April 2020

Report Date
April 2020

Overview:

The Teaching Spaces Oversight Group (TSOG) approved the plans for this programme during January 2020..

 

Overall Programme RAG:

Green

 

Projects in Progress:

Code   RAG Manager Status Stage
TSG003 Teaching Space Student Helpers Green Colin Forrest In Progress Execute
TSG004 Specialist Teaching Spaces Red Colin Forrest Deferred Execute
TSG005 Remote Support for Teaching Spaces Green Colin Forrest In Progress Execute
TSG006 AV Loan Services Review Green Karen Beggs In Progress Execute

 

Project Reports

TSG003 

Teaching Space Student Helpers

 

Discretionary

 

RAG Status

Green

Report Date
April 2020

Last month

  • As with all activities at the university the initial focus has been on making sure all stakeholders are comfortable with remote working and how meetings/communications will work as we progress.
  • We completed analysis of the data gained from our Student Teaching Space Survey and as per the plan will work with Stakeholders to identify and progress the student experience ‘quick wins’ that are clearly established.
  • The project team have also been engaged with Covid-19 response planning.

Risks or issues

  • Students will most likely not be on campus for some or all of the next academic year.

 

Next month.

  • The project team with the support of the Steering Group will identify and begin to action student experience ‘quick wins’.
  • The team will continue to adapt our plans as the Covid19 situation changes. We will look at our revised planning for 20/21.    We anticipate funding needs of 120k rather than the original 200k due to students not being on campus during semester 1.

TSG005

Remote Support for Teaching Spaces

 

Discretionary

 

RAG Status 

Green

Report Date
April 2020

Last month

  • Development plan and price was agreed.
  • Development of Remote Support 2.0 is now underway.

Risks or issues

  • No obvious risks around this development as it can be completed remotely.

Next month.

  • Development continues.

TSG004

Specialist Teaching Spaces

 

Discretionary

 

RAG Status 

Red

Report Date
April 2020

Last month

  • As with all projects we have been examining our plans in light of the pandemic.  We have compiled our Covid-19 response report for the Student Experience Action Plan (StEAP) Board.
  • We reported that all plan for equipment purchase and room designs are in place.
  • With the potential move to a more hybrid teaching model in September 2020, the need to invest in these spaces is now more urgent. Social distancing will require more spaces for for any potential on campus students to work away from each other, and importantly for academic colleagues to be able to record and stream their teaching from labs.  These spaces have not had the level of investment required to enable any of the social distancing or hybrid teaching models currently under consideration for when teaching resumes.

Risks or issues

  • There are obvious risks and uncertainty around the pandemic and about safe access to the campus for installations and equipment storage.

 

Next month.

  • We expect our timetable will become clearer in the coming months.

TSG006

AV Loan Services

Discretionary

 

RAG Status 

Green

Report Date
April 2020

 

 

Work completed

  • Planning stage completed.
  • First round of interviews/focus groups almost complete.

Issues

  • None.

Next steps

  • Complete first round of interviews/focus groups.
  • Begin qualitative data analysis.
  • SISO demo arranged for 19 May.

 

Programme Status
RAG Status
Overall
AMBER
Has formal escalation taken place?
No
RAG Commentary
Although we have Specialist Teaching Spaces at Red we expect learn more about our issues such as access to the campus/storage within the next two months. This resolution will take into account the inevitable delays in getting access to the campus and the prospect of budgeting over multiple academic years. Room designs and equipment purchase orders are in place so that when we do understand the length of delay better we will have completed the preparatory work.

Documentation

Not available.