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Peer Supported Review (PSR) has now been running within the University for many years, with significant numbers of staff utilising the process to explore and embed enhancements in their learning, teaching and assessment practice.

PSR 2021/22

The PSR process actively encourages submissions on a wide range of learning, teaching and assessment initiatives.

Since March 2020 our efforts have been dominated by adjustments to practice in response to the ongoing challenges arising from the COVID-19 context. With that in mind, colleagues are encouraged to utilise the PSR process to document and share the outcomes of COVID related adjustments to practice including, for example:

  • Transition to online delivery and/or assessment;
  • Assessment reform;
  • Student engagement and retention;
  • Student representation and the efficacy of the student voice.

The PSR process encourages and supports staff to document and disseminate enhancements in learning and teaching practice, and advocates that enhancement activities are guided by three broad principles, namely:

  • The identification of an aspect of learning and teaching practice that would benefit from an in-depth review should be strategically aligned;
  • PSR should be a collaborative, team-driven process. Ideally, enhancement activities should engage course teams to afford the opportunity to enhance and develop consistency in practice, and therefore student experience. However, enhancement activities undertaken by individuals are also welcomed;
  • Dissemination should be proactive to encourage colleagues to adopt and embed effective practices.

The process will continue to afford individual members of staff with documented evidence of their engagement with L&T in support of applications for recognition, promotion and good standing. In addition, PSR will provide evidence of L&T enhancement activities to inform and support institutional quality enhancement priorities and quality assurance processes.

Submission Deadline

PSR reports on enhancement activities undertaken during 2021/22 must be submitted via the online form by 31st August 2022.

If you require any further information, please contact PSR Lead, Dr Amanda Platt (aj.platt@ulster.ac.uk).