The social inclusion agenda arising from the Bradley Review challenges Higher Education to accommodate an increasingly diverse range of students. This broad participation means students arrive in class with an array of experiences and educational backgrounds, providing educators with the task of ensuring all students succeed in their learning. Furthermore, we are also challenged to prepare students for a range of diverse futures.
ULT-Futures 2011 will provide an opportunity to share and learn about how to address these challenges.
ULT-Futures aims to provide a forum for university staff undertaking their first steps into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Contributors are encouraged to address these broad issues within the context of one or more of the sub-themes, either on a sector-wide basis or for a particular discipline. You can participate by submitting a full or concise paper, a poster or a workshop. Papers may be a research report, conceptual paper (literature review, commentary or research proposal) or examples from practice. Case studies presented in poster form are encouraged.
Selected contributors will be invited to participate in a plenary session on the main colloquium theme. Selection will be made on the basis of the relevance of the submission to a broad audience.
Participants at last year’s Colloquium benefited from the opportunity to focus on their teaching and share and learn from their peers. Many presenters of concise papers went on to develop their work for journal publication.
We invite you to join us in Armidale for a similarly rewarding experience in 2011.
Executive Director, Teaching and Learning Centre, University of New England
Chair, ULT-Futures 2011 Organising Committee