Having It Both Ways


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Results of an exercise at a Study Day on 6 March 2010

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Having It Both Ways

  1. 1. “ Having it both ways” Results of ranking exercise at Year 2 Study Day, 6 March 2010
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>The coming age of austerity is going to force many changes on PCE. Most of these will be motivated by a concern for efficiency and cost-cutting. But might some of them also contribute to the improvement and promotion of teaching and learning? </li></ul><ul><li>The exercise lists 10 possible changes. You are asked to rank them independently on two criteria—saving money and improving teaching. In each case rank the most effective as “1”, the next most effective as “2”, and so on. </li></ul><ul><li>When you have all done the exercise individually, produce an agreed group ranking; that will be collected by your link tutor at around 2.30pm and will feed into a report in the closing plenary. </li></ul>
  3. 6. Write-in suggestions <ul><li>more democratic decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>more person-centred spaces </li></ul><ul><li>central bank of proven effective resources </li></ul><ul><li>promotions (marketing) </li></ul><ul><li>summer schools </li></ul><ul><li>managers teach for 10% of time (at tutors' rates) </li></ul><ul><li>duplex copiers </li></ul><ul><li>use skills of staff in-house (catering) </li></ul><ul><li>outsource IT </li></ul><ul><li>use facilities all year </li></ul><ul><li>cut paperwork </li></ul><ul><li>don't buy in consultants </li></ul><ul><li>green colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Stop college-wide emails </li></ul><ul><li>Team teaching and sharing resources </li></ul>