Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference July 2018

Michael Draper, Director of SAILS, presented on an Advance HE funded project for staff CPD on supporting students to develop as directed independent learners. Toolkit coming soon!

ALDinHE Regional Symposium with SAILS: Embedding Academic Study Skills

We are delighted to say that the regional symposium on 16th May 2018 went extremely well with over 60 attendees including staff from Swansea University as well as from other universities across the UK. It was fantastic to see such a wide range of disciplines and departments represented ensuring the move towards embedding academic study skills is truly inclusive.

College of Engineering student first to achieve the SAILS peer mentoring award!

The SAILS award was launched at the start of this academic year. We are pleased to announce that the first student has successfully completed the award. For further details about setting up a peer mentoring scheme or on applying for the award, see the SAILS peer mentoring e-toolkit.

“Lecture recording: a new norm”

A published report by SAILS Director Michael Draper, Simon Gibbon (SALT Development Manager) and Jane Thomas (Director of SALT) on the benefits and implications of classroom recording systems. Read the full article here.

SAILS Director presented to Council of Europe on contract cheating

Associate Professor Michael Draper from the Hilary Rodham Clinton School of Law, and Director of Swansea Academy of Inclusivity and Learner Success (SAILS) at Swansea University, was an invited expert to the Council of Europe’s Plenary session in Strasbourg on Ethics Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED Platform).  The Council of Europe is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in Europe and promote European culture.   Experts from across Member states were asked to present on their work in relation to ethics and academic integrity and Michael, who is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, delivered a presentation on his recent publication and collaborative work with Professor Phil Newton from Swansea University’s Medical School:

Draper and Newton, A legal approach to tackling contract cheating? , International Journal for Educational Integrity (2017) 13:11 DOI 10.1007/s40979-017-0022-5

In closing the session the Secretariat praised the high quality of the presentations and as a result committed itself to prioritising work in this area for the next two years with a view to recommendations being made to Ministers of the Council for adoption across the 47 member states.

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