Managing Tertiary Education Enterprises

Subject 460-697 (2009)

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Credit Points: 25.00
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Assoc Prof Leo Goedegebuure
Subject Overview: This subject consists of three main parts that reflect the three missions of contemporary tertiary education institutions.

Part A, Managing Teaching and Learning, focuses on the design and implementation of institutional strategies for teaching and learning, including curriculum management, and relates this to strategic management.

Part B, Managing Research and Innovation, analyses knowledge and innovation as key drivers of economic and social development. The unit focuses on the implications this has for universities and other knowledge producing tertiary education organisations. It deals with the teaching-research nexus, priority setting and selectivity, commercialisation, knowledge and technology transfer, community engagement and industry linkages.

Part C, Managing Enterprise and Community Engagement, focuses on the relationship between institutions and their communities. It addresses the issue of identification of who these communities are in terms of stakeholders, and the management of these relationships in relation to institutional missions. It explores contributions to regional development, the concept of “outreach”, the notion of (business and industry) partnerships and demand articulation, and institutional barriers to engagement.
Objectives: Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • understand the basic requirements for managing tertiary education institutitions in relation to their three main missions
  • understand for each of the three main missions their interrelationships and the relationships with overall institutional strategy formation
  • identify internal and external stakeholders and relate their demands to the three main missions of the institution
Assessment: One on-line multiple choice examination, due prior to first residential school (25 per cent), two syndicate project reports (50 per cent) during first and second residential school, one 2000 word essay due end-of-semester (25 per cent)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • a thorough analytical understanding of the three main missions of tertiary education institutions, their interrelationships and the implications for institutional management
  • ability to work as a team member
  • ability to apply conceptual/theoretical insights on tertiary education management and leadership to issues and problems encountered in practice
Related Course(s): Master of Tertiary Education Management

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