We asked staff what they would like to know about BILT - you can find our answers below by selecting the headings!
What does BILT do?
BILT’s engagement activities will be continually reviewed and developed based on staff feedback, but will initially include:
- A series of events
- Open educational resources
- Case studies
- Educational grants
- Academic Fellowship opportunities
- Supporting Bristol Teaching Awards
- Supporting local educational networks
The activities will range from university-wide initiatives to individual support.
Who is it for?
BILT exists to support Faculties, Schools, Departments and their staff to improve education in a variety of ways including workshops, seminars, PPR and delivering projects related to the Education Strategy. It is also intended to disseminate and articulate good practice from and for staff.
What are the objectives of the institute?
BILT’s objectives are:
- Supporting the development of a culture of educational innovation within schools and departments.
- Developing an education which is inclusive and flexible.
- Supporting the Bristol Futures curriculum which seeks to enhance career-readiness within our students.
- Supporting the translation and dissemination of good practice across schools and departments.
Embedding the principles of education for sustainable development.
What does BILT stand for?
Bristol Institute for Learning and Teaching
Who works for BILT and what experience do they bring?
BILT has a small team of staff but draws its main resource through input from a wide range of schools across the University. It does this through its associateship and fellowship schemes. In this way, BILT has a range of staff involved at all levels of seniority and with a wide range of experience.
The core BILT staff include its director and deputy director, a coordinator, digital resources officer and an executive manager. It also has visiting professorships and studentships from time to time.
How can BILT enhance my career progression?
BILT provides a range of opportunities for staff to enhance their scholarly profile and to develop their experience. These include bidding for BILT educational grants through its Educational Excellence Fund, working as BILT fellows or associates, presenting at its seminar series or conferences and letting us know of any good practice or scholarly outputs you would like us to promote and disseminate for you.
Can BILT fund projects related to teaching?
Yes. There are three groups of funds that staff can apply for. More information about these can be found here (link to funds page).
One-minute guide to BILT
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