The focus for the 2023-24 LTExChange Symposia Series is “The Connected University”. The series will bring together and engage key stakeholders to support new thinking and share practice innovations as we consider what it means to be a truly “Connected University” in what is an increasingly uncertain higher education landscape. Through the series we will be considering, more specifically, what it means for the university, staff, and students to be ‘globally connected’ and how we can prepare our staff and students to adapt and develop ‘socially and ethically engaged’ approaches to learning that will meet future challenges.

The third and final symposium in this year’s series focuses on the theme of ‘The Student’ and we are delighted to welcome Professor Alison Cook-Sather (Bryn Mawr University, US) as our keynote speaker for the event. The title and outline for Alison’s talk can be found below.

The Value of Student-Staff Partnership Work in Preparing for a Globally Connected World

By Professor Alison Cook-Sather, Mary Katharine Woodworth Professor of Education and Director, Peace, Conflict and Social Justice concentration and Director, Teaching and Learning Institute, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

In this interactive keynote, Dr. Alison Cook-Sather will invite reflection on the definition and premises of student-staff partnership that have guided her own and others’ work and on illustrative examples of partnerships between students and academic and professional staff. Drawing on these examples and a forthcoming chapter co-authored with students, she will facilitate exploration of how partnership work prepares students for connecting with a diversity of people post graduation through building competencies for a career-ready workforce.

Disciplinary Insights – sharing practice! 

The LTExChange symposium explores the changing relationships between technology, teaching practice, curriculum design, and stakeholders both within and beyond our courses (students, staff, industry). To this end, the panel discussion component of the symposium will bring together colleagues from across the university to discuss a range of practice-based work aligned to the broader theme of ‘The Connected Student’ in learning and teaching.

Meet our panel members!

Dr. Alex Ellin is Director of Studies for Teesside University Opening Learning (Engineering) and teaches Aerospace Engineering in the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies.

Daniel Moore is a senior lecturer in SHLS and course leader for our MSci (Hons) Chiropractic degree.  He is a Senior Fellow of Advance HE, and an advocate for impact from activity in higher education.  He is currently studying a doctorate in education and Daniel believes anchoring HE in meaningful partnership with the post-graduation landscape connects students to their future, and inevitably their future to them.

Faye Deane is a Senior Lecturer (Chiropractic) and Academic Placement lead at Teesside University. She holds an Masters in Public Health and Fellowships with the Advanced Higher Education, the Royal Society of Public Health & the Royal College of Chiropractors.  She sits as a Board member for the British Chiropractic Association whereby she is involved in lobbying to make chiropractic more integral to healthcare. She has recently commenced a PhD entitled: Strengthening musculoskeletal health care systems: Evaluating feasibility, challenges and opportunities in the United Kingdom.

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LTExChange Symposium 3: April 24th – “The Connected Student” – Event and Booking Information

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