Senior Lecturer - Accelerated IFY Programme Leader
I am a member of the Combined Subjects Programme/Customised Awards Scheme (CSP/CAS) team who are responsible for CSP/CAS, the Study Abroad and Exchange Scheme (SA/EX) and the Integrated Foundation Year (IFY). Prior to joining the CSP/CAS team, I taught on computing modules for the School of Computing and also on the IFP (International Foundation Programme).
I am the programme leader for the accelerated (December intake) Integrated Foundation Year (IFY) and module leader for FND012 Essential Study Skills (core module for IFY). I am the School of Social Sciences VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) champion and support staff with the development of their programme and module spaces on Canvas.
Teaching and supervision
I am the Module Leader for, and teach on, FDN012 Essential Study Skills. I also supervise Stage 3 projects under LLS modules.
Research interests for potential research students
I am particularly interested in student support and engagement, IT and eLearning.
I am particularly interested in student support and engagement, IT and eLearning. Working in partnership with current students I developed a Student Led Induction Event, ‘CSP/CAS Survival’, which ran annually in Fresher’s Week alongside the CSP/CAS team induction activities. The Survival event was led by current CSP/CAS student volunteers, their aim being to support new students in their transition to Higher Education and to welcome them to the CSP/CAS family.
Conference or Workshop Item
Dawson, Maria, Cook, Freda and Lambton, Anne (2014) 'Active Engagement Strategies: Students as Co-creators of Knowledge'. In: EDULEARN14: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 7-9 Jul 2014, Barcelona, Spain.
Dawson, Maria and Cook, Freda (2013) Student Support in Education: You get out what you put in. In: 6th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 18 - 19 Nov 2013, Seville, Spain.
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
- Accredited Workplace Mediator
- Member of the Staff Mentoring Scheme
- SuPA (Sunderland University Professional Award) Panel Assessor
- VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) Champion