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Acode 59 2012


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Acode 59 2012

  1. 1. National Networking Initiative Professor Mike Keppe! & Associate Professor Gordon Suddaby Project LeadersSaturday, 30 June 12 1
  2. 2. Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA)Saturday, 30 June 12 2
  3. 3. Overview What is NATA? Principles Vision Mission Objectives Phases ProgressSaturday, 30 June 12 3
  4. 4. What is NATA? The mission of NATA is to improve engagement and practice through network leadership. A range of stakeholders have been engaged in the project, including the following collaborative partners Australasian Council on Open and Distance Education (ACODE), Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite), Council of Australian Directors of Academic Development (CADAD),Saturday, 30 June 12 4
  5. 5. What is NATA? Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Open and Distance Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA). Australias Academic and Research Network (AARnet), Netspot and Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)Saturday, 30 June 12 5
  6. 6. What is NATA? Collaborative Lead Organizations Enabling Organizations Organizations ACODE ACODE ascilite AARNET ascilite HERDSA Netspot CADAD OLT ODLAASaturday, 30 June 12 6
  7. 7. Principles for Partner ParticipationSaturday, 30 June 12 7
  8. 8. Partner Principles Guiding principles for collaborative and enabling partners: Collaborative Advantage: Partners create/co- design new value together as opposed to mere exchange through their involvement in the NATA project. In addition, partners engage with each other through their complementary assets and skills and contribute some in-kind support for the NATA.Saturday, 30 June 12 8
  9. 9. Partner Principles • Strategic Alignment & Communication: There is alignment between the NATA vision, mission and objectives with the activities of the collaborative and enabling partners. In addition, partners share ideas in the spirit of collaboration through open, constructive, and critical dialogue in relation to tertiary education learning and teaching. Saturday, 30 June 12 9
  10. 10. Partner Principles Integrity: Partners work with each other in the spirit of mutual trust and respect which includes having a clear understanding of the management, decision- making and financial allocation of the project. Sustainability: The NATA will contribute to integrated, generative and future-focused strategies to maintain and sustain effective leadership and best practice in tertiary education learning and teaching.Saturday, 30 June 12 10
  11. 11. Vision The overarching vision for the Network of Australasian Tertiary Associations (NATA) is to facilitate a sustainable collaborative network between established tertiary education associations with the intent of fostering best practice in networks to engage members more strongly with Australasian tertiary education learning and teaching.Saturday, 30 June 12 11
  12. 12. Mission The mission of the NATA is to improve engagement and practice through network leadership.Saturday, 30 June 12 12
  13. 13. Objectives Improve the effectiveness of communication and engagement with NATA members at large Enable and support network leaders of collaborative partners to encourage collaboration and increase membership engagement Review the utilisation of technologies to support best practice in network engagement Foster, encourage and support further network-based collaborative initiativesSaturday, 30 June 12 13
  14. 14. Objectives Promote, disseminate and enhance the outcomes of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), OLT and selected Good Practice Reports. Conduct research into the NATA Manage the project in an effective and efficient waySaturday, 30 June 12 14
  15. 15. Good Practice Reports ALTC awarded 264 projects, 52 fellowships (1st December, 2010) Commissioned 11 GPRs Assuring graduate outcomes Blended learning Curriculum renewal Supporting students’ transition into higher educationSaturday, 30 June 12 15
  16. 16. Good Practice Reports Work-integrated learning Assessment of science, technology, engineering and mathematics Innovative Indigenous learning and teaching Revitalising the academic workforce Technology-enhanced learning and teaching Clinical teaching Support for international students .Saturday, 30 June 12 16
  17. 17. Phases Phase 1: ‘Getting on the Same Page’ (face-to-face discussions, regular meetings, communication strategy, learning about/ from each other) Phase 2: Research (survey, focus groups, interviews, partner projects). Phase 3: Dissemination (conferences, symposiums, presentations in each partner organization, publications, development of guidelines, connection to other networks) Phase 4: Sustainability (only if worthwhile)Saturday, 30 June 12 17
  18. 18. Research Surveys with all partners Focus groups with network leaders in each organization Interviews with President/Vice-president ‘Partner-own-projects’ on network leadership (focus of October symposium)Saturday, 30 June 12 18
  19. 19. Survey Questions What are the important questions that we want answered by members? What are major issues common across all organizations that we are not addressing? How do we enhance network leadership?Saturday, 30 June 12 19
  20. 20. Project Team Mike Keppell (NATA) & Gordon Suddaby (NATA) Denise Chalmers (CADAD), Shelda Debowski (HERDSA), Helen Carter (ACODE), Gary Williams (ascilite), Trish Andrews (ODLAA), James Sankar AARnet), Kim Edgar (Netspot), Marguerite De Sousa (OLT), Lindy Baker (OLT) Natasha Hard (NATA), Maree Potter (NATA), Karen Halley (ACODE/NATA), 30 June 12 20