Presentation on theme: "PGT recruitment and portfolio development Graduate School Forum Wednesday 14 February 2007 2.00 to 4.00 pm Conference Centre Room 5."— Presentation transcript:
PGT recruitment and portfolio development Graduate School Forum Wednesday 14 February 2007 2.00 to 4.00 pm Conference Centre Room 5
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum2 Aims 1.Raise awareness of importance of: a.PGT recruitment b.Need for a pro-active approach 2.Share effective practice 3.Output to act as a catalyst for initiatives at department and faculty levels 4.Outcome a sustained increase in PGT recruitment
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum3 Outline 1.Overview 2.Faculty-based discussions 3.Report back and plenary 4.Next steps a.Departmental follow-up discussion b.Report to next faculty Postgraduate Committee
The importance of postgraduate students Bob McKinlay Deputy Vice Chancellor
The need for a portfolio driven by market demand John McGovern Director of the International Office
Pro-Clarity: an overview Ashley Coidan Postgraduate Recruitment Officer
PGT in context, and key issues in portfolio development Chris Park Director of the Graduate School
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum8 Lancaster awards, 2005-6
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum9 Interest in PGT Institutional reputation and credibility Balance of UG and PG students International, national, region, 94-Group Efficiency Use of staff time (teaching-admin-research) Use of teaching space and facilities Cost-effectiveness (dept and faculty) Sustainability Ability to recruit students Ability to deliver
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum17 Issues Approach to portfolio development Pro-active Supply-led vs demand-led Fitness for purpose Markets can and do change rapidly Sustainability Continuous cycle – develop, monitor, review, revise/refresh Laying down programmes and modules Shelf-life: 3-5 years?
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum18 Objectives Balanced portfolio Block-buster vs specialised programmes Broader agenda – eg grow PGR students Efficiency gains Eg repackage existing modules to create new programmes Mode of delivery Traditional – on-site, lectures & seminars Alternative - block-mode, e-delivery, blended learning
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum19 Fee level Must remain competitive Fees signal quality What defines postgraduate? Year – post-graduate Level – QAA FHEQ, subject benchmarks Champions Who will champion a new proposal? Are they given time and support to do so?
14 Feb 2007Graduate School Forum20 Interdisciplinary possibilities Within and between faculties Resource implications? Intellectual home for students Managing large PGT programmes Eg LUMS model Programme Director, Administrator, Secretary Faculty oversight of PGT portfolios
Lessons from the LUMS approach to portfolio development Steve Bradley Director of the Graduate Management School