QAA Membership Collaborative Enhancement Projects 2020-21 – Project Overview

Vikki Hill introduces the QAA Belonging through Assessment: Pipelines of Compassion project.

IJADE Conference – 11-13th November 2022

The Team presented the three research strands at the International Journal of Art & Design Education on the theme of Belonging: Dialogues for culturally responsive art & design education.

Educational Research – Lancaster University Seminar Series (9/2/22)

On the 9th February 2022, project Lead, Vikki Hill was invited to present the project work at Lancaster University Educational Research Departmental Seminar. Vikki is a current doctoral student within the department and was introduced by Senior Lecturer, Dr Jan McArthur.

QAA Quality Insights Conference 2022

4-25 February 2022, online

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Introduction (courtesy of the QAA)

“This is a pivotal moment for higher education as we begin to emerge from the pandemic mitigations to consider future modes and models. Providers and educators have proven their tenacity and ingenuity, reimagining the design and delivery of higher education for students who continue to learn in unpredictable circumstances. What will lasting change look like?

We have seen innovation and positive change, creating opportunities from the move to digital and hybrid delivery. Beyond the format of delivery, there are future approaches to the design of higher education that will help all students realise their ambitions, including the approach to assessing students and the need to ensure provision is inclusive. 

Join the QAA team at Innovative Approaches to Quality, Assessment and Inclusion as we explore imaginative directions for the future of higher education.”

Hear from the project team

At 2.45pm on day 1, hear a panel discussion hosted by Dr Kate Mori, including Vikki Hill (UAL), Prof Beverley Gibbs and Dr Jan McArthur. The panel will discuss the importance of compassionate assessment and explore the role that quality processes and systems play in enabling it. Speakers will share examples of practice from their own institutions. Review the full conference programme and book a place via the QAA.

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QAA Evolving Student Engagement Conference 2021

Taking place on 29-30 June 2021 this event focused on two key themes:

  • Student wellbeing, mental health and equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Student engagement in teaching, learning and assessment”

QAA said to us: “The conference is aimed at students’ union and provider staff as well as student reps themselves. As the title suggests, the aim is to focus on a variety of ways of enhancing and embedding student engagement.”

Liz Bunting and Emily Salines presented on 30 June.

QAA Conference 2021: Authentic Assessment in a post-COVID world

On 13th May 2021 Vikki Hill presented the QAA project Belonging through Assessment: Pipelines of Compassion as part of the QAA Conference breakout on Authentic Assessment in a post-COVID World with Dr Jan McArthur and William Hasty.