Educational Innovation Steering Group

The U21 EISG oversees U21 Educational Innovation activities.

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The EI Steering Group (EISG) aims to connect key institutional leaders in teaching, learning and innovative educational practices across U21 universities in order to promote collaboration, share good practice and combine resources with the common objectives of enhancing student learning in research-intensive universities.  A broad set of Strategic Priorities have been identified and activities within the cluster will seek to address these issues within their unique areas of activity.  Periodically, these priorities will be reviewed for relevancy to the current issues facing the research-intensive universities as they seek to enhance student learning in a global society.

There are two additional groups which form part of Educational Innovation at U21: Educational Leaders (for Pro-Vice Chancellors of Education) and Senior Academic Developers. These groups meet throughout the year for open house events, workshops and symposia to share best practice, make connections and expand opportunities across our membership. 

Current Areas of Focus for Educational Innovation:

  1. Teaching for Sustainability;
  2. Learning Spaces and Environments;
  3. Learning Analytics;
  4. Learning Across the Curriculum Through Campus Museums and Galleries.

The EISG will:

  • develop a strategy and prioritized programme of activities for U21 Educational Innovation, identifying key themes in educational innovation through which the broader aims of U21 will be realized;
  • promote the activities of the Educational Innovation group within U21 member institutions and more widely;
  • ensure the activities of the Educational Innovation group generate agreed deliverables;
  • work collaboratively with other areas of U21 in pursuit of shared priorities; and
  • support any working groups, master classes and local organising committees in managing specific activities for EI work.

Membership

The Steering Group has such membership as may be determined by the EISG Chair in consultation with other existing members of the Steering Group. Appointments will be made to ensure broad coverage across member universities and domains of EI activity.  The Steering Group meets at least four times per year by teleconference, and will consider how best to return to face to face meetings. 

Steering Group Chair

The EISG is chaired by Professor Ian Holliday,  Vice-President (Teaching and Learning), The University of Hong Kong and is supported by the U21 Management Team. 

Key Contact

Events

  • We are delighted to welcome the return of an in-person event for Educational Leaders and Senior Academic Developers within the U21 Network. 

    September 2023
  • A cream building at Lund University with columns, superimposed with a magnolia tree in bud and the Lund University logo.

    Lund University will host the 2022 Educational Innovation Symposium, with the theme 'Teaching for Sustainability'. 

    February 2022
  • The U21 Learning Spaces and Environments group is one of four areas of focus within Educational Innovation. These groups are working to develop resources and collaborations to provide leading, innovative support to U21 member universities. 

    September 2022
  • The U21 Learning Analytics group is one of four areas of focus within Educational Innovation. These groups are working to develop resources and collaborations to provide leading, innovative support to U21 member universities. 

    September 2022
  • The U21 Learning Across the Curriculum Through Campus Museums and Art Galleries group is one of four areas of focus within Educational Innovation. These groups are working to develop resources and collaborations to provide leading, innovative support to U21 member universities. 

    September 2023

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