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