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Teaching Enhancement and Student Support (TESS)

Teaching Enhancement and Student Support (TESS) funds (previously called Teaching Quality and Enhancement Fund, TQEF) for 2010/11 have been allocated to a number of projects, each of which is linked to attendance on a short programme of workshop sessions and aiming to provide support to the project leads to develop online content.

Each project has been assigned a learning technologist from within the Faculty eLearning Team and has been provided with the necessary computer equipment facilities or other resources to enhance their teaching, up to the value of £1500.

The focus has been on providing staff with whatever they need to make full use of the online learning environment and the wide range of associated tools.

 

TESS 2010 Humanities Examples

 

Projects Funded in 2010/11

Liam Harte (AHC): Testing 1, 2, 3: Using formative online multiple choice tests in the Humanities to enhance student learning, engagement and feedback

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Catherine Franc and Annie Morton (LLC): Enhancing the acquisition of key language skills through elearning-based monitored independent study
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Elena Polisca (LLC): Hear IT!
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Norman Strong (MBS): Providing student feedback via Blackboard eLearning Tools
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Sophie Woodward (SoSS): Sociology Student Hub
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Gemma Edwards (SoSS): Making it Count: Personalised Exam Guidance and Feedback in Sociology
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Paul Middleditch (SoSS): Electronic student feedback
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Nick Savage (MLP, Careers & Employability): To use Blackboard's integrated learning module and assessment tools to produce an innovative and long serving learning resource to enhance employability of Humanities students
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Other projects across the Faculty are also being supported by TESS funding:

Guyda Armstrong (LLC): Developing an Undergraduate Research Community: The Italian Medieval and Renaissance Student Research Conference
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Filippo Nereo (LLC): Pilot pre-semester ice-breaker session to enhance feedback to students and to demonstrate innovation in teaching and learning to other staff

 

Lisa McAleese (Faculty Teaching and Learning Office): Research Abroad/Conference Funding for Self Funded Postgraduate Taught students in the Faculty of Humanities

 

School of Law: Enhanced Induction for LLB students and an away day for Programme Directors

Sharon Kinsella (LLC): A professional design for manjasuta.ac.uk

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Kate Sapin (Education): Work Place Learning Opportunities

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