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  1. 1. Engaging Academics in Learning and Teaching: The National Networking Initiative Professor Mike Keppell, Charles Sturt University Associate Professor Gordon Suddaby, Massey University 1Thursday, 19 April 12
  2. 2. OVERVIEW What is the NNI? Name Vision Mission Objectives Principles 2Thursday, 19 April 12
  3. 3. WHAT IS THE NNI? The mission of the NNI is to improve engagement and practice through network leadership. A range of stakeholders have been engaged in the project, including the following collaborative partners Australasian Council on Open and Distance Education (ACODE), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD), 3Thursday, 19 April 12
  4. 4. WHAT IS THE NNI? Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA). Australias Academic and Research Network (AARnet), Netspot and Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) 4Thursday, 19 April 12
  5. 5. WHAT IS THE NNI? Lead Collaborative Enabling Organizations Organizations Organizations ACODE ACODE AARNET ascilite ascilite Netspot HERDSA OLT CADAD ODLAA 5Thursday, 19 April 12
  7. 7. NAME OF THE NETWORK ‘Australasian’ focus is more appropriate due to range of organisations. Australasian Higher Education Network (AHEN) Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA) Network of Australasian Higher Education Associations (NAHEA) 7Thursday, 19 April 12
  8. 8. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - VISION The overarching vision for the National Networking Initiative (NNI) is to facilitate a sustainable collaborative network between established higher education associations with the intent of fostering best practice in networks to engage members more strongly with Australasian higher education learning and teaching. 8Thursday, 19 April 12
  9. 9. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - MISSION The mission of the NNI is to improve engagement and practice through network leadership. 9Thursday, 19 April 12
  10. 10. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - OBJECTIVES Improve the effectiveness of communication and engagement with NNI members at large Enable and support network leaders of collaborative partners to encourage collaboration and increase membership engagement Review the utilisation of technologies to support best practice in network engagement Foster, encourage and support further network-based collaborative initiatives 10Thursday, 19 April 12
  11. 11. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE Promote, disseminate and enhance the outcomes of Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), OLT and selected Good Practice Reports. Conduct research into the NNI Manage the project in an effective and efficient way 11Thursday, 19 April 12
  12. 12. ALTC GOOD PRACTICE REPORTS ALTC awarded 264 projects, 52 fellowships (1st December, 2010) Commissioned 11 GPRs Assuring graduate outcomes Blended learning Curriculum renewal Supporting students’ transition into higher education 12Thursday, 19 April 12
  13. 13. ALTC GOOD PRACTICE REPORTS Work-integrated learning Assessment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics Innovative Indigenous learning and teaching Revitalising the academic workforce Technology-enhanced learning and teaching Clinical teaching Support for international students . 13Thursday, 19 April 12
  14. 14. WHAT PRINCIPLES SHOULD THE NNI EMBODY? 14Thursday, 19 April 12
  15. 15. PRINCIPLES The NNI principles aim to provide collaborative and enabling partners with guiding principles as they engage in the project. • Collaborative Advantage: Partners create/co- design new value together as opposed to mere exchange through their involvement in the NNI project. In addition, partners engage with each other through their complementary assets and skills and contribute some in-kind support for the NNI. 15Thursday, 19 April 12
  16. 16. PRINCIPLES • Strategic Alignment & Communication: There is alignment between the NNI vision, mission and objectives with the activities of the collaborative and enabling partners. In addition, partners share ideas in the spirit of collaboration through open, constructive, and critical dialogue in relation to higher education learning and teaching. 16Thursday, 19 April 12
  17. 17. PRINCIPLES • Integrity: Partners work with each other in the spirit of mutual trust and respect which includes having a clear understanding of the management, decision-making and financial allocation of the project. • S ustainability: The NNI will contribute to integrated, generative and future-focused strategies to maintain and sustain effective leadership and best practice in higher education learning and teaching. 17Thursday, 19 April 12
  18. 18. QUESTIONS What do members value in particular networks? What are the characteristics of a successful network? Should the NNI expand to embrace other networks? 18Thursday, 19 April 12