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Friday, 9 March 2012

FROM THE ARCHIVE - Questioning assumptions on widening participation in art, design and media

Questioning assumptions on widening participation in art, design and media

David Hayward, University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury

Much has changed in UK Higher Education since this article was published but the questions it posses remain as pertinent as ever. As David Hayward writes, 'All of us would agree that Higher Education should be accessible to everyone who might benefit from it, whatever their background or circumstance. We assume that there is a classlessness about art and design but,  ... is it an assumption that we need to question?'

Published in Autumn 2007: Networks, Issue 2, pp. 8 - 11.
To access the article


EVENT - Teaching Digital
Guildhall Council Chamber, Bath
20 March, 2012
( 6-7.30pm)

This event is supported by Bath Spa University and is part of the Bath Digital Festival. A panel of lecturers and teachers from the local university, colleges, and schools will offer their experiences and explore the debates surrounding the teaching of digital creativity and the use of digital tools in education. Go along to find out more, ask questions, share your own experiences or concerns.
EVENT - ASKe (Assessment Standards Knowledge exchange) Seminar
Can the use of video enhance the feedback experience for students and staff?
Oxford Brookes University
24 May 2012

This seminar will explore the challenges of feedback provision and will provide an overview of the rationale for experimenting with video feedback. Details of the pilot study’s methodology and research questions will be provided, along with a brief analysis of the quantitative and qualitative student and staff data collected. The team’s experience of using video feedback will also be discussed in the context of institutional support and sustainability issues. 
For more information
EVENT – Institutional Policies and Procedures for Managing Student Plagiarism
Oxford Brookes University
14 June 2012

ASKe’s Sixth Plagiarism event, in conjunction with the HEA, will explore current issues and strategies for managing student plagiarism in higher education. It will focus on developing institutional approaches, policies and practice. There will be opportunities to discuss current concerns, share good practice and consider valuable developments.
For more information
CALL – for contributions to Second Annual RAISE Conference
Student Engagement as a shared agenda: people, places, practices
Southampton University
13 – 14 September 2012

Deadline for contributions: 13 April 2012

Researching, Advancing & Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) are calling for contributions for their 2nd Annual Conference. They may be in the form of papers, symposia, workshops and posters. They particularly welcome submissions from students and any proposal should address the conference themes: Student Engagement as a shared agenda and the sub theme: People, Places and Practices.
NEWS – publication of “Male Access and Success in Higher Education. A discussion paper”

The Higher Education Academy has published a discussion paper to promote and inform the debate within and between institutions about gendered differentials in higher education, with contributions from Ruth Woodfield, Neil Raven and Ed Foster.

This paper presents data about access, retention, attainment and progression of male students in higher education.  It then discusses the barriers and strategies to overcome them, drawing from research and practice in the UK.

NEWS - Scope: An Online Journal of Film and Television Studies issue 22 published

Scope is an open-access resource for film and television scholarship, it is a fully peer-reviewed online journal edited by staff and students in the Institute of Film & Television Studies at the University of Nottingham. Scope  was established in 1999 and is published three times a year, in February, June and October.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

NEWS – launch of new open access e-journal

Journal of European Television History and Culture

The EUscreen* project releases the first peer-reviewed, multi-media and open access e-journal in the field of European television history and culture. The aim of this e-journal, Journal of European Television History and Culture, is to provide an international platform for outstanding research and reflection on television as an important part of our European cultural heritage. The journal builds on recent digitisation initiatives in European archives and audiovisual libraries and addresses the need for critical study of the cultural, social and political role of television in Europe’s past and presence with the help of television material that has now become available on a large scale.

The journal is the result of a cooperation between the EUscreen platform and researchers from the European Television History Network, which was launched in 2004 to promote a transnational perspective on the history and culture of television in Europe. It is published by the Utrecht University Library in collaboration with Utrecht University, Maastricht University and Royal Holloway College, University of London and will be continued with funding from the Dutch National Research Board.

EUscreen started in October 2009 as a three-year project, funded by the European Commission’s eContentplus programme. Over the project’s duration more than 30,000 items representing Europe’s television heritage (videos, photographs, articles) will be made available online through a freely accessible multilingual portal.

To access the journal: http://journal.euscreen.eu

Win a copy of ‘101 Things to Learn in Art School’!

101 Things to Learn in Art School by Kit White, published by The MIT Press, has lessons, demonstrations, definitions, and tips on what to expect in art school, what it means to make art, and how to think like an artist.

Share your top ‘thing to learn in art school’ #TTLIAS https://twitter.com/#!/networkADM (our favourite tweet wins a copy of the book!)

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

EVENT - Learning to Earning

University of Brighton
28 March 2012

There is a common belief amongst the design fraternity that success in design relies largely on the portfolio and what clients see as the outcome of design rather than measuring or valuing the process. Students experience this concept early in their career with the importance that is placed on the end year show which is rarely incorporated into the study modules with credits allocated. In education the ongoing process or study of design is measured for the award with the end demonstration having no impact of a successful award - the reverse of achieving success in practice.

Would a professional accreditation, which requires continual professional development, address this anomaly and provide those commissioning, employing or engaging designers with a basis upon which to chose a designer in keeping with other professions.

If so, then such a professional accreditation must sit firmly within design education in order that designers are fit for purpose when graduating and are committed to their continual development as professionals rather than focussing on the continual development of their portfolio.

This seminar will focus on the need for the professional qualification of Chartered Designer, how best to integrate it into design education and how design education may support its ongoing delivery.

This is one of the Higher Education Academy Discipline Workshop and Seminar Series.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

EVENT - New to Teaching

A Two-Day Workshop for New and Early Career Lecturers in Media and Communications
Holiday Inn ,Liverpool City Centre, Liverpool
15 - 16 May 2012

The Higher Education Academy presents a two-day residential workshop for newly or recently-appointed lecturers in Media and Communications (including Journalism) designed to support them in the early stages of their career.

The aims of the event are:
  • To offer new and recently-appointed academic staff an opportunity to reflect on and share their experiences of being a university or college teacher.
  • To help Media and Communications staff address the main issues involved in planning and delivering a quality student experience through teaching.
  • To provide an opportunity for delegates to network with staff new to teaching and higher education.
  • To provide advice about ways in which the Higher Education Academy offers support to staff in providing an excellent student experience.

CALL – for papers for "Bridging the Gap" Conference

Executive Business Centre Bournemouth University
12-13 September 2012

Deadline for papers: now extended to 30 May 2012

This conference, hosted by Teesside University in association with Skillset, will address issues of employability and entrepreneurship for the Digital Creative industries. It will bring HEIs and industry representatives together to share a range of models for collaborative working to give our graduates the best possible opportunities for success in their future careers.  Following on directly after the 5th CEMP Media Education summit, attendance at the conference is free of charge.

HEIs and their industry partners are invited to jointly present case studies of partnerships, projects or strategies they have undertaken that help address the ‘gap’ between the undergraduate experience and the realities of a career in the media.

CALL – for proposals for FILM AND MEDIA 2012

The Second Annual London Film and Media Conference - The End of Representation?
Institute of Education, University of London
22 - 24 June 2012

Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2012

The organsiers  report that over 130 proposed Papers, from more than 30 countries, have already been accepted for the 2012 conference and they continue to welcome proposals (strictly 180-200 words, plus short CV of not more than 100 words and full contact details).

FILM AND MEDIA 2012 is a key feature of THE LONDON SYMPOSIUM, which also includes LONDONICITY 2012 and UNDERSTANDING BRITAIN 2012. A single registration admits to all three events.

Registration is now open and 'Early Bird' offers - essential for intending Speakers - apply until 30 April.

Monday, 5 March 2012

CALL - for Conference Conveners: The Design History Society Annual Conference 2014

The Design History Society invites proposals to convene and host its annual conference in 2014. The Design History Society Annual Conference is a prestigious, international event which offers a platform for an interdisciplinary approach to research and critical debate in design history. The proposal for the 2014 conference should be based on themes or themes which will serve to further these debates from both contemporary and historical perspectives on cultures of design.

The Design History Society works towards furthering global dialogues on design and warmly welcomes proposals from individuals and institutions that support and engage in teaching and research in design history. Recent and forthcoming conferences have been, or will be, hosted in Delft (2006), Falmouth (2008), Hertfordshire (2009), Barcelona (2011) and Brighton (2012). Information on past conferences can be found on the Design History Society website http://www.designhistorysociety.org/

In addition to bringing your institution to the attention of the design history community, this event can also offer an opportunity for delegates to visit local collections and significant sites in the study of design history.

Application and assessment process

Deadline for applications: 1 December 2012

All applications will be evaluated by the members of the Executive Committee of the Design History Society. The Executive Committee is committed to principles of equity, integrity and confidentiality in the treatment of all applications competing to host the Annual DHS Conference.

Please contact Sally-Anne Huxtable, DHS Conference Liaison Officer, for an application form: sally-anne.huxtable@northumbria.ac.uk

CALL - for papers for DMI 2012 International Research Conference

Leading Innovation Through Design
The Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
8 – 9  August 2012                                                                        
Deadline for abstracts: 18 April 2012

The Design Management Institute (DMI) calls for submissions for an academic conference. Their goal is to create an inclusive conversation among academics from a variety of disciplines including business (organizational behavior, strategy, marketing, and operations) and design management (design strategy, product design, brand identity, communications, interactive design, user experience, architecture, and environmental design) to examine the ways in which design thinking can inform innovation currently and in the future. They aim to lay the groundwork to build a scholarly community and advance the state of the art in design management research, theory, and practice, and produce a significant contribution to the field through the paper presentations, conference proceedings and producing a special issue of the Design Management Journal, to be published in 2013.

They invite submissions on the following seven themes:
  • Design-led innovation in products and services
  • Design-led innovation in organizations and the workplace
  • Design-led innovation in business models
  • Bridging research and practice in the management of design
  • Innovations in design management education
  • Developing design thinking skills
  • Innovations in design research methodologies, management processes, and outcomes                                                                                                                    

EVENT - Truth, Dare or Promise Conference

Art and Documentary revisited
Goldsmith’s, University of London
20 – 21 April 2012

A conference revisiting art and documentary, co-organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, University of East London and University of Ulster; taking place at Goldsmith’s, University of London.

Speakers include:
John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts, Royal Holloway University of London,
Babette Mangolte, artist/ filmmaker,
Miranda Pennell, UK artist filmmaker,
Zineb Sedira, Algerian/French filmmaker based in London,
Eyal Sivan, Israeli filmmaker and author,
Max Schleser, German filmmaker and founder of Mobile-mentary,
Ann-Sophie Dinant, assistant curator, South London Gallery, London,
Adam Kossoff, UK artist and filmmaker,
Clare Binns, Picturehouse cinemas,
Minou Norouzi, Video artist and curator of Sheffield Fringe,
Daniel Jewesbury, filmmaker and curator.

In addition, there are screenings at the South London Gallery on 18 and 19 April.

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