In June, the University introduced the Hybrid Model Academic Enhancement Framework matrix, which is available on the Academic Registry Unity site. This Academic Enhancement Framework (AEF) matrix is designed to support staff and students in understanding the expectations and key principles aligned with the implementation of the hybrid delivery model for the 2020/21 academic year. The AEF is the mechanism through Future Facing Learning and other strategic priorities are applied to course design and delivery.
The AEF contains nine core strands, namely: Future Ready, Digitally Empowered, Globally Connected, Socially & Ethically Engaged, Research Active, Transitions, Student Success, Wellbeing and Student Voice. Whilst all elements of the AEF are pertinent to course design and delivery across the University, this matrix emphasises those which are most relevant for the hybrid model. Course Teams are encouraged to contextualise these according to the needs of their discipline, students and stakeholders.
The matrix outlines the key principles and associated expectations for each core AEF strand. Further detail on each theme of the AEF, including the full set of matrices and indicators of enhancement and excellence, can be found on the AREG Unity site.