How can we improve Talis Aspire Reading Lists?

Multiple list owners on a readinglist

We have many courses where multiple academics are involved in teaching. It would be useful if we could assign more than one list owner so they could work on it collaboratively. Based on feedback from academics this would be very well recieved at our instiution.

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  • Catherine Riches commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is something staff at Surrey are very keen on as well. Modules often have shared ownership or feature guest lecturers and we feel acaedmics would like to see their contribution recognised by their names being displayed on the list.

  • Sarah Gibbins commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have had some librarians asking about this only this week. This would be really useful for part-time staff who share the teaching of a module.

  • Lucy Clifford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    A comment from a lecturer who has been requesting the ability to show module co-owners on their reading lists: "Where you see lecturers doing 5h each it means the module is co-shared and you need to put both lecturer's names down rather than only one, as one only might confuse students"

  • Maria O'Hara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Mel, yes we're already using this workaround, the academics themselves are just unhappy with the appearance of one person as more responsible

  • Mel Chivers commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The Reading List description field is searchable so if you add co-teachers in this field and students search by a secondary teacher the list will still show in their search results.
    I know this isn't ideal but it's a useful workaround to know about.

  • Hilary Skoyles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At Northumbria we do this via a work around by adding the additional Academic names to the heading within the edit screen and we do have a number of collaborations in place already but making it possible to display multiple names via the system itself would be a big improvement to the appearance of this information within the lists.

  • Victoria Parkinson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    As reading lists can be searched by list owner name, this would help increase their visibility to students, and may also help academics take ownership of lists that they are co-teaching.

  • Samantha Halford commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree - although there's often only one module leader, students may well be directly taught by someone else - being able to search by that person's name would be handy. Similarly, the module leader might not want to be the one to manage the list, they may delegate it to another member of the module team.

  • Martin Foy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    we would like the ability to add one than one owner to a list as some academics share in the teaching of a unit. Even the ability to add co-owners would be an advantage

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