Vertically integrated projects (VIP) @ the University of Strathclyde: how to enhance the student and staff learning experience through VIP

Irene Bell, Aidan Johnston, Cherie Woolmer

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    The purpose of this paper is to outline and share with the wider academic community the experience of developing and implementing Vertically Integrated Projects at the University of Strathclyde during their pilot phase. In turn we consider the results of a preliminary evaluation, paying particular attention to the effects on the student learning experience, (and to a lesser extent the academic staff), and illustrate how those results and our own observations have been used to identify constraints in VIP development and expansion, in addition to those critical factors which have contributed to their success. We conclude with a reflective statement on `moving forward`, in the hope that others will be inspired to follow suit.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Jun 2013
    Event10th Enhancement Themes Conference: Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom
    Duration: 11 Jun 201313 Jun 2013


    Conference10th Enhancement Themes Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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    • vertically integrated projects
    • student learning
    • staff learning
    • student experience
    • curriculum development

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