Due to extending the exam board schedule we need to move the date of the newly renamed Staff Development Conference to Weds 10th July.
The conference is building on the new vision for BBS:
We are renowned for making a real difference to people, practice, and society
We will be using the wonderful facilities of Mithras House (Chris and Max have promised to make the rooms attractive) and the multi storey car park should be open by then. We will follow the conference with a get together in the Bevy .
The agenda is broadening out to include more than just developments in Learning and Teaching this year.
Staff will be presented with the Annual Learning & Teaching and Professional Staff awards 2019.
We will also be welcoming members of SASM who will be service teaching Events and Tourism at BBS from next academic year.
The programme is being developed currently and as in prevous years we want to offer what you want. If you feel you would like to contribute a session please let me (Julie Fowlie) or Chris Matthews know.
Links to some new pages:
BBS Policies and Procedures Updates
Documenting Moderation on Submitted Work
The BSS and NSS launch on the 4th Feb. It is vitally important that as a school we pull together to support these important surveys. The result of the NSS will feed into the subject level TEF.
The first three weeks of the NSS are critical as after that time Ipsos will then start to call our students and we know that frustrates them, however it is out of our control. The Student Engagement Champions have organised 3 NSS Pizza Nights to encourage students to come and complete the survey. These will be on 5th, 12th and 19th Feb from 5-7 in Mithras Canteen.
If you are teaching a level 6 module during this time please take a few minutes before you begin to acknowledge that the survey is happening (this is what our students tell us makes the difference). Use these slides as a guide NSS intro slides
If you can not open the link please me me know and I will send them by email.
More details about the BSS and NSS questions and university guidance can be found here
If you were unable to make the session of Developmental Feedback Made Simple please see the information here
We want to encourage all staff to engage with Professional Development therefore we have decided to rename the Learning and Teaching Conference to the Staff Development Conference to broaden its appeal. Please hold the date 5th July 2019 – if you have any suggestions for sessions please email email@example.com
Supporting this theme BBS now has a Volunteer Teaching Observation Process more details here
Finally for now following a very successful 2018 Graduation Ball the tickets for 2019 Graduation Ball will be on sale very soon. The ball will be @The Grand Hotel on 7th June.
Below is the link to the NSS and BSS questions. The BSS questions will be different this year.
NSS 2019 Questions
BSS 2019 Questions
Below is the link to the action plan which was distributed with some additional comments made as a result of the recent ESEC meeting.
The link to the Action plan will take you to the most current document, so as we make changes it will be updated.
You can find all the relevant Business School documents about the NSS/BSS on SharePoint. To find the folder, go to staffcentral then click arrow to the right of your name, then click “my department”. You will see headings across the top: click on NSS and the documents for 18/19 are in subfolder.
Wider University NSS information: https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/epd/Pages/NSS_implementation.asp
Wider University BSS information: https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/epd/Pages/BSS.aspx
What is difficult is getting out the good news/changes to students and staff and building a sense of positivity and pride.
Reminders: what is currently available (see action plan for more idea)
- We have Your Voice Matters on studentcentral on the main menu for MySchool Brighton Business School. This includes responses to students’ stop, start and continue feedback, a link to the Good News Stories and student comms re 2018 BSS.
One simple way to promote the survey is to add a strap-line to the signature area on emails (see below) as we are often solving problems and answering questions – this reinforces that we are supporting students.
Strap-line on email responses to students –
Calling all final year students please complete the National Student Survey (NSS): your reflections on your whole degree – first – final year are very important http://www.thestudentsurvey.com/
How to create and add a signature to messages
The NSS results are used as part of the metrics of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
As we head towards the season of goodwill, we wanted to support some great causes whilst also having some festive fun.
It is easy to get involved: Simply dig out your favourite festive jumper, wear it to work on the 12th December and donate £2 or more. You do not even need to splash out on a seasonal sweater to take part – just grab a plain jumper from your wardrobe and customise it using tinsel, baubles and homemade snowflakes!
Just send a text message saying BRJU18 £2 to 70070 to donate £2 by text, or to donate £5 send the code BRJU18 £5 – you can also make a donation via our JustGiving site
Don’t forget to tweet your festive pictures to @brightonalumni
using the hashtag #brightonforever.
The third annual Learning and Teaching & Professional Staff Awards are open for nomination from the 5th November.
The Business School has a proud record of recognising and rewarding its teaching and professional support staff. This year we will be presenting a total of eight £250 awards: four for Learning and Teaching and four for Professional Support.
New for 2018/19: one of the Learning and Teaching Awards has been co-sponsored by the BBS student Law Society, so if you want nominate a Law lecturer please use the separate form.
The process of entry is by anonymous nomination on-line. Please scroll down to the page to view all entry forms.
Nominations can be made by students or staff colleagues.
Learning & Teaching Awards
The nominations for Learning & Teaching Awards will be judged against each of the following criteria
- Displays an active interest in and development of approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
- Demonstrates commitment to and support for the development of students as individuals
- Uses effective communication skills that engage students in the learning experiences
Professional Support Staff Awards
The nominations for Professional Support Staff Awards will be judged against each of the following criteria
- Provides high quality work which either directly or indirectly supports staff, research and/or students
- Provides high quality advice, guidance and support which enhances the student and staff experience
- Regularly goes above and beyond their duties at an exceptionally high level which reflects the school and the university values of excellence
|Nominations of all awards open
||Monday 5th November 2018
||Friday 19th January 2019
|The BBS student Law Society award will be presented at the Law Society Ball 26th January and we will recongise all our award winners at the Learning and Teaching conference on 5th July 2019
Firstly – some stats!
The emojis are getting going – over 200 emojis recorded so far! 🤓 (clever) is winning – a good sign for the new term.
Photo Register is working – around 5000 students university-wide are having their attendance recorded each day!
BBS has distributed the student flyer (see below). Ensuring the students know what this is all about is key to the project’s success
As a reminder, the full dashboard will be released by Mon Nov 5th – for students this is via a dashboard button on the emoji widget and for Personal Academic Tutors and Course Leaders this is via the Student Lookup tab on the top right hand side on studentcentral.
- In BBS we are aware there has been/may still be some issues around groups -please persevere as recording attendance is critical
- Photo Register with big cohorts was not loading so has been fixed so it now displays all the groups (not just the first 20)
- Doctoral students who are teaching don’t see photo register (only ‘staff’), Katie and the team are aware of this. Once we understand the scale of this as an issue we will find a solution.
More help: https://photo-register.brighton.ac.uk/photoregister/help.php
You can access Paul’s blog about the conference here
Paul also blogged about his keynote presentations at the 16th Conference on the Management and Innovative Technologies Conference 2018 in Izola, Slovenia here
As previously discussed, there are a series of commitments we have made as a school. The ones that affect colleagues across the all courses both undergraduate and postgraduate are:
Attendance: attendance data must be stored via the PhotoRegister in a timely way (eg the day of the teaching). All staff teaching are committed to doing this is a list of courses BBS 2018 courses
Personal Academic student Tutorials: PATs are expected to use the data with your tutees in the tutorials. These slides show you how to access the dashboard for your students via the PAT Student Lookup.
The school will also need to play our part in the project evaluation and more details will follow on this.
Finally, to confirm launch dates: the emoji ‘How are you doing’ component is scheduled to launch for your students on Monday Oct 1st with the dashboard following on Mon Nov 5th (week 6).
We will distribute a leaflet to the students over the next two weeks.
Easter Monday now added to the Academic Calendar
This is an example of ensuring that you are able to view the most recent documents, links to documents are enbedded in the BBS Quality, Learning & Teaching Blog. This allows the links to remind “live” if the document itself changes. You can find the link to the blog on the main menu of My School: Business School Staff Area on studentcentral. The blog has a search function to help you locate information.
Personal Tutoring @BBS
Easter Monday now added to the Academic Calendar
Lots of great free and accessible resources including podcasts created by SAGE check them out and add them to your module’s reading list if appropriate.
Big Data and Digital Research Methods