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Jisc11 Eric Thomas Opening Keynote


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Jisc11 Eric Thomas Opening Keynote

  1. 1. Annual ConferenceJISC<br />Universities: The New World 2011 onwards<br />Professor Eric Thomas<br />Tuesday 15March 2011<br />
  2. 2. Historical perspective<br />Describe recent events<br />Consider short and long term implications<br />Q & A and discussion<br />
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  4. 4. In 1961 4.2% of 18 year olds went to university<br />In 2011 44% of 18 to 30 year olds will experience higher education<br />In 1976 a House Officer returned 27% of basic pay as income tax<br />In 2010 an Fy1 doctor returns 14% of basic pay as income tax<br />In 1976 46% of GDP was returned as fiscal income, in 2011 that is 39% and in 1995 it was 36%<br />Last 50 Years<br />
  5. 5. Values & Ambitions Unchanged<br />Vital that universities see themselves as educational and academic institutions<br />Continue to value ‘public good’ aspects of University education<br />Retain our values in the face of the changes<br />
  6. 6. Financial Landscape<br />Series of significant cuts<br />December 2009 - £1 billion<br />Spring 2010 - £200 million<br />20% VAT from January 2011<br />Teaching funding reduced from £3.9 billion to £700 million – a cut of £3.2 billion or an 80% cut in real terms<br />
  7. 7. Financial Landscape<br />Government response to Browne recommendations<br />Fees cap at £6,000 or £9,000 (“exceptionally”)<br />Increased focus on WP – requirements to be clarified<br />No upfront cost<br />£21,000 earnings threshold - £0.09 per £1.00 earned above £21,000<br />
  8. 8. Paradigm Shift<br />HE sector is undergoing rapid and unprecedented change<br />Significant cuts to funding already in place<br />A move from funding from the state to funding of (and by) the individual by loans<br />Immediate implications remain to be clarified; the wider ramifications will be significant and may not yet be obvious<br />
  9. 9. The Income Gap<br />First gap – University financial years (August – July) do not coincide with the Government financial years (April – March)<br />Second gap – State funding will reduce at a faster rate than any increase in fee income<br />No additional income<br />
  10. 10. Challenges<br />Admissions conundrum<br />Pricing<br />WP – unknown targets<br />Marked increase in student (and parent) expectations<br />
  11. 11. Position of Strength<br /><ul><li>Staff and students
  12. 12. Student Union
  13. 13. Financially robust
  14. 14. Governing Body</li></ul>Turnover/size<br />Population centre<br />Highly sought after<br />Location<br />
  15. 15. Implications<br />Period of immense uncertainty<br />Further diversification<br />More HE in FE<br />Private Providers<br />Institutional Stress ? Failure<br />Mergers and Acquisitions<br />Market provision of courses causes discipline failure<br />Employers re-visiting non-degree entry<br />
  16. 16. JISC – A Shared Service<br /><ul><li> Aim: to provide services and resources that individual institutions cannot provide as efficiently or effectively
  17. 17. JANET: essential infrastructure for research and education
  18. 18. JISC Access Management Federation
  19. 19. JISC Collections: for every £1 funding, the community received services with a commercial value of over £34
  20. 20. JISC Advance: its services save the sector </li></ul> around £12 for every £1 invested in them<br /><ul><li> Other specialist services provided such as
  21. 21. National Grid Service</li></li></ul><li>JISC Delivery - Services<br />JISC funds a portfolio of 49 services giving institutions access to :<br /><ul><li> Underpinning infrastructure via
  22. 22. JANET(UK) (computing network)
  23. 23. Access Management Federation
  24. 24. Online resources
  25. 25. Learning resources
  26. 26. Primary and secondary </li></ul> materials e.g. PubMedCentral<br /><ul><li>All media formats
  27. 27. Advice and support via
  28. 28. JISC Advance (advisory services)</li></li></ul><li>What will Higher Education look like in 10 years time?<br />