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.
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:
|Sarah Lickess, David Kennedy, Andy James, Richard Price, Roger Searle, Katriona Watson and Dianorah Smith: slides; ReCap recording|
|Tom Snell and Andrew Grenfell: ReCap recording||Graham Long and David Walker: ReCap recording|
|Neveen Hamza and Adam Sharr: ReCap recording|
|Alex Ho-Cheong Leung and Martha Young-Scholten: slides; ReCap recording|
|Alison Williams and Simon Tate: slides|
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:
|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:
The priority theme for the 2011 Innovation Fund was linking research and teaching. Relevant resources are:
Please contact Lydia Wysocki with any queries about the Innovation Fund.