Following on from the online briefing

The online session briefing session was held this morning starting at 11:00, the link to the recording is now on line. If you have any extra questions they can be posted in the comments on this post and we’ll post replies as soon as possible.

Another resource that would be useful to engage with is the Programme Forum this is a place to discuss and describe any institutional issues that you are considering addressing under the call, please use this forum as it will help us to gather information about issues that institutions are facing and inform our practice both within the call and our wider programme of work.

Announcing the Online Briefing for the JISC Transformations Call

The briefing for the JISC Transformations Call will take place between 11:00 and 13:00 on 17th August 2011. It will take place using Elluminate.

Please make sure you put the date in your diary, but if you do miss the briefing be assured that we will endeavour to record and report on any issues and questions that are raised.

If you have any questions please post them using the comments field below.

JISC Transformations Programme Call for Bids

JISC Transformation Call for Bids

The objective of the Transformations Programme is to help institutions move towards organisational change through the application of existing JISC and other resources in order to:

a. Enhance their student experience
b. Improve the efficiency of their business and become agile in a climate of change
c. Enhance their organisational capability for business and community engagement

£1 million is available for this Programme in the 2011/12 Academic Year and this is the first of two rounds of calls.  The second is due to be published in early 2012 depending upon the level of funds remaining.  £15,000 per project is available to bidding institutions that are already committed to business change.

The closing date for bids is 12 noon UK time on 15 September 2011.  12-18 month projects are expected to start by 7 November 2011 and complete no later than 31 July 2013.  Bidders will be required to complete a short structure bid form.

An online briefing event will be held to provide further information about the background to the call and its objectives.  It will be held during week commencing 15 August 2011.  Further information, including the date of the event and how to join, will be announced on this blog in the near future. If you have any questions about the call then they can be posted in the comments on the blog or contact the named staf on the call.

Introducing the JISC Transformation Programme

Next week a call to participate in the JISC Transformations Programme will be issued’ at the top of the page.

The programme is aimed at supporting institutions to effect organisational change through the application of existing JISC and other resources.  And is aimed at staff where they are contributing to the delivery of business change underpinned by ICT in one of the following areas:

  • enhanced student experience;
  • improved efficiency  and/or cost savings;
  • enhanced organisational capability for business and community engagement.

The programme will also be providing an extensive support package using action learning and providing development opportunities for staff involved.

Information will be provided on this blog as it becomes available.