The Leadership Foundation is pleased to invite proposals from member institutions for funding for projects to support the Workforce change, processes and practices workstream of the second phase of the Diamond programme (Diamond 2.0) to improve efficiency and effectiveness in higher education.
After taking part in workshops run by the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, teams in Oxford Brookes University have changed their practices to make them less complicated, more streamlined and more cost effective. As part of a series of posts by the nine ITF-funded projects, Ian Whiting explains the aims of the Participative Process Review programme.
Treating professionals as stewards of their disciplines and setting clear goals can both contribute to effective performance.
Janet Whitworth talks about adjusting to her new role as chief operating officer at the University of Cumbria with the requirement for good diary management - and a pair of wellies.
Restructuring can help to achieve many efficiency benefits for universities - but it is never an easy option. In this discussion, Richard Bond of the University of the West of England and Julie Northam of Bournemouth University share their experiences of restructuring a research office.
The Times Higher Leadership & Management Awards earlier this month saw thirteen universities win awards for their work. Three of these universities have recently been featured in Efficiency Exchange discussing aspects of their work.