This year has seen a step-change in the ways in which universities deal strategically with online approaches to learning and teaching. The drivers for change are all around, from MOOCs to e-assessment. A growing emphasis on sharing learning between academic staff and students, in order mutually to enhance digital literacies, is reshaping the concept of engaging and partnering with students. This has raised some fascinating challenges for leadership of technology-informed change, and the Leadership Foundation is currently seizing the initiative. Read more.
The LF is launching a programme for women only in response to the recently published report, Women in Higher Education Leadership: Absences and Aspirations by Professor Louise Morley, that shows that the number of women in senior positions in higher education is falling rather than improving. Read more.
There are significant changes in the world of research which means that being a good researcher is not enough to be a good research leader. Increasingly, researchers are collaborating in challenge-facing, interdisciplinary research teams, centres or institutes. Funders are concentrating investment in ‘centres of excellence’ in fewer institutions. Read more.
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