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Durham University

Organisation Development

Keep Learning

KEEPING LEARNING, as we pivot to deliver digitally can also improve your mental wellbeing by boosting self-confidence and raising self-esteem, helping you to build a sense of purpose and helping you to connect with others.

Even if you feel like you do not have enough time, or you may not need to learn new things, there are lots of different ways to bring learning into your life.

“ Education is our pole-star. Everything we do in is driven by teaching and learning. We exist to help every member of staff become the best teacher they can, to help every student achieve their full potential.”

Professor Alan Houston, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Education

Durham Centre for Academic Development (DCAD)

DCAD bring together all academic development activities across the University. They combine lecturer, student and researcher development in a single unit. DCAD centre staff work across units to share and embed skills in enhancing learning and teaching, curriculum design and assessment, supporting international and non-traditional students.

DCAD are keen to discuss any aspect of your teaching and student learning. They offer a wide range of support - everything from informal chats to full courses leading to Advance HE accreditation (HEA fellowship).

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Supporting Teaching & Learning:

DCAD staff are working hard to support staff and students during these extraordinary times and offer a wide range of development opportunities from face-to-face to online classes to support teaching and learning including the following:

Designing & Delivering Live Classes Online

This resource is aimed at colleagues wanting to explore ways of designing courses that make the best use of digital tools and resources.

Designing digitally for active learning

This resource is aimed to help colleagues utilise the appropriate platform for their own teaching.

Further details of all development opportunities can be found here and places can be booked via the Training Course Booking System

Organisation Development (OD)

OD provides development services to all staff at Durham University and have developed a range of online courses to support the respect agenda and leading and supporting your colleagues. For more details please go to the Continuing Personal Development web page.

Information and advice for colleagues can be found on our Covid-19 response page.