Dr Jenny Lawrence

  • Dr Jenny Lawrence joined the University as the Director of the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement (the Centre) and Development in May 2022.

    Jenny comes to us from the University of Hull’s Teaching Excellence Academy. As an academic developer, Jenny has transformed the Higher Education (HE) institutions she has worked with to be more inclusive to staff and students from groups historically excluded from HE. She extends her transformative reach through active academic citizenship, serving a variety of HE providers and international organisations as a consultant and external examiner. Her research interests include educational leadership and the interrelationship of staff/student wellbeing.

    Jenny’s commitment to, enthusiasm for and ability to lead the development of academically rigorous, inclusive HE was recognised in the award of PFHEA in 2016, National Teaching Fellowship in 2020 and Reader in Higher Education in 2021 (she is the first professional service staff at Hull to win such recognition) and the Teaching Excellence Academy’s Collaborative Award in Teaching Excellence in 2021, and Inspire Hull award for Teamwork in 2022. she is an Associate Fellow of the Staff and Educational Developers’ Association (SEDA), where she serves the Executive and Papers Committees and co-edits their Blog.

    Jenny is delighted to join the expert team of academic developers and hopes to secure academic success through the new Centre’s refreshed offer. 

    The Centre’s vision is to inspire the HE community to be ambitious, agile and authentic leaders of transformational academic practice, our mission is to offer inclusive, collaborative and compassionate academic enhancement and development. 

  • Peer reviewed articles

    Lawrence, J. Morrel, L and Scott, G. (in press) Competence-based model for developing Programme Directing. International Journal of Academic Development

    Lawrence, J. and Herrick, T. (2020) Supporting wellbeing in HE through the scholarship of teaching and learning. Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education. Vol. 12 No. 5, pp. 871-881 doi.org/10.1108/JARHE-05-2019-0111

    Lawrence, J. and Hall, G. (2019) Understanding the provision and perceived value of the academic and professional development practices of HE teachers in College Higher Education. Journal of Post-Compulsory Education. 23.4 http://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2018.1526903

    Lawrence, J. (2017a) Educator wellbeing and the scholarship of teaching and learning: a virtuous intersection for the learning community. Educational Developments, 18.3. https://www.seda.ac.uk/past-issues/18.3

    Lawrence, J. Louise- (2014) Feminist pedagogy in action: reflections from the front line of feminist activism-the feminist classroom. Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences, 6, 29-41.

    Chapters

    Huxley-Binns, R. Lawrence, J and Scott, G. (forthcoming) Competence-based HE: Future Proofing Curricula in Blessinger, P and Sengupta, E (forthcoming) Integrative Curricula – A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Pedagogy. UK: Emerald Group Publishing

    Lawrence, J. (2022) Recognition, reward and progression: the intersection of class, gender and disability in HE career progression in Nutt, D. and Mackintosh, E. (2022) Studies in the Third Space: The Impact of the Integrated Practitioner in Higher Education. UK: Routledge.

    Lawrence, J. Moron-Garcia S. and Senior, R. (2022) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders in HE: positioning programme leadership as central to HE success in Lawrence, J. Moron Garcia, S. and Senior, R. (in press) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, Educational Developers and Programme Leaders. UK: Routledge

    Scott, G. and Lawrence, J. (2022) Harnessing the potential of formal networks and informal communities to support the holistic development of programme leaders in Lawrence, J. Moron Garcia, S. and Senior, R. (2022) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, Educational Developers and Programme Leaders. UK: Routledge

    Lawrence, J. Wales, H. Hunt, L. and Synmioe, D.  (2020) Rapport and Relationships: The Students Perspective on Teaching excellence. French, A. Thomas, K. (2020) Challenging the Teaching Excellence Framework: Diversity Deficits in Higher Education Evaluations. UK: Emerald Insights. pp. 129-150. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78769-533-720201006

    Lea, J. Hall, G. and Lawrence, J. (2020) Leading a step-change in scholarly cultures in College-based Higher Education. Potter, J. and Devecchi, C. (2020) Leading Educational Change in HE: A transformative approach for leaders and practitioners. London: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Delivering-Educational-Change-in-Higher-Education-A-Transformative-Approach/Potter-Devecchi/p/book/9780367147846

    Lea, J. Lobb, R. Cattaneo, J. and Lawrence, J. (2020) Scholarship as student engagement in college HE.  Lowe, T and El Hakim, Y (2020) A Handbook for Student Engagement in Higher education: theory into practice. London: Routledge https://www.routledge.com/A-Handbook-for-Student-Engagement-in-Higher-Education-Theory-into-Practice/Lowe-Hakim/p/book/9780367085490

    Senior, R. Moron-Garcia S. and Lawrence, J. (in press) Celebrating Programme Leadership: A Manifesto for Sustainable Programme Leadership in Lawrence, J. Moron Garcia, S. and Senior, R. (in press) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, Educational Developers and Programme Leaders. UK: Routledge

    Edited Collections

    Lawrence, J. Moron-Garcia,. S and Senior, R. (2022) Supporting Course and Programme Leaders: Practical Wisdom for Leaders, Educational Developers and Programme Leaders UK: Routledge.

    Lawrence, J. and Ellis, S. (2018) Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership. London: Staff and Educational Development Association. 

    Lawrence, J. Louise- (2004) Innovations in teaching: situations, dilemmas, decisions. University of Hull: Educational Development Team.

    Commissioned academic and educational development resources

    Scott, G and Lawrence, J (2022) Competence-based programme Directing. Advance HE. https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/programme-directors-and-professional-development-understanding-success-centrally

    Lawrence, J. and Scott, G. (2022) Competence-based Programme Directing. London: Advance HE.

    Lawrence, J. (Editor) (2020a) The Programme Leader tool-kit: individual, team and institutional approaches. London: Staff and Educational Development Association.

    Hall, G. and Lawrence, J. (in press) Road Map to CHE Academic Practice: an evidence-based guide to preferred and effective academic development for college based HE teachers. The Scholarship Framework. London: HEFCE/Association of Colleges. 

    Lawrence, J. (2018a) Scholarship intern tool-kit. The Scholarship Framework. London: HEFCE/Association of Colleges. Available from https://www.thescholarshipframework.co.uk/resources/scholarship-intern-programme-schip-tool-kit

    Lawrence, J. (2016b). Maximising success in higher education: embedding mental wellbeing in the curriculum tool-kit. York: Higher Education Academy

    Blog posts (select)

    Lawrence, J. (2021c) Programme Leadership in a time of crisis: supporting educational leadership at pace. Staff and Educational Development Association blog

    Lawrence, J (2021b,) Thriving on the winds of change: repositioning programme leadership as a career thriller. QAAS Enhancement Themes Collaborative Cluster on Programme Leadership.

    Lawrence, J. (2020b) Assessing competencies could equip graduates for an uncertain post-Covid future. WonkHE blog available from https://wonkhe.com/blogs/assessing-competences-could-equip-graduates-for-an-uncertain-post-covid-future/

    Lawrence, J. (2020c) Designing our plagiarism for online assessment. SEDA blog Available from  https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2020/04/02/online-assessment/

    Lawrence, J. (2020d) 5 ways to wellbeing when working from home, WonkHE blog Available from https://wonkhe.com/blogs/five-ways-to-wellbeing-when-working-from-home/

    Lawrence, J. (2020e) Hopeful Partnerships: A Uni-verse of Hope. Lacunae blog. Available from https://lacunaeblog.com/2020/04/05/a-uni-verse-of-hope/

    Lawrence, J. (2018a) Enthusiasm, Authenticity and Scholarship: maintaining integrity in challenging times. Thinking About the Scholarship Project. London. Association of Colleges. https://www.thescholarshipframework.co.uk/forum/think-pieces/Enthusiasm-Authenticity-and-Scholarship-maintaining-integrity-in-challenging-times

    Lawrence, J. Huxley-Binns, R. Scott, G. (2020) Preparing Students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Competence-based HE. Teaching Excellence Academy Blog.https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/teaching-academy/news/preparing-students-for-the-4ir-competence-based-hE.

    Lawrence, J. and Ellis, S. (2018b) Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership. SEDA Blog. Available from https://thesedablog.wordpress.com/2018/05/09/ss39/ - more-741

    Lawrence, J. and Nabb, S. (2020) Making an assertive commitment to decolonising curricula. Teaching Excellence Academy Blog. September 2020. https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/teaching-academy/news/introducing-the-university-of-hulls-inclusive-assessment-marking-and-feedback-policy

    Lawrence, J, Lillie, C, Ewen, M, Scott, G and Craven, C (2021) Educational Development for Supporting Post Graduates at Pace. SEDA blog https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15e7UGntwUBAujcIkc-yVuXn4uEhLlC89/edit#slide=id.p7

     

    Lawrence, J (forthcoming) Positioning Programme leadership as central to success in HE. EHON, Educational Giants Webinar Series, Holland, Online, February 10 2022

    Lawrence, J (2021d) Keynote: SoTL and Social Justice: Radical Compassion and educational development for Transgression. SEDA International Winter Conference, Online, December 3rd 2021 (invited)

    Lawrence, J. and Scott, G. (forthcoming) Competence-based programme leadership. Advance HE web-caste series. (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. Senior, R. and Moron-Garcia, S. (2021) Programme leadership as central to success in HE: A Manifesto for Sustainable Programme Leadership. Heads of Educational Development Group. November 2021 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. Senior, R. and Moron-Garcia, S. (2021) Celebrating Programme Leadership: Practical Wisdom. Staff and Educational Development Association Webinar Series 2021. April 2021 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. (2021a) Thriving in the winds of change: Programme Leading across the Globe. QAA Enhancement Theme: Resilient Programme Leaders. January 28th 2021 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J (2020) Keynote: Advancing Inclusive Education. Inclusive Education Symposia, Teaching Excellence Academy, University of Hull. January 16th 2021 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. and Nabb, S. (2020) Inclusive Assessment, Marking and Feedback: Making Inclusion Happen. Great Debates Seminar Series, University of Hull. October 2020

    Lawrence J. (2020f) Meaning and Motivation in a time of change: Towards a competence-based model of programme directorship/leadership. University of East London, Teaching and Learning Symposium. September 17th 2020 (Invited)

    Stones, B. and Lawrence, J. (2020) Key note: Relationships, communities, fractures, divisions: Navigating the barriers to partnership working. Teaching Excellence Academy Conference: Celebrating Learning Community: The Transformative Power of Partnership Working. July 2020

    Lawrence, J. Scott, G. Harris, J. Morrell, L (2020) Transformative leadership brokered through change management: Building a model for Competence-based Programme Design. Teaching Excellence Academy Conference: Celebrating Learning Community: The Transformative Power of Partnership Working. July 2020

    Lawrence, J. and Eyden, A. (2020) Compassionate leadership: Supporting team wellbeing in a time of crisis. HEDGing our Bets, Heads of Educational Development Group. June 2020

    Lawrence, J. and Gordon, C. (2020) Heads of Educational Development Strategic Planning Development Activity (Content) in the Context of C19. HEDGing our Bets, Heads of Educational Development Group. May 2020

    Gordon, C. and Lawrence, J. (2020) Educational Developers Strategic Planning Development (models of delivery) in the Context of C19. HEDGing our Bets, Heads of Educational Development Group. May 2020

    Lawrence, J. (2020d) Supporting Scholarship of Teaching and Learning with College Partners: a validating institutions perspective. Association of Colleges CHE Scholarship Conference. 18th May 2020 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. and Carter, J. (2020) Unconscious Bias and Teacher Evaluation: starting a conversation. Great Debates in HE University of Hull seminar series. University of Hull. 19th February 2020

    Lawrence, J. (2018c) Scholarship of Teaching and Learning-led professional development, the student experience, and HE teacher wellbeing and empowerment. SEDA Autumn Conference 2018: Supporting staff to meet increasing challenges in further and higher education. Birmingham. November 2018 

    Lawrence, J. (2018d) The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: a virtuous intersection for the learning community. York St John University Conference: Releasing potential: Higher Education sector’s contribution to adult and young people’s mental health. York St John University. July 4th 2018

    Lawrence, J. Ellis, S. Moore, S. Senior, R. Whitfield, R. (2018) Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership. SEDA workshop series. Hull September 11th 2018, Birmingham, April 4th 2019

    Lawrence, J. Ellis, S. Senior, R. and Moore, S. (2018) Supporting Programme Leaders and Programme Leadership. @LTHEchat  September 2018

    Lawrence, J. and Herrick, T (2018) 5 ways to wellbeing in HE. @LTHEchat January 2017

    Lawrence, J. Simpson, K. Flannagan, A. (2018) Building scholarly cultures in partnership: College HE Scholarship Intern Programme. Association of Colleges/HEFCE HE Scholarship Conference. April 21st 2018

    Hall, G. and Lawrence, J. (2018) Understanding the provision and perceived value of the academic and professional development practices of HE teachers in College Higher Education. Association of Colleges/HEFCE HE Scholarship Conference. April 21st 2018 (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. (2017g) Scholarly Interns in CHE: Impact or Value? London. Association of Colleges Scholarship Project Networking Event. May 15th 2017  (Invited)

    Lawrence, J. Clifford, A. and Penfold, A. (2017) The question of research ethics in CBHE: Issues and resolutions. Birmingham. Association of Colleges. HE Scholarship Conference. June 27th 2017

    Lawrence, J. Simpson K. Flannagan, A. (2017) Building scholarly cultures in partnership: College HE Scholarship Intern Programme. University of Hull Partner Conference, University of Hull. May 2017

    Lawrence, J. (2016b) Research ethics and college based HE: The role of validating partners. London. Association of Colleges. November 31st 2016 (Invited)