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Academy invites proposals for two new Summit Programmes

Tue 27th Jan, 2009

The Higher Education Academy invites UK Higher Education Institutions to participate in two new Summit Programmes which seek to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of policies, practices, and interventions to enhance student success.

They will focus on: Developing Inclusive Teaching and Learning and Improving the Degree Attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic Students.

Background:  These developmental programmes, offered by the Academy in association with Equality Challenge Unit and Equality Forward, build on the success of the Academy's Developing and Embedding Inclusive Policy and Practice programme in 2007-8. Participation in a programme will involve attendance by institutional teams at three events over a nine-month period and engagement with associated institution-based activities.

For further information about the aims, content, application process and criteria for acceptance on to both programmes, and to submit an expression of interest in taking part, please download the relevant documentation (Summit Programme Guidelines; Expression of Interest Form: Programme A - Developing Inclusive Teaching and Learning; and Expression of Interest Form: Programme B - Improving the Degree Attainment of Black and Minority Ethnic Students) from the HEA website: 

Applications for both programmes should be submitted electronically by 12 noon, Friday 6 February 2009 to: