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Small Development Projects 2013

We are delighted to announce investment of £109,755 in eleven Small Development Projects for 2013-14. The competition was particularly strong, with a total of 46 proposals received by the deadline. The predominant development themes were academic leadership, equality and diversity, mentoring, issues of governance, collaborative working and digital literacies.

The successful projects are:

Exploring the role of associate deans in UK universities: to explore how the role is defined, perceived and experienced across a range of post- and pre-1992 universities in order to highlight and disseminate models of good practice, identify challenges, and make recommendations for improved policy and practice.
University of Reading

Engaging leaders: to scope and develop a programme of leadership development to ensure that part-time staff in the Conservatoire (and ultimately the orchestral and arts education sector) are given access to a bespoke and recognised system of leadership development training.
Royal Conservatoire, Scotland

Leadership for innovation and science enterprise: to develop a better understanding of established and emerging local forms of innovation and science enterprise leadership in UK HEIs and develop models and principles of such collaborative environments generally and with regard to young scientists.
Oxford University

The experiences of innovators in learning and teaching: lessons for leadership development: to capture the experiences of academics who have attempted to introduce innovations in learning and teaching, collate academic innovators’ views on leadership behaviours which promote or inhibit innovation and produce a series of case studies to inform leadership development.
University of Hull

Exploring the potential of MOOCS to deliver translational leadership skills: to explore the value of platforms such as the free crowd-sourced MOOC, Mylearningworx, to deliver educational leadership instruction via this new medium. Innovatively, the project will use the development of an actual MOOC course to cement leadership understanding and fostering on-going networking between participants.
University of Cambridge

Helping HEIs reduce CO2: developing prototype tools for Green Champions: the 2012 LF report recommended that Green Champion activity can be improved through three critical areas: training and communications; increased involvement of senior decision makers; and developing a method to audit baseline activity. This project will undertake a series of one day workshops with participating HEIs to develop prototype toolkits to help address these critical areas.
Adapt Commercial,
University of East Anglia

How can we promote a greater mutual appreciation and understanding between students, academics and professional service staff? to understand how different groups interact in three case studies - student induction, special interest groups, and the research grant lifecycle - and identify models of good practice, to find ways to promote efficient and respectful working practices within HEIs.
University of Sheffield

Meeting the demands of a changing UK higher education sector: leadership development for early-career quality assurance professionals: to enable networks of experienced senior quality assurance professionals to mentor early career quality assurance professional and facilitate change across the full range of UK higher education providers.
QAA

Developing good practice to advance equality in research careers: to help research leaders in HEIs meet the ‘equality expectations’ as set out by the RCUK and to manage the talent of their researchers effectively by ensuring that they achieve their full potential.
Oxford Brookes University

Mid-career academic women: strategies, choices and motivation: to gain insight into mid-career academic women’s strategies for advancement and perceived barriers, produce associated development materials to support women’s career development and further the agenda of raising the profile of women in HE leadership.
King’s College London

The role and effectiveness of audit committees in UK Higher Education Institutions: to examine the contribution of the audit committee in supporting financial leadership in HEIs.
University of Southampton


For more information about Small Development Projects, contact
Dr Lesly Huxley, director, networks and organisational development 
 

 

For more information contact:

Dr Lesly Huxley
Director, Networks and Organisational Development

Stuart Hunt
SDP Co-ordinator
T: 01524 388492

Tori Senior
SDP Administrator
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