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3rd Annual BBS Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 on 6th July

Over 80 BBS staff participated in this years conference  at Grand Parade on Friday 6th July.  It it was great to hear from so many difference voices!!

The theme of this year’s conference was “the future of the Business School”.

Our two key note  presentations clearly laid out the challenges and ways  BBS can build on our strengths and create a future which is unique to us.

Toni Hilton – Head of Brighton Business School – “What is the future for Business Schools and how might we address that at BBS”

Katie Piatt  – e-Learning Services Manager, Jason Bailey & Marion Curdy– Learning Technologies Advisors – Learning Analytics the next steps for BBS

We  made the  presentations to the  2017/2018  Learning & Teaching Awards Winners: Rob Hayward, Bobby Kahlon, Cath Matthews,  Mona Rashidirad,  Asher Rospigliosi, Pascal Stiefenhofer  and  Professional Support Staff Awards Winners:  Stuart Bullen, Rachel Carver,  Donna Clarke, Lucy Fullbrook

If you want to contribute to the discussion around the BBS Mission and Vision, you can do so by adding comments to this page AACSB: Discussions 

Programme with links to the content 

Date for your diary

10th September – Module Delivery Day – the aim will be again to collaborate ensuring a consistent approach to implementing changes to modules post CDI.

AACSB: Discussions

Subject groups and professional staff groups will be discussing  the opportunities for staff to contribute and participate with developing and enhancing our mission statement.

Please read the document below as background and guidance,  we are looking to identify distinctive words or phrases that convey our purpose, values, commitments, student outcomes and positioning with regard to business, the professions, and society more broadly around which mission and vision statements might be constructed and add as comments. 

The timeline for this would be the end of June

Mission and Vision review

Reading the critical accounts from the CDI  may also be useful, these are available on the  curriculum design workspace

3rd Annual BBS Learning and Teaching Conference 2018 on 6th July: Programme & Registration

Open to all Business School staff

This year the conference will be take place at Grand Parade on Friday 6th July. It will be another all day affair followed by a BBQ in the gardens.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “the future of the Business School”.

We are delighted to confirm  Key Note  Presentations

Toni Hilton – Head of Brighton Business School – “What is the future for Business Schools and how might we address that at BBS”

Katie Piatt  – e-Learning Services Manager, Jason Bailey & Marion Curdy– Learning Technologies Advisors – Learning Analytics the next steps for BBS

We will make the  presentations to the  2017/2018  Learning & Teaching Awards Winners: Rob Hayward, Bobby Kahlon, Cath Matthews,  Mona Rashidirad,  Asher Rospigliosi, Pascal Stiefenhofer  and  Professional Support Staff Awards Winners:  Stuart Bullen, Rachel Carver,  Donna Clarke, Lucy Fullbrook

Full Programme Here 

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3rd Annual BBS Learning and Teaching Conference 2018

Open to all Business School staff

This year the conference will be take place at Grand Parade on Friday 6th July. It will be another all day affair followed by a BBQ in the gardens.

The theme of this year’s conference will be “the future of the Business School”. If anyone would like to make any contribution either around this theme, or beyond then please  email Julie Fowlie (cc’ing  Chris Matthews).

We are delighted to confirm  Key Note  Presentations

Toni Hilton – Head of Brighton Business School – Welcoming Key Note

Katie Piatt  – e-Learning Services Manager & Jason Bailey – Learning Technologies Advisor – Learning Analytics the next steps for BBS

We will make the  presentations to the  2017/2018  Learning & Teaching Awards Winners: Rob Hayward, Bobby Kahlon, Cath Matthews,  Mona Rashidirad,  Asher Rospigliosi, Pascal Stiefenhofer  and  Professional Support Staff Awards Winners:  Stuart Bullen, Rachel Carver,  Donna Clarke, Lucy Fullbrook

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Lynda.com at the University of Brighton

Starting to think about resources for next years teaching?

Lynda.com is an online library of high quality video training courses covering anything from photography to programming and business skills.

The university’s premium account gives you access to over 150,000 tutorials written by industry experts with more added every week.

Mobile apps allow students and you to learn at any time and any place

Staff Information

Student Information  

Personal Academic Tutoring @BBS from Sept 2018

The University has agreed a revised Personal  Academic Tutor Policy 

The key elements  that students can expect:

  • A named personal tutor who (under normal circumstances)  will be the same for the duration of their students.
  • Student at  should be offered a minimum of 3 tutorials a year at level 4 and 2 at level 5, & 6 (combination of group and
    individual) to discuss engagement, progression, support and academic experience.

The majority of staff are are likely to have Personal Academic Tutor responsibilities.  There will be some training provided before the beginning of next academic year however in the meantime please review the information available.

Personal Academic Tutoring @BBS

National Student Survey NSS and the Brighton Student Survey BSS Launch on 5th Feb

The National Student Survey (NSS)  and the Brighton Student Survey (BSS) launched on 5th February.

There are staff briefing notes available for the NSS  and for the BSS The NSS runs until the 30th April and  BSS runs until 5th March.

We know from experience that if staff are informed and can then introduce the survey, it is more likely that students will complete it and complete with the appropriate consideration. The key messages are that students should consider the whole of their university experience and to remember the positive as well as any points for improvement.

Students will receive a thank you for completing the surveys-  a £5.00 food voucher for the NSS and a Kit-Kat for the BSS. These are available from room 149 for students to collect or can be collected by staff to distribute.

For the NSS there are 13 final year students who are supporting the Business School- they have organised a Big Night In on Thurs 8th Feb 5pm-8pm in Mithras House Canteen  to encourage students to share their views and also showcase  positive developments  at BBS.

There are some PowerPoint slides to support the surveys NSS  and the BSS

Thank you

Supporting Students: Office Hours, Assessment Feedback and Exams

Colleagues

A reminder to let your students know when you are available during the week, many staff have added a notice on their office door or have included it on their module areas on studentcentral.

Assessment and feedback guidance

Feedback Guidelines

  • Based on criteria – that have been made available (marking grid or rubric) using % weightings (this is a requirement)
  • Non-judgemental language –  avoiding using words such as ‘fails’, ‘lacks’, etc – the mark gives the judgement
  • Developmental – tell the student how to develop, including appropriate resources

Last year Pete McCullen prepared some excellent guidance for writing exams. These notes, contain some really useful advice so I am taking the opportunity to distribute them earlier this academic year.

Please also remember if you have changed the exam format of your module (so that the examination this year does not match the format of the exam last year) or it is a new module then you must post a draft examination paper on your module page on studentcentral.

Assignment Feedback

Thank you for all the hard work of the module teams that already have marked and returned work to students – for level four modules if some students have failed they may be able to take advantage of  In Year Module Retrieval    please click on the link for further information.

As you know  coursework marks and feedback must be made available to students via Studentcentral within FOUR WEEKS (20 working days) of the submission date.

University Policy

There is also University Policy Blended Learning which gives information on e-submissions and feedback

Policies

The school is working towards improving students’ perception of the feedback they receive from assessed work and to standardise the grading schemes applied.

Feedback Process (see page 18 of  GEAR )

  • Based on criteria – that have been made available, including % weightings (this is a requirement)  BBS rubrics
  • Non-judgmental language –  avoiding using words such as ‘fails’, ‘lacks’, etc – the mark gives the judgement
  • Developmental – how to develop, including appropriate resources

Consider using the feed forward from designed by Sarah Cork

BBS Best Practice 

BBS Examples of Feedback

Undergraduate Grading Descriptors

Post Graduate Grading Descriptors

You can use the search function on the home page of the blog to search of other information – please let Julie Fowlie know if there is something you would like to have included.

You are invited to tech pedagogy event ‘Burning of the Apps 2017’

After a successful launch last year, the University of Brighton’s elearning team is excited to bring back ‘Burning of the Apps’ for, we hope, an even bigger event on Wednesday 20 December 2017.

The format will stay the same, but we hope this year to extend beyond just Falmer and include other campuses. For those who missed last year’s event, the focus is on best practice examples where technology is being used to support learning and teaching. This could include mobile apps, web applications, programming, devices, multimedia etc. We are looking for staff who would like to talk through their example or project in the form of a Q&A conducted by a member of the elearning team, discussing ways the technology has been utilised in teaching to enhance learning at the university.

The interviews will take place in front of a live studio audience and will again be live-streamed for a wider, online audience. Some of the topics covered last year include: using Nearpod in lectures for large cohorts; iPads for recording presentations; an adaptation of the ‘Oregon Trail’ video game for research design and features of the Lynda.com app. There are videos available of last year’s event on the event blog:

http://blogs.brighton.ac.uk/burningapps/2016-event/

If you are interested in taking part and would like to pitch a topic for discussion, please indicate your availability on the following Doodle poll:

https://doodle.com/poll/xftpkcwcm37dqfns

For those wishing to participate as an audience member, there will be plenty of activities and refreshments throughout the day at the Explore Studio in Checkland Building. Please come along and have a go at using some of the latest technologies available for use in HE and join us with a mince pie or two!

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