Presentation on theme: "Teaching and Learning Strategy Day Teaching and Learning Strategy Day Professor Wendy Purcell Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive University of Plymouth."— Presentation transcript:
Teaching and Learning Strategy Day Teaching and Learning Strategy Day Professor Wendy Purcell Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive University of Plymouth April 2010
“In this country, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” Red Queen, Through the Looking Glass Challenging times ahead... can’t just ‘run faster’... need to be proactive, agile... secure opportunities!
The future Greater emphasis on innovation and... The use of technology – course delivery, assessment, resources Employability Entrepreneurship and social enterprise Flexible pathways – pt, modular Placements, internships – work experience Global citizenship
The Edgeless University “Technology is changing universities as they become just one source among many for ideas, knowledge and innovation... online tools and open access also offer the means for their survival... universities can use technology to offer more flexible provision and open more equal routes to higher education and learning.”
Ambition 1: Through-life learning To provide a first-class student experience and develop people who are ambitious, entrepreneurial and autonomous learners. Through experiences such as placements, internships and volunteering, our people will be well- equipped to build their futures and to continue learning throughout their lives. Our Strategy
The student experience at Plymouth draws inspiration from the spirit of discovery that marks our region’s maritime and industrial heritage, and from our strong network of partnership. Plymouth people make a major contribution to economies and societies around the world. We are committed to developing graduates who are ready to take their place as active and responsible citizens in society, in particular, using their sustainability and cross-cultural skills in the local and global environment. The Plymouth Experience
T & L - General Management Objectives Transform our approach to meet the needs of a 21st Century learner which includes on-demand and flexible delivery, using technology to focus on learning outcomes rather than content... Employability Centre The Plymouth Student Simulation Learning Develop flexible delivery approach Introduce an employability and entrepreneurship skills framework to all programmes (incl. social enterprise) Credit volunteering and work placement opportunities for our students and staff Embed sustainability skills in all programmes
At the heart of the campus – 500% increase in the number of students using the facilities... Gateway – our new employability centre
External context New Government agenda Fees Review Skills Strategy Higher Ambitions – HE framework Closer links with business/industry Leitch target – 40%?! Greater selectivity?
Fees Review - clues Social mobility, redefine WP to include those in work Importance of universities in economic recovery Teaching quality and contestability HE- FE relationships Role in preparing professionals >500,000 students Teaching funding by credit awarded Withdrawal of Foundation Degree premiums, Widening Participation funding Maintaining quality despite reduced level of £££
HE is changing... ’Old world’ – Public funding entitlements to ’New world’ – Income earned through value delivered
Higher Ambitions More business engagement in the funding and design of programmes, sponsorship of students, and work placements; Creating more part-time, work-based and foundation degrees; Setting out clearly what students can expect in terms of the nature and quality of courses offered...
HEFCE New Head of Teaching and Learning (as of 1 st August) – William Locke – previously Assistant Director and Principal Policy Analyst at the Centre for Higher Education Research and Information (CHERI) at the Open University.
Challenges/Opportunities? New government Spring/Summer 2010 Competitive Funding – contestability Student fees review – substitute not additional £££ Change in student relationship with provider T-funding move to differentiate by ‘quality’ score New models – private/shared services/federal etc Increasing technological opportunities, the estate? Quality vs volume Create agility in an ever-changing market