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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jun 2013|
|Event||10th Enhancement Themes Conference: Enhancement and Innovation in Higher Education - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, United Kingdom|
Duration: 11 Jun 2013 → 13 Jun 2013
|Conference||10th Enhancement Themes Conference|
|Period||11/06/13 → 13/06/13|
- vertically integrated projects
- student learning
- staff learning
- student experience
- curriculum development
Bell, I., Johnston, A., & Woolmer, C. (2013). Vertically integrated projects (VIP) @ the University of Strathclyde: how to enhance the student and staff learning experience through VIP. 1-10. Paper presented at 10th Enhancement Themes Conference, Glasgow, United Kingdom.