Share Project

Sharing & representing teaching practice

Credits

The Share Project is funded from the UK NTFS Project Strand

CSS based on a template from Andreas Viklund

"Two faces" image based on an original photograph by Dave Wood and used with permission

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More things ...

Download your Day Survey Calendar as a handy reminder.

Can't be bothered with double-sided printing and cutting? The single-sided d-i-y version is for you.

Posters

Inspire others to join. Download our posters here. (Or contact us, and we'll send you some)

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The Share Project asked academics to keep a diary for one day per month (the 15th) over the course of an academic year. Each month, we compiled a "newsletter" reflecting the themes and issues from the diaries and returned them to the participants.

Day Surveys: September 2010—August 2011

September 2010 (Wednesday) Newsletter
October 2010 (Friday) Newsletter
November 2010 (Monday) Newsletter
December 2010 (Wednesday) Newsletter
January 2011 (Saturday) Newsletter
Februrary 2011 (Tuesday) Newsletter
March 2011 (Tuesday) Newsletter
April 2011 (Friday) Newsletter
May 2011 (Sunday) Newsletter
June 2011 (Wednesday) Newsletter
July 2011 (Friday) Newsletter
August 2011 (Monday) Newsletter

 

Original Solicitation

The Share Project is researching teaching practice: we are investigating how academics represent, share and change their practices. One strand of our investigation (this one) is designed to collect material on the everyday lives and normal routines of academics. If you sign up, we’ll ask you to keep a diary for a day—the 15th day of each month—detailing what you do (especially with regard to teaching) and what you think and feel about it.

The purpose of Day Surveys is to discover what is significant in academics' lives - not what someone else thinks should be significant (so we're not going to send you questionnaires or do probing interviews). We want you to tell us what you really do. We're interested in detail and nuance, in the gaps between what is supposed to happen and what does happen, between staff and student, between institution and individual.

Thinking, planning, preparation, lecturing, assessment, graduate student supervision, undergraduate project-work, marking, examination. Anything that you do on that day—anything you care about on that day—is important and interesting to us. Survey days follow the rhythm of the teaching year and patterns of work across the days of the week. We are keen to understand the ebb and flow of work over the year so please join in throughout, even if you are not teaching in one semester or the other.

Throughout the year, we’ll send summary newsletters to participants, outlining what is on academic minds. We’ll publish any findings as they emerge.

Anonymity & Privacy

Why this isn't TRAC (for UK academics)

What is TRAC (for everyone else)