Developing Practice in Personal Tutoring: Personal Tutoring Code of Practice
Delivered by Student Learning & Academic Registry (SLAR) : 16th January 2023, 9.30am -11am via MS Teams
This session will focus around the University’s Personal Tutoring Code of Practice; we will discuss its aims and rationale and the key principles that form the basic underpinning of the Code. We will explore the key responsibilities of Personal Tutoring at Teesside and the pastoral, academic and professional/career conversations that take place between tutor and tutee.
Colleagues will be introduced to the Academic Enhancement Framework (AEF) and particularly the ‘Student Success’ strand which incorporates the expectations around personal tutoring and working with data held within StREAM to support success. Key guidance around handling and recordings of personal and sensitive data under GDPR legislature will also be provided.
Staff will be encouraged to work towards enhancement and excellence in these areas.
Personal Tutors should be proactive in their role and focus on improving student performance providing a consistent, equitable, structured and data informed approach for all students to pastoral, general academic and professional support. Providing general academic support will be focussed around assisting the student achieve their potential (drawing on analytics to facilitate the discussions). In supporting students around pastoral and professional related issues it may be appropriate to direct them to colleagues across the University who can provide more bespoke support (for example SLS and Student Learning in SLAR).
This session is relevant to all new academic colleagues who are Personal Tutors within their Schools and may also be relevant to other academic and support staff who wish to find out more about Personal Tutoring at Teesside University.