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ULTSEC Innovation Fund Awards

Innovation Fund awards are designed to pump-prime the development of new or innovative approaches to learning and teaching and to enable their dissemination across the University.  This is a fantastic opportunity to propose and deliver projects with real benefit to learning, teaching, and the student experience: past projects have been valuable both in their own right and as stepping stones to other internal and external learning and teaching opportunities and funding (eg evidence for the reward and recognition of teaching, HEA Teaching Development Grants, and other award schemes).

2014 Awards: Strengthening the relationship between research and teaching, Diversifying our portfolio of programmes, and Assessment and feedback.

In 2014 the panel funded 14 projects, each for up to £5k. Six projects were funded under the priority theme of Assessment and feedback.  Five projects were funded under the priority theme of Diversifying our portfolio of programmes.  Three projects were funded under the priority themes Strengthening the relationship between research and teaching. Relevant resources are:

  • the list of funded projects - congratulations to all the award winners
  • guidance notes for applicants, including suggestions for projects aligned with each of the priority themes
  • resources from the Innovation Fund dissemination and welcome event on 9th December 2013 which included presentations from a number of Innovation Fund 2013 project teams. Here is the running order for the event and here is the ReCap recording (the recording lets you navigate between presentations). The table below has links to speakers' slides and other materials
  • this short video for applicants, talking through the application process and judging criteria.
Chris Phillips and Simon Pallett (Introduction to the Innovation Fund): slides Laura Greaves and Ellen Tullo: slides

Rene Koglbauer and Paul Miller: slides, school visit news article

Jarka Glassey, Katie Wray and Jess Jung: slides
Lynne Rawles, Alison Clapp and Laura Delgaty: slides Michelle Robson/Kate Aitchison and Marie Devlin: slides
Lindsey Ferrie and Simon Cotterill: slides Jean-Christophe Penet: slides
Kathryn Hollingsworth: slides John Lockey, Didier Talamona, Kenny Dalgarno: slides
Lee Fawcett: slides, ACC1012/3 course website

Sara Marsham, Alison Graham, Jon Goss and Christie Harner: slides, Assessment & Student Dialogue event resources

Storify archive of tweets from the event

 

Please contact Lydia Wysocki with any queries about the Innovation Fund.

2013 Awards: Assessment and Feedback & Retention through Student Engagement

In 2013 the panel funded 15 projects, each for up to £5k. Ten projects were funded under the priority theme of Assessment and feedback.  Three projects were funded under the priority theme of Retention through student engagement.  Two projects were funded outside these priority themes. Relevant resources are:

  • the list of funded projects - congratulations to all the award winners
  • the 2013 call for proposals document with more information on the two priority themes
  • resources from the Innovation Fund dissemination and welcome event on 14th December 2012 which included presentations from the Innovation Fund 2012 project teams. Click here for the running order for the event. The table below has links to speakers' slides; please note that for some recordings you may need to swap between the 'slides' and 'screen' tabs in the ReCap viewer.

Suzanne Cholerton (introduction to the Innovation Fund): slides; ReCap recording

Franck Michel: slides; ReCap recording

Andy Lovatt and Jon Goss: slides; ReCap recording

Feng Hao and Jeff Yan: slides; ReCap recording

Sarah Lickess, David Kennedy, Andy James, Richard Price, Roger Searle, Katriona Watson and Dianorah Smith: slides; ReCap recording

Rachel Hammersley and Sara Bird: slides; ReCap recording

Tom Snell and Andrew Grenfell: ReCap recording Graham Long and David Walker: ReCap recording

Anselma Gallinat and Geoff Payne: slides; ReCap recording

Georgina Carr and Debbie Bevitt: slides; ReCap recording

Jennifer Richards and Jane Nolan: slides; ReCap recording

Neveen Hamza and Adam Sharr: ReCap recording
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Martha Young-Scholten: slides; ReCap recording

Barbara Phillips-Kerr and Stephanie Barton: slides; ReCap recording

Valerie Pellatt and Chia-Ying Yang: slides; ReCap recording

Peter Garson, Matt Bentley and Sara Marsham: slides; ReCap recording; Placement supervisor handbook; Student placement module handbook

Nuria Lopez: slides; ReCap recording

Caspar Hewett, Jon Pugh, Andy Large and Alison Williams: slides; ReCap recording

Alison Williams and Simon Tate: slides

Grace Barker, Colin Bryson and Jane Webster: slides; ReCap recording

 

2012 Awards: Coherent Curriculum and Access to HE

In 2012 the panel funded 17 projects, each for up to £5k to support the development of learning and teaching activities.  By funding twice as many projects as in previous years it was intended to offer additional institutional support for work done in preparation for 2012.

Four projects were funded under the priority theme of Access to HE.  Thirteen projects were funded under the priority theme of Coherent Curriculum. Relevant resources are:

  • the list of funded projects - congratulations to all the award winners
  • the 2012 call for proposals document with more information on the two priority themes
  • the ReCap recording of the dissemination and welcome event (December 2011) with project updates from the 2011 Innovation Fund project teams. Their slides are also available:
Suzanne Cholerton: introduction Moira Bent: project update
Alison Clapp: project update Rachel Lofthouse: project update
Phil Ansell: project update Grace Cooper: project update
Lindsey Ferrie: project update Simon Cotterill: project update

Mei-Yen Chan (Food and Human Nutrition) and her students have set up a project using Facebook to help BSc students on the Singapore and Newcastle campuses to interact with each other. Their project update is presented as a video interview.

The following list of project outputs will be updated as projects progress. Outputs so far are:

2011 Awards: Linking research and teaching

The priority theme for the 2011 Innovation Fund was linking research and teaching. Relevant resources are:

  • a summary of the funded projects, with contact details for the project leads - congratulations to all the award winners
  • the ReCap recording of the launch event (December 2010). The running order for the event includes timings to help navigate the ReCap recording.  It also has contact names and titles for the 2010 Innovation Projects
  • advice on support for publishing pedagogical research, included as the CfLaT team's presentation in the same ReCap recording.

Please contact Lydia Wysocki with any queries about the Innovation Fund.