DBA in Higher Education Management 10th Anniversary Conference
Professor Simon Marginson
Professor Simon Marginson is a Professor of Higher Education in the Centre for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of Melbourne. He works in sociology and socio-cultural studies, political economy, political philosophy and history. He specializes primarily in higher education and comparative and international education, being one of the world’s most highly cited social science researchers in these fields. He became Fellow of the Australian College of Education (FACE) in 1994 and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia (FASSA) in 2000. In 2002 he was awarded a five year Australian Professorial Fellowship on the recommendation of the Australian Research Council (ARC). He is co-editor of Higher Education and editorial board member of about fifteen reputable educational journals.
Globalization and higher education: Taking stock
Abstract: After 20 years of accelerated globalization in higher education we can now take stock. Not all the predictions have proven right. What are the main changes that have occurred and what is the future for globalization and internationalization? Virtual e-universities have not replaced face to face universities and national governments have not withered away. But student mobility continues to increase, especially short to medium term mobility which is becoming the norm in many countries. Cross-border research collaboration is expanding by leaps and bounds as part of the extraordinary fluorescence of R&D activity in many countries. Above all global rankings are framing the sector and many trends (like the mini-trend to liberal studies) flow freely across borders. Governments are still very much part of the picture but, like universities, find themselves working within the complex patterning of competition and cooperation that makes global higher education.
Dr. Diana G. Oblinger
Dr. Diana G. Oblinger is President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through the use of information technology. The current membership comprises over 2,400 colleges, universities and education organizations, including 250 corporations. Previously, Oblinger held positions in academia and business: Vice President for Information Resources and the Chief Information Officer for the University of North Carolina system, Executive Director of Higher Education for Microsoft, and IBM Director of the Institute for Academic Technology. She was on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia and at Michigan State University and served as the associate dean of academic programs at the University of Missouri. She holds two honorary degrees.
Game Changers: Information Technologies and Education
Abstract: Education and college completion are essential for social and economic vitality. If education is a game changer, what are the game changers for education? This presentation explores the tools, processes, and technologies that can improve the quality, flexibility, and scalability of tertiary education. Information technology is a game changer. It can deliver content instantly, bring distant individuals together, and make administrative processes faster. But IT can be more than a delivery channel. IT can change the educational experience through simulations, games, augmented reality, and more. But to really change education, IT must be used differently.
Professor Stephanie Marshall
Stephanie is Deputy Chief Executive (Research & Policy) Higher Education Authority. Working with governments, research councils, funding agencies, higher education institutions and other stakeholders, Stephanie leads the HEA’s research strategy and services related to policy. Stephanie joined the HEA in January 2012 from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, where she was Director of Programmes. Commencing her career in HE at the University of York, Stephanie joined the Department of Educational Studies where she researched and lectured in ‘new forms of teaching and learning’ and ‘the leadership and management of change’. She was recruited to develop and deliver the university’s first training programme for academic staff – the York Certificate of Academic Practice (YCAP) which was one of the first programmes to be accredited by the Institute for Learning and Teaching. As Provost of one of the University of York’s eight colleges, she was immersed in the student experience, and this led to her commitment to looking at learning and teaching from a much broader perspective, to include the leadership and management of teaching, learning, and the student experience.
Leading organisational change: moving into thinking the unthinkable
At a time when UK HE is moving into an era of unprecedented change, we’re facing uncharted challenges. We’re constantly being told that the past is no longer a guide to the future, and individual HEIs are considering how best to make their own futures. All this required skilful leadership and management of organisational change. In this presentation, basic accepted frameworks for change management are considered: what may continue to work, but what will need to be radically different, thus requiring a different skill set of senior leaders and managers, who will have to be far more agile and flexible in their approach than ever before.