What is the INSTITUTE of learning and teaching (ILT)?
The Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILT) is a central unit at the University of Northampton. As a largely 'virtual' institute, it employs only a small number of staff directly (shown left-right in photo):
- Professor Alejandro (Ale) Armellini - Director of Learning and Teaching
- Dr Ming Nie - Research Assistant
- Ms Shirley Bennett - Head of Academic Practice
- Dr Rachel Maxwell - Head of Learning and Teaching Development: Policy and Practice
The underpinning ethos is one of providing a central point of support and reference for all staff and services across the University, working closely with academics in all 6 schools as well as with colleagues in our Professional Services departments. Within Schools, our primary contacts are the School Learning and Teaching Co-ordinators who are a core part of the Learning and Teaching Excellence Forum. Key partners in our Professional Services departments include Library and Learning Services, specifically the Learning Technology Team which includes a new resource in the form of Learning Designers whose role is to work with staff as we move to a blended model of learning and teaching across all programme and subject areas and also the Centre for Achievement and Performance (CfAP).
Key Areas of Activity
ILT focuses on 3 key areas of activities:
- Intellectual Capital
- Student Experience
- Learning and Teaching Enhancement and Innovation.
The Learning and Teaching Plan 2013-2015 (shown below) captures the details of all aspects of the key activities: