‘Where from HEAR?’
The fifth Annual National Seminar on implementing the Higher Education Achievement Report and related work.
Coventry Business School, Coventry University
Wednesday 20th June
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Evidence from those contributing to the ‘State of Play’ Report on HEAR Implementation (2018) highlighted;
- substantial variation in levels of student engagement with, and use of, the HEAR. It seems that this partly reflects how the HEAR is made available to students, and how use is supported and referenced within the student lifecycle.
- that – while many employers require evidence of more than competent academic performance - use of HEAR data by employers remains ad-hoc and student led, with limited numbers of HEARs involved and no current evidence of systematic use.
At the same time, the pressure to support student engagement, and hence retention, promote employability and respond to the ‘value for money’ agenda remain central to institutions. and – in the absence of systematic evidence of direct employer use of the HEAR - there is a crucial need to support students in making the most of their HEAR in planning and implementing their plans to progress from undergraduate study.
Our 2018 annual seminar will seek to locate HEAR implementation within the contexts of best practice and emerging policy drivers. Key Seminar aims will be to:
- Review how the HEAR, a decade on from initial pilot work, fits into the current HE policy landscape.
- Consider challenges to employer use of HEAR data, and what might be done to impact upon this.
- Identify approaches to supporting students in making the most effective use of HEAR data.
- Work with key learning from implementation to ensure you get best value from HEAR implementation for students and institutions alike.