PRESENTATION AT SATN CONFERENCE 16 JULY 2009 DR E L VAN STADEN ASSESSING THE UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF UoT’s ...
“ The UoT sector has  NOT OPTED  for a name change, but for an  EQUAL STATUS  in a  Unitary  but  Differentiated  System”
<ul><li>Are the 3 types of universities the same? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes UoT’s different? </li></ul><ul><li>Where ar...
<ul><li>Collegial collaboration and cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Defined the role and function of UoT’s. </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>“ University” is the common denominator that responds to the “Unitary” system. </li></ul><ul><li>- Legislated 3 fu...
<ul><li>UoT’s sector is NEW!!!!  - South African Context? </li></ul><ul><li>Universities  -  Not static, organic entities!...
A University is seen as: “ an academic institution at which research is conducted and teaching and learning is offered wit...
<ul><li>Technology -  “effective and efficient application of the accumulated know-how, knowledge,  skills and expertise, ...
Understanding the nature of a University of technology, how will a UoT be recognized? Characteristics, Attributes and  Cri...
Characteristics  of UoTs Entrepreneurial &  innovative ethos National &  International impact and  recognition Technology ...
TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMMES <ul><li>Unique to UoT’s </li></ul><ul><li>PQM should be technology driven and...
UNDERGRADUATE CAREER ORIENTED TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCE Technology Driven PQM WIL Employer Satisfaction Student Centered Ut...
Graph1:  Comparison of the SET enrolment shape in South African Higher Education Institutions Source:  HEDA, www.SATN.co.za
Characteristics  of UoTs Technology   focused   programmes Research and  Innovation  in & through technology &  technique ...
RESEARCH & INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE IN STRATEGIC AREAS <ul><li>Not unique to UoT’s, but definitely part o...
I/R staff with doctorates NRF rated researchers and innovators Research Output New Inventions M&D students in relevant R&I...
Graph3:  Comparison of the Postgraduate Enrolments in South African Higher Education Institutions. Source:  HEDA, www.SATN...
Graph4:  Comparison of the Permanent Instructional/Research Staff in South Africa Higher Education Institutions, with Mast...
Characteristics  of UoTs Entrepreneurial &  innovative ethos Technology   focused   programmes Research and  Innovation  i...
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVE ETHOS <ul><li>Innovation not limited to UoT’s.  Traditional Universities have  been involv...
ENABLING ENVIRONMENT COMMERCIAL VENTURES STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP SMME’s Technology Stations Number of Technology Stations...
Characteristics  of UoTs Entrepreneurial &  innovative ethos National &  International impact and  recognition Technology ...
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AND RECOGNITION <ul><li>All Universities are characterized by its National impact and  I...
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AND RECOGNITION  (10) NATIONAL IMPACT INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Access with Success Inte...
Graph 5:  Comparison of Total Headcount Enrolment in South African Higher Education Institutions Source:  HEDA, www.SATN.c...
Characteristics  of UoTs Entrepreneurial &  innovative ethos National &  International impact and  recognition Technology ...
SUSTAINABILITY IN ENGAGEMENT AND PRACTICE <ul><li>“ Engagement” means to take the unique characteristics of your  institut...
GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL AND POST SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT SUSTAINABILITY Partic...
<ul><li>Focus on Under Graduate education offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Career-orientated </li></ul><ul><li>Technology drive...
<ul><li>Aligned to the Characteristics, Attributes and criteria for UoT’s. </li></ul><ul><li>54 Performance Indicators </l...
<ul><li>WHERE ARE WE NOW? </li></ul><ul><li>Data Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>- 2008 HEMIS </li></ul><ul><li>- Questions </...
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Dr Engela van Staden’s (Director: Strategic Management Support, Tshwane University of Technology) presentation at the SATN Annual Conference 2009.

Theme: “Technological innovation at Universities in South Africa: towards industrial and socio-economic development”

16 - 17 July 2009
Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Bellville Campus

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Assessing the unique contribution and development of UoT’s through the use of performance indicators by Dr Engela van Staden

  1. 1. PRESENTATION AT SATN CONFERENCE 16 JULY 2009 DR E L VAN STADEN ASSESSING THE UNIQUE CONTRIBUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF UoT’s THROUGH THE USE OF PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
  2. 2. “ The UoT sector has NOT OPTED for a name change, but for an EQUAL STATUS in a Unitary but Differentiated System”
  3. 3. <ul><li>Are the 3 types of universities the same? </li></ul><ul><li>What makes UoT’s different? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are UoT’s in this newly selected status? </li></ul>CHALLENGES
  4. 4. <ul><li>Collegial collaboration and cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>Defined the role and function of UoT’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Identified evidence based Performance Indicators to measure performance and development. </li></ul>APPROACH
  5. 5. <ul><li>“ University” is the common denominator that responds to the “Unitary” system. </li></ul><ul><li>- Legislated 3 functions: - T&L, R&I, CE. </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation is in the purpose, approach and focus of each University Type = Uniqueness of UoT </li></ul><ul><li>“ Development” and “Performance” are measurable through Performance Indicators. </li></ul>OUTCOME
  6. 6. <ul><li>UoT’s sector is NEW!!!! - South African Context? </li></ul><ul><li>Universities - Not static, organic entities!! (Bitzer, 2006) </li></ul><ul><li> - Universal characteristics </li></ul><ul><li> - Shaped by trends, challenges and forces in their environments. </li></ul><ul><li>All three types of Universities in SA have the “idea of the University” as common denominator – (Lategan, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Difference lies on the conceptual level and therefore also in the approach – (Lategan, 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>DIFFERENCE IS IN THE CONCEPT </li></ul>“ UNIVERSITIES”
  7. 7. A University is seen as: “ an academic institution at which research is conducted and teaching and learning is offered within the organized cadre of the contact between lecturer and student, and supported by networking, cooperation and collaboration with external academic partners to create, develop and transmit new knowledge” ( Lategan, 2005) CONCEPT It is not the use of technology within a university, which classifies it as a technological university, but rather the interweaving, focus and interrelation between technology and the nature of the university which constitutes a technological university.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Technology - “effective and efficient application of the accumulated know-how, knowledge, skills and expertise, that when applied, will result in the output of value-added products, processes and services. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Technology – “An understanding of the application of the subject in the real world”. </li></ul><ul><li>Approach towards Technology - Study of technology from various fields (rather from particular). </li></ul><ul><li>Application - Make technology productive towards commercialization. </li></ul>NATURE / TYPOLOGY
  9. 9. Understanding the nature of a University of technology, how will a UoT be recognized? Characteristics, Attributes and Criteria!!
  10. 10. Characteristics of UoTs Entrepreneurial & innovative ethos National & International impact and recognition Technology focused programmes Sustainability in Engagement & Practice Research and Innovation in & through technology & technique in Strategic areas Career orientated Technological Competence CONTEXTUALISATION - FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF UOTS Unique FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY UG
  11. 11. TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED UNDER GRADUATE PROGRAMMES <ul><li>Unique to UoT’s </li></ul><ul><li>PQM should be technology driven and can be measured through the percentage of SET enrolments. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevancy and Responsiveness of the curriculum can be measured through: </li></ul><ul><li>- employer satisfaction </li></ul><ul><li>- involvement of professional bodies </li></ul><ul><li>- existence of advisory committees </li></ul><ul><li>- introduction of NEW programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Career focused programmes can be measured through: </li></ul><ul><li>- Work Integrated learning components in the curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>- Exposure/experience of staff in the industry (world of work). </li></ul>
  12. 12. UNDERGRADUATE CAREER ORIENTED TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETENCE Technology Driven PQM WIL Employer Satisfaction Student Centered Utilizing technology within the teaching Methodology, IT Integration, E-learning Staff with Industry Exposure % UG Qualifica-tions with EL % of Employers Satisfied Ratio of FTE I/R Staff to FTE Students Actual Capital Expenditure on Technology per FTE Student % of I/R staff with actual industry experience in their field of Teaching/Research % FTE Enrolments in SET TECHNOLOGY FOCUSED PROGRAMMES (16) Table Graph 1 Unique Generic
  13. 13. Graph1: Comparison of the SET enrolment shape in South African Higher Education Institutions Source: HEDA, www.SATN.co.za
  14. 14. Characteristics of UoTs Technology focused programmes Research and Innovation in & through technology & technique in Strategic areas Career orientated UG Technological Competence Acknowledged R&I expertise Technology Transfer & Innovation Post graduate studies CONTEXTUALISATION - FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF UOTS Unique FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
  15. 15. RESEARCH & INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE IN STRATEGIC AREAS <ul><li>Not unique to UoT’s, but definitely part of a UoT’s function </li></ul><ul><li>Categorized as part of the developmental trajectory of UoT’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Research is informed and directed by real problems and challenges in business/industry/society and not necessary by theory. </li></ul><ul><li>Research – “Development of new knowledge and/or a new understanding of a problem through the application of new and/or existing knowledge to the problem”. (SATN, 2008’ Lategan. 2008). </li></ul><ul><li>Research methodology is focused on “Problem Solving”. </li></ul><ul><li>Training of high-level technologists. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion of a Multi-disciplinary focus. </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness can be measured by: </li></ul><ul><li>- the (n) of community problem-solving research project </li></ul><ul><li>Development can be measured through e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>- Percentage of staff with a masters or doctorate as minimum qualification </li></ul>
  16. 16. I/R staff with doctorates NRF rated researchers and innovators Research Output New Inventions M&D students in relevant R&I projects Number of prototypes, parents, artistic outputs and products % of permanent I/R staff with Master or Doctorate as highest qualification RESEARCH & INNOVATION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY & TECHNIQUE IN STRATEGIC AREAS (12) R&I EXPERTISE TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER POST GRADUATE STUDIES Ratio of NRF-related researchers to total research output Ratio of total research output to permanent I/R staff % PG Headcount enrolment Table Graph 4 Table Graph 3 Developmental
  17. 17. Graph3: Comparison of the Postgraduate Enrolments in South African Higher Education Institutions. Source: HEDA, www.SATN.co.za
  18. 18. Graph4: Comparison of the Permanent Instructional/Research Staff in South Africa Higher Education Institutions, with Masters or Doctorals Source: HEDA, www.SATN.co.za
  19. 19. Characteristics of UoTs Entrepreneurial & innovative ethos Technology focused programmes Research and Innovation in & through technology & technique in Strategic areas Career orientated UG Technological Competence Acknowledged R&I expertise Technology Transfer & Innovation Post graduate studies Enabling environment Commercial ventures Student entrepreneurs CONTEXTUALISATION - FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF UOTS Unique FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
  20. 20. ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVE ETHOS <ul><li>Innovation not limited to UoT’s. Traditional Universities have been involved in various downstream activities. </li></ul><ul><li>UoT’s are and should be involved in producing innovation outputs in the form of: </li></ul><ul><li>- Patents </li></ul><ul><li>- Products </li></ul><ul><li>- Prototypes </li></ul><ul><li>- Artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>- Artistic outputs </li></ul><ul><li>- Designs </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness is: the involvement of UoT’s in: </li></ul><ul><li>- SMME’s </li></ul><ul><li>- Technology Stations </li></ul><ul><li>Uniqueness is: Programmes with Entrepreneurship content and/or projects; developing not only job seekers, but job creators. </li></ul>
  21. 21. ENABLING ENVIRONMENT COMMERCIAL VENTURES STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP SMME’s Technology Stations Number of Technology Stations, and SMME’s Programmes with Entrepreneurship Content and Projects Established Business Ventures % Third stream income to total income % of UG diplomas/degrees with entrepreneurship as a credit bearing, assessable exit level outcome to the total number of UG diplomas/degrees ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATIVE ETHOS (6) Development Generic
  22. 22. Characteristics of UoTs Entrepreneurial & innovative ethos National & International impact and recognition Technology focused programmes Research and Innovation in & through technology & technique in Strategic areas Career orientated UG Technological Competence Acknowledged R&I expertise Technology Transfer & Innovation Post graduate studies Enabling environment Commercial ventures Student entrepreneurs Access with success (SET enrolments) Collaboration CONTEXTUALISATION - FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF UOTS Unique FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
  23. 23. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AND RECOGNITION <ul><li>All Universities are characterized by its National impact and International Recognition. </li></ul><ul><li>UoT’s contribution on National level is through: </li></ul><ul><li>- providing alternative routes of access (foundation provision and Recognition of Prior Learning) </li></ul><ul><li>- Service to industry/community/society </li></ul><ul><li>- Nationally prioritized skills. </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental trajectory regarding International recognition can be measured by the: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- (n) of active international collaborations (staff exchanges, research projects, fellowships, Research Chairs, Post-doctorates). </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL IMPACT AND RECOGNITION (10) NATIONAL IMPACT INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION Access with Success International Collaboration Nationally prioritized skills and development % UG Headcount enrolments in Foundation Provision Number of active International Collaborations % Growth in Graduates in SET % Annual Growth in student headcount in National priority areas Table Graph 5 Unique Development
  25. 25. Graph 5: Comparison of Total Headcount Enrolment in South African Higher Education Institutions Source: HEDA, www.SATN.co.za
  26. 26. Characteristics of UoTs Entrepreneurial & innovative ethos National & International impact and recognition Technology focused programmes Sustainability in Engagement & Practice Research and Innovation in & through technology & technique in Strategic areas Career orientated UG Technological Competence Acknowledged R&I expertise Technology Transfer & Innovation Post graduate studies Enabling environment Commercial ventures Student entrepreneurs Sustainability School & Post School engagement Community Involvement (social responsibility Governments, Business, Industry (regional Collaboration & Partnerships) Access with success (SET enrolments) Collaboration CONTEXTUALISATION - FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES OF UOTS Unique FRAMEWORK OF CHARACTERISTICS AND ATTRIBUTES FOR UNIVERSITIES OF TECHNOLOGY
  27. 27. SUSTAINABILITY IN ENGAGEMENT AND PRACTICE <ul><li>“ Engagement” means to take the unique characteristics of your institutional type and interact through them with other entities, (SATN, 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Engagement” can be “unique” through the type or nature. </li></ul><ul><li>UoT’s engagements is evident through partnerships with, and services rendered to: industry/business/government/ communities and schools. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability is a generic policy directive from government and can be measured through: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Cost and income per FTE student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Dependency on state subsidy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Generation of third stream income. </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. GOVERNMENT, BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY ENGAGEMENT COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT SCHOOL AND POST SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT SUSTAINABILITY Participation Rate of FET Learners in UoT SUSTAINABILITY IN ENGAGEMENT AND PRACTICE (10) Technology and knowledge transfer to FET College Staff Financial Sustainability Total direct cost/income per FTE Student (n) of Capacity programmes offered to FET college staff (n) of FET learners articulated to UoTs Unique Generic
  29. 29. <ul><li>Focus on Under Graduate education offerings </li></ul><ul><li>Career-orientated </li></ul><ul><li>Technology driven PQM </li></ul><ul><li>Technological competence and capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Learning in the Workplace (WIL), Advisory Committees. </li></ul><ul><li>Aligning the curriculum to the labour market needs and professional bodies. </li></ul><ul><li>Applied and Multi disciplinary research in strategic areas: </li></ul><ul><li>- applied to problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>- Technology informed . </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships with business, government, industry </li></ul><ul><li>Student entrepreneurship </li></ul><ul><li>Access with success </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolments in Science, Engineering and Technology </li></ul>UNIQUE CONTRIBUTIONS PROGRAMMES
  30. 30. <ul><li>Aligned to the Characteristics, Attributes and criteria for UoT’s. </li></ul><ul><li>54 Performance Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>A core collection of 26 </li></ul><ul><li>- Evidence based (quantitive and qualitative). </li></ul><ul><li>- Purpose of PI – monitor performance and development. </li></ul>UoT SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
  31. 31. <ul><li>WHERE ARE WE NOW? </li></ul><ul><li>Data Gathering </li></ul><ul><li>- 2008 HEMIS </li></ul><ul><li>- Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Pilot study completed by end 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>- Targets </li></ul><ul><li>- Benchmarks </li></ul>

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