Visions for the future of higher
education administration in
your hands
Matthew Andrews
Higher education administration
Planning your career
Final key thoughts
Massification
&
Specialisation
Tensions in
uncertain
times
Are you
student
centred?
Being good is
not good
enough
Planned Happenstance®
• Kathleen Mitchell
• plannedhappenstance.com
• Confronts the notion that career planning
is a logic...
• Planned
• Happen
• Stance
Having plans, organised, and made
arrangements – professional
development planning
Events that...
Working out a direction
DO
Follow your curiosity,
interest, and hunches
DO NOT
Make a linear plan for your
career and atte...
Approaching roadblocks
DO
Think about alternative
routes, the benefits of
taking a diversion, and ask
“how can I…?”
DO NOT...
Facing the unexpected
DO
Expect the unexpected! Be
prepared for unexpected
opportunities, chance
encounters, and answer
ev...
And your ideal job?
DO
Leave your mind – and
opportunities – open! So
don’t define one… it might
not exist yet
DO NOT
Fixa...
Grasp every
opportunity
Engage with
AUA activities
Give up your
misery
Be active
locally
Why the future in your hands?
• Your career in your hands
• This profession is in your hands
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Matthew Andrews: Visions for the future of higher education administration in your hands - Introduction to higher education 2014

  1. 1. Visions for the future of higher education administration in your hands Matthew Andrews
  2. 2. Higher education administration Planning your career Final key thoughts
  3. 3. Massification & Specialisation Tensions in uncertain times Are you student centred? Being good is not good enough
  4. 4. Planned Happenstance® • Kathleen Mitchell • plannedhappenstance.com • Confronts the notion that career planning is a logical and linear activity • An articulation of and explanation for the way many of our careers have developed! • Embraces uncertainty
  5. 5. • Planned • Happen • Stance Having plans, organised, and made arrangements – professional development planning Events that occur by chance, i.e. life! – the certainty of uncertainty Your position on your plans and the impact of events – attitudes & behaviours
  6. 6. Working out a direction DO Follow your curiosity, interest, and hunches DO NOT Make a linear plan for your career and attempt to follow it from A to D through B & C
  7. 7. Approaching roadblocks DO Think about alternative routes, the benefits of taking a diversion, and ask “how can I…?” DO NOT Stop, or keep on trying to follow the same path, or work out “I can’t because…”
  8. 8. Facing the unexpected DO Expect the unexpected! Be prepared for unexpected opportunities, chance encounters, and answer every question with “yes” DO NOT Fail to recognise opportunities or be too narrow in how you define one, and end up saying “no” NB It is never the right time!
  9. 9. And your ideal job? DO Leave your mind – and opportunities – open! So don’t define one… it might not exist yet DO NOT Fixate on one job you want to the exclusion of any other opportunities
  10. 10. Grasp every opportunity Engage with AUA activities Give up your misery Be active locally
  11. 11. Why the future in your hands? • Your career in your hands • This profession is in your hands

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