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Personal Tutoring enhancing staff and student experiences

Parker, P. M. (2016). Personal Tutoring enhancing staff and student experiences. Paper presented at the 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference, 7-9 Mar 2016, Valencia, Spain. doi: 10.21125/inted.2016


This paper reports on the review of a personal tutoring policy in one United Kingdom Higher Education Institution. In order to review the policy a stakeholder group was set up and some empirical data was collected and analysed alongside a literature review. Whilst there were a range of data sources this paper will focus on the data that was collected from individual and focus group interviews with 19 academic staff and 34 students. The themes that arose from the data included allocation of personal tutors, the role and process of personal tutoring, other sources of support, record keeping and references and staff development and recognition. Overall there were many positives findings in relation to personal tutoring but there were some suggestions that would enhance this process further. These were mostly to provide further clarity over around the whole process and provide additional support for the role in relation to record keeping and ensuring staff had the knowledge to undertake the role competently. The paper concludes with an overview of the recommendations and changes to the policy which are now in place.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: DOI: 10.21125/inted.2016.1199
Subjects: L Education
Departments: Professional Services > Learning, Enhancement and Development
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