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Internationalising the curriculum strategic enhancement programme

The Internationalising the Curriculum strategic enhancement programme focuses on the use of the Internationalising Higher Education Framework launched by the HEA in July 2014. This was developed through extensive consultation and collaboration with a range of stakeholders committed to the process of internationalising higher education learning and teaching with the vision of promoting a high quality equitable and global learning experience for all students studying UK programmes irrespective of their geographical location or background. It can be utilised for a range of purposes including: institutional self-evaluation; professional development; curriculum planning and design.

Higher education provider Project lead Project
Bishop Grosseteste University Professor Chris Atkin BGU plan to embark on a significant expansion of their academic portfolio as part of a five year strategic plan with new subject areas being developed and introduced during the next twelve months. The intention is to ensure that each of the new programmes fulfils BGU's aim of embedding internationalisation in the curriculum.
Bournemouth University Dr Sonal Minocha Bournemouth plan to embed internationalisation of the curriculum into their programme approval and review processes with a view to exploring innovative ways of promoting and integrating into future provision and practice.
Keele University Dr Jackie Potter The group will co-ordinate and map now where disciplines/ Schools see their strengths in terms of IC and explore any concerns. The Learning and Professional Development Centre (LPDC) will share the strengths/ good practice through a range of mechanisms including: a summary paper to University Learning and Teaching Committee case studies on the LPDC blog Solutions and as part of the calendar of teaching enhancement events in 2015.
Manchester Metropolitan University Penny Renwick MMU wish to implement multiple strategies in an integrated way to enable the institution to deliver curricula that facilitates learning that is outward looking and culturally strengthened.
Nottingham Trent University Dr Clare Newstead In 2014-15 the NTU team aim to use the HEA’s Internationalising Higher Education Framework to develop their ability to offer improved opportunities for students to undertake an international experience while studying at NTU. Key to this ambition and enabling staff and students to engage effectively in its realisation is being able to appropriately link an expanded range of activities across the institution to the specific values knowledge and competencies associated with global citizenship.
Queen's University Belfast Dr Janet Carter Anand QUB's team from the School of Sociology Social Policy and Social Work plan to identify teaching methods and assessment strategies that are applicable for international and transnational education concepts and design guidelines specifically for group work that aid the process of module programme and curriculum design in an international context in line with the Code of Practice.
Southampton Solent University Richard Sant Building on the paper being presented to the ASET conference the course team working with employability and enterprise would like to develop a series of interventions over the approaching academic year to increase uptake of international placements aligning with the Bologna (1999) target of 20% of placement students undertaking an international placement by 2020. The aim will be to create wider project to develop the global mind-set amongst the Business Management undergraduates part of which will be to encourage a much greater uptake of international summer placements.
University College Birmingham Lorraine Mighty UCB has identified the need to interpret and operationalise the HEA Internationalisation benchmarks in order to enhance their learning and teaching offer and secure a cohesive and conversant learning community.
University of Brighton Mark Dunford

Brighton's College of Arts and Humanities plan to involve a number of related and mutually supported initiatives to facilitate a more internationalised culture across the University.

University of Edinburgh Dr Rowena Arshad Edinburgh look to increase staff awareness of the HEA Internationalisation framework and in particular working with programme directors and course designers to mainstream international matters into the curriculum content and assessment.
University of South Wales Mark Jackson

The South Wales School of Art & Design seek to embed internationalisation throughout all activities within the curriculum framework. Staff teams seek to develop three new initiatives with which to instigate change. There projects will be delivered by subject teams in the Design Fashion and Photography subject areas.

University of Surrey Dr Christine Rivers

Surrey Business School plan to be able to understand the positive and negative value of unified teaching approaches across international campuses (UK and China as well as partner universities).

University of the West of Scotland Professor Jeanne Keay

The UWS team plan to use the outcomes of the HEA International Change programme and Global Citizenship project to support programme convenes to audit the student experience on their programmes in order to ensure that they offer a truly International learning experience; Identify the staff development needs and develop resources and provide learning opportunities to meet these needs and extend international interaction through outward mobility opportunities both interactive and in person.

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