University Records: PAT Updating Tool

It is crucial that the names of PATs and the students assigned to them are recorded in SITS in order that the PAT can be identified and be contacted when appropriate. For example, while many academic partners have efficient internal mechanisms to link PATs with academic staff delivering programmes this can be problematic on networked programmes. This will assist activities relating to; student support, module/unit selection, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances.

Once the PAT assignments have been made by academic partners, the information will be entered into SITS using the relevant network ID (i.e. 'EO01XX'). The academic partners determine who will be responsible for entering this information and ensure that the information and any support needed are provided as appropriate

An online tool developed for this purpose is available via UHI records and can be accessed by all staff members. The PAT Updating Tool provides details about:

  • logging in to student records
  • PAT assignment by individual student
  • PAT assignment by course

It is up to those entering the information to choose which option they will use e.g. if staff are provided with a class list then it may be easier to use the PAT assignment by course option, if it is just a few students at a time then the individual student tool might be easier to use.

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About these resources

About these resources

The University’s Student Support team and the Educational Development Unit (EDU), have worked together to create this resource of interactive guidance materials, designed to support Personal Academic Tutors throughout the university colleges and research institutes carry out their duties and responsibilities effectively.

This resource is designed to be viewed online, but it can also be downloaded as a PDF document. . A number of small sections can be printed separately and these are indicated by the print icon. It can be viewed on any device type or operating system. A headset and speakers will be required for the audio and video content. The resources have been structured around the four broad roles of a Personal Academic Tutor:

  • Academic advice
  • Signposting and referrals
  • Online module selection
  • Student withdrawal

Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements

The resources have been developed with the support of many staff outside of the project team including many contributions from existing PATs. The project team are proud of the fact that the resource that has emerged from current practice at UHI.

A number of staff contributed to the content of these resources � some provided source content; some provided advice and guidance and others reviewed the content for quality; accuracy and appropriateness.

Members of the project team were

Ian Horne � Ian.Horne@uhi.ac.uk
Evelyn Campbell Evelyn.Campbell.ic@uhi.ac.uk
Matt Sillers Matt.Sillers.ic@uhi.ac.uk
Valerie Innes Valerie.Innes@uhi.ac.uk
Heather Fotheringham Heather.Fotheringham@uhi.ac.uk

If you have any queries about the PAT role please contact:

Ian Horne - Ian.Horne@uhi.ac.uk 01595 771251
Michaela Gilmore Michaela.Gilmore@uhi.ac.uk 01463 27927

Encountering a problem

Encountering a problem

If you encounter any problems in using the material, please contact the EDU (email: edu@uhi.ac.uk) stating:

  • The name of the resource
  • The nature of the problem
  • The section of the material where the problem occurred
  • Which internet browser you are using.  This information can be found by going to - http://detectmybrowser.com/

Disclaimer

Disclaimer

UHI provides links to external sources of information and may refer to specific Web sites, products, processes or services within this resource. Such references are examples and are not endorsements and whilst every effort is taken to ensure the accuracy of information provided UHI is not responsible for any of the content or guidance. You are advised to exercise caution.

Information on social media websites may also be provided. Staff using social media websites must comply with the University�s social media policy. It is recommended that you fully understand the terms and conditions of use before using these sites and that you take steps to protect personal or sensitive data.

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