HEFi support for Personal Academic Tutors and Senior Tutors

As we are move to supporting students online in response to COVID-19, HEFi is exploring ways to support Senior Tutors and Personal Academic Tutors in work with tutees online and remotely. We will share resources and updates, many of which are open access to all over the coming weeks, please see the following.

Our dedicated Personal Academic Tutoring canvas site is for Birmingham staff, and contains useful resources to support Personal Academic Tutoring - https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/26512.

An open resource on how to use Canvas discussions is available here - https://canvas.bham.ac.uk/courses/42535/pages/canvas-discussions The Canvas discussions allow both tutors and tutees to start and contribute to discussions. This is a great way to keep in contact with your tutees.

Our HEFi MicroCPD Personal Academic Tutoring – 8 ideas that can make a difference is open access -  https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/university/hefi/news/2019/03/MicroCPD-Personal-Academic-Tutoring-%e2%80%93-8-ideas-that-can-make-a-difference.aspx.

UKAT are hosting the following webinars in May and June:

• The NSF Aspire Alliance Inclusive Faculty Framework: A skills-based approach to improving personal tutoring, teaching, and research mentoring - Thursday 28 May 2020, 14:00
• Personal tutoring systems and activity - Thursday 11 June 2020, 14:00
• Coaching approaches for remote tutoring: helping students feel in control and connected - Thursday 25 June 2020, 14:00

Please see https://www.ukat.uk/events/webinars/current/ for further details and how to book a place.


Previous webinars are accessible as below:

Advising in Turbulent Times - https://www.ukat.uk/events/webinars/archive/advising-in-turbulent-times/

Tutoring Online - https://www.ukat.uk/events/webinars/archive/tutoring-online/

Helping Students Cope with Remote - https://www.ukat.uk/events/webinars/archive/helping-students-cope-with-remote/

Internationally Personal Academic Tutoring is known as Academic Advising. NACADA is a global community, which promotes and supports quality academic advising in institutions of higher education to enhance the educational development of students. NACADA have published the following article, which is about creating a Flipped Advising Approach - https://nacada.ksu.edu/Resources/Clearinghouse/View-Articles/Creating-a-Flipped-Advising-Approach.aspx  This is a useful resource as we move to more online support.