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There are a variety of staff development events on education across the University, from small scale-workshops to large conferences. Often bespoke events are run within schools. Other events are run by central directorates, such as Registry, Information Services and Human Resources.

The events listed below are education events co-ordinated and promoted under the banner of Student Experience & Academic Standards.

Monday 02 March 2015

Learn Plus Vendor Demonstration – Highlander

10:00 - 13:00

Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building

http://www.highlandercomputing.com

10:00 – 11:00 – Product Overview
11:15 – 13:00 – Detailed Demonstration / User Experience (for those who are able to stay)

The Learn Plus project is now at the stage in the tender process where we are able to invite the shortlisted vendors to demonstrate their products so that we can choose the best solution for the University.

During the demonstrations, each vendor will give a one hour overview of their product, and we’d like to invite you to attend in order to view and comment on their offering. Those who are able to stay longer will have the opportunity to explore the product in more detail and put questions to the vendor.

We’ll be asking everyone who attends these sessions to leave feedback and score each of the products. This will then be used by the project team to inform the final choice of vendor.

Please do make every effort to attend – we need your feedback to ensure the final tender award best fits the requirements of the whole University community; please also feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues if they would be interested in participating.

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Extenuating Circumstances Briefing

10:00 - 12:00

Large DENTL Lecture Theatre, DENTL, Heath

The session will cover updates to the Extenuating Circumstances Procedure including specific guidance on protected characteristics, evaluating the benefits and challenges of the process in the last year and possible future developments.

If anyone has any questions they can contact me, Sarah Ingram, directly at IngramS1@cardiff.ac.uk or on 79429.

Thursday 12 March 2015

Learn Plus Vendor Demonstration – Panopto

10:00 - 13:00

Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building

http://panopto.com/panopto-for-education/

10:00 – 11:00 – Product Overview
11:15 – 13:00 – Detailed Demonstration / User Experience (for those who are able to stay)

The Learn Plus project is now at the stage in the tender process where we are able to invite the shortlisted vendors to demonstrate their products so that we can choose the best solution for the University.

During the demonstrations, each vendor will give a one hour overview of their product, and we’d like to invite you to attend in order to view and comment on their offering. Those who are able to stay longer will have the opportunity to explore the product in more detail and put questions to the vendor.

We’ll be asking everyone who attends these sessions to leave feedback and score each of the products. This will then be used by the project team to inform the final choice of vendor.

Please do make every effort to attend – we need your feedback to ensure the final tender award best fits the requirements of the whole University community; please also feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues if they would be interested in participating.

Thursday 19 March 2015

Learn Plus Vendor Demonstration – Echo 360

10:00 - 13:00

Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building

http://echo360.com

10:00 – 11:00 – Product Overview
11:15 – 13:00 – Detailed Demonstration / User Experience (for those who are able to stay)

The Learn Plus project is now at the stage in the tender process where we are able to invite the shortlisted vendors to demonstrate their products so that we can choose the best solution for the University.

During the demonstrations, each vendor will give a one hour overview of their product, and we’d like to invite you to attend in order to view and comment on their offering. Those who are able to stay longer will have the opportunity to explore the product in more detail and put questions to the vendor.

We’ll be asking everyone who attends these sessions to leave feedback and score each of the products. This will then be used by the project team to inform the final choice of vendor.

Please do make every effort to attend – we need your feedback to ensure the final tender award best fits the requirements of the whole University community; please also feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues if they would be interested in participating.

Monday 23 March 2015

Academic Appeals Consultation

10:00 - 11:00

Room 1.77, Council Chamber, Main Building, Cathays

If you wish to attend both the appeal and the complaint consultations, you will need to book each session.

Consultation on changes to the academic appeals and complaints procedures for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research programmes

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals and complaints procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.ukor ext. 75146.

Monday 23 March 2015

Student Complaints Consultation

11:00 - 12:00

Room 1.77, Council Chamber, Main Building, Cathays

If you wish to attend both the appeal and the complaint consultations, you will need to book each session.

Consultation on changes to the academic appeals and complaints procedures for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research programmes

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals and complaints procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.ukor ext. 75146.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Student Complaints Consultation

10:00 - 11:00

3rd Floor, Room 19, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park

If you wish to attend both the appeal and the complaint consultations, you will need to book each session.

Consultation on changes to the academic appeals and complaints procedures for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research programmes

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals and complaints procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.ukor ext. 75146.

Wednesday 25 March 2015

Academic Appeals Consultation

11:00 - 12:00

3rd Floor, Room 19, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park

If you wish to attend both the appeal and the complaint consultations, you will need to book each session.

Consultation on changes to the academic appeals and complaints procedures for Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research programmes

In December 2014 the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA) issued a “Good practice framework for handling complaints and academic appeals” (Framework) in higher education in England and Wales. The Framework has been produced after consultation with colleagues from across the sector and sets out principles and operational good practice for dealing with complaints and appeals, but does not include prescriptive detail.  The Framework complements the principles-based Chapter B9 of the UK Quality Code.

The Framework will inform the way the OIA considers complaints and academic appeals from students about matters that first arise and are raised with the University from the academic year 2015 – 2016 onwards. It does not provide an exact template for dealing with every complaint and academic appeal. Each university and college may draft its own policies and procedures to fit its own size and context.  Where a university or college chooses to depart from the Framework, the OIA will consider whether the process it follows is reasonable when it reviews individual complaints.

In order to ensure the University’s procedures are appropriately aligned with the OIA Framework the University is reviewing the procedures listed below and recommending changes where relevant:

  • Verification and Appeals Procedure (Taught Programmes);
  • Cardiff University Appeal Procedure (Postgraduate Research Candidates);
  • Student Complaints Procedure and associated local complaints procedures, including residential and IT services.

Colleagues are invited to attend this consultation to provide input on the proposed changes to the University’s appeals and complaints procedures.

If you have any queries regarding the meeting please contact Marina John at JohnM5@cardiff.ac.ukor ext. 75146.

Thursday 26 March 2015

Virtual Learning Environment Group

14:30 - 16:30

Room 2.28 – Bute Building

Provisionally on the agenda:

VLE group – Terms of Reference for discussion (Paper to be circulated)
University policy on minimum standards in using Learning Central
Learning Central Technical and Operational Report
Learning Central Feedback Forum
Eassessment
Learn Plus – update
Timetabling – update

Please contact Iain Mossman (mossmanij@cardiff.ac.uk) if you wish to be added to the group mailing list.

Friday 27 March 2015

Learn Plus Vendor Demonstration – GV Multimedia

10:00 - 13:00

Council Chamber, Glamorgan Building

http://www.sonicfoundry.com/mediasite

10:00 – 11:00 – Product Overview
11:15 – 13:00 – Detailed Demonstration / User Experience (for those who are able to stay)

The Learn Plus project is now at the stage in the tender process where we are able to invite the shortlisted vendors to demonstrate their products so that we can choose the best solution for the University.

During the demonstrations, each vendor will give a one hour overview of their product, and we’d like to invite you to attend in order to view and comment on their offering. Those who are able to stay longer will have the opportunity to explore the product in more detail and put questions to the vendor.

We’ll be asking everyone who attends these sessions to leave feedback and score each of the products. This will then be used by the project team to inform the final choice of vendor.

Please do make every effort to attend – we need your feedback to ensure the final tender award best fits the requirements of the whole University community; please also feel free to forward this invitation to your colleagues if they would be interested in participating.

Wednesday 22 April 2015

Academic Appeals Briefings

14:30 - 16:00

0.01, Psychology Tower, lecture theatre, Cathays

For all staff who are involved in the academic appeals process including Chairs of Examining Board and administrative staff.  This annual briefing will confirm the process that takes place and will give you an opportunity to discuss any challenges that arise from a School perspective.  This briefing will also include information on the changes that will be coming from September 2015 as a result of the new academic appeals procedure following the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s Good Practice Framework (the guidance from the national ombudsman).

If you have any questions about the session, please contact Sarah Ingram on IngramS1@cardiff.ac.uk or 0292 879429.

Tuesday 26 May 2015

Academic Appeals Briefings

11:00 - 12:30

1.30 Law Lecture theatre, Cathays

For all staff who are involved in the academic appeals process including Chairs of Examining Board and administrative staff.  This annual briefing will confirm the process that takes place and will give you an opportunity to discuss any challenges that arise from a School perspective.  This briefing will also include information on the changes that will be coming from September 2015 as a result of the new academic appeals procedure following the Office of the Independent Adjudicator’s Good Practice Framework (the guidance from the national ombudsman).

If you have any questions about the session, please contact Sarah Ingram on IngramS1@cardiff.ac.uk or 0292 879429.