Enabling and developing leadership in multi campus universities through the development of communities of practice

Project Information

Year Funded:2008
Grant (ex GST):$218,914
Project Status:Completed
Project Reference:LE8-817
Program:Leadership for Excellence
Project Discipline:(X) Not disciplinary based
Project Keywords:Case studies, Checklists, Improving, Institutional, Leadership in learning and teaching, Multi-campus units, Reviewing, Strategies, Worksheets

Lead Institution

University of Tasmania
University of Tasmania

Project Team

Dr Gary Williams (Project Leader), Melody West

Project Findings

The major deliverable of this project is the Handbook for Reviewing and Improving Multi-campus Units. The Handbook is an outcome of a series of university-based workshops and a residential retreat that brought together university teaching and support staff to discuss challenges and solutions in relation to designing, developing and delivering multi-campus units. Fifteen delivery aspects are the organising principle of the handbook: communication and collaboration, administration, staffing profile, academic staff role balance, leadership and management, intended learning outcomes, learning opportunities and resources, learning and teaching spaces, assessment, policies and procedures, student profiles, campus culture, external community and surroundings, multi-use campuses, and the reliability of technology.

Section 1: Reviewing a multi-campus unit, includes 15 checklists to use when conducting a review of the 'health' of a unit. Section 2: Resources for improving multi-campus units, provides resources for use when exploring how to improve a unit. Case studies, strategy lists, a guide to the literature and linkages to other projects supported by the OLT, and its predecessor organisations, are provided to support the reader in finding immediate and longer-term solutions. Section 3: Facilitating workshops about multi-campus units, provides adaptable worksheets for use when an institution wants to initiate a deep and contextualised consideration of their learning and teaching environment.

The University of Newcastle and Monash University were participating institutions in the project.

Resources

Enabling and developing leadership in multi campus universities through the development of communities of practice

Gary Williams
University of Tasmania
2013
University of Tasmania
Handbook Download Document (7.37 MB)
Hanbook Section 1 Download Document (6.66 MB)
Handbook Section 2 Download Document (1.48 MB)
Handbook Section 3 Download Document (1.22 MB)
Handbook Download Document (6.56 MB)
Handbook Section 1 Download Document (6.38 MB)
Handbook Section 2 Download Document (1.11 MB)
Handbook Section 3 Download Document (1.05 MB)
Final Report Download Document (648.49 KB)

The information on this project's page was updated 16 January, 2014.

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