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Embedding BCE - Institutional Showcase (Strathclyde)

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Embedding BCE - Institutional Showcase (Strathclyde)

  1. 1. Embedding BCE Case Study: University of Strathclyde Diane McDonald Alasdair MacKay, Ursula Kelly [email_address]
  2. 2. The Strathclyde case study <ul><li>Knowledge Exchange @ Strathclyde </li></ul><ul><li>Participation rationale: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Baseline of current situation and perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inform future developments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by Vice Principal Kenny Miller </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated between Information Resources and Research &Innovation Directorates </li></ul><ul><li>Undertaken during major period of restructuring, including new Principal </li></ul>
  3. 3. Interviews <ul><li>Involved: </li></ul><ul><li>26 participants </li></ul><ul><li>Range from academics to professional services staff </li></ul><ul><li>Engaged in Business and Community activities </li></ul><ul><li>No problems with engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Pleased about: </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunity to talk about Knowledge Exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity of involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Chance to identify key issues </li></ul>
  4. 4. Key findings <ul><li>Confirmed perceptions: </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Exchange embedded within strategy: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 of 3 core strategic foci </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research & Knowledge Exchange Committee </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vice Dean for Knowledge Exchange </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>High performer: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Knowledge Transfer Grant, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network, Hunter Centre etc </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Research & Innovation role embedded within processes </li></ul><ul><li>Significant breadth and depth of knowledge exchange profile </li></ul>
  5. 5. Some areas for attention <ul><li>Much knowledge exchange not directed or recorded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. Ground up enthusiasts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academics’ career success still judged mainly on research and teaching & learning activities </li></ul><ul><li>Room for improved sharing of information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>e.g. Shared intelligence </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Development Plan ideas (1) <ul><li>Policy and Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Improved systems for capturing the volumes and outcomes of all types of knowledge exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Roll out Vice Deans for Knowledge Exchange (KE) </li></ul><ul><li>Include representation from Information Systems at strategic forums for planning KE activity </li></ul><ul><li>Roles and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Framework of competency and skills for KE practitioners </li></ul><ul><li>KE an explicit element in all staff development plans and reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Researchers Portal to improve knowledge management and the sharing of good practice in KE </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Development Plan ideas (2) <ul><li>Processes and Business Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous development of CRM processes </li></ul><ul><li>Use of the Researchers Portal to share marketing information and contact management issues </li></ul><ul><li>Establish on-line registration and payment systems for CPD and commercial training courses </li></ul><ul><li>Central register for all CPD participants </li></ul><ul><li>  Partnerships and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership review to evaluate the impact of current arrangements and identify ways to maximise opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Establish partnership development plans in each faculty </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  8. 8. Development Plan ideas(3) <ul><li>  Measurement and Performance Results </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct a mapping exercise and/or establish a working group to identify the breadth of KE engagement activities being undertaken and to propose improvements in activity capture </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the dissemination of performance results for KE, and use the findings to stimulate involvement and activity </li></ul>
  9. 9. The next stage <ul><li>Feedback workshop to be arranged </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Early 2010 </li></ul></ul>