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i-MAP study, September 2015

The follow up to the original i-MAP project finds that a significant number of higher education institutions that adopted i-MAP's market-led approach to academic programme development saw increased levels of efficiency in their processes.

Model letter of agreement – equipment loans

Model letter of agreement for equipment loans between institutions, developed jointly by Cambridge University and the Association of University Practitioners.

Digital Curation Centre

Centre of expertise in digital information curation. Provides advice and practical help for storing, managing, protecting and sharing digital research data.

Working for a smarter, stronger sector: efficiency and effectiveness in higher education progress report...

Progress report on efficiency and effectiveness in higher education - Universities UK November 2013

Schools Planning Framework for Academic Leaders

The Schools Planning Framework project funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, seeks to explore the development of a practical application of a performance management tool, aimed at academic units. The report sets out the findings of the project as a case study based at the University of Lincoln.

University of London Computer Centre

Services include hosted Moodle VLE, business systems, infrastructure services and digital preservation.

I-MAP project, November 2012

The i-MAP project set out to review the new programme development and launch processes within universities and to determine if there was any scope for improved efficiency. It recommends early financial and market scrutiny during the development of programmes to increase the proportion that achieve strong and sustained market appeal.

GeM – the online store for HE and FE

eMarketplace and contracts repository for Higher and Further Education sectors offering sector negotiated and approved contracts.

Participative Process Review – toolkit

The process reviews developed by Oxford Brookes have been specifically designed to enable teams to subsequently self-facilitate further reviews. This toolkit introduces the concept of carrying out process reviews to professionals working in higher education.

Efficiency Effectiveness and Value for Money report 2015

The Efficiency, Effectiveness and Value for Money report develops a new agenda for efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in higher education. It presents evidence, analysis and recommendations arising from a review of the sector led by Professor Sir Ian Diamond and coordinated by Universities UK in partnership with a wide range of sector organisations.