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Equal access for all. Supporting the PCET Network from the University of Huddersfield Celia Poole Academic Librarian. The Network. Established in 1966 Now 32 FE Colleges across the North of England

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Equal access for all

Equal access for all

Supporting the PCET Network from the University of Huddersfield

Celia Poole

Academic Librarian


The network

The Network

  • Established in 1966

  • Now 32 FE Colleges across the North of England

  • Training/professional development for teachers/trainers in the Post- Compulsory Sector (PCET)

  • More than 2,100 students


University of huddersfield awards

University of Huddersfield Awards

  • Foundation Degree in Learning Support

  • Certificate in Education (PCET)

  • PGCE (PCET)

  • BA/BA Hons in Education and Training


The network1

The Network

  • Mature and successful

  • Close working relationship between University and Colleges underpinning curriculum and delivery.

    Liaison tutors

    Network tutors meetings

    Summer School


Network quality

Network… Quality

  • Curriculum and quality of learning experience the responsibility of University.

  • PCET Network manager

    • suitability/availability of learning materials/resources

    • common standards and equivalent experience

    • approval/development of tutors

    • monitoring of quality through Centre Committees

    • approval/reapproval of Centres

    • moderation


Consortium cpcet

Consortium CPCET

  • Established 2001

  • Partnership between HE & FE

  • Shares resources/managerial responsibilities between member organisations

  • Draws on the distinctive, equally valuable contributions of both HE and FE.


Cpcet

CPCET

  • Concerned with providing

    • resources and non-academic support

    • efficient and effective administration

    • opportunities

    • equality

    • openness and transparency

      http://consortium.hud.ac.uk


Qaa 2001

QAA 2001

  • The big question:

    Do all students, wherever they are studying in the network, have the same quality of resource provision as the students at Huddersfield?


The academic librarian and the network

The Academic Librarian and the Network

  • Validation/Revalidation Panel

  • Annual Conference

  • Monthly Network Tutors’ Meetings

  • Tutor Training

  • Point of contact for library/library-related issues.


Getting to know you

Getting to Know you

  • Librarians’ Day

    • with lunch!

    • tour of the University Library

    • School of Education presentation

    • benchmarking information skills teaching

    • E-books

    • shelf-ready books


Equality

Equality

  • Full membership of the University Library

    • ID cards available only from Huddersfield

    • Distance of travel


Equality1

Equality

  • UK Libraries Plus

  • Door to Door

  • Huddersfield University Library Door to Door Service

  • Ask a Librarian!

  • QuestionPoint Virtual Enquiry Service


Electronic resources access problems

Electronic resourcesaccess…problems

  • Licences

  • Passwords

  • Training

  • Time

  • Cost


Consortium mle project

Consortium MLE Project

  • Seeks to establish

    • A single point of entry for all relevant learning support and administrative resources

    • An extensive central pool of resources and learning materials.

    • Access to membership of an academic community for HE learners in an FE environment.


Electronic resources let s go

Electronic resourcesLet’s go!

  • MLE Project funding

    • Extra licences

    • Staffing support


Access and training

Access and training

  • ONELOG

  • University of Huddersfield Onelog

  • Batch registration for ONELOG and ATHENS


Access and training1

Access and training

  • Training for tutors ...Consortium staff development programme

  • Training for Librarians

  • Off campus training to a group of colleges

  • Training Package including Powerpoint

    provided to all attendees

  • Tutors/Librarians to deliver to students.


Access and training problems

Access and training…Problems

  • Timing

  • Not confident

  • No time allowance in teaching programme

  • Access problems (technical support)


Evaluation

Evaluation

  • Librarians’ Day feedback

  • Benchmarking information skills

    • Post-sessional

    • Quantitative and qualitative feedback

      Slow but sure!


The future

The future

  • Univ of Huddersfield ID cards for all students

  • Build on tutor/librarian enthusiasm and continue to offer training

  • Information Literacy to be established in the curriculum

  • Improve communication to students

  • Work closely with MLE team to simplify access wherever possible.


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