Partner Staff Information
Partner Assessment Portal
The Partner Assessment Portal is a web environment for nominated collaborative Partner staff which provides a gateway into the University’s Student Records System. Through this Portal the user can search, view and export collaborative students’ assessment results.
The Partner Assessment Portal is best viewed using Mozilla Firefox.
The Student Records System is refreshed every 2 hours which in turn refreshes the Portal view. All the data returned can be printed or exported to an Excel spreadsheet.
Partner Associate Lecturer (PAL)
All academic staff at partner institutions who deliver our collaborative programmes must be approved as a Partner Associate Lecturer (PAL). Once approved as a PAL, partner staff will be able to access online library services and attend staff devlopment events.
The aims and benefits of being a PAL are:
- to provide University recognition of partner academic staff that they are appropriately qualified and experienced to deliver specified units on the collaborative programme
- to enable PALs to gain access to the University’s online library services
- to enable PALs to attend the University’s academic staff development activities
- to enable the University to centrally record PALs on QUPID and provide the means to enable the University to communicate directly with PALs
- to enable PALs on franchised programmes to gain access to the University’s virtual learning environment (VLE).
To apply to be a Partner Associate Lectuer please use the on-line application form located here
Staff Development Events
As a member of staff at partners that deliver collaborative programmes we know how important it is for you to have support from the University of Portsmouth in delivering your programmes and supporting your students. Our staff development events organised by the Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement (DCQE) are designed specifically for staff who deliver and/or support our collaborative programmes and students. They are delivered in a variety of ways; academic seminars, workshops, presentation, lectures and conferences, and cover a wide range of topics including teaching and learning, on-line support arrangements and assessment arrangements. DCQE also provide consultancy services, professional development, advice and support for all partner staff.
All our Partner Contacts and Partner Associate Lecturers (PALs) are entitled to attend these events. Please visit the Collaborative Partners webpage for more information.
The University Library also supports partner Librarians and Learning Resources Managers, and you can contact Sue Stevenson for more information on support and to request induction events for both students and staff.
Moodle access for franchised collaborative programmes
Moodle is the University's virtual learning environment (VLE). Students studying on franchised (programmes delivered both at the University and the Partner) collaborative programmes may be given access to Moodle which contains course materials, reading lists, discussion forums and blogs, as well as other useful resources, for the same programme delivered at Portsmouth. As a Partner Academic Contact and Partner Associate Lecturer on franchised programmes you can also request a Moodle account by contacting your University Academic Contact who will organise this through our e-Learning Centre.
Key contacts that you will have at the University are the University Academic Contact, University Administrative Contact and the Associate Dean (Academic), which are located within the University academic departments.
The University Academic Contact will be your first point of contact for the day to day management of your provision and all academic issues, and the University Administrative Contact is responsible for the day to day course management administration activities.
The Associate Dean (Academic) provides a advisory and support role on quality assurance and enhancement matters, and will work with yourself and the University Academic Contact to ensure the maintenance of standards, the quality of course delivery, student experience communication systems are robust.
The University Academic Contact and the Associate Dean (Academic) also work closely with the Collaborative Partnerships Office in the approval, monitoring and review of the provision. These contacts will work closely with you to ensure the smooth delivery, management and maintenance of your provision.
To return to the Collaborative Partnerships Office homepage please click here.