Academic and Digital Development
CPD Series 2022-23

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

These CPD webinars are aligned the University’s strategic priorities and the Learning and Teaching Strategy. The themes for 2022-23 are:

  • Active learning
  • Professional identity
  • SoTL

All sessions will take place on Zoom (unless otherwise mentioned). Where possible and appropriate, recordings will be made available on the ADD YouTube channel afterwards.

SoTL sessions are open to all University of Glasgow staff, including GTAs. Subject to suitability, all other events are open to all participants, including those external to the University.

If you have any questions, or suggestions for topics you'd like to see covered either this coming year or in the future, please email us or find us on Twitter: @UofGADD

CPD Series 2022-23

Direct link to all upcoming CPD Events

Dr Jamie Gallagher

Getting Social 

Tues  1-2  11/10/22 Professional Identity 

Getting your work on social media may be easy - but making it popular is more challenging. This workshop takes you through the main social media channels and looks at how to create share-worthy content messages. Discover how to use social media to foster meaningful interactions and share your work with as many people as possible. Form tweets to live streams this session is packed with ideas of how to maximise your use of social media. 

Objectives

Following the session, you should be able to: 

  • Raise your profile with social media 
  • Know how to plan effective content to minimise the time requirement   
  • Increase your following and interactions by creating sharable content 
  • Create platform specific content for Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube 

Slides

Getting Social

YouTube

Dr Liana Beattie, Edge Hill University

Symbiotic Autoethnography 

Thur  10-11:30  20/10/22  SoTL 

This session will introduce you to this innovative approach to an autoethnographic inquiry and offer the best ways of applying it to a research project as well as suggesting a number of potential solutions to some of its polemical aspects. The session will be of interest to both experienced and novice scholars and researchers from a wide range of professional backgrounds. 

Biography

Liana is Assistant Head of Department (Faculty of Education) at Edge Hill University. Her research interests are mainly in the area of autoethnography, leadership in education, postmodernism as well as narrative research and creative methodologies. Her recent book is called Symbiotic Autoethnography: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/symbiotic-autoethnography-9781350201385/   

Slides

Symbiotic Autoethnography

YouTube

Writing for the Learning and Teaching Conference

Dr Sarah Honeychurch, Academic and Digital Development 

Wed  12-1  26/10/22  SoTL 
In this session we will look at what makes a good L&T conference submission. Taking the call to the 2023 conference as our starting point, we will consider how we might start to frame an abstract: from choosing a topic, aligning it to the conference themes, and writing an appealing title. We will take some of the successful submissions from previous years and, by using the review rubric for the 2023 conference, evaluate them together. 

By the end of this session attendees should be in a position to write their own abstract for the 2023 session. 

 Slides

 Writing for the LT Conf PPT

YouTube

Inclusive Practice in Active Learning

Active Learning Network 

Tue  10-12  8/11/22  Active Learning 

The Active Learning Network inaugural CPD programme is open to all staff at UofG. 

Each meeting will be delivered by members of the Active Learning community who contributed chapters to the 100+ ideas for active learning book. The first sessions will focus on Inclusive Practice.

Be prepared to engage in some active learning yourself of course and to take away a tool kit of ideas to try out in your own practice. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate as well as a chance to network with others interested in this topic.

 Whether you can make it to all three or just one or two, it would be great to see you there.
Book
Building Active Learning Communities

Active Learning Network  

Tue 10-11:30  15/11/22  Active Learning  
 

The Active Learning Network inaugural CPD programme is open to all staff at UofG. 

Each meeting will be delivered by members of the Active Learning community who contributed chapters to the 100+ ideas for active learning book. The second session will focus on Building Communities.

Be prepared to engage in some active learning yourself of course and to take away a tool kit of ideas to try out in your own practice. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate as well as a chance to network with others interested in this topic.

 Whether you can make it to all three or just one or two, it would be great to see you there.
Book

Empowering Learners with Active Learning

Active Learning Network

Tue 10-11:30 22/11/22 Active Learning 

The Active Learning Network inaugural CPD programme is open to all staff at UofG. 

Each meeting will be delivered by members of the Active Learning community who contributed chapters to the 100+ ideas for active learning book. The third session will focus on Empowering Learners.

Be prepared to engage in some active learning yourself of course and to take away a tool kit of ideas to try out in your own practice. There will be opportunities for discussion and debate as well as a chance to network with others interested in this topic.

 Whether you can make it to all three or just one or two, it would be great to see you there.
Book

Parasitic Aggregation

Dr Nathalie Tasler, Academic and Digital Development

Dr Linnea Soler, School of Chemistry

Thur 11-12 8/12/22 Professional Identity
Jonathan Bailey, states that “If you use or link to other content, you are probably an aggregator, at least in some capacity” (Bailey, 2010) and then follows with ‘we are all aggregators’ (Bailey, 2015). But there are different approaches to aggregation and, depending on how transparent the attribution is, these can be classified either as parasitic or symbiotic. We believe that transparency (Silverman, 2014) and how attribution is carried out underpin these critical differences. In this session we explore mechanisms for ethical aggregation and using sharing to create impact for the original creators and yourself.    Book 

SoTL Network Meetings

The SoTL Network holds regular meetings and writing sessions that are open to all staff at UofG. All sessions are held online.

  • Weekly Write and Shine Sessions: Friday 8:30-12 UK time

These sessions are open to anyone to join. Some members use these sessions in order to work on SoTL projects, others bring along their marking, use the time to develop their teaching materials or work on P&DR forms. Any and all types of writing are 'allowed' - the aim of the sessions is to create a supportive and productive environment.

  • Monthly SoTL Network Meetings: Wednesday 12-1pm UK time

The monthly SoTL Network meeting takes place over Zoom on the last Wednesday of the month. These meetings take different topic from the SoTL process each month. The November meeting will focus on general "how to" and "habits for SoTL writing and will be facilitated by Dr Alison McCandlish. There is no need to register, just turn up on the day. 

  • Regular Peer Review Sessions

These sessions are co-ordinated by Dr Jo Ferrie. Members are encouraged to share a draft version of a paper they have written and ask for feedback from members of the SoTL Network.

  • Member-led Reading Groups

Members form small interest groups in order to collaboratively read articles and books. Any member can suggest a possible topic and volunteer to facilitate a group.

Join the SoTL Network Teams to find out how to get involved.

RET Fellowship

RET (Recognising Excellence in Teaching) is the University of Glasgow’s CPD framework, which aims to provide development opportunities as well as professional recognition of expertise in teaching and supporting learning.

A series of workshops is available after registration with RET to support you in your application for recognition:

Introduction to the RET framework
Peer observation of teaching
Writing about teaching
Professional values
Evaluating your teaching
Identifying evidence and engaging with scholarship
Influencing others and demonstrating effectiveness
Demonstrating strategic leadership of teaching/supporting learning in Higher Education
RET writing workshops (information available from RET coordinator)

The first step is to attend an introductory workshop. Full information is available on the RET webpages.

Annual Learning & Teaching Conference

Further to our series of CPD sessions, one of our major CPD events is the Annual University of Glasgow Learning & Teaching Conference, held each year in the Spring. 

The latest information is always available on the Conference web pages