Education Strategy - University of Exeter

Report
Induction Programme
for New Council
Members:
Education Strategy
Janice Kay and Michele Shoebridge
Council Induction 16th October 2013
Purpose
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Outline the strategic agenda for Education
Show Dual Assurance process in action
Current practice
Future priorities
• An issue in focus: Graduate Prospects
• Complements the Council Workshop on Education
Strategy on 17th October
The Strategic Agenda 2010 – 2015
1. Select the best students (not just achievement, but potential)
2. Help them to engage (academic, extra-curricula)
3. Give them an internationalised experience
4. Give them the benefits of the best research
5. Give them the best physical and virtual learning spaces
6. Give them the best teachers (and our staff the support they
need to become the best teachers)
7. Transform their prospects for graduate employment
An agenda across the student lifecycle
University of Exeter
has been highly successful
• UK ranking: Fastest Riser
• Rapid Rise up International Rankings (eg 148 THE; Humanities Top 65th;
Life Sciences Top 100)
• One of the most popular UK universities (1 in 2 students includes Exeter
as 1 of 5 university choices (UCAS))
• High Entry Standards
University of Exeter League Table Positions
Publication Year
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
0
Rank
10
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30
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Sunday Times
Complete University Guide
2013
So what determines UK Top 10?
• Research (REF) – high weighting (but already
determined)
• Student Satisfaction (NSS) – high weighting
• Employment – increasing focus on student’s
return on investment (higher future weighting?)
• Entry Grades (Tariff) – strong correlation (0.8 –
0.9) with completion, achievement &
employment
Key Performance Indicators: 2008-13
80
78
76
74
72
70
68
66
64
62
60
500
480
460
440
Exeter
Top Ten Competitors
Exeter
420
Top Ten
400
380
2008
2009
2010
2011
Graduate prospects
360
2012
2008
2009
88
2010
2011
2012
Entry tariff
86
84
82
Exeter
80
Top Ten
78
76
74
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
National Student Survey
2013
Let’s look at how fast Exeter has grown…
Student Number Growth
22,000
Total Student FTE
20,000
18,000
16,000
This represents growth
of 82% which is the
highest in the Russell
Group
14,000
Student FTE
12,000
10,000
Standard Target
Stretch Target
8,000
Why have we grown so fast?
– In the UK, inflation has outstripped growth in government Teaching Resource for many years
– It has part-funded our investment to grow research ‘power’ & capital
– Demand has been high from excellent students, undergraduate, postgraduate and international
Exeter’s approach to Education and the
Student Experience
Engaged as Partners
Research-engaged
Interdisciplinary
Global
Education highlights
Dual Assurance in Action
•Fundamental involvement of Guild/FXU
•Progress, horizon scanning & strategic direction
•Systems, risks and controls:
•Regular risk management review
•New Quality Framework
•Critical incident notifications
•In depth discussion on specific issues:
•Eg. quality assurance, contextual data, MOOCs
Academics, Professional Services and Students
working together on Education
Academic Leadership
Academic Services
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Colleges – Deans, Associate
Deans Education
Disciplines – Heads and Directors
of Education
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Senate
Taught Faculty Board
Research Faculty Board
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Integrated student facing services
Education Quality and Enhancement
Employability & Graduate
Development/Admissions
Central College-based and -linked
staff
College teams Assistant College
Managers for Education (ACMEs)
Targeted action with disciplines
Student Leadership
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Guild/FXU on Council
Budget Scrutiny Group
Senate, Fac. Boards, ADEs
Colleges, Disciplines, SSLCs
Council and the Education Agenda
Council
Dual Assurance (Education):
Sarah Buck/Janice Kay
DVC (Education) – Janice Kay
Dean of Taught Programmes – Mark Overton
Dean of Research Programmes – Steve Ripon
Associate Deans for Education (x6)
Director of Academic Services &
Deputy COO – Michele Shoebridge
Director of Student Education &
Engagement – Sean Mackney
Admissions
Education Quality & Enhancement
Employability & Graduate Development
Assistant College Managers for Education
Future education strategy: 2014 - 2020
Defining the attributes of ‘The Exeter Graduate’
Highly employable
Active citizenship An international outlook
Problem solve in inter-disciplinary teams
Leadership & change
A research-driven experience
Digitally literate
Personal responsibility
Aims:
•Distinctiveness from the Russell Group norm
•A strategic reference point for planning and resource allocation
•Hard measures of progress and success
Pursued in partnership with students and staff
An Education challenge in focus:
Graduate Prospects
Rapid improvement in recent years
80
78
76
74
72
70
Exeter
68
Top Ten Competitors
66
64
62
60
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
The Exeter approach in practice
Delivering an inclusive employability portfolio
Information,
Advice & Guidance
Events / workshops
(+800)
• 1:1 career
guidance
• CV / application
checking
• Business start-up
advice
• Vacancy
distribution
• Career Zone
library
• Employability
Website
• Social media
• My Career Zone
• Career
Management
Workshops
• ‘Widen Your
Options’ weeks
• Employer
Presentations
• Spark
Entrepreneurship
Weeks
• Mandatory career
planning
workshops
• College support
Work-Based
Learning
• Student Campus
Partnership
• Student Business
Partnership
• Graduate
Business
Partnership
• Erasmus
placements
• Community,
Volunteering
• Students as
Change Agents
• WIL…
Work-Related
Learning
• eXfactor
• Sectoral
programmes
• Exeter & Leaders
Award
• Career Mentoring
Scheme
• Aspirational
Teachers Award
• Guild/FXU / AU
societies
• Grand Challenges
• Student
Ambassadors
• ERDP
…but others are still doing better
Exeter
Durham
Oxford
Glasgow
Bristol
Bath
UCL
Cambridge
LSE
King's
Imperial
65
70
75
80
85
90
% Graduate destinations (2011), Exeter + UK Top Ten
…and investing even more
• Nottingham – recruiting 22 FTEs workrelated learning officers…
• Birmingham – recruiting 25 FTEs
placement officers
• Aston – aiming for 100% engagement in
formally assessed placements (35%
overseas)
Where must Exeter take action?
University
Education
Strategy
Placement
Learning &
Professional
Development
DEVELOPMENT
ZONE
Education
strategy
(curriculum/
assessment
integration)
Marketing /
admissions /
widening
participation
Alumni/
EmployerEngagement
strategy
Graduate
prospects
Enhanced
employer
services /
branding &
sponsorship
Internationalisation
(fairs and
overseas
study)
Graduate
retention
Student
Engagement
&
Achievement
The Importance of Internships
Internships increasingly converted into graduate jobs
Embedded in curriculum is most effective and sustainable
Management and due diligence is the issue
International internships increasingly the focus for growth
 Employers want it
Government desires it
Students demand it
Our league positioning WILL depend on it
Future Graduate Prospects work at
Exeter
• Efficiency
• Synergy
• Investment in internships
as a priority, taking through the PRG process
Conclusions
The Education agenda is:
Large; financially v. important;
Highly competitive
The approach is:
Assure; Improve; Innovate
Dual Assurance functions well to assure
Council oversight of Education agenda
The Case of Graduate Prospects shows how
tough it is at the top

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