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Action
Plan


Learning and Teaching Strategy 2010
-
2013

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1


UNIVERSITY OF CHICHESTER

LE
ARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY 20
10
-
13


Vision

T
he

University is com
mitted to providing an outstanding

learning experience for every student.

The

Learning and Teaching strategy will ensure that graduates from this University will be:



Confident in their understanding of their discipline



Equipped to respond to a rapidly changing
global
environment



Highly employable



Socially and environmentally aware


Context



The University is a learning organisation that promotes a sense of mutuality and values the participation of staff, students
and the wider community
as active
me
mbers of the learning community



Technological developments are driving levels of
change in twenty first century society

that are unprecedented



The learning landscape is both a physical and virtual space

that needs to be designed to
widen participation and
increase
accessibility




Our students are increasingly divers
e
, hence
opportunitie
s to

engage with the learning process will need to
be designed to enable individual differentiation



The majority of students will be in some form of employment



Efficiency
,

quality

and affordability

must be
demonstrated

in all aspects of the strategy



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Objectives

1.

An outstanding e
x
perience

for every student
:



Provide
a rich and stimulating journey that encompasses
diversity and
wider life experience



Create

a respectful dialogue between learners

and teachers, recognising the

reciprocal nature of both roles and their shared responsibilities



Recognise

students’
and employers’
expertise in contributing to continu
ed improvement in the quality
of learning



Seek the active, critical engagement of students



Provide

a holistic approach

to the development of employable and socially
and environmentally
aware graduates


2. Excellence in Learning and Teaching:



Teaching i
nformed by research and the systematic application of the fund
amental principles of pedagogy, supported by
cross University
p
edagogic research projects



S
taff

developed

to be innovative facilitators of learning. On
-

going s
taff development

will

su
pport the continual development

of pedagogic practice.

This will enable
opportunities provided by emerging technolog
ies
to
be fully utilised to enhance the student experi
ence and increase accessibility



Assessment and a rich

feedback dialogue
a
re

cen
tral to the learning experience



A whole institution
commitment

to enhancement
. This

will ensure continued improvement, utilising data from external and internal quality audit processes,
feedback from the National Student Survey, internal surveys and programme evaluations. There will be a systematic approach t
o the dissemination of good
pra
ctice,
internally and externally




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3.

D
evelop
ing

the Learning Environment:

Virtually
:



Establish an effective VLE (Moodle) to support the pedagogic objectives and promote access to learning. This will provide a p
latform to

support podcasting
and
the use of mobile devices.

The VLE will be used to increase efficiency, improve organisation and promote dia
logue with and between students





Provide
WiFi

everywhere on both campuses

Physically
:




Integrate
accessible learning resources, combining
student support
, access to books, journals and virtual resources.



Create f
lexible
learning and
teaching spaces fully equipped to meet the needs of all courses, with sufficient access to computers and

provision for

students’
laptops




Provide s
ocial study
and quiet zones



Ensure a
ccess to A
udio
V
isual

fixed and mobile equipment
,

able to record easily

In the community
:




R
ecognise

the importance of

the

wider environment

in the provision of

work based and
service learning opportunities



A
ctive
ly

engage with employers


to enhance the skills of the

workforce

Internationally
:



Recogni
se

the value of
transnational
e
ducation

and the
rich
contrib
ution of international
staff and
students



Support and involve international staff and students throughout
the University



Internationalise the curriculum

for all students



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ACTION PLAN

OBJECTIVE

ACTION

RESPONSIBILITY

BASELINE

ANNUAL

MILE
-

STONES

PERFORMANCE

INDICATORS

2012/13

1)

Student Experience:








Is a rich and stimulating journey that
encompasses
diversity and wider life
experience







Promotion of active, critical
engagement of students

Academic portfolio includes a range of
accessible courses at undergraduate level,
including Foundation degrees.


Course organisation, design and curricula
are
flexible, recognise diversity and build on
students’ life experience


Pedagogic practice requires active
participation



SUBJECT
LEADERS

Young full
-
time
undergraduate
entrants from low
participation
neighbourhoods 13%

PT UG’s 4.5%

To be

agreed by
faculti
es/
service
depts.


Contributes to widening
participation targets

Young full
-
time


undergraduate entrants from low
participation neighbourhoods
15.0%
;
PT UG’s 6%


Overall satisfaction
rate increased
to 89% in NSS


Improved student retention
(90%)




Is
characterised by a respectful
dialogue between learners and
teachers, recognising the reciprocal
nature of both roles and their shared
responsibilities

Work with Students’ Union to increase
involvement of students in programme
management, course design an
d
development

SUBJECT
LEADERS

DDs (AP)

87%


Improved satisfaction scores in
relevant sections of NSS to


89%


Increased participation by students
in key committees within the
University


Involvement of students in Faculty
management




Recognises
students’ and employers
expertise in contributing to continued
improvement in the quality of learning

Increased involvement and representation
of students and employers in quality and
enhancement processes within the
university

DDs AP

FQC

ASC

72%


Improved satisfaction scores in
relevant sections of NSS to 80%


Evidence from Student Union and
programme co
-
ordinator reports

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Provides a holistic approach to the
development of employable and
socially aware graduates

Opportunities for accredited work
based
and or service learning available to all
students


Accessible Personal Development Planning
tools integrated in to all programmes for
undergraduate and post graduate students

Programme Co
-
ordinators

73% of graduates in
graduate level jobs
within 6 mo
nths of
employment


Enhanced employability: 74 % of
graduates in graduate level jobs
within 6 months of employment




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OBJECTIVE

ACTION

RESPONSIBILITY

BASELINE

A
NNUAL

MILE
-

STONES

PERFORMANCE

INDICATOR
S

2012/13

2)

Excellence in Learning and Teaching:









Learning and teaching informed by
research and the systematic application
of the fundamental principles of
pedagogy


Pedagogic research projects undertaken in
the Faculties

PLs L&T

DDs ER&R



Presentation and publication
profile establishes national
reputation



Assessment and a rich feedback
dialogue is central to the learning
experience


Review the provision of feedback so that it
can be used
for

learning rather than purely
as a measure of learning


Annual conference in 2010 to focus on
Assessment
and Feedback


Dialogue through Student
Union and
student r
epresentatives to
generate debate
and a deeper shared understanding of
effective feedback


DDs AP, Subject
Leaders,

PLs L&T

42.5% of students
obtain a good first
degree


Improved satisfaction score
s in
relevant sections of NSS


50% of students obtain a good first
degree



Develop and support staff to be
innovative facilitators of learning




Opportunities provided by emerging
technologies to be fully utilised to
enhance the student experience and
increase accessibility

Staff development to support the continual
development of pedagogic practice and
raise awareness of the application of e
-
lear
ning


Support and training to enable all academic
staff, subject librarians and administrators
to make effective and efficient use
emerging technologies and the VLE


PLs L&T




E learning


Team

All academic
staff



Further improvements in relevant
sections of NSS to ensure all
subjects reach 90%


All academic staff able to use
Moodl
e effectively by September
2010


Students only using the Moodle
environment for course material




Whole institution commitment to
enhancement, utilising data from
external and internal quality audit
processes, feedback from the National
Analysis by DVC and DD’s (AP) of data to
determine prio
rities for action.


Provision of appropriate Staff development
DVC and DDs
(AP)

PL’s Learning
and Teaching



External Examiners and
professional bodies note
effectiveness of approach to
enhancement

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Student Survey, internal surveys and
programme evaluations



opportunities




Systematic approach to the
dissemination
of good practice,
internally and externally

Annual Learning and Teaching conferences
to disseminate best practice



Learning and Teaching newsletter s bi
-
annually


Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and
Teaching, mentoring and
teaching tips

seminars to support new staff and PGR
students.


Collaboration in external learning and
teaching projects


Dissemination of good practice through
pedagogic research projects


Dissemination through the Journal of
Learning and Teaching


PLs Learning
and
Teaching



PLs Learning
and Teaching







PRDP’s demonstrate 80% of
academic teaching staff participate
annually i
n staff development
activities
designed to disseminate
good practice.


Probation /PRDP’s demonstrate
that all PGR and academic staff
new to

HE participate with at least
90% completing the award



Institutional Audit and External
Assessors and Examiners identify
progress in the dissemination of
good practice



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Learning and Teaching Strategy 2010
-
2013

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OBJECTIVE

ACTION

RESPONSIBILITY

BASELINE

A
NNUAL

MILE
-

STONES

PERFORMANCE

INDICATOR
S

2012/13

3)

Developing the Learning Environment:







Virtually:








Establish an effective VLE (Moodle) to
support the pedagogic objectives and
promote access to learning.

Technical functionality to support
podcasting and use of mobile
devices

Delivery of staff training and development
of training packages for staff development

Establish technical capacity to enable on
line feedback and assessment (MAC)forms
for all programmes


Staged adoption of new technologies to
support enhanced
assessment and feedback
on programmes


E learning team




January
2010

4 subject
areas go
live with
Moodle


September
2010 all
subject
areas
move to
Moodle

NSS and/ or programme
evaluations demonstrate improved
organisation and communication
with and between students



All staff able to use Moodle and
new technologies with confidence



WiFi available everywhere on both
campuses


Establish feasibility on
both campuses and
plan implementation



January
2010


Physically:








Integrated and accessible learning
resources, combining student support
services, access to books, journals and
virtual resources




Social study and quiet zones


New Learning
Resource Centre at BRC

Continued improvements at BOC to provide
increased integration in service delivery




Programme evaluations and NSS
results demonstrate improved
satisfaction with Learning
Resources



Flexible teaching spaces fully equipped
to meet
the needs of all courses, with
sufficient access to computers and
laptops


Continued investment planned in
consultation with all stakeholders

USMG

Director of
Estates



Improve student satisfaction
in
relevant sections of NSS to
85%


FMT’s report
improved staff
satisfaction with learning
environment



Access to Audio Visual fixed and mobile
equipment, able to record easily

Continued investment planned in
consultation with all stakeholders





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In the community:






Recognition of the
importance of the wider
environment in the provision of work
based and service learning opportunities


Extension and development of the
volunteering scheme as a structured and
accredited learning experience

PLs L&T,
Volunteer Co
-
ordinator



Accredited m
odule widely available
to all students, contributes to
undergraduate awards

Active engagement with employers

Involve employers in programme
development and management


All programmes to review opportunities to
increase work based learning within the
curriculum


Subject Leaders



Employers represented on % of
Programme Boards


% of staff actively engaged in
consultancy and / or on boards of
local organisations


% of programmes provide work
based learning opportunities


Internationally:






Recognise the value of exchanges and the
contribution of international staff and
students


Support and involve international staff and
students throughout the University




Internationalise the curriculum


Explore wider use of Erasmus for staff and
student exchanges


Develop effective ways to support and
promote the inclusion and involvement of
international students.

Monitor the quality of international
students’ experience


Include international perspectives in all
programmes


Faculties



PVC/ Facu
lties/

Students Union



Programme Co
-
ordinators




Improved recruitment , retention
and attainment of International
students


Annual Monitoring panels report to
Academic Standards Committee
evidence of internalisation in
programme curricula 2011