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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

This video aims to help tutors and learning support staff consider the issues faced by international students studying at the University of Southampton. It includes contributions from students in a variety of schools and from members of staff with particular expertise in this area. There is much food for thought.

The video was devised by Bill Brooks, Hazel Chauhan and Karin Frydenlund and produced by e-Media, with support from the University’s Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund.

A new section of the LATEU website provides a link to the video, along with data about the numbers and distribution of international students and links to useful resources.

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

Julie Watson from the eLanguages team will be presenting the Arrival UK course at the Third International Blended Learning Conference mid June.  More details can be found here from their own website.

CPD

Posted on: 17 January, 2008

LATEU offer sessions aimed at addressing issues raised by the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Strategy, such as inclusivity, internationalisation and employability. These sessions will help staff to understand how they can help put the strategy in action, and case studies will be presented during Learning and Teaching Week

Further information can be found on our website.

In response to a review of our provision, which is still in progress, additional sessions have been added to our programme of workshops offered this year. New sessions include Employability; Internationalisation of the curriculum, Student Support (providing pastoral support to UG or PG students), Supporting students with Dyslexia and Supporting students with Mental Health difficulties.

Further information can be found on our website. If you have ideas for other sessions that you would like to see offered please contact us at LATEU@soton.ac.uk