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Learning, Teaching & Supervision
~ Equality & Diversity
~ Information Technology
~ Leadership & Management
~ Personal & Professional Development
Performance Element of Lecturing - One to One Coaching
Monday 3 June 2013, 09.00-17.00
These one-hour confidential meetings will answer your questions and work on exercises to address your specific needs. They cover exercises in reducing vocal strain, improving vocal range and variety, clarity and pronunciation, gaining and holding the attention of an audience, making a positive initial impact and keeping control of difficult situations.
Introduction to the UEA Plagiarism & Collusion Policy
Adam Longcroft, Sarah Allen, Christine Raschka and Christine Cornea
Monday 10 June 2013, 11.00-13.00
An opportunity for Plagiarism Officers to share their experiences, reflect on issues which have surfaced during the year, and learn lessons which have emerged for schools and the university as a whole. The meeting is led by Plagiarism Officers for other Plagiarism Officers, an opportunity to reflect on the progress made with respect to the institution-wide review of plagiarism and collusion regulations, procedures and practices. All Plagiarism Officers are welcome to attend, as are members of LTS staff involved in supporting School and Faculty level plagiarism hearings and meetings.
Building Blackboard Sites
Thursdays 6 & 13 June 2013, 13.30-16.30
Jo Bruce or Andy Mee
This two part course explores Blackboard in detail. It covers using the interface, adding and managing content, using communication and collaboration tools effectively, and managing sites with Blackboard’s administration tools.
Internal & External Commercial Funding Programme
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 12.30-13.30
Vittoria Danino-Appleton and Joita Day
Aims: To introduce academic staff to internal and external funding schemes with an increased commercial focus.
Objectives: Academic staff will be introduced to a range of funding opportunities including Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP), TSB and follow on funding as well as internal schemes such as Proof of Concept, strategic fund and ICENI.
Action Learning Sets for Research & Academic Staff
Thursdays 6, 13, 20 & 27 June, 4 & 11 July 2013, 12.00-14.30
Action Learning Sets provide a structured, facilitated environment in which participants can help each other work through issues impacting their work. The group environment within the Action Learning Set enables you to draw on the experiences and perspectives of other researchers/academics, empowering you with the tools and processes for working on the challenges you face.
To gain the benefit of Action Learning, a small group of people form an AL Set and commit to meet for 2.5 hours, every Friday, for 6 weeks.
Managing your Academic Career: a one-day programme for Women Researchers
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 09.30-16.00
Managing your academic career is an interactive one-day programme specifically for women working in academia. The aim of the course is to provide a discussion forum and peer support for women academics who are 'early career' or returning to academia after a career break. The group will include up to 4 senior academics who will share their experiences and participate in the development of their women colleagues.
An opportunity to explore your role within Belbin's Team Roles model. This session provides an opportunity to examine existing skills, networks and preferences and to consider what next steps might be appropriate.
To book, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toolbox Skills sessions;
How to Use Belbin's Roles within a Team
Friday 31 May 2013, 13.00-14.00
An opportunity to explore your role within Belbin's Team Roles model. There will be discussion around the different roles that exist in the model, the strengths and weaknesses that each role might bring to a team, and how the interaction of the roles can enhance team performance.
How to Choose Proactive, Over Reactive, Language and Behaviour
Friday 7 June 2013, 13.00-14.00
This session allows you to explore how you might approach the biggest personal challenge you currently face and work it proactively.
Mental Health Awareness - Supporting Students in Higher Education
Student Wellbeing staff from the DOS team
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 09.30-12.30
This workshop is for any staff member who has an interest in mental health and wellbeing. It is interactive and includes a mixture of case scenarios, exercises and group discussion.
Introduction to Linux
Tuesday 4 June 2013, 13.30-16.30
Chris Collins, ITCS
A hands-on introduction to Linux, a powerful and versatile open source operating system frequently found powering desktop computers and servers, including the UEA High Performance Computing Cluster. The workshop presents the fundamental skills needed to begin working with Linux: from familiarising participants with the working environment, using common commands and file management to more advanced usage and scripting.
Summer Labyrinth Walks
Tuesday 11 June 2013 and Tuesday 9 July 2013, Drop in anytime between 12.00-14.00
Escape the day-to-day stresses for a while by walking CSED's Santa Rosa Labyrinth. This is a chance to gather your thoughts, be centred and at peace.
The labyrinth is very simple and is not to be confused with the maze. You don't lose your way in a labyrinth, you find it. It has an entrance and a single twisting and turning path that leads inevitably to the centre. There are many reasons for walking the ancient path - it could be for relaxation, prayer, healing, problem solving, meditation, for inspiration, or just for fun - and there is no right or wrong way to do it.
The labyrinth will be available on Tuesday 4 June and Tuesday 9 July from 12.00 to 14.00, in the Chaplaincy Meeting Room. Allow about 20 minutes for your walk. All staff, students and visitors are welcome.
If you have any questions, please contact Steve Oldfield, CSED (email@example.com) or ext 2393), or if you want to know more go to http://www.uea.ac.uk/csed/resources/labyrinth
Tuesday 11 June 2013, 09.30–16.30
- To understand what makes an effective team
- To explore team roles, and see colleagues in a new light
- To investigate participants’ preferred roles, strengths and possible range of contributions
- To explore the stages of team development
- To consider good communication – including feedback – and other group processes
- To plan possible improvements for participant’s teams
Many people have experience of teams that work well, but probably more of teams that could be improved. This session offers a chance to reflect on the factors that make good teams – the ingredients and the process. It should enable participants to appreciate and maximise their strengths, to recognise and use the strengths of others and to help the teams they are in to run better. At one time or another anyone in a team can exercise leadership, with or without fanfares. This course will show how. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion, reflection on participants’ experience before and during the session, group exercises, a questionnaire, and some individual and collective planning. The session should be informal, thought-provoking, useful and fun.