New to Teaching (NewT) – A course for Associate Lecturers and Postgraduate Research Students
What is it?
“New to Teaching” (or NewT) is a programme designed to help you to develop your teaching skills in a supportive environment. NewT is a unit of study that exists within the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGC AP), which can be taken with assessment for 10 academic credits or without assessment for continuing professional development purposes.
What will I do on the course?
The focus is on practical techniques for planning and delivering your teaching and assessment activities. You will work interactively with colleagues from across the university, facilitated by experienced staff from MMU’s Centre for Learning and Teaching.
How will it help me?
After completing the course, you will be able to:
When will it take place?
The course will take place over five weeks, from Monday 13 February 2012 – Tuesday 13 March 2012. Online activities will begin on 13th February, with face-to-face sessions taking place on Tuesdays 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March and 13th March 2012.
What will the course cost?
The cost of taking NewT as a ten credit unit with assessment is £200. There is no cost to attend NewT if you do not plan to take the assessed route. Places are limited so book early. We recommend that you check with your line manager or supervisor before you book a place on NewT, especially if you want to secure funding to undertake the assessment. The Research, Enterprise and Development unit will pay travel expenses for NewT students based at MMU Cheshire to attend the face-to-face sessions.
What could I do with 10 credits from NewT?
If you successfully complete the NewT unit and its companion unit, Learning Theory and Practice, you can apply to join the university’s PGC AP (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/apd/pgcap.php) with 20 credits already complete.
How do I book a place?
How can I find more information?
You can contact Rick Lighten on 0161 247 4675.
Are any other resources available to support staff who are new to teaching?
A good place to start is our Lectures and Lecturing resource (http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/lectures/index.php), where you will find lots of helpful information on how to plan and manage large group teaching.
Financial and Legal Services provide up-to-date information for staff on a wide range of policies, professional codes and standards as the University responds to changes in legislation.
Updates are available on the website on issues such as conflict of interest, gifts and hospitality, bribery, anti-fraud and corruption, and public interest disclosure.
More information can be found on the Financial and Legal Services website at http://www.finance.mmu.ac.uk/documents/public.cfm
It is important that staff familiarise themselves with these policies as compliance with them is a requirement of the University’s terms and conditions of employment.
There are places left on the Influence and Negotiation Skills Course running for a full day on Tuesday 6th March at All Saints.
Open to any member of staff who needs to influence others, particularly in the negotiation of goods and services.
The process – how to make it go right:
The people – what to do when it goes wrong
Transactional analysis and where negotiation goes wrong, moving towards constructive interaction
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Course Booking Forms can be found at
www.mmu.ac.uk/humanresources/devandtrain/ and should be forwarded to OD & T, 6th Floor, All Saints or via your line manager's email to email@example.com
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