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1 Engagement with Society – The Third Core Objective for Universities Dr Marilyn Wedgwood Pro-Vice-Chancellor External Relations 16 th Annual EAIE Conference September 2004

2 Manchester Metropolitan University

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5 Should a University of the 21 st Century be engaged with the concerns and issues of society? Should Engagement with Society be a CORE VALUE Manchester Metropolitan University

6 Dr Marilyn Wedgwood Teaching and Learning Research Third Stream Knowledge Transfer: Engagement with Society

7 T R Third Stream Core funds Esteem measure (TQA) Core funds Esteem measure (RAE) No core funds No esteem measures Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

8 THE CHALLENGES Manchester Metropolitan University POLICY ISSUES Breadth & Focus Scale & Scope Diversity & Excellence SUPPORTING/ ENABLING ISSUES Core Funding Esteem Measures Professionalism T R T R TS

9 UNRESOLVED TENSIONS National, institutional, discipline, individual Manchester Metropolitan University focus breadth funding reason driver ‘position’ In the University Narrow Science Project Initiatives Income Generation Marginal Nationally Driven Broad All Disciplines Core funds Society Good Embedded (core) Institutional Mission

10 MODELS FOR UNDERSTANDING Manchester Metropolitan University

11 Food Technology Digital Media Clothes Technology Environ Technology Sports Retail Finance & Prof Services Tourism Creative Industries Technology & Science Architecture ICT Incubation Spinout Startup Enterprise & Schools Enterprise & Business Enterprise in the Community Enterprise & HE Education & Training (skills) Community Development Equal Opps, flexible worker, diversity Crime, Drugs, Gender Ethnicity & Women Widening Participation Art Music Performing Arts Literature, Philosophy & History Sport New Media Fashion The Physical Environment Fitness / Exercise Life Styles Food / Diet Living Conditions (architecture & buildings) Self Identity and Development Holistic practice Environment and Pollution Control Enterprise Cultural Enrichment Improved Business Competitiveness Social Inclusion Healthy Society New Companies (Growth) THIRD STREAM ‘Engagement a core value’ Engagement with BUSINESS The Wealth Creation Agenda Engagement with the COMMUNITY The Quality of Life Agenda REGENERATION GROWTH STRONG ECONOMY STRONG SOCIETY Manchester Metropolitan University

12 Academic (Driver) Societal (Driver) CONTEXT Teaching Research CORE BUSINESS Manchester Metropolitan University

13 Teaching Research Academic Societal Teaching Led Research led Research Led Teaching Led Discipline Focus External Focus Discipline Focus Institutional or Departmental Models External Led Discipline Led Research Led Teaching Led Manchester Metropolitan University

14 Teaching Research Academic Societal  Widening Participation  Sector Skills  Graduate Employability  Higher Education Targets  Professional Qualifications  Life Long Learning  Workforce Development Economic Growth Business Competitiveness Healthy & Safe Society Social Inclusion Regeneration Graduates Post Graduates Higher Education Targets Internationally recognised academic research base Some agendas addressed Manchester Metropolitan University

15 Teaching Research Academic Societal Impacts wealth creation increased competitiveness social inclusion cultural enrichment employability INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY Discipline Development Manchester Metropolitan University

16 Teaching Research Academic Societal Example Stakeholders Professional Bodies Health Sector Local Authorities Regional Development Agencies Not for Profit Sector Private Sector Police Academic Community Subject Discipline Groups Professional Institutes Investors (large Companies mainly) Funding Councils INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS Manchester Metropolitan University

17 Teaching Research Academic Societal Quality Benchmark TQA / QAA ??? RAE Esteem Measures Manchester Metropolitan University

18 Teaching Research Academic Societal Quality Benchmark TQA / QAA ??? RAE Mapping – Institutions, discipline, subject, individual

19 ENGAGEMENT/ THE THIRD STREAM/ KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER New Government Policy on Third Stream Tensions about its strategic focus Models help Universities must determine their position Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

20 INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES a balancing act Institutional Mission and National Policy Survival and Growth Prioritising Resources Find the Fit that is Right Manchester Metropolitan University

21 DEVELOPMENT IN MMU Pragmatism with Vision Three core areas of work reflected in institutional organisation and structure Development to reinforce the mission and institutional positioning in the sector in all disciplines New Policy, Strategy and Goals New Collaborations, Partnerships and Alliances generating mutual value Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

22 MANCHESTER The Knowledge Capital Practitioners and Researchers working to a common agenda from different perspectives Manchester Metropolitan University

23 URBAN EDUCATION Problem for Manchester: 19% participation in HE Raise Aspirations Retain Teachers Establish a Research Base Manchester Metropolitan University

24 KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL : CENTRE FOR URBAN EDUCATION CORE ACTIVITIES WORLD CLASS PROVIDER OF EXPERTISE IN URBAN EDUCATION INCREASE THE NUMBER OF GOOD TEACHERS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS RECRUITED & RETAINED IN MANCHESTER SCHOOLS RAISE THE ASPIRATION AND ATTAINMENT OF MANCHESTER LEARNERS Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

25 KNOWLEDGE CAPITAL: CENTRE FOR URBAN EDUCATION TO ESTABLISH MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY AS A WORLD CLASS PROVIDER OF EXPERTISE IN URBAN EDUCATION TO RAISE THE ASPIRATION AND ATTAINMENT OF MANCHESTER LEARNERS TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF GOOD TEACHERS & OTHER PROFESSIONALS RECRUITED & RETAINED IN MANCHESTER SCHOOLS INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION TO INCLUDE URBAN EDUCATION STRANDS SUPPORTED BY INTERNATIONALLYKNOWN RESEARCH BASE DEVELOP INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN RESEARCH BASE IN URBAN EDUCATION HARRY TORRANCE IAN STRONACH MANCHESTER TEACHERS’ BOND PAUL CHIDGEY SYLVIA PHILLIPS MANCHESTER TEACHERS’ LEARNING ACADEMY PAUL LATHAM SYLVIA PHILLIPS WIDENING PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES BRENDAN LAVERTY ROB HALSALL MANCHESTER METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION SCHOOL (14-19) IDENTIFIED COHORT IN EACH HIGH SCHOOL IN VIRTUAL SCHOOL SUSAN McGRATH SPECIFIC URBAN EDUCATION COHORT JOHN SAVIN TRAINING SCHOOLS BARBARA CRAIG GROUPS OF TEACHERS GOING IN TO SUPPORT SCHOOLS JOHN SAVIN RESEARCH TEAM LED BY PROFESSOR HARRY TORRANCE INFORMATION SHARING BETWEEN LEA AND UNIVERSITY HARRY TORRANCE ERICA POUNCE NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LINKS MARILYN ECCLES EVALUATIONS ON INNOVATIVE PRACTICE DEVELOPED FROM RESPONSES TO GOVERNMENT POLICY AND LEGISLATION, EG. GREEN PAPER HARRY TORRANCE INFRASTRUCTURE OF PROGRESSION ROUTES DEVELOPED CLIVE GEE DEVELOP AWARENESS RAISING INFRASTRUCTURE – MANCHESTER AIMHIGHER CURRICULUM BRENDAN LAVERTY DEVELOP ENTERPRISE EDUCATION & AWARENESS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH A MANCHESTER PATHFINDER BID TERRY WARBURTON KEVIN BOLES DEVELOPMENT OF SUMMER SCHOOLS ROB HALSALL ESTABLISH WIDENING PARTICIPATION GROUP WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY ROB HALSALL DATA SHARING BETWEEN LEA AND UNIVERSITY ALAN DOVE DARRYL LESTER NORTH WEST SCIENCE LEARNING CENTRE JAN GREEN WORLD LINKS: - SERVICES SCHOOLS - WUHAN - ST PETERSBURG - BARCELONA - LEONARDO PROJECTS (EUROPEANISATION/ICT FOCUS) - ILLINOIS – DEACON - MELBOURNE MARILYN - BRITISH COUNCIL ECCLES TRAINING SCHOOL LINKS WITH TRANSFORMING THE WORKFORCE AGENDA MARILYN ECCLES NQT AND RQT SUPPORT PAUL LATHAM PAUL CHIDGEY ERICA POUNCE

26 ENGAGEMENT/ THE THIRD STREAM/ KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER New Government Policy on Third Stream Tensions about its strategic focus Models help Universities must determine their position Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

27 EMERGENT ISSUES New ways of thinking about Higher Education? New ideas about the nature and role of the academic? Revised thinking on Academic Scholarship? Higher government expectations about the return on investment of HE? Dr Marilyn Wedgwood

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