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1 A Case Study publication for dissemination and staff development Richard Atfield Assistant Director, BMAF Richard Atfield Assistant Director, BMAF New Perspectives of Internationalisation: Enhancing the Student Experience Edinburgh, 12 th June 2009 New Perspectives of Internationalisation: Enhancing the Student Experience Edinburgh, 12 th June 2009

2 Background Employability case studies (HEA funded) Joint sourcing of case studies by BMAF and HLST – published 2006 Internationalisation a key priority for business schools 2.3m students in the UK (UG & PG), 90k (4%) from EU, 211k (9%) non-EU/UK Increasing % of non-UK academics in business subjects

3 Special Interest Group Small Grants Conference Stream Publications International Links HEA & other Subject Centres Association of Business Schools BMAF Internationalisation Strategy

4 Existing Publications International Journal of Management Education – peer reviewed BMAF Magazine from 2007 Grant reports online Workshop session materials online Involved in Escalate/LLAS focus groups How to bring it together? – build on the Enhancing success

5 Collaboration BMAF and HLST agreed funding for 3 additionalEnhancing books (approx £6k each book) International Learning Experience title chosen rather than Internationalisation Editors identified for this and Student Centred Learning book (Assessment to follow) Case study material sought, approx. 10 from each area

6 Obtaining Abstracts HLST: mainly ask known friends BMAF: Progressive invitation –Current and past small grant holders –Conference presenters –Internationalisation SIG members –Workshop and Key Contact events –Open website call

7 Process and Timeline (simplistic version!) Agree Title, Editors and Timescale Content Research and invite potential contributors Review Abstracts and confirm (or not) Review and edit case studies Initial text to printers Introduction written Edit and update proofs Sign off final proofs and wait! Publication Obtain quotes for printing Agree contract and timescales Agree text style, size, layout, colour Review who does what and timing Prepare initial proofs Prepare final proofs Printed Publication delivered Dissemination Website information Magazine Flyers Press Release Reviews sought Plan distribution rules Distribute Book Launched Dec 07 Jan 08 Apr 08 Mar 08 Jun 08 Jul 08 Sep 08 Nov 08

8 Benefits? A physical output – although also online Extended dissemination of small grants Generated both ideas and discussion Stimulated involvement in other activities Increased BMAF mailing list Widened awareness, e.g. other SCs, SEDA Useful gift when visiting in UK or overseas Encouraged cases for other books

9 Personal Outcomes Writer: I never thought I would see my name in print in this way. It has raised my profile here and also provided novel Christmas presents for the family! Thank you for the opportunity to be part of this project and share what worked and what didnt. The other cases have given me so many ideas too. Reader: This was really thought-provoking – as I read it I reflected Do I do that? Can I do that? Why dont I at least try that? I am amazed by the range covered and particularly by the honesty. We have all hit the buffers with a project but real learning is shown here from why things did not work.

10 The Future Published June 2009 enhancing learning through assessment in Target publication Spring 2010 Call for Abstracts now Enhancing entrepreneurial learning? Enhancing blended and distance learning? Enhancing learning about sustainable development?

11 Further information To request a free copy - one of each publication per person please: To download chapters free online: To purchase multiple copies:


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