Ms Tracy McCoy

Acting Head of Department of Film, Media & Broadcasting; Course Leader Animation, SL Video; E&D

McCoy Tracy
Email address: t.mccoy@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322202 Location: MK510 Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Media Areas of expertise: Film, Media, Broadcasting, Animation, Video

About

Tracy has just embarked upon the PhD study journey at the University of Nottingham. The intention of the study is to investigate the impact, tensions and contradictions of supporting individuation, (Rogers, 1994) and special needs whilst fostering creativity. The context will be within Art & Design (A & D) subjects in Higher Education with a most likely focus upon subjects in which creativity and group work (Brown, 1992) are essential components of professional practice e.g. in Video and Film Production and Graphics and Communications. The study will explore the dynamics between being included and including and how these impact upon creativity.

As part of her MA studies at Staffordshire University together with her colleague Don Adamson she has designed and created, More than Seven Storeys an on-line community archive revealing the experiences of those who have worked and studied at the Schools’ iconic Art & Design Building (http:www.40ad.co.uk)

A digital Immigrant she may be, but she have developed a strong interest in the use of electronic, mobile and blended learning methods to enhance the student learning experience; the use and role of technology in art and design education and in particular the role of the e-tutor. To this end Tracy’s first research project was the CELT funded development a pilot online Bridging course for Chinese students wishing to study Video and Film Production.

A proficient user of British Sign Language she is active in our local Deaf community and specializes in supporting deaf students bringing a particular access and social action flavour to many of the video and film production modules. For a number of years she has been part of the coordinating and judging  team for the annual Deafest celebration of Deaf Media talent

As Equality and Diversity Representative for the School of Art & Design Tracy ensures that she is abreast of equalities legislation and responsibilities which she disseminates to my staff and students alike, as well as of course contributing to policy in this regard.  To this end Tracy works closely with the University’s Equality and Diversity Unit and the Associate Dean Operations & Enterprise.

Research interests

  • Communications & Pedagogy.

Publications

  • Duncan-Pitt, L, Hughes, J. McCoy, T.  & Penfold, B. (2007) Supporting learning and teaching innovation and building research capacity using an eportfolio. Education Developments : The Magazine of the Staff and Educational Development Association Ltd (SEDA) Issue 8.1 p.13,

  • Cope, P. Ed. (1995) Youth Work; A foundation for the future, YMCA George Williams College & Rank Foundation (Chapter 1 – McCoy,T.),

  • Cope, P. Ed. Chasing the Dragon; creative community responses to the crisis in the South Wales Coalfield (1996) (Chapter 9:Youth - McCoy,T.) Valleys’ Initiative for Adult Education, V&V Ltd ACW),

  • EquiAmi Training Aid. (2007) DVD. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK, University of Wolverhampton,

  • Sign Up 2 Teaching.(2006) DVD. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK. Location viewing copy: Redditch College,

  • Reading With Your Child.(2005) DVD. Directed by Philip NICHOLS.UK, University of Wolverhampton. Location-viewing copy: Wren’s Nest School, Dudley,

  • Crucial Crew: Sam’s Story. (2004) DVD. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK. McCoy, Nichols & Pratt. Location viewing copy: West Midlands Police Youth Offending Team,

  • Positive Perspectives, (1996) VHS. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK. V&V Ltd. British Council. Location of viewing copy: Library of Wales: Aberystwyth,

  • Nicked, (1996) VHS. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK. V&V Ltd. Rank Foundation. Location of viewing copy: Library of Wales: Aberystwyth,

  • Shw Mae: Garw Valley Youth Video Project Compendium, (1995) VHS. Directed by Tracy MCCOY. UK. V&V Ltd. Rank Foundation. Location of viewing copy: Library of Wales: Aberystwyth,

  • Too Much Too Young, (1995) VHS. Directed by Tracy MCCOY & Alex BOWEN. UK. V&V Ltd. Rank Foundation. Location of viewing copy: Library of Wales: Aberystwyth.  Winner of Youth Life Wales Award,

  • Duncan-Pitt, L. Hughes, J. McCoy, T.  & Penfold, B. (2006) Supporting learning and teaching innovation and building research capacity using an eportfolio. University of Wolverhampton a Case Study/ 11th Annual SEDA Conference 21st – 22nd November 2006,

  • McCoy,T. (2006) PDP in Action: Building Alternate Futures. Theme: Innovative Blended Learning Practice 2nd Annual Blended Learning Conference. University of Hertfordshire (Presentation),

  • Harris,B. McCoy,T. Quearney, E & Shergil,C. (2006) PDP in Action: Building Alternate Futures (a case study of online advanced action planning). Theme: Pedagogy in a e-literate World. 5th International Conference on eLiteracy: Digital Literacies in the information Society, Loughborough University. (Presentation),

  • McCoy,T. (2005-2007) Bridging the Cultural Divide: A Case Study of inclusive practice, presentation and posters to varied internal University Conferences and panels through CeLT clusters and Schools.

Further information

Awards

  • E-Tutor of the Year (2006),
  • Youth Life Wales Award (1995),

Fellowships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy,
  • National Teaching Fellowship Nominee 2010.