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Suei Cohort 4 Intro

  1. 1. ....My Music iTunes iTunes MusicCastAll ChangeCast- Finetime .mp3
  2. 2. Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative
  3. 3. Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative <ul><li>… is an assessment model that assists in improving the services and activities delivered to members of the Union by indicating areas for continuous improvement. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Leader’s Role is to Govern Change
  5. 5. Why Change? <ul><li>To make a Positive Difference to the lives of our Members whilst they are at College / University . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Organisational Change – Classic Model <ul><li>What’s going on here? </li></ul><ul><li>Where are we now? </li></ul><ul><li>What does success look like? </li></ul><ul><li>What outcomes do we want? </li></ul><ul><li>What can we do that will make a difference? </li></ul><ul><li>What obstacles do we need to overcome? </li></ul>From: Egan, Change Agent Skills, Model B Current State Future State Action Plan A C T I O N
  7. 7. What are we trying to do? <ul><li>We’re changing the Student Experience </li></ul>
  8. 8. Don’t Fall in the Trap and Fail <ul><li>This is a People Process </li></ul><ul><li>not a </li></ul><ul><li>Paper Process </li></ul>
  9. 9. SUEI Philosophy <ul><li>Everything we do must be member focused. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Being involved with SUEI has brought us closer to our members. </li></ul><ul><li>It has really helped us focus on looking at all issues from our members point of view’ </li></ul><ul><li>- Cohort One member </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUEI Principles <ul><li>SUEI concentrates on </li></ul><ul><li>OUTCOMES </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>IMPACT </li></ul>
  11. 11. The SUEI Killer Question to be answered by your students during the SUEI process <ul><li>Is the Union making a positive impact to your lives as students whilst you are at this University/ College? </li></ul><ul><li>There must be evidence of improvement during the SUEI process </li></ul>
  12. 12. Oh No ..not another SUEI Philosophy! <ul><li>We’re connecting with, and finding wins for our students </li></ul>
  13. 13. Some Basic Principles <ul><li>Knowing what you want to do and how to do it </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Using what you learn to develop the Union and its services </li></ul><ul><li>Achieving what you set out to do </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfying stakeholders </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why is there a need for evaluation of some kind?
  15. 15. Unions need to show that: <ul><li>They provide members and funders with efficient, consistent services </li></ul><ul><li>They meet the often conflicting demands of their members and that the members are satisfied </li></ul><ul><li>The Union is making a real difference </li></ul><ul><li>They are legitimate organisations </li></ul>
  16. 16. What’s in it for………Unions? <ul><li>Promotes Legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Improved Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Challenge - Catalyst for Change </li></ul><ul><li>Provides Strategic Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures Continuous Improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Ensures Responsiveness </li></ul>
  17. 17. What’s in it for…….Officers? <ul><li>Help, Support and Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on Outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Being able to see the Big Picture </li></ul><ul><li>Specific Performance Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Model of Aspiration </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement of Managerial Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking and Networking </li></ul>
  18. 18. What’s in it for……Universities? <ul><li>Model </li></ul><ul><li>Measurement of Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Scrutiny </li></ul><ul><li>Benchmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Reduction in Risk </li></ul>
  19. 19. Common Questions from Universities <ul><li>Are there good Governance and Scrutiny arrangements? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the Union financially sound and are there robust financial procedures? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it maximise participation in Activities, Services and Governance? </li></ul>
  20. 20. Common Questions from Universities <ul><li>Is there a sound constitution with good electoral arrangements? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it truly represent student views? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it effectively managed? </li></ul><ul><li>Does its Strategy reflect the needs of its members? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Where are we now? <ul><li>1 st Cohort started in May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd Cohort started in October 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd Cohort started February 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>4 th Cohort TODAY </li></ul><ul><li>5 th Cohort May 2008 </li></ul>
  22. 22. Unions involved in first three Cohorts <ul><li>Bath </li></ul><ul><li>Bedfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Brunel </li></ul><ul><li>Coventry </li></ul><ul><li>De Montfort </li></ul><ul><li>Essex </li></ul><ul><li>Hull </li></ul><ul><li>KCLSU </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds University </li></ul><ul><li>Leeds Met </li></ul><ul><li>Nottingham Trent </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Brookes </li></ul><ul><li>Queen’s Belfast </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Sheffield Hallam </li></ul><ul><li>Strathclyde </li></ul><ul><li>Sussex </li></ul><ul><li>Teesside </li></ul><ul><li>York St John </li></ul>
  23. 23. Unions in Cohort 4 <ul><li>Aberdeen </li></ul><ul><li>Edinburgh </li></ul><ul><li>Hertfordshire </li></ul><ul><li>Imperial </li></ul><ul><li>Liverpool University </li></ul><ul><li>Loughborough </li></ul><ul><li>Nottingham </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Gordon </li></ul><ul><li>Royal Holloway </li></ul><ul><li>Solent </li></ul><ul><li>Staffordshire </li></ul><ul><li>South Bank </li></ul><ul><li>Ulster </li></ul><ul><li>UCL </li></ul><ul><li>Worcestershire </li></ul>
  24. 24. National Union of Students AMSU
  25. 25. SUEI Funders <ul><li> </li></ul>
  26. 26. Key Themes <ul><li>A: What's so special about the Union? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>B: What is this Union aiming to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>C: Is there quality stewardship? </li></ul><ul><li>D: Are there quality outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>E: What underpins this quality? </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 27. Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative Key Lines of Enquiry <ul><li>Values </li></ul><ul><li>Empathy </li></ul><ul><li>Democracy </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Openness </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviour </li></ul><ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Trust </li></ul><ul><li>Legitimacy </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>What’s so Special about the Union? </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Representation </li></ul><ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><li>What is this Union trying to achieve? </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Yearly Plans </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Is there quality stewardship? </li></ul><ul><li>Well managed </li></ul><ul><li>Effective performance </li></ul><ul><li>Political management </li></ul><ul><li>Are there quality outcomes? </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul>What underpins this quality? • Communication •Finance •Partnerships
  28. 28. The Process <ul><li>Year One </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start work on model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting started workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consultant visits and report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2nd workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Year Two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>continue work on model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3rd workshop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pre audit visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>audit and report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>apply for accreditation </li></ul></ul>

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