Last week saw the launch of the Teaching Excellence Academy at the University's annual Teaching and Learning Conference and summer programme "Assessment and Feedback for Graduate Futures".
The Academy celebrates, develops and promotes excellent teaching through a number of activities: staples such as the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, teaching Fellowships and revitalised developmental activities such as the conference. In keeping with the University's values, The Academy aims to be empowering, inclusive and progressive. These values were on-show throughout the three days of activity, with a tangible air of optimism following the introduction of several new initiatives.
The event hosted masterclasses delivered by sector leaders, such as Professor Peter Hartley and Ruth Whitfield exploring programmes focused assessment and Maria Torro Troconis sharing a smart model for blended learning design.
Attendance was a record breaking 150, with many delegates new to the Academy's service area. Conference slides and resources are being curated and will be shared in due course, the Academy is also busy developing its web presence, and we will share links when this is live.
Professor Graham Scott, National Teaching Fellow and Director of the Teaching Excellence Academy, said: "The conference was a fantastic opportunity for colleagues to share their excellent practice, and for the wider learning community to explore the development of effective practice at Hull."
The Academy hopes to continue to support the learning community in not only delivering a great learning experience for our students but also celebrating the joy, love and passion for teaching among our academic colleagues.
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