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Friday, 21 April 2017

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Redesigning the Higher Education Workforce: A new architecture

by Liz Baré and Emmaline Bexley

Honorary Fellow Liz Baré and Melbourne CSHE Senior Lecturer Emmaline Bexley discuss the need for a more robust higher education workforce architecture to equip universities for future challenges. Read more


Cross-Border Student Mobility: A case study of Aga Khan University

by Faisal Notta and Dr Tashmin Khamis

Aga Khan University quality assurance leaders share their analysis of the different national QA standards the University must abide by. Read more

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Online graduate courses accepting applications for July start

Apply by 28 May 2017

Our Tertiary Education Management courses are now accepting applications for Term 3/July 17 start. All courses are designed for middle to senior level educators, administrators and managers seeking to extend their knowledge and skills in tertiary sector leadership and management.

The courses on offer are:

  • Master of Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Quality Assurance)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Management)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Research Management and Policy)
  • Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education (Governance).

Find out more on the University of Melbourne's graduate online courses website.

Upcoming professional development programs and online single subjects


Managing International Tertiary Education

11 May-2 July 2017, online

This subject covers key conceptual ideas and the various manifestations of internationalisation. It also looks at the strategies and practices of internationalisation of tertiary institutions.

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Risk Management in Tertiary Education

11 May-2 July 2017, online

This subject aims to provide participants with a better understanding of uncertainty and risk within the tertiary education context. In particular, the types of risk facing the sector and how to manage them.

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Leading and Managing in Universities: Critical Insights for Academic and Corporate Leaders

31 May-2 June 2017, Sydney
2-4 August 2017, Canberra
25-27 October 2017, Melbourne

Three standalone sessions focusing on the organisation, the sector and the self respectively. Register by May to receive a 10% discount. Read more or register


Budgeting and Financial Management for Tertiary Education Managers

15-16 June 2017, Melbourne

A program for those with budget and/or resource management responsibilities to enhance their understanding of financial systems, tools and processes that are suited to universities. Read more or register


Institutional Governance in Tertiary Education

17 July-10 September, online

This subject focuses on the key elements of effective institutional governance, including the roles of governing bodies and executive officers and accountability reporting.

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External Quality Assurance

17 July-10 September, online

This subject looks at international approaches to quality assurance in order to enhance participants' understanding of the roles and responsibilities, standards and challenges for quality assurance agencies.

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Leading and Managing Research

17 July-10 September 2017, online

This subject looks at research leadership and management in an institutional setting with a view to enhance participants' knowledge in, among others, devising strategy to build research profile and reputation, and managing a multidisciplinary research group.

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Emerging Leaders and Managers Program (eLAMP)

An online program designed to help new managers in tertiary education to develop their skills in leading and managing effectively.

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2017 Service Improvement and Innovation in Universities: Themes announced


Innovation powered by skills; collective buying power; the power of collaboration; and powerful communities

19-20 October 2017, Sydney

Join us and hear about how others have addressed the above themes. Or, do you have a story to share with the rest of us? Submit a paper on a theme and we'll consider it for presentation at the conference.

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LH Martin Institute community news

Farewell Geoff

Program Director Geoff Sharrock will be leaving us on 27 April 2017. Joining the LH Martin Institute in its early years, Geoff was crucial in developing the flagship Master of Tertiary Education Management course. He also led various bespoke leadership programs during his time with us and contributed to many public discussions about issues affecting the sector through media commentaries. We thank Geoff for his many years of service and wish him well on his next endeavour. If you would like to get in touch before he leaves, please email Geoff.

'American Higher Education Responding to a Changing Context'

1-5 October 2017, Washington DC and Philadelphia, USA

Ranmore Consulting (UK), led by Honorary Senior Fellow Dr Tom Kennie, are inviting colleagues to join them on their upcoming Global Insights Programme taking place in Washington DC and Philadelphia in the US. 'American Higher Education Responding to a Changing Context: Trump, Technology, Temperance & Teaching and Learning' will delve into American higher education through visiting a range of institutions, such as Georgetown University and University of Pennsylvania, and gaining insights into how they are responding to a changing context.

Read more about the program on the Ranmore website or by downloading the briefing note for Australian participants. For further queries please contact Tom Kennie.


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