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Jane Headley

BA (Hons), MA, ACMA, SFHEA

Principal Lecturer & Course Manager, Agribusiness suite

Teaching

Undergraduate teaching mainly of finance across many programmes including Countryside, Rural Estate and Land Management, Engineering, Business, Vet Nurses and Animal Health students. Teach Business Data Analysis and Professional Skills Development to first year students to support course management role. On the Livestock Auctioneering professional course teach finance and study skills. 

Masters teaching of management accounting for Agribusiness, Food and Engineering students and business accounting for several work based programmes. Weekend teaching of finance and business start up to students on MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy and MSc Veterinary Pharmacy.

As Course Manager responsible for recruitment, induction, development and support of Business students. 

Pedagogy

2018 -2019 investigated student transition to university with colleagues, Louisa Dines and Graham Higginson, funded by an internal Aspire Development Project bid. Used questionnaires and focus groups with Agriculture, Business and Engineering first years to gather data. Then recruited 4 students as co-researchers to repeat the process with the new intake of first years, using questions they designed and running their own focus groups. Findings presented at the European First Year Experience Coference, Cork in June 2019 by Graham Higginson and Lynne Shackshaft (Agriculture year 2 student).

Sept 2017: presented with the Aspire Award for Innovating and Sharing Teaching Excellence.

Founded a Community of Practice on exemplars in October 2016, initially funded by an internal Aspire Development Project bid. Inspired, supported and motivated colleagues across the university to use exemplars in their teaching. Encouraged collaborative projects, considered dissemination routes and generally kept everyone on track. Work on this continues.

Co-founder of a Pedagogic Interest Group with Emily Chapman-Waterhouse in 2017 organising facilitated discussions on a range of topics from teaching observation to support for learner needs.

Internal reviewer for FHEA and SFHEA applications. 

Support the in-house PgC for Teaching, from initial validation, sharing ideas on assessment and feedback and mentoring participants.

Conferences

June 2019: co-presented a practice exchange Establishing a community of practice on exemplars with Dr Helen Pittson at the 7th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester.

Sept 2017: led a team of 3 presenters running a workshop Setting an example? at the annual Learning & Teaching internal conference, Harper Adams University.

June 2017: presented a practice exchange Hearing the student voice on their use of exemplars to support writing style at the 6th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Manchester.

Sept 2015: led workshop Using student work as exemplars at the 1st Learning & Teaching internal conference, Harper Adams University.

June 2015: presented poster Feeding forward from feedback with Business and Food first years at the 5th International Assessment in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham.

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) - member
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic Department: Land, Farm and Agribusiness Management

Tel: +44 (0)1952 815454

Twitter: @JaneHarperTutor

Office: Jubilee Adams F41 Jubilee Adams, Tudor Lodge and NW Building

Publications

Other publications

  • Arnold, L and Headley, J (2019) How can we work with exemplars? Collated ideas from an institutional community of practice Educational Developments 20.3 (pp24-8)
  • Headley, J and Hillman, R (2018) Practice strategy...what's the point? Practice Life March-April
  • Headley, J. and Hillman, R. (2017) What's the point of stock control...? Practice Life December 2017/January 2018
Additional Information
  • Senior Tutor - Business courses from 2009 to 2019
  • Member of the Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee
  • Member of Academic Standards Committee for 5 years
  • Former Post-Graduate Co-ordinator for Business
  • Former CIMA committee member for NW Midlands leading the events sub-committee
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