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May 17

Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

Author:Ian Smith

American writer Randy Pausch has a saying: if there is an elephant in the room – then introduce it! Many, if not all, universities in Australia are currently hosting an “elephant in the room”. And in most cases that elephant is being ignored, its existence denied or downplayed; anything other than it being introduced, and … Continue reading Making change in a university? Introduce the elephants in the room before moving on

19
Apr 17

Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery … Continue reading Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

03
Apr 17

Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

Paul Duldig, Head of University Services at University of Melbourne, spoke at the 2016 Business Improvement in Universities conference in Melbourne. This podcast is a recording of his presentation, ‘Melbourne University – Move then Improve’, in which he covers their new operating model and key learnings one year on from implementation. The University undertook their … Continue reading Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

17
Mar 16

Deakin University – the process for process improvement

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When the Process and Performance team was set up at Deakin, one of our key goals was to build BPM capability. This covered the usual trilogy of people, process and tools. We knew there was a huge appetite for process improvement at Deakin. We knew that Process Owners had a clear vision of ‘what’ they wanted to … Continue reading Deakin University – the process for process improvement

15
Feb 16

Improving Universities One Stapler at a Time

During my time as a student, my university was undergoing a time of significant change and innovation. Whilst in the long term these changes were intended to improve the efficiency of the university and create a better experience for students, my peers and I were only capable of noticing a significant lack of staplers.   … Continue reading Improving Universities One Stapler at a Time

15
Jan 16

Better Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education – What Does Success Look Like?

In my undergraduate days my friend Jane made a great New Year’s resolution – to be “relevant”. It was tongue in cheek yet created a conversation that lasted through that year.  I’m thinking about being “relevant” this year and how we take Business Intelligence up a notch in Higher Education. Over time, Business Intelligence in Higher … Continue reading Better Business Intelligence in Tertiary Education – What Does Success Look Like?

04
Sep 14

Government is losing $80 million a year of hard-earned taxpayers money

Author:Fiona Lam

After three years of University Australian students are about to embark on the adventures of their lives. Those who decide to enter the workforce immediately will most likely find themselves in graduate roles or entry-level jobs that may pay under the threshold of $50k. Others will begin travelling the world and settle overseas. Both options, … Continue reading Government is losing $80 million a year of hard-earned taxpayers money

17
Feb 14

Efficiency dividend cuts total $3.5 billion for universities!

Forty-seven higher education universities and colleges across Australia have had their third set of budget cuts under the federal government’s efficiency divided, totalling $3.5 billion. A list has recently been released by the federal Department of Education, which details the University of Queensland has been hit hardest with a $51.2 million reduction in its funding over … Continue reading Efficiency dividend cuts total $3.5 billion for universities!