New Curriculum and Academic Development team in the CLT

Posted in: Academic staff development, Curriculum development, learning and teaching

This academic year has seen the newly-formed Curriculum and Academic Development (CAD) team take shape in the CLT. Bringing together expertise from the previous Curriculum Development and Academic Staff Development teams, the new structure will enable closer working on key areas of learning and teaching practice.

Members of the CAD team come from a rich variety of backgrounds, including academic teaching and research roles, with experience of a range of Higher Education contexts, making them well placed to lead the provision of learning and teaching support at Bath.

Alongside existing colleagues, we are delighted to welcome new members of staff to the team. Dr Richard Mason joins from Queen Mary University of London, where he has been a lecturer in Comparative Literature, and will be working particularly with Liz Haynes on course design and development. Dr Ellie Kendall, previously at Bath Spa University, is supporting Abby Osborne in the development of Assessment and Feedback practice. A new area of focus for the CLT, ‘learning design’, is being led by Daniel Barker, recently joined from the University of Reading, alongside Lynn Cheong-White who joins part-time from the TEL team. Both Daniel and Lynn have significant experience in technological and digital approaches to learning and will help CAD to work closely with TEL as part of our comprehensive professional development programme. Dr Lenka Banovcova and Jo Charles lead professional development and recognition opportunities for all staff, including through our Advance HE-accredited ‘Pathways to Fellowship’ scheme for probationary and experienced staff. Overall management of the CAD team and its alignment to the University’s strategic priorities for excellence in education is led by Dr Robert Eaton.

Director of the CLT, Dr Chris Bonfield, said: ‘the new CAD team builds on our successful support for staff through Curriculum Transformation, and underlines our commitment to sustained, high-quality support for the ongoing enhancement of teaching and learning practice across the University as well as the professional development of all who teach or support learning’.

One of the first tasks undertaken by the team has been to review our existing staff development provision with exciting changes coming shortly.

Find out more about the CAD team on the CLT Hub, including contact details. Come and chat to us at EduFest on 14th May!

Posted in: Academic staff development, Curriculum development, learning and teaching


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