Who we are
With expertise across a wide range of disciplines and pedagogical methods the CELT team are available to help, support and advise individual academic staff or programme teams to transform their teaching and learning practices.
Through our Recognition, Award and Reward activities, we support the professional development of teaching staff, providing mentorship, advice and ongoing specialist support to staff at Senior Fellow or above (including our National Teaching Fellows and Vice-Chancellor Teaching Fellows) via the Learning and Teaching Academy. CELT organise a wide range of continuing professional development (CPD) programmes which are open to all staff. Staff from London and Hong Kong can either request webinar delivery or we can provide bespoke training onsite. We are happy to tailor any programme to meet the needs of specific teams.
The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Framework (LTAF)
The Learning, Teaching and Assessment Framework (LTAF) sets out our plans to develop learning and teaching across all four campuses between 2018 and 2023.
The LTAF broadly looks at transformation programmes, developing teaching and learning, recognition reward and award as well as the nature of our campaigns. The LTAF is designed to set out the work plan for the Centre for Learning and Teaching Enhancement (CELT) as well as detailing work package 1 of the Student Success Strategy.
We are currently consulting on the LTAF. Please send your comments and feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr John UnsworthHead of Learning and Teaching Enhancement
I am Head of Learning and Teaching Enhancement and the Head of CELT at the University of Sunderland. I work with academic and professional service colleagues to develop learning and teaching across all of the University’s four campuses.
Guy TuckerDeputy Head of Learning & Teaching Enhancement
I am the Deputy Head of Learning & Teaching Enhancement here at the University of Sunderland. My role is to deliver key aspects of the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Framework. Example key roles are engaging and supporting staff with Pedagogical research and Programme managing the PG Cert in Academic Practice.
Alan TreeTeaching Development Co-ordinator
My role is about supporting academic teaching staff who deliver University programms in our three campuses and in our collaborative partners. I produce online and face-to-face courses and provide specific pedagogic development sessions to meet the needs of individuals, subject teams and cross-institution groups. I also manage the operation of the Universitys HEA Fellowship Recognition Scheme.
Sonya McChristieSenior Learning Technologist
I am the Senior Learning Technologist in the Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching with responsibility for supervising and coordinating the operational work of the Learning Technology Team, ensuring that we provide a comprehensive range of support and development for staff.
Dan HentonLearning Technology Co-ordinator (VLE)
I am a Learning Technology Co-ordinator (VLE) within the University’s Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching. Primarily I lead on the development and support of the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas. I also develop learning materials and offer support around classroom based technologies.
Mel FosterLearning Technologist/Developer
I am a Learning Technologist/Developer in the University’s Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, with a specific focus on video based technologies as well as supporting the University’s VLE usage.
James FawcettLearning Technologist/Developer
My role is to enable CELT to deliver service excellence by developing and enhancing teaching and learning through opportunities for technological innovation in the University. I use my expertise to provide consultancy with academic and support staff across all faculties and services.
Adam DuellLearning Technologist
I am a Learning Technologist in the University’s Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, with a primary focus on VLE support as well other classroom based technologies and mobile learning. In addition to this I also support academics with the creation of online surveys for student feedback.