UW Professor to address HEA Awards Day

Posted on 26 March 2014

Professor Simon Haslett

Professor Simon Haslett, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales, is to deliver the Collective Address at an upcoming Higher Education Academy (HEA) event on the 4th April 2014.

This one-day inter-disciplinary dissemination event for HEA Award holders is also open to all those interested or committed to improving teaching and learning in research and practice. This event is the first in the HEA Award Teams new event series called RIPE (Research, Impact, Pedagogy & Engagement); hosted by the Awards team who manage funding programmes from the HEA including Teaching Development Grants, Mike Baker Doctoral Programmes and Professor Sir Ron Cooke International Scholarships.

The RIPE event series is designed to generate an inclusive community of like-minded individuals focused on the essential ingredients of successful and sustainable projects; the series brings together a wide network of multi-disciplinary researchers using a range of communication platforms that provide regular opportunities to access a valuable network of contacts involved in teaching and learning innovation.

Professor Haslett will open the event, which takes place at the Open University in Cardiff, with his address entitled Sustaining research-informed teaching: institutional and individual approaches. Professor Haslett has an abundance of teaching experience and directed the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching at the then University of Wales, Newport, retaining a Visiting Professorship in Pedagogic Research. He has also been involved with a number of projects into how research and teaching may be linked in academic practice in Higher Education, and is a member of the HEA Future Directions Steering Group, a collaborative approach to quality enhancement in the Welsh higher education sector, which is holding its second conference in Aberystwyth on 2-3rd April.

The RIPE day includes a number of presentations and opportunities for discussion with further information, including a full programme for the day, found on the HEA website - www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2014/04_April_HEA_Awards_schemes_Open_University_Wales


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