A professional tertiary Institute who are student focused
2012 saw me working in three roles, .07 as a Literacy Champion, .01 as Literacy Advisor/Trainer and .02 as an IT Tutor for Vocational Trades. In my Champion role, I had sole responsibility for working with vocational teaching teams (approx 150 staff on 33 vocational programmes), helping with needs analysis of LLN, assessing students current literacy and numeracy abilities, mapping course demands, identifying context specific LLN opportunities within programmes and educating tutors who are responsible for the education of students in their care to design and develop appropriate LLN resources. As a Literacy Advisor, working in a team of three was responsible for the design and delivery of a region wide staff development programme on LLN which has been running successfully for the past 3 years. Finally as an IT Tutor for Vocational Trades, having chosen not to teaching at degree level for 2012, I chose to focus on second chance learners - this area of teaching, although much lower in demand of my high skills levels, gave me the most job satisfaction. The hardest part of my 2012 role was getting 'buy in' from teaching staff, staff who had not took part in LLN staff development, it took determination on my part to build their trust. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with students, whether is be degree, diploma or certificate levels, they each have their own agenda and found accommodating this both challenging and highly rewarding
professional development opportunities
sometimes the campus wide meetings were boring and uninteresting!