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    • 1. Engaging Academics in Learning andTeaching: The National Networking Initiative Professor Mike Keppell, Charles Sturt University Associate Professor Gordon Suddaby, Massey University 1
    • 2. OVERVIEWWhat is the NNI?NameVisionMissionObjectivesPrinciples 2
    • 3. WHAT IS THE NNI?The mission of the NNI is to improve engagementand practice through network leadership.A range of stakeholders have been engaged in theproject, including the following collaborative partnersAustralasian Council on Open and Distance Education(ACODE),Australasian Society for Computers in Learning inTertiary Education (ascilite),Council of Australian Directors of AcademicDevelopment (CADAD), 3
    • 4. WHAT IS THE NNI?Higher Education Research and Development Society ofAustralasia (HERDSA)Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia(ODLAA).Australias Academic and Research Network (AARnet),Netspot andOffice of Learning and Teaching (OLT) 4
    • 5. WHAT IS THE NNI? Lead Collaborative EnablingOrganizations Organizations Organizations ACODE ACODE AARNET ascilite ascilite Netspot HERDSA OLT CADAD ODLAA 5
    • 6. WHAT IS AN APPROPRIATENAME FOR THE NETWORK? 6
    • 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) 7
    • 8. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - VISIONThe overarching vision for the National NetworkingInitiative (NNI) is to facilitate a sustainablecollaborative network between established highereducation associations with the intent of fosteringbest practice in networks to engage membersmore strongly with Australasian higher educationlearning and teaching. 8
    • 9. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - MISSIONThe mission of the NNI is to improveengagement and practice throughnetwork leadership. 9
    • 10. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVE - OBJECTIVESImprove the effectiveness of communication andengagement with NNI members at largeEnable and support network leaders ofcollaborative partners to encourage collaboration andincrease membership engagementReview the utilisation of technologies tosupport best practice in network engagementFoster, encourage and support further network-basedcollaborative initiatives 10
    • 11. NATIONAL NETWORKING INITIATIVEPromote, disseminate and enhance the outcomes ofAustralian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), OLTand selected Good Practice Reports.Conduct research into the NNIManage the project in an effective and efficient way 11
    • 12. ALTC GOOD PRACTICE REPORTSALTC awarded 264 projects, 52 fellowships (1stDecember, 2010)Commissioned 11 GPRsAssuring graduate outcomesBlended learningCurriculum renewalSupporting students’ transition into higher education 12
    • 13. ALTC GOOD PRACTICE REPORTSWork-integrated learningAssessment of science, technology, engineering andmathematicsInnovative Indigenous learning and teachingRevitalising the academic workforceTechnology-enhanced learning and teachingClinical teachingSupport for international students . 13
    • 14. WHAT PRINCIPLES SHOULD THE NNI EMBODY? 14
    • 15. PRINCIPLESThe NNI principles aim to provide collaborative andenabling partners with guiding principles as they engagein 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. 15
    • 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. 16
    • 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. 17
    • 18. QUESTIONSWhat do members value in particularnetworks?What are the characteristics of asuccessful network?Should the NNI expand to embrace othernetworks? 18