Introduction to Academic and Career Development Course

Report
Academic and Career Development
BMAN10780
2014-2015
Ilias Petrounias
Anna Goatman
The Team
Ilias Petrounias
Anna Goatman
Director
Programme Director
Undergraduate Studies BSc Management
Reza Salehnejad
Programme Director
BSc IBFE
The Careers Service
The Library
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Linda Whittle
Nik Mehandjiev
Programme Director
BSc ITMB
Antony Potter
Programme Director
BSc IM and IMABS
Your Academic
Advisor
What is Academic and Career
Development?
Academic and
study skills
Introduction to
employability
Managerial and
professional skills
A foundation for studying Management at
university
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What the course is about
• Providing students with the knowledge to help them
monitor, review, plan and take responsibility for their own
learning and professional development.
• Supporting students in developing the academic skills
required to study management at university level.
• Supporting students in developing a working relationship
with their academic advisor.
• Providing students with an introduction to employability,
and support them in developing and recognising
transferable skills.
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Course Structure
10-credit 2-semester course
Compulsory for around 550 first year
students
A structured means of Academic Advisors
and students getting to know each other
Full
course
lectures
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Seminars with
Academic
Advisor
Hands-on and
online training
and support
Input from
the Careers
Service
What is an Academic Advisor?
• A member of academic staff
– A point of contact regarding academic issues
– Somebody you will see every fortnight
– Somebody to support you in developing a
personal development plan (P&CDP and CV)
– Somebody to give you feedback
– Somebody who will remain with you for the
duration of your degree
– Somebody who you could ask to write a reference
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Blackboard
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Assessment
Semester 1 – individual essay
Formative
essay
Assessed
essay
Semester 2 – Group presentation
Group
presentation
40%
35%
All year – individual plan and reflection
Personal and Career Development
Plan (P&CDP) plus CV
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25%
Please note…
• You must pass Academic and Career Development to
complete your first year.
• If you don’t take part in the essay, group project and
P&CDP you can’t pass the course.
• A presentation is like an exam, if you fail to attend a
presentation you will get a mark of zero.
– If you miss a presentation due to illness or serious personal
circumstances you must complete a mitigating circumstances form
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Course Timetable – Semester 1 (draft)
Week
Welcome
week
1
Lecture
Introduction to the
course
Library lecture –
finding resources
2
Writing skills
3
Referencing and
plagiarism
4
An industry
perspective on
employability
Group dynamics and
management
5
Seminar
P&CDP
Seminar 1
Introductions
Launch formative essay
Introduce P&CDP
Set goals for university
Reflections on arriving at university
Quiz about finding resources
Seminar 2
Plagiarism cases and
class discussion
regarding academic
malpractices
Workshop – finding
resources for the formative
essay– practical session
Reflect on plagiarism exercises
Do online plagiarism test
What have you learnt about academic malpractice?
Seminar 3 (for groups that started in week 1)
Group work challenge
Reflection on group work challenge
1) How did the group perform?
2) What did you learn about group dynamics?
Undertake online personality profiling
Formative essay to be submitted by the end of week 5
Reading Week – No timetabled activity
6
7
Presentation skills
Seminar 3 (for groups that started in week 2)
Group work challenge
8
Presenting with
confidence? (optional
lecture)
No Lecture
Seminar 4
Reflecting on formative essay feedback
PowerPoint Karaoke
Reflection on group work challenge
1) How did the group perform?
2) What did you learn about group dynamics?
Undertake online personality profiling
Action plan for improving and developing essay.
Reflect on personal presentation skills/ experience.
Highlight areas for development
Seminar 5
Exam/ revision skills
Reflect on experience of first semester.
Development of a revision timetable
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10
11
12
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No Lecture
No Lecture
No timetabled activity
Assessed essay to be submitted by the end of week 12
Course Timetable – Semester 2 (draft)
Week
1
Lecture
Introduction to Employability and
Summer Internships
2
Completing application forms & CVs How to stand out - for the right reasons
Psychometric Tests - What are they?
Who uses them and why?
3
4
Interview Skills
5
Assessment Centres - The Final
Frontier
6
Alternative Careers - What else can I do
with my degree?
Law? Teach first? Civil service?
Starting your own business
7
8
Why you need a Global Mindset Working in a Global Village
9
Finding a placement as part of your
degree
No lecture
10
11
12
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Seminar
Seminar 6
Reflections on semester 1
P&CDP
Complete skills record
Reflect on skills gained so far and how
these may be relevant to employers.
Draft a CV
Seminar 7
Students placed in groups for presentation
Group exercises to launch the employability
project/ help groups bond
Undertake online psychometric test and
reflect on result
Seminar 8
No seminar – one-to-one meeting to
discuss exam results
Reflect on exam performance. Provide
an action plan for maintaining/ improving
performance
Seminar 9
Student presentations on employability
(assessed)
Reflect on what has been learnt from the
presentations with regard to:
1) Working in groups
2) Presentation skills
3) What you have learnt about
employability
Reflect on current plans for year 2 and
beyond (specialisms, placements,
careers etc.)
Seminar 10
Preparation for year 2 and beyond
Placements, specialisms etc
P&CDP to be submitted by end of week 11
No timetabled activity
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The Essay
Do men make better managers than
women?
Academic writing
Accessing library resources
Building an argument
Referencing
Finding Resources for your Assignments
Lecture and Practical Session
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•
Your one hour ‘Finding Resources for your Assignments’ practical skills session has
been timetabled in either
- Week 2 (week commencing 29 September) or
- Week 3 (week commencing 6 October)
•
Your timetabled ‘Finding Resources for your Assignments’ practical skills session
can be found on the Academic Advisor seminar information sheet given to you in
your arrival pack which you collected on Monday15 September an example is
provided below and on your weekly timetable available from the student system.
•
Some practical skills sessions will be in the postgraduate computer cluster Room
1.12 in Crawford House (building 31 on the campus map) so this room will not show
on your timetable but will be on the Academic Advisor seminar information sheet
given to you in your arrival pack
•
Directions to the postgraduate computer cluster will be emailed to you nearer the
time of your practical session:
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
MANCHESTER BUSINESS SCHOOL - UNDERGRADUATE SERVICES 2014-15
1st Year Academic Advisor Seminars - Semester 1
The BMAN10780 Academic and Career Development course has both lecture and seminar sessions for you to attend. The fortnightly seminar sessions will be led by your
Academic Advisor and are a compulsory element of your programme.
Academic Advisor seminars are smaller groups than your other semester 1 seminars and therefore details of these are provided separately to your lecture timetable, which is
also included in your arrival pack.
Please find below details of who your Academic Advisor is as well as the day, time, venue of your BMAN10780 seminar and which weeks you need to attend.
BSc in Management / Management (specialism)
BSc in International Management (IM)
BSc in International Management with American Business Studies (IMABS)
BSc Information Technology Management for Business (ITMB)
BA In International Business, Finance and Economics (IBFE)
SEMESTER 1 SEMINARS
Group
Day
Time
MGT1
Tuesday
10am
MGT1
Tuesday
10am
Room
Academic Advisor
Notes
Csols
11am
B2
Anna Goatman
Weeks 1,3,5,8,10
SEM7
11am
C12 Lab MBS East
Finding Resources For Your Assignments Practical Session
Week 2
* Crawford House Computer Cluster is located on the ground floor of building 31
Key: B/ C / D / E / F rooms : All located in MBS East
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Week Commencing:
15 September 2014
22 September 2014
29 September 2014
6 October 2014
13 October 2014
20 October 2014
27 October 2014
3 November 2014
10 November 2014
17 November 2014
24 November 2014
1 December 2014
8 December 2014
Academic Calendar:
Start of Semester 1 - Welcome Week
Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6 - Reading Week
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11
Week 12
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The Presentation
Group presentation on a a careers
related topic
Group
work
Engaging with current
employability issues
Verbal presentation
skills
Visual presentation
skills
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The P&CDP and CV
Personal and Career Development
Plan ongoing throughout the year
CV produced in semester 2
Supported by lectures and online
resources from the Careers Service
Reflecting on
experiences
Understanding
employability
Recognising strengths
and weaknesses
Planning for the future
“..the process of internally examining and exploring an
issue of concern, triggered by an experience, which
creates and clarifies meaning in terms of self, and which
results in a changed conceptual perspective.” (Boyd and
Fayles 1983: 100)
Reflection
Critical reflection is a key skill in Continuing Professional
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Development
Taking responsibility for your continuing professional
development
Making a fair and reasonable evaluation of your personal
experience, strengths, qualities and skills
Identifying ways of using your strengths well within your
professional area
Identifying personal limitations and areas that could be
improved through training practice or informal training
Cottrell (2003)
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Recognising the effects of your own responses and
behaviour and taking responsibility for these
Making useful contributions to team performance
Identifying your own contribution to the results of a task,
project or outcome
Recognising your own mistakes and your team’s
mistakes
Cottrell (2003)
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Kolb’s learning Cycle
Experience
Doing something in the world
and experiencing
feedback/results
Testing
Observation/ reflection
Practical testing in the real
world
Reviewing and reflecting on
the experience
Forming abstract concepts
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Observation and reflection
assimilated into a “theory”
Feedback can come from…
• Your Academic Advisor
• Your lecturer(s)
• Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)
• Each other
• Online tests and assessments
You should take the time to reflect on all of the feedback you receive
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Good feedback is
not (necessarily)
feedback that tells you
that you’re good
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Before teaching starts next week…
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Expectations of University
• Teaching styles vary
– There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach
• Some classes are very large
• The emphasis is on you to take responsibility
for your own learning
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Expectations of assessment
• Your work will be marked by experts.
• Marking follows a rigorous process overseen by an internal
moderator an external examiner.
• You can ask for somebody to check that the marks have been
added up correctly on your paper.
• You cannot question academic judgment or ask for a re-mark.
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Expectations
• We promise to provide you with:
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Expert teaching
An Academic Advisor
A broad foundation to studying management
The best administrative support we can
• You are expected to:
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Attend lectures, seminars and workshops
Be punctual
Be quiet in lectures unless you are asked a question
Participate in the seminars and coursework
Complete the tasks in your P&CDP on a regular basis
Read emails and Blackboard
Lecture ‘Finding resources for essay’ Friday 26th September 11-12 University
Place Theatre B
Look at you timetable on the student system for times and locations of you
academic advisor seminars (starting in week 1 or week 2) as they won’t show
up on you My Manchester timetable. You were given instruction on how to see
you student system timetable on Monday .
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