Co-ordination of Activity
Co-ordination of the project is going well, the evaluation of the project was subject to delay due to personnel replacement issues but is now well underway.
The responsibility for the coordination of the other student requirements such as application forms, interviews, accommodation, expenses... now remains firmly within the formal university structures. As project lead it is tempting to try to do everything yourself. I have had to learn to trust that people and systems will function effectively and will not knowingly undermine the project, which is my greatest fear.
Co-ordination of the delivery of the nursing curriculum is in my hands and those of my colleagues. The new translator coordinates access to the curriculum. We work closely together to ensure that we are providing as accessible an environment as possible without subtracting anything from the course or adversely affecting the learning of other students. Having small student groups and delivering learning through Problem Based Learning scenarios is proving very useful. The group has specific ground rules that should ensure that group discussions are accessible to all.
The national deaf services are very aware of the project and the clinical placements are well managed in conjunction with the practice placement officer in the school and the Clinical Education Coordinators in the Trusts. The students on the project are above the usual commissioned numbers and this puts more pressure on clinical placements at a time when there is already an enormous pressure.