William Pennington

Academic Developer

Email: william.pennington@aru.ac.uk

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chicoaching

Supporting the development of courses, pedagogic approaches and academic capabilities for the new university in Peterborough. I am currently leading the Course Design Intensives (CDI) that will result in the development and approval of 13 new courses and modification and transfer of 14 existing courses, for ARU-P’s 2022 launch.  

I combine 10+ years of academic, 15+ years of coaching and 30+ years of entrepreneurial experience into my professional practice. My academic experience, gained as Senior Lecturer, Sessional Lecturer and student, spans across multi-disciplines including: Business, Engineering, Science, Technology, and Work-based learning.  

My role within the ARU-P context will continue to develop ensuring that the educational experience is rich, engaging and rewarding for staff, students and our partners in the region.  

The quality of the student journey is determined by the curriculum delivered by staff (with various capabilities) using physical and virtual resources. It’s in the synergy of these things that my role sits, ensuring all the elements complement one another to deliver the outcomes and student experience desired.  

I will be working with the ARU Peterborough teaching staff to integrate active and inclusive collaborative learning and teaching practices within the curriculum, in alignment with the Active Curriculum Framework and Education Strategy. I will be creating resources and processes to enable course teams and individual ARU Peterborough teaching staff to employ active and inclusive collaborative learning and teaching methods in a wide range of contexts, including face-to-face, blended, hybrid and fully online learning. I will also design and develop processes through which successful ARU Peterborough specific use of active and inclusive collaborative learning and teaching methods, including digital media-enhanced learning activities are shared.