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.