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Caroline Elkins

Scholarship Development Manager

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I have worked in IET since August 2018, initially asthe LATIS (Scholarship) Centre Manager and  I've now moved into a wider role within Scholarship as the Scholarship Development Manager where I work closely with Prof. Denise Whitelock as the Senior Accountable Executive for Scholarship and Dr.Stefanie Sinclair as the Scholarship Steering Group Chair.  This work involves developing and drawing on the pan-university work of Scholarship Centres from all faculties, acting in accordance with the Scholarship Plan which was approved by Senate in October 2018 and runs until 2023.  Please get in touch for further details.

Biography

Caroline has been a professional within the Higher Education sector for 10 years and joined the Open University in 2016. Prior to this time, Caroline was a highly qualified Internal Quality Manager and Learning and Development Manager for a training provider offering Apprenticeships to work based learners. During this time, Caroline was personally rated 'outstanding' by OFSTED who observed her teaching students in their workplace; this contributed to the organisation gaining an 'outstanding' rating overall.

In 2018 Caroline joined IET as LATIS Centre Manager, gaining experience, skills and knowledge in the area of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

Caroline then extended this further in 2019 by moving into the role of Scholarship Development Manager, supporting pan-university Scholarship work and initiatives. During this time, based on previous and current skills and experiences, Caroline gained Fellowship status through the Higher Education Academy, drawing on case studies of the support she gave to academics to extend their teaching further through delivering their innovations in Scholarship to the University of Gothenburg (UGOT) based on a partnership which Caroline fosters with UGOT.  Caroline is also a qualified Project Manager through APM.

Caroline is respected throughout the institution and currently works with those with an interest in Scholarship and with wide range of stakeholders to promote and extend the work of Scholarship, raising its profile both internally and externally.