University Challenge

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Presentation given at the Microsoft UK Architect Council Meeting at Bletchley Park

Presented by Keith Straughan

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University Challenge

  1. 1. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE INTEGRATING WITH THE PAST AND INTEROPERATING WITH THE FUTURE Dr Keith Straughan Dean University Centre Milton Keynes (UCMK)
  2. 2. THE IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY THE PRICE OF INDEPENDENCE CLOUD UNIVERSITY
  3. 3. quot;We shape our tools and thereafter they shape usquot; John M Culkin
  4. 4. THE IDEA OF A UNIVERSITY
  5. 5. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE
  6. 6. UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE  DIUS initiative (2008)  20 new university centres  Widening participation agenda  50% participation target  Driven by politics – not pedagogy
  7. 7. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY
  8. 8. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  What shape of university?  What shape of provision?  What shape of graduate?
  9. 9. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  Council – Senate – Academic Boards  Central Admin  Schools  Faculties  Departments  Centres  Colleges
  10. 10. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  Schools:  Arts and Humanities  Biological Sciences  Clinical Medicine  Humanities and Social Sciences  Physical Sciences  Technology
  11. 11. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  Faculties in School of Arts and Humanities:  Architecture and History of Art  Asian and Middle Eastern Studies  Classics  Divinity  English  Modern and Medieval Languages  Music  Philosophy
  12. 12. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  What shape of university?  What shape of provision?  What shape of graduate?
  13. 13. THE SHAPE OF A UNIVERSITY  What shape of university?  What shape of provision?  What shape of graduate?  What shape of graduate?  What shape of provision?  What shape of university?
  14. 14. THE PRICE OF INDEPENDENCE
  15. 15. THE PRICE OF INDEPENDENCE  Physical infrastructure  Research infrastructure  Library services  QA processes
  16. 16. THE PRICE OF INDEPENDENCE  Inertia  Academically-driven  High infrastructure costs  Large student numbers needed  Silos
  17. 17. A CLOUD UNIVERSITY OR UNIVERSITY 2.0
  18. 18. CLOUD UNIVERSITY  Effective partnerships  HEIs  FECs  Civic  Employers  Third sector  Physicality and virtuality  Leading-edge pedagogy
  19. 19. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT  Influences  Community needs  Market opportunities  Corporate strengths  Local strategy  Sub regional strategy  Regional strategy  National strategy  HEIs
  20. 20. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT  Faculties:  Digital Age  Health & Wellbeing  High Value Engineering  Creative Technologies  Sustainable Development  Leadership & Enterprise  Education

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