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1 Graduates for the 21st Century – Integrating the Enhancement Themes Philip Winn University of Strathclyde

2 Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? At the heart of this Theme is consolidation of, and reflection on, the work of the Enhancement Theme programme – all Themes and projects started since The goal of integrating their outcomes relies on updating and refreshing the material that was produced previously.

3 Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

4 Teams – all assembled and working Students – representation on (most) teams Money – it’s being spent: events, staff, projects, online Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

5 Auditing – previous engagements Linking & integrating – assessment in the first year Strategic redevelopments – in many HEIs at the moment Graduate attributes – and curriculum design Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

6 Implementation – how to articulate GAs? Integration – the graduate as the end point Engagement & progression – from day one Transitions – heterogeneity of intake; level-to-level Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

7 Research-Teaching Linkages: Vicky Gunn, Glasgow The First Year: James Moir, Abertay Dundee Assessment & Integrative Assessment: David Nicol, Strathclyde Employability: Vicky Gunn, Glasgow Responding to Student Needs: Margaret Harris, Aberdeen Graduates for 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

8 Review – David Lines, to help us get started Synopsis – Dai Hounsell, to help us conclude Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral

9 Graduates for the 21st Century: what are we doing? Institutional; Areas of shared interest; Sectoral Cross Scotland seminar series Outwith the ETC, these begin in October – invitations are out

10 Professor John Haldane “Research consumes much time and money that could be better spent on teaching students” Is the impetus to research diminishing … ? No – the research agenda in HEIs is a given Graduates for the 21st Century: pressure … from research

11 Graduates for the 21st Century: pressure … on time Surveys:NSS, I-Grad, PRES, PTES, in-house … Legislation:Visas, Disclosure Scotland, Health & Safety at Work, COSHH, Risk assessment, Ethical review … The REF:Prep, submit, debrief, prep, submit, debrief … SFC / QEF:ELIR and internal subject review, HESA data, TRAC & FEC …

12 Graduates for the 21st Century: pressure … from Government

13 Higher Ambitions – six elements 1. Access – context, flexible delivery, employability, business 5. Engagement – internationalization, e-learning, RDAs, languages 2. Economic recovery and growth – skills, PG provision 3. Research capacity & economic impact – business, consolidate 4. Teaching excellence – information on programmes, externals

14 Higher Ambitions – the sixth element 6. Maintain excellence with tighter financial constraints – Benign financial climate cannot continue; diverse funding streams; strategic direction of funding by Government – redistribution, no new money; Universities need to control costs; variable fees. Graduates for the 21st Century: pressure … from Government "In future the burden of financing higher education's diversity of excellence will need to be more equitably shared between employers, the taxpayer, and individuals"

15 Graduates for the 21st Century: pressure … and us Enhancement Themes must: - publish digestible material of relevance and utility - ease pressure on time: “not another initiative” - help us work with tighter budgets: outputs must be VfM This isn’t very uplifting …

16 Graduates for the 21st Century: some optimism Can we fix it? – Yes we can Enhancement Themes must: - publish digestible material of relevance and utility - ease pressure on time: “not another initiative” - help us work with tighter budgets: it must be VfM

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