Project Manager, Evaluation of Closing the BAME Attainment Gap

De Montfort University - School of Applied Social Sciences

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Permanent, Fixed Term (until 28 February 2019)

The project aims to extend the Value Added (VA) metric and Inclusive Curriculum Framework (ICF) currently used to address the black and minority ethnic (BME) attainment gap at Kingston University, and share good practice amongst partner institutions. The ICF is the institutional approach to building inclusivity from ‘concept to review’. The Framework applies a set of principles to the dimensions of learning and teaching to ensure success for all students through a curriculum that is accessible, reflects students’ background and prepares them to positively contribute to a global and diverse workplace. The VA metric highlights differences in attainment which cannot be explained by student entry qualifications or subject of study. This moves discussions beyond the student deficit model leading to effective action and cultural change.

This role is designed to manage and embed project evaluation across De Montfort University. Working closely with the project team and staff working on our institutional Closing the Attainment Gap Project, your role is to maximise the validity and reliability of the project’s outcomes at DMU, through the appropriate implementation of evaluation methods. A secondary role is to assess the interconnections between the VA and ICF, and DMU’s approach to Universal Design for Learning (http://www.dmu.ac.uk/dmu-staff/udl/universal-design-for-learning.aspx).

You should have previous experience in leading project evaluation, and have an understanding of current pedagogic issues in Higher Education, including inclusive curriculum design and the experience of BME and disabled students. You should also have previous experience of report writing and presenting evaluation outcomes and results.

Informal enquiries about the post can be made to: Professor Richard Hall, Tel: 00 44 (0)116 207 8254 or rhall1@dmu.ac.uk

Please quote reference: 10949

Interview Date: TBC

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