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1 ASAP Strategy Mark Birkin May 2006

2 Identity and Purpose AppliedSpatialAnalysis&Policy

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4 BUILDING A WORLD- CLASS SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AT LEEDS A School of Geography White Paper

5 SCHOOL STRATEGIC PRIORITY UNIVERSITY STRATEGIC PRIORITY (codes refer to Map boxes) MEASURES & METRIC: PERFORMANC E TARGET 2004 /5 LEVEL 2005/6 LEVEL 2005/6 TARGET 2006/7 TARGET 2010 /11 TARGET Research excellence through research clusters GRIP (T4,T5) RAE Profile RPG per Academic Staff FTE Research Income per Academic Staff £75.3K£78.6K£76.0K£82.8K£98.3K Research- led teaching Students Really Matter (T6, T7, T8, T9) NSS Student Satisfaction Student Staff Ratio Refreshed face International Plans (T1, T2, T3) Number of International Students Creating an External Impact (T1, T10, T11) Team culture Time for Academic Development (E3) Measures being developed that will be based on university and school wellbeing surveys. Anecdotal developments: photo exhibition; tree planting; postgraduate organised conference and special theme issue of e-journal. Include: percent staff in RAD scheme Improving Organisation al Effectiveness (E4, E5) Staff Review and Development Scheme (S4)

6 Adrian’s Festive League Table 2005 CLUSTER TEAM Played (number of measures) Won (top placed rankings) TOTAL POINTS River Basin Rangers 7225 Ecology Institute 7322 Citizens City 7120 Urban Town 7119 Applied Athletic 7118

7 Cluster Vital Signs Measure Ecology & Global Change River Basin Processes and Management ASAP Citizenship & belonging Urban Cultures & Belonging ACADEMIC FTES RESEARCH FTES PGRS PER ACADEMIC PGTS PER ACADEMIC UG FIELD CLASSES SOGVAMP RECHARGE PER ACADEMIC £71£28£66£45£68 SOG R/C OVERHEADS PER FTE £1,545£3,101£1,37500 RAE GPA (04/05) LAUNCH EVENT APPROVED NYNYN

8 Key Strategic Areas  Research excellence  International profile  Research-led teaching  Teamwork

9 Research Excellence  Publications in high quality peer reviewed international journals Research outputs Research outputs Our collective impact/ profile could be higher Our collective impact/ profile could be higher  PG Research Pgs per head is not high, but offset by Research FTEs Pgs per head is not high, but offset by Research FTEs  Research funding, including applied research, is very strong

10 Research Excellence  Total research income (by cluster) Quarter to October 2005 Quarter to October 2005 ASAP contributes 41% of SoG Research Overheads (Whole School) ASAP contributes 41% of SoG Research Overheads (Whole School) ASAP contributes 91% of SoG Research Overheads (Human Geography) ASAP contributes 91% of SoG Research Overheads (Human Geography)

11 International Profile  Leeds Spatial Analysis is still an international brand  Strong connections through RSAI, ?Geocomputation,…  Is there an extent to which we are living on past glories International events in Leeds? International events in Leeds? International visitors to Leeds? International visitors to Leeds? International journal in Leeds! International journal in Leeds!

12 Research-led teaching  PGTs still well-ahead of other clusters Masters programme still fresh? Masters programme still fresh?  ODL Programme Perceived as a great success Perceived as a great success  Another perception is that we are ‘overteaching’ i.e. average load is too high We should probably be bidding for a Teaching Fellow within the cluster We should probably be bidding for a Teaching Fellow within the cluster

13 Teamwork  Our physical accommodation is not commensurate with University rhetoric of international excellence/ top 50 status  Seminar series has done a valuable job in bringing us together on a regular basis Do we need to increase the quality and/ or amount of social contact within the group? Do we need to increase the quality and/ or amount of social contact within the group?

14 Birko’s Completely Unfestive League Table ResearchExternal RL Teaching Teamwork ASAP+++= HG1+=== HG2==== PG1N/AN/AN/AN/A PG2N/AN/AN/AN/A

15 Financial perspective from the School of Geography

16 Very Important Slide  A very important slide is coming next…

17 Organisational perspective from the School of Geography  Further develop a flexible staffing strategy:  To control academic staff costs, we might consider revising our staffing strategy that currently looks to replace a staff member X in cluster Y with a new staff member in cluster Y.  Replacing like with like within clusters reduces the flexibility of the school to invest in the overall growth portfolio of the community, which in the long run is in all clusters interests.  A more flexible policy would tie the timing of hiring to staff exits but the direction and type of hiring to overall strategic need.  MB discussion needed.

18 School of Geography White Paper Strategic Planning for Research Clusters We have one but it isn’t very good Don’t understand this

19 School of Geography White Paper Research Cluster Growth and Development Action needed Restructuring complete ASAP in Good shape Action urgently needed Some progress: More needed Action needed

20 School of Geography White Paper In place? Consider in Isolated Cases? ?

21 School of Geography White Paper Research Cluster Impact Progress Action needed Action needed

22 Requirements?  Revised strategy document  Allocation of responsibilities  Launch event  Promotion of ASAP (brand)  Consider Teaching Fellowships

23 ASAP Launch Event  £5,000 budget  Plans to be submitted by end July 2006  Possible events: Workshop or single day conference? Workshop or single day conference? Theme??Theme?? International dimension? International dimension? AAG Special Session?AAG Special Session? Direct marketing campaign? Direct marketing campaign? ???? ????


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