Tracking and supporting students this term

Tracking and supporting students this term

LCC’s Academic Progression Tool is available to both undergraduate and postgraduate course teams this year, to help support new students to progress in their studies on-line and on-site.

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The Academic Progression Tool (APT) is an aide for prioritising support to students in most need. It provides relevant LCC staff with essential information about students in their cohorts in a secure online workbook, and is designed to help keep track of student engagement, submissions, and any extenuating circumstances, as well as communications with students and actions taken to support them.

Relevant staff, with whom APT is shared on a need-to-know basis, include course leaders, year leaders, personal tutors and course administrators. This is in addition to the APT Project Manager Lucy Panesar (me), the APT Administrator Veronica Otero and LCC Student Experience Officer Chris Bryant who are available to help course teams reach out to students prioritised for support. The APT Team are also at hand to help courses use the tool and adapt it to their needs through the year. 

Next steps

The APT Team will be reaching out to all LCC undergraduate and postgraduate Course Leaders in the lead up to term 1, to grant relevant staff access to the APT workbooks, to customise workbooks to course needs, and to offer guidance on using APT as part of their practice.

Staff can download the new 2020-21 APT User Guide and can book on to our next ‘Supporting student’s academic progress’ workshop on Tuesday 13 October from 3-4.30pm or Thursday 14 January 3-4.30pm. This will be a practical session for staff on using APT to support students to survive and thrive in their first year of undergraduate or postgraduate study. Book a place via ESS.

APT Guide

I work in partnership with students and staff across LCC to enhance educational practice in relation to inclusivity, student continuation and attainment through project leadership, educational development and scholarship, aligned to the priorities of UAL Continuous Monitoring and the Academic Enhancement Model (AEM).

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