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Jisc11 david baker opening address

  1. 1. Opening Address<br />Professor David Baker <br />JISC Deputy Chair<br />15 March 2011<br />BT Convention Centre, Liverpool<br />
  2. 2. Redoubling efforts to assist vice chancellors and college principals with institutional leadership <br />Helping education leaders use technology to cut costs and increase efficiency: for every £1 JISC spends, the sector saves:<br /> £12 through its advisory services <br />£34 through work of JISC Collections<br />Delivering efficiency gains through national collaborative purchasing and shared services<br />Promoting a vision for resource discovery<br />Supporting the student experience<br />Understanding researchers’ needs <br />2010/11 in focus<br />
  3. 3. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />
  4. 4. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />Terms of reference<br />The review will consider:<br />JISC’s activities and evidence about their appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and added value<br />The effectiveness of how JISC delivers its core functions <br />How effectively and efficiently JISC meets the needs and works in partnership with the FE and HE communities, UK government agencies and other key stakeholders<br />
  5. 5. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />Available on the HEFCE website: <br />www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2011/11_04/  <br />
  6. 6. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />JISC’s Centrality<br />‘There is a common view that [JISC] has played a pivotal role in the UK as an enabler of innovation and early and widespread adoption of ICT. Its shared services ... have become indispensible to the HE and FE sectors. It has done outstanding work to create and collect electronic content and resources, and in negotiating collective procurement on behalf of the sectors. There is no comparable body within the UK, and internationally its reputation is outstanding as a strategic leader and partner’ (Review Report, #3).<br />
  7. 7. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />Key Recommendations<br />JISC activity should be focused on achieving a large impact<br />JISC should be funded through a combination of grants and subscriptions/user charges<br />It should become a separate legal entity and the implications of this for the constituent parts of JISC should be reviewed<br />Governance arrangements should be clarified, to ensure clear overall strategic control<br />The internal structure should be clarified and simplified<br />There should be an overall funding strategy for ICT in the HE and FE sectors<br />
  8. 8. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />Transition Group: Key Terms of Reference<br />Consider the purpose and role for JISC over the next 5-10 years  <br />Identify key steps, challenges and issues <br />Appraise future funding models <br />Look at the future relationship between JISC and its various companies <br />Formulate proposals for a new constitution <br />
  9. 9. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />If you wish to comment on the Review Report and its implementation please do make your comments on the commentable version of the Review at: http://www.hefcereview.jiscpress.org  <br />
  10. 10. HEFCE Review of JISC<br />Key Commitments and Objectives  <br /> <br />Delivering a world class national infrastructure<br />Providing valued and valuable services<br />Innovating through programmes and projects<br />Supporting take-up and embedding good practice across the sector<br />
  11. 11. Professor Eric Thomas<br />Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol<br />