The Course Leader role is a key role and one that many academics undertake at some stage during their time at ARU. Until recently, however, there has been little dedicated support for colleagues who serve in this crucial leadership role. Since 2016 Anglia Learning & Teaching has been working with colleagues from across the University to address this.
A key development has been the introduction of an increasingly comprehensive suite of course leader workshops. These has been developed with input from Deputy Deans, Faculty Directors of Learning, Teaching & Assessment, key staff in central services and other experienced Course Leaders.
We have created the Canvas community site, Course Leader’s Companion. The content is divided into the following sections:
ARU hosts an annual Course Leaders' conference each September. The theme of the 2017 conference was ‘Student Retention’. View the presentations from the conference. The 2018 Course Leaders' conference is taking place on 4 September in Cambridge.
Each Faculty convenes its own Course Leader Forums on a regular basis during the academic year. These provide an excellent opportunity to keep abreast of recent developments at ARU, and to share practice with other Course Leaders. Contact your Director of Learning Teaching & Assessment for more information on the dates/venues for Course Leader Forum meetings in your own Faculty.
ALSS – Dr Liz Bradbury (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FHSCE – Sian Shaw (email@example.com)
FMS – Dr Mark Kerrigan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FST – Dr Toby Carter (email@example.com)
LAIBS – Dr Steve McDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org)