Sustaining Curriculum Change

The programme meeting for the Transforming Curriculum Delivery projects held in Birmingham last week focussed on sustainability, a perennial problem for JISC projects. The day consisted of a number of presentations and activities including a Dragon’s Den activity (which wasn’t as scary as it sounds!) on how to embed project outputs to ensure that the hard work of projects isn’t lost after funding has ended.
A number of themes and ideas emerged during the day on sustainability best practice:

  • Make yourself indispensible
  • Demonstrate clear value for money
  • Develop a vision for what embedding will look like
  • Align projects benefits to institutional and national strategy
  • Focus on mechanisms for “transferring trade craft”
  • Liaise with key staff
  • Endeavour to move ownership from project staff to institutional staff
  • Embed outputs/outcomes into Staff CPD processes and qualifications
  • Provide evidence of benefits.

Thanks to Christina Smart from Cetis for producing a full report of the day. This also includes links to 3 short videos where the (friendly) Dragons give there thoughts and feedback on the project ‘pitches’.
The presentations are available on the JISC website.

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