Jisc Change Agents Network


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Sarah Knight, JISC
Presentation to Member's Corner at the JISC/ELESIG Digital Student Symposium, 26 March 2014.

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  • Jisc Change Agents Network

    1. 1. SimonWalker, Mark Kerrigan, Brad Elliott, Peter Chatterton and Sarah Knight Change Agents’ Network26/03/2014 #CAN2014 www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk
    2. 2. ‘Students as partners is not just a nice-to-have, I believe it has the potential to help bring about social and educational transformation, as long as we know what we are trying to do and we maintain a critical attitude about the ways the concept is adopted and used.’ RachelWenstone,Vice President (Higher Education), NUS – A Manifesto for Partnership (November 2012) 27/03/2014 2
    3. 3. Change Agents’ Network - @CANagogy #CAN2014 3 » http://www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk and join can@jiscmail.ac.uk by visiting www.jiscmail.ac.uk » Enhance student change agents’ understanding of effective practice and change issues. » Identify and share effective practice in the area of students/student groups as change agents. » Provide a forum for support and sharing of ideas with face to face events and webinars. » Create and link to resources to support staff and students promoting the use of student change agents sector wide. » Developing a framework to support possible accreditation through SEDA. » Developing a Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change
    4. 4. Supporting staff and student partnerships 4 » A series of resources to support staff and students in instituting student partnerships: › Practice points › Viewpoints for student partnerships › Case studies › List of benefits › Useful links › Educational agency initiatives http://tiny.cc/can001
    5. 5. Good practice in setting up student partnerships should:  Is there a clearly identified rationale and case for student partnerships?  Which institutional policies and initiatives will student partnerships benefit?  Will student partnerships support employability skills and graduate attributes? Establish the case for student partnerships and align with strategies and policies Jisc Guide to Instituting Student Partnerships http://tiny.cc/can003 1-2
    6. 6. Establish the case for student partnerships and align with strategies and policies Jisc Guide to Instituting Student Partnerships Based on the Viewpoints model: http://www.viewpoints.ulster.ac.uk  Identify drivers and needs for students, staff, the institution and others stakeholders such as employers.  Identify potential benefits and impact for students, staff, employers and the institution.  Map the potential benefits and impact to institutional strategies & policies (e.g. relating to student experience, employability, career planning, LT&A enhancement)  Don’t be afraid to “think big”, though ensure there is buy-in to a clear vision.  Engage stakeholders from across the institution in establishing the case for student partnerships.  Engage employers and professional and sector bodies in establishing the case for student partnerships.  Where possible, try to keep partnership voluntary and focus on recognition and rewards (e.g. enhanced employability and potential accreditation).  Establish cross-institutional approaches to working collaboratively.  Ensure issues and opportunities identified in base-lining are considered.  ……………………………………………………
    7. 7. Find out more… 27/03/2014 7 ChangeAgents’ Network s.knight@jisc.ac.uk peter.chatterton@daedalus-e- world.com M.J.P.Kerrigan@Greenwich.ac.uk S.Walker@greenwich.ac.uk brad@hei-flyers.org www.changeagentsnetwork.co.uk #CAN2014 @CANagogy can@jiscmail.ac.uk Except where otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND