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Unleashing innovation in Personal Academic Tutoring – The University of Sunderland's strategic management paradigm.

Newby, Kate, Crosby, Leon, Miller, Phillip, Green, John Paul, Earl-Sinha, Charlotte, Francis, Chantelle and Smith, Helen (2024) Unleashing innovation in Personal Academic Tutoring – The University of Sunderland's strategic management paradigm. In: UKAT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2024 PERSONAL TUTORING IN THE SPOTLIGHT, 08-09 Apr 2024, University of Greenwich. (Unpublished)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


In an age of evolving educational landscapes, it is imperative for institutions to adapt and innovate to better support students on their academic journey. This presentation seeks to shed light on two pivotal aspects of this pursuit; firstly the introduction of the Faculty Academic Support Lead (FASL) role.

This new, innovative post whose focus is to strategically lead on student success and retention within each of the faculties has transformed how we manage the Personal Academic Tutoring (PAT) processes within the University of Sunderland. This has created opportunities to share best practice across the institution and enhance collaboration between Faculties.

Secondly we will consider the use of metrics which when utilised in a proactive manner can be an important tool to develop pedagogic practices which enhance student retention., success and attainment in Higher Education.

The Office for Students’ B3 metrics (progression, continuation and completion), have underpinned the creation and development of the FASL role. These have been a strategic focus when developing innovations and strategies that promote excellence in personal tutoring by retaining a focus on innovations for retention and success.

Attendees will leave this session equipped with new knowledge and strategies which they can apply in their areas to promote excellence through innovative practice and support transformation of the educational experience for both PATs and students.

This session addresses the following competencies of the UKAT Professional Framework for Advising and Tutoring
C3 - Academic advising and tutoring approaches and strategies
I7 - Data and information technology applicable to tutoring
I6 - Campus and community resources that support student success

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Personal academic tutoring
Depositing User: Kate Newby


Item ID: 17778
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ORCID for Kate Newby: ORCID iD
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Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2024 12:09
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2024 12:09


Author: Kate Newby ORCID iD
Author: Phillip Miller ORCID iD
Author: Leon Crosby
Author: John Paul Green
Author: Charlotte Earl-Sinha
Author: Chantelle Francis
Author: Helen Smith

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Education > Higher Education

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