The consultancy strand of activity within the Changing the Learning landscape 2012-13 programme was devised to provide institutions the opportunity to develop ideas for strategic change in using technology in learning and teaching by offering free informal advice, expertise, strategic guidance or process skills such as facilitation.
In 2012-13 up to 300 days of funded support and expertise were allocated to 50 universities and colleges in England that provide higher education (average of 6 consultancy days per institution). The support and expertise available was from a pool of specially selected experienced consultants.
In requesting support from the programme, institutions requried senior management support, as this was a critical part of the application process. However, the consultancy support was available at any level within the institution.
We [the CLL partners] aimed to support up to 50 institutions through this strand of activity, and allocated our resources through two separate application rounds (in October 2012 and January 2013).
In both rounds, institutions could apply for up to 6 days of consultancy support at no charge, though additional days could have been arranged at an agreed fee.
The range of consultancy support available was very broad. For a detailed list of themes, under which we were able to provide advice and support to institutions, look at Consultancy Themes.
The deadline for the first round of applications was 1 November 2012 and following a review process we selected to provide consultancy expertise and advice to 16 English higher education providers. For more information of the 16 successful applicants and summary of consultancy assignments that have been funded take a look at Institutions Engaged.
Institutions had a second opportunity to submit their proposals to be considered in round 2 of applications which closed on the 14 February 2013. Details of projects that were successsful and funded in Round 2 will follow shortly.
If you are planning to engage students in institutional change, you might find this practical guide helpful: NUS Briefing - Involving Students in Change
Case studies will be developed for this part of the website. Stories will also be published by our external evaluator Patsy Cullen, on the overall impact of the Consultancy Strand of activity within the Changing Learning Landscape programme. For further details please review the Evaluator Diary
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