We are pleased to host secondees from across the University, working on a variety of projects and themes.
If you would like further information, or would like to enquire about a secondment with us, please read the information on secondments in our 'working with us' section. You may also contact our Director, Jon Turner.
Whilst on secondment Maggie will be looking at projects linked to leadership in Schools, and across the University.
Robert's secondee project title is 'Analysis of Business Requirements for the Personal Tutor dialogue between Staff and Students'.
Judy's secondment will focus on alternatives to the research-based MSc dissertation. In addition, it will consider student-generated content such as peer learning, and look at models for co-teaching of non-specialist Maths.
Ewan's secondment will consider assessment in the School of Informatics, with a particularly focus on how to combine the scalability of automated graded assessment with the personal aspect of lecturer/tutor feedback in a way that is satisfying for students whilst remaining efficient for staff. This in turn draws upon topics like peer review and assessment, team based assessment, technological issues and how assessment decisions for individual courses contribute over the whole of an undergraduate career to an assessment of global outcomes for students.
Tony is working on areas such as improving the listening and comprehension skills of international students, particularly outside formal classes; improving feedback based upon experience from language teaching and including application to distance education; and support for students in effective note taking. He will also provide advice and contribute to a range of other IAD projects and staff development activities.
In this secondment, Gavin will lead on Edinburgh contributions to a new "Excellence in European Doctoral Education" scoping study, a joint initiative with Aarhus University (Denmark). He will play a key role in looking at options for a doctoral supplement to cover broader dimensions of the doctoral experience and employer engagement.
During her secondment, Caroline will be working with the Making the Most of Masters team to enhance and embed provision for work based projects for MSc students in her school. In addition she will also be adapting the resources and knowledge gained through Making the Most fo Masters so far to coordinate new PhD placement scheme funded by the BBSRC.
Sara's secondment will focus on providing support for the Enhancing Student Support (ESS) project, working in partnership with IAD, EUSA and Academic Services on key project strands. It is also intended that Sara will be able to contribute and advise on other aspects of IAD work (particularly where there are regulatory connections).
Rachel's secondment will focus on exploring the link between mind-set, ability and feedback in veterinary medicine education. This will have close links to the development of new student support (personal tutor) arrangements in the School and also provide us with an excellent opportunity to strengthen links between the IAD and Veterinary Medicine.
This article was published on Jun 24, 2011