CELT Seminar series
The Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) works to provide staff at the University and its partner colleges with support to enhance teaching and learning. We work to develop seminars, mini-conferences, discussion fora where you can share your ideas and practices and network with others to study, critique and embed ideas in new contexts. We also seek to strengthen the visibility of USW’s Scholarship of Teaching (SOT) within and outside the University by setting up workshops and writing retreats to explore SOT theories, approaches, and opportunities.
We are always interested in receiving proposals from staff who wish to run a seminar, suggestions for seminars they would like run and also Faculty specific seminars which they would like to see. Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and offer your ideas, proposals or suggestions.
Events listings and booking information
All upcoming seminars are listed on the CELT Events page. You can also view an archive of past events there and, from 2017, we aim to use this archive to store recordings of the seminars (where possible) along with any available presentation slides, handouts, and links to further reading or information. Most seminars, guidance sessions and workshops are bookable through MyInformation via the USW Hub. To access MyInformation, you will be asked to log-on. In the username box, enter your 6 digit staff/payroll number (numbers only no letters) and your usual password.
- Student Experience Plan series.
- 'In conversation’ strand.
- 'Into practice’ strand.
- 'Technology enhanced learning’ strand.
- UKPSF and HEA accreditation series.
- Scholarship of teaching series.
- Questioning your teaching/exploring impact.
- Trying something different.
- Evidence-based celebration of success.
Aims of the seminar series
Framed in the values of USW, with the ambition to be inclusive of all who support our students’ learning experiences and underpinned by scholarship , the proposed seminars aim:
- To connect people: to connect people with similar and different perceived needs / wants and foci of activity. There will be good reason to bring people with similarities together, but enabling diversity can spark the unexpected, and in the unexpected true transformation can emerge;
- To make visible people’s passion for their students’ and the learning experiences they develop;
- To strengthen the visible linkages between people’s (individuals and groups/ teams) activities and the USW mission, vision and values – and thus to the Student Experience Plan ;
- To foster a culture of curiosity about our individual and collective impact(s) on others’ learning;
- To enable people to ask questions: of themselves, their own practice, each other’s practices;
- To help people find answers / explore these questions in personally- and contextually-relevant ways;
- To offer opportunities for disseminating thinking, practices and scholarship ;
- To draw on the expertise in USW to facilitate these seminars, people’s dissemination activities and enable personal reflection – and in so doing showcase that expertise for others to explore;
- To connect to external agenda through critical engagement with scholarship / UKPSF / HE generic and discipline-focused agenda locally, nationally and internationally; and by inviting input from external contributors;
- To offer forums that enable the recognition and celebration of impactful teaching / learning support;
- To support USW’s need for evidence of its integration of scholarship and teaching; its teaching quality (individuals, groups / teams), and student outcomes and learning gains.