Presentation, IAU 4 Year Workplan, by E. Egron-Polak, IAU Secretary-General


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Presentation, IAU 4 Year Workplan, by E. Egron-Polak, IAU Secretary-General

  1. 1. IAU Action Plan 2013-2016 Secretary General’s Presentation San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2012
  2. 2. IAU Overall Goal Building a higher education community worldwide The IAU seeks to be an inclusive and representative global association of Higher Education Institutions and their organizations,  serving the diverse interests of the higher education community,  promoting collaboration among its Members disseminating high quality information and data on higher education,  raising awareness and understanding of key trends and developments in higher education and  promoting reflection about higher education’s collective social responsibilities. 2
  3. 3. 6 Specific Objectives Act as a Monitor andAttract, retain Undertake Offer global clearing house raiseand maintain evidence-based platforms for for accurate, awareness of strong policy policy and authoritative, global interaction development strategic comprehensive challenges and with IAU and advocacy networking and and relevant related institutional on issues of sharing of information on responsibilities and importance to expertise and higher of higherorganizational higher experiences education education members education among HEIs worldwide institutions 3
  4. 4. Specific ExpectedObjective Activities outcomes 4
  5. 5. 1) Membership Activities - Membership development Expected Outcomes campaigns will continue to beObjective undertaken regularly by the IAU has a growing membership of HEIs, University Secretariat, guided by the associations, Affiliates and Membership DevelopmentAttract, retain Associates as well as Observer Committee.and maintain institutions whose leaders arestrong - Special efforts will be made to actively engaged in the work ofinteraction ensure that changes in Member the Association; the number ofwith IAU resignations or lapsing leadership do not result in lapsinginstitutional Members is decreased; the memberships;and value-added of IAU Member - To improve retention of Members,organizational services and benefits is well- communications about ways to getmembers understood and appreciated involved, the services and by the Membership opportunities offered to Members and other incentives will be strengthened. 5
  6. 6. 2) Research, Policy & Advocacy Expected Activities Outcomes Administrative Board determines topics - prioritytopics are for future actions, proposes new projectsObjective identified through anevidence- open, consultative - Membership survey is undertaken tobased policy process identify interests / needs anddevelopment IAU contributes new expectationsand advocacy knowledge raises - Research and policy developmenton issues of awareness making good continues on projects already underwayimportance use of its global ( internationalization survey, doctoralto higher membership and programs, higher education researcheducation international networks; and links with EFA and MDGs, actions on - IAU policies and sustainable development) recommendations are -Higher Education Policy journal making a difference continues to be published 6
  7. 7. 3)Global Networking Forum Activities Expected Outcomes - Convene IAU International Conferences & Global Meetings of Associations (5th GMA –Objective Key stakeholders interested in Manchester, April 2013 higher education have - Organized LEADHER Grant CompetitionsOffer global opportunities to meet, shareplatforms for expertise, network and - IAU/MCO Guidelines for Institutional Code ofpolicy and Ethics for Higher Education will be disseminated address issues of common , critically assessed by HEIs and implementationstrategic interest; IAU Members can activities will be launchednetworking collaborate and develop joint - Capacity Building workshops will be held onand sharing projects; doctoral education and in EFA-linked projectof expertise Experts in IAU networks are - Internationalization Strategies Advisory Serviceand asked to contribute to research (ISAS) will be offered and other self-funded and policy development; services, including workshops, etc., will beexperiences IAU services and advice are plannedamong HEIs used to help solve challenges - Partnerships: Will be pro-actively sought, for at institutional level. ex. with European Access Network (EAN) to organize World Congress on Access to Post- Secondary Education and others. 7
  8. 8. 4) Communications & Publications Activities - New contract with Palgrave MacMillan Ltd for the publication of International Handbook of Expected Outcomes Universities and Guide to Higher Education inObjective Accurate and up-to- Africa. New approach for the maintenance ofAct as a clearing date information and World Higher Education Database (WHED)house for higher education policy - More user-friendly data collection system inaccurate, authorit news are order to facilitate electronic data provision andative, comprehens collected, managed correction by higher education institutionsive and relevant and disseminated by - Development of three distinct topical higherinformation on IAU regularly and education portals: EFA, Sustainablehigher education widely using numerous Development, Doctoral Education in Africaworldwide communication instruments. - Monthly Electronic Bulletins and the IAU Horizons continued and enhanced - More use of Social Media such as Facebook and Twitter, increased use of Webinars 8
  9. 9. 5) Collaboration and Partnerships Expected Outcomes IAU is a valued partner forObjective numerous organizations Activities working in the area of - Renew and enhance existingMonitor and raise higher education partnerships and remain open to otherawareness of the worldwide; its partnerships and collaborations linkedglobal challenges collaboration and to IAU priority activitiesand individual as perspectives are soughtwell as collective - IAU staff and Administrative Board by Member institutionsresponsibilities of members will continue to accept playing and Organizations as wellhigher education a central role on numerous external as by IGOs and theinstitutions Advisory Committees Association’s research and policy documents are influential and used. 9
  10. 10. Objective 6: IAU’s financial resources are more diversified and sound financial management allows the maintenance of balanced budgets along with a modest reserveMembership fees remain the major portion of IAU’s operating budget – butresources will be diversified and reliance on fee revenues decreasedProject-based efforts to diversify sources of support will be continued, as willsearch for advertising for IAU Horizons and sponsorships for IAU Conferences.Marketing of IAU services (ISAS and information) will aim to generate revenue.IAU will manage its funds carefully, maintaining balanced budgets and building upits reserveBefore the end of the coming 4-year period IAU will develop a new proposal forSida support as well seeking grants from other donors. 10
  11. 11. Next Steps for IAU, the Board and Members… Specific Expected PerformanceObjective Outcomes Activities + Indicators Impacts 11