners, the appointment of examiners, management of the viva itself and discussion, through case studies, on research degree examination practice, both at Liverpool and at different institutions. We will pick up on issues such as the ‘original contribution to knowledge’, the relationship between the dissertation and the viva with regard to the total assessment and the behaviour, expectations and standards of fellow examiners. The options permitted to examiners presented with a weak thesis will also be explored along with the principle as well as procedures regarding the overall judgement (such as ‘minor modifications’ vs ‘re-submission’).  By way of preparation, some advance reading (and other materials will be emailed to you):

The primary document to be familiar with is the University PGR Code of Practice Appendix 8:  ‘Policy on Research Degree Examinations and Examiners’.  You can find that on this page:
https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/aqsd/academic-codes-of-practice/pgr-code-of-practice/

Research papers which it you are advised to read in advance:  
Tinkler, P. and Jackson, C. (2000) “Examining the doctorate: Institutional policy and the PhD examination process in the UK”, Studies in Higher Education, 25(2), pp167-180
Mullins, G. and Kiley, M. (2002) “ ‘It’s a PhD, not a Nobel Prize’: how experienced examiners assess research theses”, Studies in Higher Education, 27(4), pp369-386

Other useful resources:
Tinkler, Penny & Jackson, Carolyn (2004). The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors, Maidenhead: Open University Press/SRHE.
Jackson, Carolyn & Tinkler, Penny (2007). A Guide for Internal and External Doctoral Examiners. London: SRHE
Murray, Rowena & Pearce, Lynn (2004). How to Examine a thesis. Buckingham: Open University Press
 

19
13:30
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16:30

EDEV406

Presented by: Martin Gough

 
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Assessing Doctoral work, (induction for Internal Examiners

July 2019

5
12:15
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13:45

[ULTRA] Information and Guidance Workshop

Presented by: Charles Buckley

 
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This introductory meeting will present information about the University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework. The Framework has been developed to encourage staff engagement in CPD and provide a mechanism whereby staff can achieve professional recognition of their experience and expertise in learning and teaching. The aim of the meeting is to provide information and guidance on making an application for Fellowship of ULTRA in one of four categories. Participants will have the opportunity to consider their own application, and ask questions. The session can also be useful to new (and existing) mentors to continue to reflect on the UKPSF and the ULTRA process. Lunch will be provided from 12. Main session will start at 12.15.

August 2019

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