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Jude Carroll Academic Integrity expert from Oxford Brookes University visited Southampton University to run a day exploring issues around Academic Integrity. Around 20 colleagues directly involved in Academic Integrity from across the University came along and discussed a range of issues.

Jude mentioned that there were six stages to Academic Integrity

1. Knowledge

i. What is plagiarism

ii. How to apply the rules

2. Programme design – practice

i. Assignment design

3. Spotting it – range of strategies

4. Management of cases that do not hurt the spotter

5. Penalties that match levels

6. Policies – fair, transparent, defenceable

For more information about events run by LATEU please see our website.

Jude Carroll, who presented to colleagues at the University of Southampton Feb 26 2010

Jude Carroll - Academic Integrity

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MIkeSynotewebCongratulations to Mike Wald (ECS) and his team for winning the EUNIS E-Learning Award this year for Synote.  Synote was presented at Learning and Teaching Week in March and gained alot of interest from those who participated.  Details about Synote can be accessed here.mikewaldsolo

The Learning Differences Centre forwaded me a useful link from the University of Nottingham, who have developed a comprehensive resource for tutors to help them adapt their practices to match the needs of dyslexic students. Such adaptations often benefit the whole cohort. The website includes advice, video case studies and documents.

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Another PowerPoint template suitable for teaching has been been made available via our website. The new one has a green/blue title page and pale grey content pages, similar to the style that must be used for external presentations. Again, the design is optimised for accessibility and prints well in black-and-white.

Note that these external-use templates can be found via the SUSSED Services tab on the Communications website. Unfortunately, it is no longer possible to link to SUSSED so you’ll have to find them the hard way.

The deadline for the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund bids is looming ever closer.  Expressions of interest should be receieved by LATEU no later than 12 noon on Wednesday 15th October.

The funds can be used for projects of varying scale and nature. Ideally, the intention is to free up staff time for an agreed period so that effort can be focused on developing learning and teaching. Staff may collaborate with colleagues from their School, other Schools or Professional Service.

The criteria that will be used to select projects to be funded are:

  • Alignment with the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy
  • Enhancement of the student Experience
  • Transferability across disciplines
  • Value for money
  • Sustainability of the project
  • Collaboration with other Schools
  • Evaluation of Outcomes & Impact
    – a clear method to evaluate the success, outcomes and impact of the project

See our website for full details of the funds and application procedures

Staff are invited to apply for funding for projects and activities which support the achievements of the University of Southampton Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy and the University of Southampton E-Learning Strategy. The scheme is open to all staff involved in teaching, or learning support, and individuals or teams may apply.

There is a common application scheme for the two funds and initial applications require the completion of a one page “Expression of Interest” Form. The deadline for submission of Expression of Interest Application forms is noon on Wednesday 15th October 2008.

The funds can be used for projects of varying scale and nature. Ideally, the intention is to free up staff time for an agreed period so that effort can be focused on developing learning and teaching. Staff may collaborate with colleagues from their School, other Schools or Professional Service.

The criteria that will be used to select projects to be funded are:

  • Alignment with the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy
  • Enhancement of the student Experience
  • Transferability across disciplines
  • Value for money
  • Sustainability of the project
  • Collaboration with other Schools
  • Evaluation of Outcomes & Impact
    – a clear method to evaluate the success, outcomes and impact of the project

See our website for full details of the funds and application procedures

Southampton Solent University have launched their Second Life campus.  It is not a recreation of their real life campus but a really well thought out and creative space.  More information can be accessed from here.