The Tenth Directors of Learning & Teaching Meeting

14:00-15:00, 28 February, online

This online meeting is solely for Directors and Associate Deans of Learning & Teaching from Chartered ABS member business schools. Facilitated by the Chair of the Chartered ABS's Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee Dr Adam Shore CMBE (Director, Liverpool Business School) with input from senior colleagues from across the membership, this is the latest meeting that the Chartered ABS has run and it builds on the previous meetings that have taken place since April 2020.

We will be joined as a guest speaker by Professor Susan Orr, Pro Vice Chancellor Education at De Montford University. Professor Orr chaired the Office for Students 2022 Blended Learning Review (click here) and the meeting will be the opportunity to explore the outcomes of the Review and for a discussion about the future of blended learning in UK business schools. The agenda for the meeting will be available in due course.

Please note: Attendance at this meeting is restricted to Directors and Associate Deans of Learning & Teaching at Chartered ABS member institutions.  If you unsure about whether you are eligible to attend this meeting please contact Natasha Reid

Guest Speaker

Professor Susan Orr
Pro Vice Chancellor Education, De Montfort University.

Professor Susan Orr is the Pro Vice Chancellor Education at De Montfort University. Prior to her appointment at DMU she was PVC: Learning and Teaching at York St John University.  Susan has also held leadership positions at Sheffield Hallam University and University of the Arts London.

At York St John University Susan led on the delivery of the Learning, Teaching and Student Experience strategy and was the Executive Board Sponsor for its successful application for Bronze Athena Swan and for its preparation towards submitting its Race Equality Charter to Advance HE.

At DMU Susan leads Education 2030 which builds on DMU’s student centred learning approaches to ensure that DMU’s curriculum and pedagogy meets the challenges of our current and future students and graduates.

Susan is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Professor of Creative Practice Pedagogy and an HEA  Principal Fellow.  Susan was awarded an AdvanceHE National Teaching Fellow in 2010 and  won an AdvanceHE  Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) in 2020.

Susan has served on a number of Boards and committees in the sector. She was an OFS TEF 2 Panel Member and she chaired the Arts Subject TEF Pilot for two years. Susan is currently leading a review of blended learning for the OFS.

Susan’s published research centres on creative education with a focus on studio based pedagogy in art and design. She co-authored Art and Design Pedagogy in Higher-Education: Knowledge, Values and Ambiguity (published by Routledge) and has written a range of articles on assessment and creative practice education.

Susan has presented her research in the UK and internationally. She edits the international journal ‘Art, Design and Communication in Higher Education’ and chairs the European League of Institute of Arts Teachers’ Academy.

Susan is a Trustee of the York Museums Trust and a volunteer at Urban Kitchen (a soup kitchen in Hackney). In her spare time Susan loves to hike. She has hiked the Pennine Way, the Coast to Coast and is 420 miles into the 630 miles of the South Coastal Path!