ENroute Yearbook 2017-18
A Final Word from the University ENroute Lead
I read this third ENroute Yearbook with a smile on
my face. Why? Because it captures something of the
breadth and richness of our pedagogic practices at
Edinburgh Napier. Moreover it includes case studies
from colleagues in professional services whose
roles we know to be invaluable to our mission and
However, I think the challenge for us is not to just
enjoy the Yearbook and its entries, but to use the
insights it offers to reflect on our own practices and
perhaps consider their enhancement. So a challenge
for you. Or rather two.
Dr Fiona Smart,
ENroute University Lead,
Senior Teaching Fellow
First, make contact with one of the authors of a
case study and ask them to tell you more about what they did, why and with what
outcome? In other words, start a dialogue with a view to learning more about
someone and what they do.
Second, the Yearbook lists everyone who has been recognised with Fellowship last
academic year and identifies their School or Service. Could you commit to making
contact with someone you don’t know and just ask them about the process by which
they gained their recognition and what they were able to learn from it? Again, the
aim is to start a dialogue. I have no idea what they will say. What I do know is that
in starting the conversation we enable focus to stay centred on something which
matters to students – quality teaching and the support of learning. They value it.
We must too.
Wishing you well!
Dr Fiona Smart
University Lead for ENroute, Principal Fellow