This sub-section of my website is specifically focused on CMALT certification. In it, I provide insight on Operational Issues; Teaching, Learning and Assessment Processes; a View of the Wider Context; Communication; my Specialism; and Future Plans.
2. Teaching, Learning and Assessment Processes
Demonstrating understanding of and engagement with teaching, learning and assessment processes.
Working With Others
Candidates should demonstrate their knowledge and skills in communication through working with others.
Statements could describe the way in which your work involves collaboration, for example through participation in a team or acting as an interface to other groups. Relevant evidence would include reflection on collaborations with others, reports outlining your activity within a team process, how you have brokered support for a particular initiative (for example from a technical or legal support service) or how you have worked with others to solve problems.
Where your evidence involved collaboration, please acknowledge the contribution of others. You may also chose to discuss how you select appropriate forms of communication.
In this section I discuss the importance of communication beyond simply explaining things to staff and students or sending out information that needs to be shared. Creating opportunities to communicate with staff takes time, a mixture of opportunism and planning, and an approach which makes explicit how engagement will help colleagues reach their own goals.
What I Have Learned From This.
Communication is something that is requires careful planning, organisation and an intentional direction.
Communication is a two-way street. Simply implementing and setting up Slack will not / and did not make lecturers or students communicate more – it has to be something that I lead in by example. And even then, there will still be some that will choose to not engage.
Communication is not a Personal Announcement system.
While the above have been aspects of learning for me, one of the most meaningful parts of this communication has been to allow me to become aware of the different people, groups and expertise which are available within my institution and beyond, sharing and adapting my own practice in response to discussion with students and in undertaking the redesign of the foundation degree.