Module Leadership workshop

  • Module Leadership workshop

  • A half-day workshop for new, experienced and aspiring Module Leads.

    We are offering this half-day workshop (3.25 hours with lunch) 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.

    Who is it for:

    • Module Leads and Subject Co-ordinators, aspiring, new and experienced;
    • 18 participants plus or minus four; the workshop will be offered as soon as possible once in each Faculty;
    • Four groups of between four and six people per group will be formed for discussion.

    • 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: Workshop times:  Rooms:
    22/05/2019 09.30 - 12.45 CLC 2.12, Headington Campus
    17/06/2019 09.30 - 12.45  W2.08, Wheatley Campus
    19/06/2019  09.30 - 12.45 Boardroom, Harcourt Hill Campus
    25/06/2019 09.30 - 12.45 MR107, Marston Road Site
    04/07/2019 09.30 - 12.45 Music Room, Headington Hill Hall


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


    Three and a quarter hours: 09:30 - 12:45 with lunch, 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 - 12:15


    Conclusions, next steps:

    Further support.


    Social consolidation:

    Lunch or tea and cake.