Academic Misconduct

Description  

This workshop for academic administrators and academic staff provides an overview of the Academic Misconduct Regulations and Procedures. It explores the types and severity of cases and the roles of Module Tutors, Programme Leaders, AGCs and Heads of School in the process. There is also a practical element, whereby a range of Academic Misconduct cases are assessed and discussed.

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Date, Time and Location

November 9th, 3.30-5.00pm, Room D1-042

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Annual monitoring

Description

This briefing session is for new Programme Leaders and AGCs. It examines the different stages of annual monitoring as well as key documentation: Programme Plans, Subject Self-evaluation reports (SASERs) and School Quality Enhancement Plans (SQEP) and the University Quality Enhancement Plan (UQEP). Advice is also provided on maintaining Quality Portals.

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision

 
Date, Time and Location

November 2nd, 1.30-2.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

March 1st, 1.00-2.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Assessment Boards - Good Practice

Description

This session considers recommendations for effective Assessment Board practices and conduct. Issues which may arise at boards are discussed together with strategies to overcome these.  The session is aimed at Assessment Board Chairs and Administrators.

Presenter

Richard Gill and Greg Allen

 
Date, Time and Location

April 26th, 3.30-4.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

 

How to book

Please book by emailing Richard Gill (R.Gill@bolton.ac.uk)

Assessment Boards Decisions

Description

This workshop is for new academics and Professional Support Services staff. It clarifies assessment board decision terminology and the range of decisions available at module and programme level. Participants are asked to make module, progression and award decisions on a number examples of anonymised results – and in doing so a number of key considerations are highlighted.

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision)

Date, Time and Location

January 11th, 1.00-2.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

May 10th, 1.00-2.30pm, Room D1-036

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Assessment Procedure

Description

This briefing session is for all academic staff and clarifies the requirements of the new University wide assessment procedures. It provides an opportunity to discuss the steps involved in setting and assessing student work.

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Date, Time and Location

October 19th, 2.00-3.00pm, Room D1-036 

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Complaints - Dealing with complaints from students

Description

This session will help staff determine what constitutes a complaint and how to deal with potential complaints prior to the use of the formal process. It will also outline the formal process and use case studies to help staff investigate and deal with complaints.

Presenter

Richard Gill

Date, Time and Location

October 26th, 4.00-5.00pm, Room D1-036

March 1st, 4.00-5.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Richard Gill (R.Gill@bolton.ac.uk)

Examination Invigilation

Description

This workshop for academic administrators and academic staff provides an overview of the examination procedures. The workshop involves a practical exercise, in which staff are asked to identify actions in response to a wide range of potential examination issues e.g. suspected academic misconduct, a fire alarm and an absent invigilator.      

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Date, Time and Location

December 7th, 1.00-2.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

May 10th, 3.00-4.30pm, Room D1-036

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

External examiners - Process

Description

This session provides an overview of the nomination and approval of external examiners as well as ongoing cooperation and communication throughout their tenure. The session is aimed at Programme Leaders, especially those new to the role.

Presenter

Greg Allen

Date, Time and Location

February 8th, 3.30-4.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Greg Allen (G.Allen@bolton.ac.uk)

Link Tutor Training

Description

Are you already a link tutor, or are you interested in working with our collaborative partners to run your programmes off-campus?

For current link tutors or colleagues interested in finding out more about supporting University programmes at our UK and International Collaborative Partners. If you did not have the chance to attend the Link Tutor Training sessions earlier in the academic year, or are new to the role, or simply wish to find out more about opportunities to support your programmes at our UK and International Collaborative partners – this is an opportunity to find out more.The training will cover:-

  1. the role of the link tutor
  2. working with partners, programme leaders and the off-campus division
  3. responsibilities through the academic year
  4. positive benefits of the role
  5. documents and processes.

Presenter

Chris Grant (Academic Co-ordinator, Off-Campus Division)

Date, time, location and how to book

To arrange training outside the days/times below, please contact Chris Grant

October 12th, 1.00-2.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library), Booking link

November 2nd, 1.00-2.00pm, Room D1-036, Booking link

January 25th, 2.00-3.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library) - Cancelled

April 26th, 2.00pm-3.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library), Booking link

 

Placement Code of Practice

Description

The new Code of Practice for Placement and Work-Based Learning is introduced along with its implications for Placement Co-ordinators, Heads of School, students and placement providers. The session aimed at Placement Co-ordinators involves an action planning activity and guidance in order to ensure compliance with the code.

Presenter 

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Location, Date & Time  

October 12th, 3.30pm-5.00pm, Room D1-036

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

PSRB Portal Training

Description

TThis session is for Programme Leaders whose programmes have professional body recognition or accreditation. Participants will be shown, step by step, how to upload relevant documents to the portal as well as inputting details of pending visits and (re)accreditation.

Presenter 

Greg Allen 

Location, Date & Time  

February 15th, 1.00-2.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

March 8th, 1.00-2.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Greg Allen (g.allen@bolton.ac.uk)

Programme Approval: How to Prepare for Programme Approval

Description

This session clarifies the alternative routes to new programme approvals and identifies key reference points. It is aimed at teams preparing documentation for new programme approvals, as well as those supporting them within the academic areas. 

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision)

Date, Time and Location

November 23th, 3.30-4.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Programme Approval Process: Programme Approval - Speedy conversion course and interactive workshop

This Programme Approval - the speedy conversion course 

This session comprises 2 parts, a briefing which is followed by an interactive workshop. Participants are invited to attend either the briefing or the briefing and the interactive workshop.  


Date: 5 October 2016: 1315-1400h.

Venue: D1-036

Audience: this presentation is intended for:

  1. experienced members of validation panels including Chairs, Internal Panel Members and Student Panel Members 
  2. Programme Proposers who are intending to design and develop a new programme 

Outcomes: the presentation is intended to prepare participants for the new method for programme approval (2016-17). Format: a briefing will be followed by a Q&A session.

Date: 23 November 2016: 1400-1550h. 

Venue: D1-036

Audience: this presentation is intended for:

• experienced members of validation panels including Internal Panel Members and Student Panel Members 

Outcomes:  This interactive workshop will enable experienced staff and student members of validation panels to either become an Internal Advisor or an Internal Reviewer/ Student Reviewer on the new University Standing Panel.

Programme Approval - the speedy conversion course will be repeated on 18 Jan 2016 from 1300-1400 and 1400-1550 in room D1-036.

Presenters

Dr Anne Miller (Academic Registrar) and members of SEO

How to book

Please email Dr. Marie Norman (M.Norman@bolton.ac.uk)

Programme Approval - A "How to" Guide

Description

This session is intended for:

  1. programme proposers who wish to develop a new programme 
  2. those wishing to become Internal Advisors 
  3. those wishing to become internal or student members of the University Standing Panel.

Outcome: The session is intended to prepare participants for using the new method for programme approval (2016-17).  

Format: This session will include a briefing and an interactive workshop on the new programme approval process, 2016-17. Advance preparation will be required to enable full participation in the interactive workshop.

Presenters

Dr Anne Miller (Academic Registrar) and members of SEO

Location

Room D1-036

Date & time

24th May 2016, 1.00pm - 3.50pm 

How to book

Please email Dr. Marie Norman (M.Norman@bolton.ac.uk)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Regulations

Description  

This session considers the new RPL regulations for 2017/18 recruitment and beyond. The session focusses on the practical aspects of applying RPL via prior learning and experiential learning.  The session is aimed at programme leaders, admissions tutors and administrators.  

Presenter

Greg Allen and Richard Gill 

Date, Time and Location

December 14th, 1.00-2.00pm, Room T4-080 (please register for this session by 5pm on 12th December) 

How to book

Please book by emailing Greg Allen (G.Allen@bolton.ac.uk

Staff-Student Liaison Committee

Description  

This briefing session is aimed at academic administrators and SSLC chairs. It provides an opportunity to clarify the requirements of standard agenda items and discuss issues in relation to the operation of SSLCs.  

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Date, Time and Location

October 26th, 3.00-4.00pm, Room D1-036 

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

Student Disciplinary Policy

Description

This session will outline the new student disciplinary policy and the role of staff within it. There will be an opportunity to discuss the policy and undertake case studies which will help provide staff with a clear understanding of how to deal with these situations.

Presenter

Hilary Birtwistle

Richard Gill 

Date, Time and Location

November 23rd, 2.00-3.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Richard Gill (R.Gill@bolton.ac.uk)

Student Suspension Procedure

Description

This workshop will outline the new student suspension protocols, to be used from January 2017. It will explain the roles and responsibilities of various parts of the University and how students can be supported to return to their studies.  It covers fitness to study.

Presenters

Richard Gill

Date, Time and Location

October 19th, 1.00-2.00pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Richard Gill (R.Gill@bolton.ac.uk)

Supporting Mitigating Circumstances and Appeals

Description 

This workshop is aimed at staff who support students who wish to make Mitigating Circumstances and Appeals applications (Personal Tutors, Professional Support Services staff and SU staff). It clarifies the processes involved when considering Mitigating Circumstances and Appeals cases and highlights what evidence is needed to support successful cases. The latter is underpinned by an activity whereby a number of fictitious applications are reviewed and discussed.  

Presenter

Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (Head of Standards and Enhancement Taught Provision) 

Location, Date & Time

September 6th, 10.30am - 12.00 noon, Room D1-008

December 7th, 3.00pm-4.30pm, Staff Development Room (Library)

How to book

Please book by emailing Dr. Lisa Cove-Burrell (lac2@bolton.ac.uk)

 

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

Description 

The Government have announced further details of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and how this will affect universities. Under the scheme universities will be rated as ‘Does Not Meet Expectations’, ‘Meets Expectations’, ‘Excellent’ or ‘Outstanding’. This scheme becomes effective in 2016-17. The plan is that in future years individual departments will be assessed. Universities with good ratings will increase their league table position and can raise their fees. Poor ratings would require universities, and eventually departments, to reduce their fees.
 
This briefing event will cover:

  • National timeline for implementation in 2016-17 and how it will affect the University of Bolton
  • What we are already doing to succeed in the TEF and how Schools and Services will be involved.
  • Preparing for the Departmental assessments further down the line.

It is hoped that all Schools and teaching support services will be represented at this important briefing.  

Presenter

Professor Patrick McGhee (Assistant VC - Standards and Enhancement) 

Location, Date & Time

September 8th, 2.00 - 3.00 pm, Room F2-008

How to book

No booking required