Mark Brown from Dublin City University gave a presentation about 'Leading in Changing Times: Case Studies in Strategy and Policy Development' as part of the online events by expert pool Policy and Strategy Development within EMPOWER
28. • Where are we going?
• Where should we go and why?
• How can we get there?
Scenario 1 - Open Networking
Scenario 2 - Serving Local communities
Scenario 3 - New Public Responsibilities
Scenario 4 - Higher Education Inc
30. What are some of
the major change forces?
• Population mobility
• Demographic changes
• Changing nature of work
• Growing demand for higher education
31. • Openness movement
• Unbundling movement
• Influence of AI on education
• Learning analytics movement
• Micro-credentialing movement
What are some of
the major change forces
shaping the future of higher education?
32. High impact (critical) uncertainties
Growth of new global online providers
Emergence of badges and micro-credentials
Increased demand for part-time study options
Increased supply reduces cost of qualifications
Reduction of government funding to universities
Increased demand for customised study options
Increased staff demand for flexible work conditions
Emergence of strategic alliances between universities
Further development of new technological innovations
48. What does the literature tell us
about leadership in higher
50. “Focuses on the critical
role of leadership — not
the Lone Ranger
leader who rides into
town and saves a single
s c h o o l / c o l l e g e , b u t
leaders whose very
actions change the
systems they work in.”
51. “Developing and implementing desired
change is not an event but is a complex
and subjective learning/unlearning
process for all concerned” (p.73).
Scott, G., Coates, H., & Anderson, M. (2008). Learning leaders in times of
change: Academic leadership capabilities for Australian higher education.
Australian Learning and Teaching Council, NSW.
Scott, G. (2003). Effective change management in higher education. Educause
Review, November/December, 64-80.
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82. What is the preferred
future scenario for your institution?
• Oldish University
• Newish University
• Resource University
• Expansive University
• Alliance University
• Data University
• Outsource University