Presentation toPartnership Development Group<br />26 May 2010<br />Claire Eustance, UG-Flex Project Manager<br />
UG-FLEX is a four year project that aims to transform university systems and business processes in order to support flexib...
Reduce blockages and inefficiencies in documentation flow and data;<br />Better help and guidance to staff, where appropri...
UG-Flex can’t fix everything!<br />Managing Expectations......<br />
PROJECT MANAGEMENT<br />
PROJECT BACKGROUND, CONTEXT, DRIVERS<br />College’s Mission: The revised Strategic Plan states a goal of the University is...
“What is needed, to fit the needs of students in the future, whether full–time or part-time are new ways of studying flexi...
SO, WHAT DO WE MEAN BY <br />“A FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM”?<br />
STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION FINDINGS<br />Diversity of approaches to flexibility within institution<br />Schools are driven b...
Students on programmes that have year round start and finish dates and those on part-time programmes have a poorer experie...
              How can we cater for more “non-standard” start and<br />              finish dates?<br />              How c...
   A flexible curriculum is one that allows a range of options for place of study, pace of study, mode of learning and whe...
OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION PHASE<br />
PROPOSED NARROWED SCOPE<br />
WHAT ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACHIEVING FLEXIBILITY IN NON-STANDARD START AND FINISH DATES AND SPEED OF STUDY?<br />UG-Fl...
MAIN PROJECT PHASES<br />PHASE 1 (September 2008- May 2009)<br />Project set up including project management infrastructur...
MAIN PROJECT PHASES<br />PHASES 3 & 4 (July 09 to August 2011)<br />Systems and process modelling and development<br />Pil...
Claire Eustance, UG-Flex Project Manager<br />Queen Mary, Rm 132, Greenwich Campus<br />Tel 020 8331 8198<br />Email c.eus...
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  • Project sits in ILS, works closely with OSA &amp; Banner team but promotes a separate identity as much as possibleAims to achieve change in consultation with stakeholders:Decisions are made by appropriate university committee (e.g. LQC, Resource Sub-Committee, Exec)Both Management Group and Steering Group have representation from broad spectrum of schools and offices.Project Steering Group reviews/reflects on project progress and is chaired by Simon Jarvis;Project Management Group delivers action/overseas tasks and outcomes and is chaired by Maureen Castens.
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    1. 1. Presentation toPartnership Development Group<br />26 May 2010<br />Claire Eustance, UG-Flex Project Manager<br />
    2. 2. UG-FLEX is a four year project that aims to transform university systems and business processes in order to support flexible curricula.<br />
    3. 3. Reduce blockages and inefficiencies in documentation flow and data;<br />Better help and guidance to staff, where appropriate through a technology-supported approach;<br />Improved service to students on “non-standard” programmes<br />So, what does this mean?<br />
    4. 4. UG-Flex can’t fix everything!<br />Managing Expectations......<br />
    5. 5. PROJECT MANAGEMENT<br />
    6. 6. PROJECT BACKGROUND, CONTEXT, DRIVERS<br />College’s Mission: The revised Strategic Plan states a goal of the University is “to offer flexible programmes through choice in the pace, place and mode of learning”.<br />Vice Chancellor’s Group announcement on University Funding, February 2010, citing examples of diversification including more short courses, overseas students, consultancy, research & enterprise income, and “local vocation study”.<br />Taking forward recommendations of University’s 2006-07 Part-Time & Flexible Learning Working Group.<br />Anticipated demographic downturn in traditional 18 year old full-time market<br />Continuing potential for increased participation of WP students<br />Blurring of distinctions between full-time and part-time students<br />Demand from business and industry<br />Government policy (Leitch, Milburn, “Higher Ambitions”......whatnext?)<br />
    7. 7. “What is needed, to fit the needs of students in the future, whether full–time or part-time are new ways of studying flexibly.”<br />Professor Christine King – Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive Staffordshire University. (2008)<br />
    8. 8. SO, WHAT DO WE MEAN BY <br />“A FLEXIBLE CURRICULUM”?<br />
    9. 9.
    10. 10. STAKEHOLDER CONSULTATION FINDINGS<br />Diversity of approaches to flexibility within institution<br />Schools are driven by individual market needs and access to business intelligence on demand is weak<br />Awareness of current models of flexible curricula patchy<br />Current systems and procedures perceived by staff and external stakeholders as discouraging innovation.<br />Requirement that management of flexible provision be at local level<br />
    11. 11. Students on programmes that have year round start and finish dates and those on part-time programmes have a poorer experience of their learning than those on programmes that fit into the standard academic year.<br />All staff find that the administration/management of workload/tasks associated with students on “non-standard” programmes is greater than those on standard programmes.<br />Any solutions delivered start from a position where trust/confidence is poor<br />Where local solutions are developed, there is little central oversight and anyway sharing of good local practice is poor<br />MORE FINDINGS…..<br />
    12. 12. How can we cater for more “non-standard” start and<br /> finish dates?<br /> How can students alter their pace / speed of study<br /> easily and with no detriment to themselves or the<br /> institution?<br /> How can we better support ‘bespoke’ curriculum?<br /> How can we deliver flexibility with agreed boundaries?<br /> All enhancements will have a self service interface<br /> The quality of data is being improved<br />
    13. 13. A flexible curriculum is one that allows a range of options for place of study, pace of study, mode of learning and where possible “bespoke” courses that meet the needs of particular user groups.<br />
    14. 14. OUTCOME OF CONSULTATION PHASE<br />
    15. 15. PROPOSED NARROWED SCOPE<br />
    16. 16. WHAT ARE YOUR REQUIREMENTS FOR ACHIEVING FLEXIBILITY IN NON-STANDARD START AND FINISH DATES AND SPEED OF STUDY?<br />UG-Flex Stakeholder Workshop<br />Thursday 3rd June, 2010 2-5pm, Seacole Room 111<br />
    17. 17. MAIN PROJECT PHASES<br />PHASE 1 (September 2008- May 2009)<br />Project set up including project management infrastructure (Office, staff, steering group etc)<br />Baseline research<br />PHASE 2 (May 2009- July 2009)<br />Collection of good practice models (internal and external)<br />Mapping current provision<br />Review of regulatory and quality framework<br />Stakeholder consultation and requirements mapping<br />
    18. 18. MAIN PROJECT PHASES<br />PHASES 3 & 4 (July 09 to August 2011)<br />Systems and process modelling and development<br />Piloting redesigned systems and processes with a selection of non-standard courses<br />Review and carry out any further modifications<br />PHASE 5 (September 2011 to July 2012)<br />Implement new systems in full production mode across the University<br />Dissemination of outcomes<br />Evaluation and Exit Strategy<br />
    19. 19. Claire Eustance, UG-Flex Project Manager<br />Queen Mary, Rm 132, Greenwich Campus<br />Tel 020 8331 8198<br />Email c.eustance@greenwich.ac.uk<br />UG-Flex Website: www.gre.ac.uk/ils/ug-flex<br />UG-Flex Blog: www.ugflex.blogspot.com<br />Contact details<br />
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