Module Leadership workshop

  • Who's it for
    A half-day workshop for new, experienced and aspiring Module Leads.

    We are offering this half-day workshop in order to develop capability of academics at Oxford Brookes University to lead learning modules at all levels that:
    • Run smoothly;
    • Challenge students to do their best;
    • Support and build capacity for independent learning.
    Module leadership is often a scholar’s first academic-management role. Module leadership engages us with almost every aspect of a university's operations. It is a great opportunity. Disciplines are renewed through creative appropriation. It can be the first step away from one’s own research and a confrontation with different paradigms. Leadership expands horizons and spans boundaries.

    Thursday 25 June 2020, 9.30 am - 12.30 pm, Headington Campus


  • Programme

    Three and a quarter hours: 09:30 - 12:30 pm, or by arrangement; contact

    Timing (hr:min) Activity session  

    09:30 - 09:45 

    Introductions: Icebreaker and what is on top for you?

    Module leadership: where are we starting from?

    Using four themes to consider the role:

    • Academic administration, 
    • Teaching,
    • Evaluation, 
    • and professional development;


    Group sort into four tables of 4-6 people each.



    09:45 - 10:15

    Table discussion 1: Leading teaching:

    Module and Programme Handbooks: 

    • Academic administration,
    • Teaching, 
    • evaluation,
    • and professional development;

    Getting on with Brookes Virtual

    • Moodle and multimedia


    10:15 - 10:45

    Table discussion 2: Academic administration:

    Quality Assurance Timeline

    • Cycles: Development, Delivery, Assessment, Quality

    Smooth running

    • Working with the Student Record System 

      15 min Break  

    11:00 - 11:30

    Table discussion 3: Assessment and evaluation:

    Courage to finish:

    • Criteria and norms; valid, reliable, true and good.

    Online submission and marking

    • TurnItIn

    Alternatives to exams


    11:30 - 12:00

    Table discussion 4: Development:

    What do you need now? 

    What will you need later?


    12:00 - 12:30




    Conclusions, next steps:

    Further support.



    • Identify, describe, perform and improve learning module operations at key interfaces:

      communications, enrolment; room booking, student record system, Google Apps for Education, Brookes Virtual (Moodle, Feedback Studio and associated services), examinations and quality assurance;

    • Identify from whom and or where to seek help in your Faculty or centrally.

    Workshop Dates:

    • 9 September 2019, JHB 205, 09.30 - 12.30, Headington Campus
    • 12 September 2019, Room AG09, 09.30 - 12.30, Harcourt Hill 

    We will be in touch to confirm your place and provide you will joining instructions nearer to the workshop date.