National Citations for Passion … It doesn’t get much better than that! “On behalf of the Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) I am pleased to advise that your nomination for a 2012 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning has been successful” that opening line of an email made my week .. actually it made […]
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Graduate Attributes – Spin or Education?
Simon Walker is the head of the Education Development Unit (EDU) at the University of Greenwich and he had just showed us a room that looked to me like I have always imagined how the Sistine chapel would look in Rome, but we were in London and it was raining. Nothing new about that but Simon […]
Education … now for something completely different
In the middle of the trip around the mainland USA visiting Universities about their graduate attributes, student experience and use of technology in learning and teaching I was able to be involved in something completely different. I headed for Miami for three days break and over the weekend to meet with 25 educators from around the world […]
Food for the Soul … believe it!
Our visit to Azusa Pacific University started with some very productive and intense meetings where we discussed all things elearning, graduate attributes and student experience. We were engaged (and always running overtime I might add) right up to and during lunch. Dr Andrea McAleenan the Special Advisor to the President of APU and our host, […]
The student experience takes work – lots of it!
However our time with Terry Franson Senior Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California sure did prove this work is worth it. I was particularly happy we could talk over lunch because of the emphasis on the student experience we have at the University of Adelaide […]
H.E. … It’s in the Genes for Olivet and Bethany
My host was dropping me off at the Admin building at Olivet University in Scotts Valley just south of San Francisco CA. Our car turned into a village like community snuggled in the countryside with bush (that’s Australian) all around. We approached the sign and it was hard to distinguish what was university and what […]
What Does a Xxxxxx Graduate Look Like?
I have been challenging academics with that question for many years. The Xxxxxx part is their discipline e.g. What does a Perioperative Nursing Graduate look like? It is all about defining excellence in students who complete a program or discipline. It is about the difference between good and excellent not between good and unacceptable. “What […]