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The third of the Assessment Workshop Series will be held on Apr 11, 2011 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at room 322, Run Run Shaw Building. Professor Margaret Price from Oxford Brookes Business School in the UK will be facilitating this workshop. The workshop will look at some of the difficulties and solutions involved in working with standards based assessment and help participants to develop skills to increase their effectiveness. Assessment is a complex and integrated process and the workshop activities will support participants in understanding what must be addressed and how to do it. It will look at some pitfalls and ways to improve apparently easy tasks such as writing criteria and level descriptors and look beyond those to how standards can really be shared.

For details and registration, please click http://www.cetl.hku.hk/workshop110411. For enquires, please contact Ms Eva Poon at evapoon@hku.hk.


A new award has been established by the UGC to honour staff in the UGC sector who excel in teaching. Each UGC-funded institution has been invited to nominate two outstanding teachers for the inaugural Awards. A maximum of three awards are expected to be made. The awardees are expected to become “ambassadors of good teaching” to collectively make a real and sustained impact in promoting teaching excellence in the UGC sector.

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The Institutional Survey Reports System will be launched on January 17, 2011 to serve as the online platform for Faculties to retrieve institutional survey results from the HKU Student Learning Experience Questionnaire (HKUSLEQ). This System will enable Faculties to retrieve survey results and generate reports at curriculum and programme levels. Standard report templates are also available for downloading scores for the scales and the individual items.

The System will be launched in two phases:

  • Phase 1 – January 17, 2011 – will enable access to the data of more recent surveys;
  • Phase 2 – February 28, 2011 – will enable access to the data of more distant surveys.

The System can be accessed by academic staff and those administrative staff who have been granted access rights. Please follow the path below.

HKU Portal -> MyUIS -> Teaching & Learning -> Institutional Survey Reports

Faculties are also welcome to contact Dr. Maggie Zhao of CETL at myzhao@hku.hk for support in interpreting and utilizing survey data, and Mr. David Tsang at davidtsang@cetl.hku.hk for technical support in using the System.

To download the User Manual, please click here.

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The Teaching and Learning Quality Committee has announced the introduction of a new Teaching Exchange Fellowship Scheme. The Scheme aims to enhance the scholarship of teaching at the University through enabling academic staff members to share experience and to collaborate on teaching and curriculum development initiatives at reputable universities where excellent pedagogical practices or curriculum innovation are being implemented, and to facilitate reciprocal visits to the University by academic staff of these institutions. The Scheme is a measure also to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are benchmarked against international best practice.

All full-time teaching professoriate staff with a minimum of two years of service at the University are eligible to apply. All applications and supporting documents should reach Ms. Synthia Chau, Secretary of the Teaching and Learning Quality Committee on or before March 18, 2011. Enquires may be directed to Ms. Synthia Chau at 2859 2440 or via email to schau@hku.hk. For more details, please read the circular below.

Announcement circular from the Chairman of TLQC (document 147/1210) (HKU Portal login required)

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Aspirations for the Higher Education System in Hong Kong – Report of the University Grants Committee (Dec 2010)

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New category of awards introduced under Outstanding Teaching Award to recognize and promote collaborative effort and achievement in enhancing Teaching and Learning. Learn More


The Teaching and Learning Website has been given a facelift to allow easier access to progress made in the 4-year undergraduate curriculum reform and T&L quality enhancement initiatives. It can be accessed via https://tl.hku.hk.

The T&L website also serves as a means of reaching a wider audience on curriculum matters. Faculties or Departments are welcome to post T&L initiatives on this website which would be of interest to the general public.

For problems with navigation, please contact Mr. Pashur Au Yeung at 2219 4955 or tlearn@hku.hk. For posting T&L initiatives on the website, please contact Ms. Shirly Cheng at 2219 4808 or scmcheng@hku.hk.

 

New website launched to provide up-to-date curriculum information to new and current students. Learn More

 

Nominations are now invited for the UDTA and OTA awards. Learn More
Workshops in June and September. Learn More

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Annual reports are now invited from Faculties. Learn More

 

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