The Association for Learning Technology launched a working party on Innovative and Inclusive assessments earlier in March and has onboard passionate staff from 29 institutions.
The work party’s main goal is to promote changes to assessment design within a member’s own institutions to make assessment more Just, Equitable, Diverse, and Inclusive (JEDI).
Assessment change in the current climate cannot be mentioned without mentioning the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
So, if you think you have something to share on JEDI assessment design changes you have led or you have used AI tools as copilots in JEDI assessment design,
then, the ALT south team and the working party on Innovative and Inclusive Assessments would like to hear from you on 4th May 2023, kindly complete the form
and the ALT south team will schedule your talk for their May the 4th event.
The sessions on 4th May (12, 1 and 2pm) will be available for anyone to join and the links will be sent out in due course, please save the date in your calendars if you are interested in attending.
The Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) has recently launched the 2022 SRHE Research and Scoping Awards.
Applications are invited for new research funds with the society offering:
- SRHE member research awards of £10,000 each for research on any aspect of higher education under their three overarching themes: Higher Education Policy; Higher Education and Society; and Higher Education Practice.
- Scoping awards of £5,000 each (open to members and non-members) for the exploration of any new / emerging area of higher education research, leading to a development plan for further research.
The closing date for award applications is 1st September 2022.
Further information is available on their guidance page and more information about the benefits of SRHE membership is available here.
The new edition of UK-SPEC is now available the Engineering Council’s website and can be accessed via:
In keeping with the strong support for the previous edition, unnecessary changes have been avoided. The revisions are mostly for the purposes of clarification or updating in areas which have come to the fore since the previous review such as ethics, safety and risk management. Attention has also been paid to enhancing the distinctiveness between IEng and CEng.
Our attention is drawn to the enhanced focus on the ‘commitment’ element of the requirement for registration and the addition of one new standard of competence for all titles: ‘Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner’ (Standard E5). A matrix comparing the requirements for EngTech, IEng and CEng is included as an Annex to UK-SPEC, to assist candidates, their advisors and assessors.
The Engineering Council’s Board of Trustees has approved a transition period of two years to 1 February 2016, by when all professional reviews should be undertaken against these editions of the Standards. The previous editions are accessible within ‘archived publications’ on our website. http://www.engc.org.uk
Use of the online versions is encouraged but the Engineering Council will be producing printed copies in due course.
ICT Technician Standard: the revised version has also been published and is available at:
The Accreditation of HE Programmes revised edition is likely to be available in May.