Congratulations to Sally Wilkinson who has been appointed as Head of Learning Resources for the new institution which will be formed between Lampeter and Trinity from 1 Aug 2010 (University of Wales: Trinity Saint David)
Sally’s remit is: to provide strategic guidance and leadership across the range of learning and research resources. The post holder will have the overall responsibility for strategic planning, leadership, development and operational management across the full range of activities in relation to the provision of library, learning and research resource systems and services across the University.
The role also has responsibilities for learning technologies such as technology enhanced learning as well as information literacy.
Professor Sheila Corrall from the Centre for Information Literacy Research, University of Sheffield will be giving a presentation on “Information Literacy: the Case for Strategic Engagement” at Trinity University College on Wednesday 2 September 2009.
The event is free to attend and will take place from 11.15 to 12.45.
Synopsis: the ability to find, evaluate and use information has been acknowledged as fundamental to effective learning and research, but is now also recognised as an essential competence for employment and participation in contemporary society. Library and information professionals in secondary and higher education have worked individually and collectively to develop information literacy in the classroom, at enquiry points and via online resources. Many institutions are engaging with information literacy at a strategic level, by setting information literacy objectives in their learning, teaching and assessment strategies; issuing guidance on information literacy competencies; and sponsoring information literacy projects and programmes. The University of Sheffield initiated a programme of curriculum innovation placing information literacy at the heart of student learning to strengthen its commitment to inquiry-based learning. Experience has shown the value of a discipline-sensitive approach to information literacy, a multi-professional partnership of information literacy advocates and dedicated specialist support for information literacy.
Please email John Dalling by 26 August if you would like to attend email@example.com
On 16 April the governing bodies of Trinity University College and the University of Wales Lampeter gave the go ahead for the formation of a new university, saying it will be a “powerhouse” for education in the area.
The first students will be admitted in September 2010.
UW Trinity Saint David will work as one institution by this July, under the Vice-Chancellor Designate, Dr Medwin Hughes, the current principal of Trinity University College.
“This is a major development for university education in Wales which will have a particular impact upon individuals and communities in the region, ” Dr Hughes said.
“The new university will seek to respond to the Welsh Assembly Government’s One Wales policy document which aims to create a prosperous society by unlocking the potential of Wales’s people.
“This is just the beginning of a journey that will transform educational provision in South West Wales.”
Press releases: http://www.trinity-cm.ac.uk/english/news/press09/university.asp and http://www.lamp.ac.uk/news/press_releases/2009/new_university_created.html
BBC News: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/8002815.stm
First Minister Rhodri Morgan and Education Minister Jane Hutt have praised the work of staff and students at Trinity College Carmarthen following the grant of university college title to Trinity by the Privy Council. This means that Trinity will now be known as Trinity University College/ Coleg Prifysgol Y Drindod.
Trinity College was awarded taught degree awarding powers by the Privy Council in December 2008 which enables Trinity University College to award its own degrees as well as those of the University of Wales. The First Minister said: “I want to offer my warmest congratulations to everyone at Trinity University College. This is a great achievement for Trinity. It is a recognition of the progress the College has made and the maturing of the institution as a whole.”
Read more in Trinity press release and Welsh Assembly press release