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  • 1. Embedding BCE Case Study: University of Strathclyde Diane McDonald Alasdair MacKay, Ursula Kelly [email_address]
  • 2. The Strathclyde case study
    • Knowledge Exchange @ Strathclyde
    • Participation rationale:
      • Baseline of current situation and perceptions
      • Inform future developments
    • Sponsored by Vice Principal Kenny Miller
    • Coordinated between Information Resources and Research &Innovation Directorates
    • Undertaken during major period of restructuring, including new Principal
  • 3. Interviews
    • Involved:
    • 26 participants
    • Range from academics to professional services staff
    • Engaged in Business and Community activities
    • No problems with engagement
    • Pleased about:
    • Opportunity to talk about Knowledge Exchange
    • Diversity of involvement
    • Chance to identify key issues
  • 4. Key findings
    • Confirmed perceptions:
    • Knowledge Exchange embedded within strategy:
        • 1 of 3 core strategic foci
        • Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee
        • Vice Dean for Knowledge Exchange
    • High performer:
        • Knowledge Transfer Grant, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
        • Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network, Hunter Centre etc
    • Research & Innovation role embedded within processes
    • Significant breadth and depth of knowledge exchange profile
  • 5. Some areas for attention
    • Much knowledge exchange not directed or recorded
      • i.e. Ground up enthusiasts
    • Academics’ career success still judged mainly on research and teaching & learning activities
    • Room for improved sharing of information
      • e.g. Shared intelligence
  • 6. Development Plan ideas (1)
    • Policy and Strategy
    • Improved systems for capturing the volumes and outcomes of all types of knowledge exchange
    • Roll out Vice Deans for Knowledge Exchange (KE)
    • Include representation from Information Systems at strategic forums for planning KE activity
    • Roles and Skills
    • Framework of competency and skills for KE practitioners
    • KE an explicit element in all staff development plans and reviews
    • Use the Researchers Portal to improve knowledge management and the sharing of good practice in KE
  • 7. Development Plan ideas (2)
    • Processes and Business Systems
    • Continuous development of CRM processes
    • Use of the Researchers Portal to share marketing information and contact management issues
    • Establish on-line registration and payment systems for CPD and commercial training courses
    • Central register for all CPD participants
    •   Partnerships and Resources
    • Partnership review to evaluate the impact of current arrangements and identify ways to maximise opportunities
    • Establish partnership development plans in each faculty
  • 8. Development Plan ideas(3)
    •   Measurement and Performance Results
    • Conduct a mapping exercise and/or establish a working group to identify the breadth of KE engagement activities being undertaken and to propose improvements in activity capture
    • Improve the dissemination of performance results for KE, and use the findings to stimulate involvement and activity
  • 9. The next stage
    • Feedback workshop to be arranged
      • Early 2010