Category Archives: Evaluation & Feedback

Awakening students to the value of feedback

Introduction Student feedback, particularly in relation to assessed work, is a hot topic. Various initiatives over the years have focused on ways to improve levels of student engagement and satisfaction with feedback but it continues to be both a challenging … Continue reading

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Performance management training: Line managers’ experience of performance management, their attitudes towards it and the impact of training.

1. Introduction As part of a larger project to explore performance management in the Institution, CAPOD (University’s Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development) recently ran a survey of line managers to find out more about their attitude towards performance … Continue reading

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Managing the sands of time…how are we doing?

Since the inception of CAPOD in May 2011, our Time Management workshop has been attended by over 180 people across the University. It has proven to be one of our most popular workshops, and anecdotally the feedback has been largely … Continue reading

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Winning the war by small victories.

The level of demand for CAPOD’s Assertiveness courses indicates that this is something a lot of us struggle with. CAPOD addresses this issue by offering a short introductory course , and also two Dealing with Difficult Behaviour courses which go … Continue reading

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Awakening students to the value of feedback

Student feedback, particularly in relation to assessed work, is a hot topic. Various initiatives over the years have focused on ways to improve levels of student engagement and satisfaction with feedback but it continues to be both a challenging and … Continue reading

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Does mentoring work?

Centrally coordinated and supported mentoring schemes are a relatively new addition to the professional and career development opportunities offered within Higher Education. The University of St Andrews has been one of the early adopters to such schemes, with the Early … Continue reading

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What I gained from the Professional Skills Curriculum

The Professional Skills Curriculum (PSC) is a developmental programme run by CAPOD for students. It focuses on developing the kinds of graduate skills employers value. One of the students who took part last year, shares her experience: The Professional Skills … Continue reading

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Quality monitoring and review: Much more than a paper exercise

Part of CAPOD’s remit involves academic quality monitoring and review. Annual Academic Monitoring (AAM) is a crucial element of the University’s procedures for quality assuring and enhancing learning and teaching. Schools reflect on and evaluate their learning and teaching experiences … Continue reading

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Impact – sharing knowledge and experience

A group of colleagues in CAPOD have been working over recent months to develop an improved process for evaluating all workshops, courses, 1:1 meetings, coaching, and networking events. The aim is to ensure our offerings are in line with University … Continue reading

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