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Luke Millard

Luke Millard

Director of Education Development Service, Birmingham City University (Birmingham, UK)

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Wednesday, June 12, 3:00 p.m.,
308 Brace Laboratory, 510 Stadium Drive.

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Millard is director of educational development service at Birmingham City University in England, and leads institutional initiatives on student retention and success, students as academic partners, and graduate employability. He also leads a variety of teams enabling faculty development, technology enhanced learning and teaching, student development, and quality enhancement activities. Millard has been with Birmingham since 2008 and has served in different roles focused on learning and student engagement. He has also written and spoken widely on student engagement. His doctoral thesis explored how working on campus impacted students' learning and their attitudes towards the university, which further supported his interest in developing the ‘whole student’ and how community partnerships can be embraced to take the student and the university beyond the campus walls. In 2016, he chaired the European First Year Experience Conference, which led him to focus on student transitions, expectations, and engagement as key to student success in setting the foundations for student development. Millard holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in geography from the University of Sheffield. His Master of Arts in research methodology and doctorate in education are from Birmingham City University.

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Nicholas Monk

Nicholas Monk

Recent Director of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning and professor of English, University of Warwick (Coventry, UK)

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Thursday, June 13, 3:00 p.m.,
308 Brace Laboratory, 510 Stadium Drive.

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Monk was the recent director of the Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning at the University of Warwick in England and is presently on study leave in Nebraska. He co-founded the institute in 2010, which is an interdisciplinary teaching and learning body created to innovate in practical ways in higher education. He is also the co-founder of Open-space Learning at Warwick, which seeks to empower students in the co-creation of knowledge with academics. His scholarly interests include interdisciplinary teaching and learning, student research, and international collaboration and he has shared his research at numerous workshops and conferences around the world. In "Open-Space Learning: A Study in Transdisciplinary Pedagogy," he shares an approach to education that places students at the center of their own learning. Monk has been a Higher Education Academy teaching fellow and has received Warwick's Butterworth Award for Teaching Excellence twice. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English literature from University of Reading, UK and a Master of Arts in English literature from Rutgers University in New Jersey. He also earned a Master of Arts in English literature and his doctorate in English and comparative literature from the University of Warwick, UK.

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