Oxford Brookes University hosted the seventh Associate College Partnership Conference on Friday 6 January 2017. The theme was 'The role of college-based HE in the sector, ‘post-white paper’ and about 100 delegates attended. Programme Time What's on 9 - 9.45am Registration and coffee 9.45 - 10am Welcome: Brendan Casey, Registrar and Chief Operating Officer, Oxford Brookes University 10.00 - 10.15amNSS Satisfaction Results Best ACP Programmes: short awards ceremonyProfessor Julie McLeod, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), Oxford Brookes University 10.15 - 11.15am Keynote: Reflections on the Higher Education & Research Bill: the role of college-based higher education Nick Davy, Association of Colleges 11.15 - 11.30am Break 11.30am - 1pm What’s Going Wrong Mary Kitchener SFHEA, Educational Development Consultant, Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) Based on reflective practice and solution focused approaches, as well as the guiding principles in medicine and aviation to ‘fail better’, this workshop aims to explore the capacity to improve from mistakes and concerns. Working in faculty or professional hubs, small groups will explore past experiences to facilitate a discussion to support individual development and learning from others.Sessions – select the appropriate choice below: Professional network hubsAdministrationAdmissions CareersDisability LibraryMarketing Faculty network hubsBusinessTDE: Creative ArtsTDE: Engineering, Motorsports, ComputingHSS: Education, PolicingHLS: Health and Social CareHLS: SportsHLS: Animal, Land Based 1 - 2pm Lunch 2 - 3pm Workshops - select your first and second choice from the options below Teaching Excellence Framework Professor Julie McLeod, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Student Experience), Oxford Brookes University Sue McGregor, Dean of Curriculum, Solihull College & University Centre Prof Julie McLeod will provide a sector update on the progress of the TEF and the University’s approach to submission. She will be joined by colleagues from Solihull College who will provide a case study on preparing their own submission. Connectedness and remote teams Hilary Thompson, The Ministry of ImaginationIn the spirit of light- hearted creative curiosity we will explore what it is to work with remote teams and how we can find the commonality, unity, empathy and understanding that helps connect us and foster one vision for the ACP. Throughout the session college teams will be split up so that they work with partners they haven’t met before. The session will involve working physically up on our feet, with energy and focus. Inclusive pedagogy Dr David Ellis, Associate Dean (Student Experience), Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes UniversityThis workshop will offer an opportunity to reflect on the development of inclusive pedagogy, particularly in the light of supporting widening participation and the challenges of changing disability support. A panel of colleagues will reflect on their experiences of developing inclusive practice, with opportunities for delegates to share their own experiences. Pathway to HEA fellowship Neil Currant SFHEA and Mary Kitchener SFHEA For: HE Teaching staff with programme lead responsibilities This session will introduce you to The Pathway Programme which offers a supported CPD route to achieve the award of either Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. These two awards form part of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning. Achieving a fellowship will demonstrate formal recognition of achievements in teaching and in enhancing the student learning experience, combined with scholarship, professional development and academic leadership. Attending the session will give you insight into the application process and the next steps to pursue. Incorporating the student voiceThrough a series of short presentations, hear about examples of best practice in encouraging and incorporating the student voice in our ACP provision: from supporting students to present and publish their research, to the importance of an active HE student rep system - from the reps themselves. 3 - 4pm Coffee break - along with an opportunity to network and share learning from the day.