It’s been a while since the last blog entry, mainly because we’ve all been so busy. Since the ‘aspriational state’ workshop (see previous blog post) we have held a number of workshops with attendees from 14 schools and a number of relevant directorates. A futher ‘open’ session was held to allow a wider range of schools to engage with and acquire ‘ownership’ of this.
Attendees at the workshops and open session discussed the ‘aspirational state’ developed in the initial workshop and suggested ideas for enhancing the redesigned process further. A visual representation of the new process is now being developed, which will be circulated widely to all schools and directorates for comment. The Academic Standards and Quality Committee are due to discuss the high level redesigned process on 13 January 2010. Whilst holding a series of workshops for key project stakeholders to design the new process has been rather time consuming, we believe it has been invaluable. School representatives in particular, really seem to have engaged with the project and have been genuinely keen to lead in the design of the new process to ensure that it meets their needs.
Among other things, the project team have also been working on drafting a detailed project plan for the next stages of the project. We had a meeting with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies (SONMS – one of the pilot schools), who were supportive of the plan and its timescales and keen to get more involved with the project.
Enough for now – I’m getting cravings for cold turkey and a cheese board…