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Dr Cindy Becker

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Dr Cindy Becker
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Associate Professor
Dr Cindy Becker

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I am the Director of Teaching and Learning for the School of Literature and Languages and I also teach in the Department of English Literature.

I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and have been awarded a University of Reading Teaching Fellowship.

I am an enthusiastic member of several University Communities of Practice: Placement Tutors, University Teaching Fellows, Technology Enhanced Learning, and Student Engagement Champions.

I am a member of Senate and have sat on university steering committees and working parties; I am also a member of the Management Committee for the School of Literature and Languages and chair the School Board for Teaching and Learning.

I am convenor of Packaging Literature and Shakespeare on Film.

For a complete list of my teaching, please see Lucinda Becker Teaching and Convening

Recent publications include:

  • Seven Steps to a Successful Career.
  • Writing Successful Reports and Dissertations
  • 14 Days to Exam Success
  • Teaching in Higher Education

For a complete list of my publications, please see Lucinda Becker Further Publications

14 days to exam successAwards and Fellowships:

  • 2017: RUSU Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award nominee
  • 2017: University nominee for Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship
  • 2016: Collaborative Award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning, University of Reading
  • 2015: University nominee for Higher Education Academy National Teaching Fellowship
  • 2013: Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2013: THE Teaching Innovator of the Year award university nominee
  • 2010-2015: RUSU Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning award nominee on three occasions
  • 2009: Reading University Teaching Fellowship
  • 2009: Centre for Career Management Skills Fellowship
  • 2007: Individual award for Outstanding Contribution to Teaching and Learning Award, University of Reading
  • 2007: Centre for Career Management Skills Fellowship

  Academic Affiliations:

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Member of The International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning.
  • Member of the Society for Education and Training.
  • Member of the Society for Research into Higher Education.

Recent external conference papers and workshops:

2017 Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, paper: 'The pedagogical benefits of preparing our students for the professional world'

2017 JISC Change Agents Network Annual conference, Exeter, paper: 'How, and why, I let my students take control'.

2017 TSEP (Student Engagement Partnership) conference, London, workshop: 'Student engagement in curriculum design'.

2016 RAISE (Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement) conference in Loughborough, paper: 'Engaging students in assessment criteria and learning outcomes'.

2016 UKAT (United Kingdom Advising and Tutoring) conference, Southampton, paper: 'The strategic and relational differences between a personal tutor and placement mentoring'.

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