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PRSI Remit

PRSI Remit

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Remit for an institute to promote and build capacity in researching teaching and learning in higher education at the University of Gloucestershire.
Remit for an institute to promote and build capacity in researching teaching and learning in higher education at the University of Gloucestershire.

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Pedagogic Research and Scholarship InstituteMission
 To support the strategic priorities and academic culture of the University through thepromotion and enhancement of pedagogic research and scholarship.
Scope
 The Pedagogic Research and Scholarship Institute will seek to enhance those areas of the University’s professional activity associated with pedagogic research (PedR) andthe scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) as identified below in
D'Andrea, V.and Gosling, D. 2005:
 Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A wholeinstitution approach
. Buckingham: Open University Press, McGraw-Hill, p.
158.
 Definitions
 1. As defined for RAE2008, ‘pedagogic research is firmly situated in its relevantliterature and enhances … understanding of • teaching and learning processes in HE• teacher and learner experiences in HE• the environment or contexts in which teaching and learning in HE take place• teaching and learning outcomes in HE• the relationships between these processes, outcomes and contexts.’Source: RAE 2008
Panel Criteria and Working Methods
(RAE 01/2006) 
 
 2. The scholarship of teaching includes three essential and integrated elements:
engagement with the scholarly contributions of others on teaching andlearning;
reflection on one’s own teaching practice and the learning of students withinthe context of a particular discipline; and
communication and dissemination of aspects of practice and theoretical ideasabout teaching and learning in general and teaching and learning within thediscipline.Based on Martin et al 1999, ‘Scholarship of teaching: a study of the approaches of academic staff’ in Rust, C (ed) 1999
 Improving Student Learning,
Oxford, OxfordCentre for Staff and Learning Development, Oxford Brookes University 326-331.
Remit
 To work in collaboration with appropriate areas of the University to:
Support teaching and research links
Provide pump-priming funding for PedR & scholarship, promote andcoordinate funding opportunities, and pursue the Institute’s sustainabilitythrough income generation / grant funding
Encourage external networking and maintain publicly available database of activity and expertise
Organise inter/national conferences, workshops visiting speakers & seminarsand support PedR & scholarship conference participation and publication
Promote and encourage staff to register for
 
PedR degrees
Publish LATHE and other PedR and scholarship materials
Make public and celebrate achievements
Proposed structure
Core staff (3 years, renewable):Director/Chair (BoD time allowance)Head of Institute (0.6 PL secondment)Officer (0.5 S01)Management Group:Director/ChairHead of InstituteOne representative from each Faculty (e.g. ex-SoLT member or Teaching Fellow);One representative from Research degrees/trainingHead of the CLT;Nomination of LIS (Academic Quality and Services)Representative from CETL;Student.Annual Report to UTLAC, copied for report to URKTC.

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