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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 9 September 2011

Date posted: 12/09/2011

in this bulletin:

ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR EVENTS
CALL FOR PAPERS / PARTICIPATION

ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS


This is the first bulletin of the new academic year. We hope that you have had a good summer.

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David Clews

Sadly, David Clews, our Co-Director and until very recently the Subject Centre Manager, passed away on Saturday, 13 August, aged 51. Many of you will have been aware that David had been seriously ill for some time but he continued to put his efforts into supporting the Subject Centre, contributing through his own projects and research despite deteriorating health.

He will be greatly missed by his colleagues at ADM-HEA and in the sector. We have received many kind messages of condolence, which have been passed on to his wife and family. David was an inspirational and tireless manager, a considerate and supportive colleague, and a creative, funny and charismatic person. In the words of our Subject Centre Director Stuart Laing “he was an exceptional colleague and a good man, he is a great loss.”

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ADM-HEA Transition work

As you may know, we secured a bid for ‘transition funding’ from the Higher Education Academy which means that we can continue our work (be it on a reduced level of funding) until March 2012.  The ADM-HEA Team now consists of Jenny Embleton, Debbie Flint and Stephen Mallinder with Stuart Laing continuing as our Director.

We will continue to send our weekly bulletin, support our funded learning and teaching projects and develop a number of events to explore pedagogic priorities in our subjects.  We will also continue to collect and share your expertise and experiences of learning and teaching in art, design and media via Networks (issue 15 to be published in October).

ADM-HEA will be working with the HEA, in particular with the new Discipline Leads (see below), to ensure continuation of support for teaching and learning in our disciplines as the HEA moves to a new management structure and way of working.

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New HEA Discipline Leads from 1 September 2011

Congratulations to Carolyn Bew (Discipline Lead for Art and Design) and John Mundy (Discipline Lead for Media and Communications).

Carolyn Bew has been a valuable member of the ADM-HEA team in her previous role of Academic Developer and many of you will have met and worked with her over the past few years.

John Mundy previously worked at the Universities of Manchester, Chester and Central Lancashire, and until recently was the Head of the School of Media, Music and Performance at the University of Salford.

Carolyn and John took up their posts on 1 September and we look forward to working with them over the coming months to ensure a smooth transition to the new HEA structure.

More information will be available in the coming weeks.

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Contribute to Networks 16

Deadline for contributions: Thursday, 1 December 2011

For Networks 16, to be published in January 2012, we invite feature articles that investigate interdisciplinary, international, and inter-institutional collaborations that enrich learning and teaching in our disciplines.

http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/networks/networks-summer-2011/news/contribute-to-networks-15-or-16

Thank you to everyone who sent in contributions for Networks 15, due to be published online in October 2011 with the broad theme of ‘resources for learning and teaching’, exploring the people, roles, spaces and materials at the core of art, design and media learning in higher education. You will be notified when the issue is published. 

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SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS

Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning – free access to journal until 1 October

The first volume of the journal, which includes a pre-published special issue on the impact of Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs) on Work Related Learning in the UK.

http://www.emeraldinsight.com/new_launch/index.htm

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The National Humanities Center is offering 40 residential fellowships

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2011

The National Humanities Center, based in North Carolina, is offering a total of 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities (the website gives a more exhaustive list of disciplines). Applicants must hold doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials and applications from outside the US are welcomed.

http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/fellowships/fellshipapinfo.htm

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Publication of contact hours document

New guidance published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) offers institutions practical advice on explaining to their students how contact hours are managed.

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Newsroom/PressReleases/Pages/contact-hours.aspx

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New resource available on VADS website

The High Wycombe Furniture Archive (HWFA) is part of the Research Centre for Furniture at Buckinghamshire New University in High Wycombe. The archive contains photographic and print material relating to furniture companies in the High Wycombe region, primarily from Ercol Limited and E. Gomme Limited (G-Plan).

http://www.vads.ac.uk/collections/HWEFA

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The DHS Student Research Travel Grant

The Student Research Travel Grant is awarded by the Design History Society (DHS) biannually to encourage and support research activity amongst students in the field of design history. The Grant is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate scholars (BA, MA or PhD; part-time or full-time) in the field of design history in the UK and RoI.  All applicants must be members of the Design History Society.

The deadline for applications occurs twice a year: 15 January and 15 October.

http://www.designhistorysociety.org/awards/student_travel_grant/index.html

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SECTOR  EVENTS

Glasgow Social Media Week
Sharing/Learning/Saving/Knowing – Social Media as a Knowledge Tool
Centre for Contemporary Arts, 350 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow
20 September 2011

In this seminar and surgery University of the West of Scotland staff will introduce you to ways of using social media to build your knowledge base using social media tools covering topics such as hashtags, social bookmarking, apps, google and other techniques.

http://uwscci.cmail2.com/t/ViewEmail/r/67F2D42CC599971A/26DC34686E895E46F039C523302FD418

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iJADE Conference 2011
Riverside Campus, University of Chester
6-7 October 2011

The theme for this year's International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE) Conference is 'The Centrality of Art, Design and Performing Arts to Education'. Keynote speakers are Room 13, Rita Irwin and John Steers.

http://www.nsead.org/cpd/conference.aspx?id=173

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Symposium on Threshold Concepts
University College Cork
27 October 2011

The National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NAIRTL) is hosting the 4th Biennial Threshold Concepts Conference in 2012 and this interim symposium is planned to stimulate discussion in advance of the 2012 Conference. The Symposium will consist of a half day of presentations and workshops, and will help participants to think about teaching threshold concepts within their own disciplines, and assist those who are considering presenting at the 2012 Conference.

http://www.nairtl.ie/index.php?pageID=27&eventID=331

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10th European Conference on e-Learning ECEL-2011
Brighton Business School, University of Brighton
10-11 November 2011

http://academic-conferences.org/ecel/ecel2011/ecel11-home.htm

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Innovating e-Learning 2011
Learning in Transition
Online, both live and asynchronous

Pre-conference activity week: 15 - 21 November 2011
Main conference sessions: 22 - 25 November 2011

Innovating e-Learning 2011, the sixth in the popular series of JISC online conferences, brings together delegates from further and higher education with an interest in technology-enhanced learning and teaching.

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference11

See also Activity Week open call below 

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CALL FOR PAPERS / PARTICIPATION

Tracey – call for contributions on the theme of Drawing Knowledge

Deadline for contributions: 30 September 2011

Tracey is a fully peer reviewed electronic journal dedicated to drawing and visualisation. It is varied and diverse with a fast growing readership of academics, students and practitioners representing a wide range of drawing interests including fine art, architectural design, product design and visual communication - ideally any activity in which drawing and visualisation is essential.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/ac/tracey/index.html

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Irish Communications Review

Deadline for submissions for the next issue: 30 September 2011. 

Irish Communications Review, published by the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology, welcomes articles on all aspects of the media in Ireland or with relevance to Ireland from academic researchers and media practitioners.

http://dit.ie/icr/

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JMPScreenworks, Vol 3

Call for submissions deadline: 30 September 2011

Screenworks is a peer-reviewed publication of practice research in screen media and originally took the form of a DVD that was distributed with The Journal of Media Practice. They are now looking to publish exclusively online and they are seeking moving image work on film, video and new media platforms. We welcome work from doctoral students and post doctoral researchers, as well as those at the cutting edge of practice research both nationally and internationally.

http://www.jmpscreenworks.com/page/submissions

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Online questionnaire for JISC-funded ceLTIc project

The aim of the project is to explore how e-learning applications can be more tightly integrated with virtual learning environments through the use of the IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification. The ceLTic Project team would appreciate your input to inform their research.

For more information about the project and a link to the survey: http://www.celtic-project.org/

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Interior: a State of Becoming
IDEA Symposium & Exhibition 2012
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
6 - 10 September 2012

Call for papers and creative works for exhibition. Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2011

Academics, research students and practitioners are invited to submit design research papers, critical project works and / or creative works that engage with interior design/interior architecture theory and
practice for the 2012 IDEA Symposium & Exhibition Interior: a State of Becoming.

http://www.idea-edu.com/Events/IDEA-Events

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Innovating e-Learning 2011
Learning in Transition
Online, both live and asynchronous
Pre-conference activity week: 15 - 21 November 2011

Deadline for submissions: 3 October 2011

This year, JISC are expanding the opportunity to submit a proposal for the pre-conference activity week to all UK colleges and universities as well as JISC-funded projects and services.

http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/elpconference11/Activity%20Week.aspx

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The End of ...? An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Study of Motion Pictures
Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Film and the Moving Image
University of Kent, Canterbury
21 January 2012

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2011

This one-day conference is for postgraduate students and early career researchers. The organisers invite proposals for 20-minute presentations from candidates across arts and humanities, welcoming individual papers as well as group panels that investigate “The End” as a broad phenomenon that can be approached through a variety of methods.

http://www.kent.ac.uk/arts/film/filmcentre/the_end_of.html

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Please also visit our website at  http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk  to access a full range of resources and Networks online magazine.

If you would like us to add your announcement to this bulletin, please forward it to adm@heacademy.ac.uk with 'Weekly bulletin request' in the title line. If the request meets our requirements we shall add it to the weekly bulletin for you. If it is not something that we can promote we will suggest alternative methods for you to disseminate the information.

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