NEW LITE Fellowships announced

TEN FELLOWS and six projects from across the University of Leeds have been selected for the latest round of funding by the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence (LITE).

The new flexible Fellowships – which range from between one year to three years in duration – are both single and jointly staffed with staggered start dates starting from September.

Projects selected make up the latest of a diverse range of research designed to improve student education at the University, including ‘Pedagogical wellbeing’, teaching music composition and learning analytics, among others.

Professor Tina Overton, director at LITE, said:

“We are delighted to welcome 10 new colleagues to our LITE community with an exciting breadth of new and diverse projects.

The project leads will set an aspirational standard of educational improvement that will develop teaching practice and scholarship across the University of Leeds.

“I now look forward to working with our Fellows to ensure that their projects fully contribute to the University’s strong and growing reputation for student education.”

New fellows and projects, listed below.

Pedagogical wellbeing and the Leeds Curriculum: The embodiment of wellbeing and the university experience Bridgette Bewick
Teaching musical composition in the 21st century Martin Iddon (Year 1, 2, 3)
Scott McLaughlin (Year 2)
Mic Spencer (Year 3)
The academic listening project Niamh Mullen
Peter Matthews
Assessing the impact of online rubrics for feedback and assessment Joy Robbins
Milena Marinkova
Learning Analytics Bronwen Swinnerton
Using assessment mapping as a tool for curriculum evaluation and development Sam Wilson

As part of their role, Fellows will contribute fully to the Institute’s scholarly community, content towards the digital and external-facing profiles of the LITE and act as ambassadors at internal and external events.

They will disseminate their project findings internally and externally to develop the practice, pedagogy and reputation of student education at Leeds.

Their projects will enable them to further develop leadership roles in student education in their school, unit or service.

The Institute provides funding, time and support for current and future student education leaders to develop their profile at the University and to carry out research and innovation projects with internal and external impact.