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Friday, 13 April 2012


EVENTS – The Oxford Learning Institute Public Seminar Programme, Trinity Term
Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street, Oxford
Various dates between 26 April and 7 June 2012

Oxford University’s Learning Institute has a regular public seminar programme each term, which is open to anyone interested in aspects of higher education. The seminars take place on Thursdays from 4pm to 5.30pm.
EVENT - Student retention: Reflections on best practice
University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton
16 July 2012

Student retention is set to receive even more scrutiny with the introduction of significantly higher tuition fees, commencing in autumn 2012. This workshop will reflects the research and practitioner expertise of almost a dozen of  the University of Brighton’s Business School faculty members who specialise in the complex determinants of student retention rates. The workshop speakers and participants will share examples of best practice and will also critically reflect upon the types of interventions that did not significantly increase retention.
This event is being hosted as part of the Higher Education Academy's Workshop and Seminar Series 2012.
CALL – HEA Collaborative Grant Scheme

Deadline for submissions: 22 April 2012

The collaborative grant themes are internationalisation or employability. A total of £570,000 will be available with a maximum of £60,000 per project. Project duration will be 18 months. Collaboration may be cross institution and/or interdisciplinary. The project lead must be a Fellow of the HE Academy. Successful bids will demonstrate longitudinal impact and will include evaluation and dissemination criteria. Matching support should be sought from the participating higher education institutions.
CALL – for participation in survey looking at accessibility issues and web-based teaching materials

The survey is being conducted by Anna Gruszczynska on behalf of SCORE (Support Centre for Open Resources in Education at Open University) as part of a project exploring issues of accessibility in the context of Open Educational Resources (OERs), where OERs are teaching and learning materials available freely online at point of access for everyone to use, re-use, share and repurpose. The survey seeks perspectives of educators who are involved with using, creating and sharing educational content online, regardless of their familiarity with OER initiatives.
CALL – for contributions to the Compendium of Effective Practice: Proven ways to improve student retention and success – 2nd Edition

Deadline for contribution: 23 May 2012

Following the successful launch of the First Edition of the Compendium of Effective Practice at the What Works Conference in York, March 2012; the editors are now asking for contributions for the 2nd Edition of the Compendium. It is being edited by Robin Clark and Jane Andrews, Aston University, and Liz Thomas, HEA. The Compendium will be peer reviewed by 2 of the Editorial Team. It will be given an ISBN and will be widely disseminated across the Sector.

For further details please contact j.e.andrews@aston.ac.uk 

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