Summer Projects

2 Aug

This week Kay Sambell, Linda Graham and I have been celebrating the publication of our new book with Palgrave ‘Professionalism in Practice’

At the moment it’s only available in a (rather expensive) hardback version or electronically but the paperback should be available quite soon. If you would like to review it, let me know and I will ask the publisher to send you a copy.

You might also like to read the blogs I’ve written for the Staff Development Forum linked to the publication

Over the summer Phil and I are largely home-based, enjoying August with the grandchildren and doing some writing. I am delighted to say that Margaret Price, Erica Morris and I are bringing to fruition the last elements of the Anglia Ruskin University’s Anglia Assessment Album, which we trust are proving to be a really useful set of Open Educational Resources for the Higher Education community on many aspects of assessment . The resources include Snapshot summaries of the scholarly evidence providing a rationale for change plus resources and lots of fun training activities to use with colleagues. We hope people will try them out and let us know what you think.

We are however joining in with a summer special Tweechat  convened by the fabulous @suebecks on Wesnesday August 16th at 8pm to 9pm on #lthechat. Join us if you can.

I’m also writing a chapter for Ruth Matheson and Sue Tangney in a book they are editing on Transitions into, through and out of higher education. I am exploring what we know about students, their expectations and needs, and then what we do to ease transitions.  I’m including some case studies and also seeking comments from the wider community: if you have thoughts to contribute please drop me an email at   What common misconceptions do staff have about students nowadays? What do students erroneously think are universal truths about university life?