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6 new seconded CC Fellows for 2017-2018

Brent Carnell25 October 2017

This new academic year sees six new seconded members of staff working on the Connected Curriculum. At the moment, the Fellows are thinking about their plans of action — how best they can make an impact on education in their areas of UCL. Everyone will contribute to a larger Connected Curriculum research project, which seeks to measure the impact of curriculum development in practice, but there are a range of approaches planned. For instance Dr Henry Lancashire is putting together a project investigating student and alumni perceptions of research-based education principles in medical education. As well as contributing to the research project, all Fellows aim to make an impact through the following: producing Quick Guides — short intros to help colleagues developing their provision; engaging colleagues in Connected Curriculum through meetings, workshops, and one-on-one support; offering feedback on Annual Student Experience Review Connected Curriculum enhancement plans; hosting a UCL Arena Exchange Event; contributing to this blog; and writing a manuscript for an education-focused journal. Fellows will also use the secondment to write an application for Arena Fellowship.

The CC Fellows for 2017-2018:

  • Dr Nephtali Marina-Gonzalez, UCL Division of Medicine
  • Dr Michael Short, Bartlett School of Planning
  • Dr Henry Lancashire, UCL Division of Surgery
  • Dr Folashade Akinmolayan, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Dr Julie Evans, UCL Brain Sciences
  • Dr Tabitha Tuckett, UCL Library Services

Read more about the new cohort of CC fellows, as well as the impact of last year’s group

Welcome to the Connected Curriculum Fellows Blog! 

Brent Carnell12 October 2016

The 2016-2017 session is the third year that we have worked with Connected Curriculum fellows, seconded members of staff from across UCL leading the implementation of research-based education in their own areas of the institution. This year we’re moving away from introducing and engaging (though inevitably that still might need to happen in some parts of UCL), to measuring, evaluating, and researching the effectiveness of the Connected Curriculum so far. What are the cold spots and hot spots within the institution? Are there any departments that would really benefit from support and guidance? What is the uptake of the existing guidance that has been produced? What is the impact of efforts so far? What else is needed to bring research and education closer together, and to ensure that all students can learn through research-based activities?

This blog will be updated regularly by this year’s CC Fellows. They’ll showcase what they are doing to answer some of the above questions. And I’m sure there will be plenty of opportunity for staff, students, and alumni to get involved. Indeed the UCL Connected Curriculum is a shared endeavour.

Oh, and check out this snappy little animation, which offers a concise introduction to the UCL Connected Curriculum!

More soon!

Screen Shot 2016-10-12 at 11.22.19

For more on the UCL Connected Curriculum visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/connectedcurriculum