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Academic Leadership

18 August 2017

Good practice classified under: Institutional Governance and Management Academic Leadership

Bringing in seasoned researchers to boost research
An academic leader cultivates a research culture within the institution through engaging internal and external seasoned researchers.


Purpose
The purpose of this practice is to promote research and scholarly activities. An academic leader can encourage seasoned internal researchers to share research findings, conduct seminars and serve as mentors of junior staff to foster their research potentials. Similarly external researchers identified through the network and connections of the academic leader can be invited to perform such support activities. A resourceful academic leader may be able to arrange long-term visits by external researchers to boost the research profile of the academic unit. 

Outcome
The outcome of employing this practice is building up research profile and capabilities of the respective academic unit. 
 

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19 June 2017

Good practice classified under: Institutional Governance and Management Academic Leadership

Multi-level KPIs to inform decision making

Setting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track and monitor performance and progression towards institutional goals and inform decision making. 


Purpose
The purpose of this practice is to help achieve institutional goals. KPIs provide qualitative and quantitative measurements of the extent of achievement to inform decision making. Institutional KPIs are set to track and monitor performance and progression towards institutional goals. As units at different levels such as faculties and departments may make different levels of contribution towards the achievement of institutional goals, the KPIs can be adapted by individual academic units to cater for the variation. The overall institutional achievement can be assessed from the aggregation of the performance of individual units.

Outcome
The outcome of this practice is better decision making. The decision making is evidence based supported by the evaluation of achievement of the KPIs carried out through annual reviews at different levels of the institution. New KPIs for multiple levels may emerge when new targets or goals are identified during the annual reviews.

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18 May 2017

Good practice classified under: Academic Leadership

Professional development beyond academia 

An academic leader encourages staff to engage in professional activities such as consulting activities and serving on committees of professional bodies for personal and professional development.

Purpose

The purpose of this practice is to broaden the scope of staff’s professional development. Engagement in professional activities increases staff exposure and enables staff to enhance their knowledge, skills and professional experience in their own academic disciplines by way of exchanging ideas and information with other professionals. Such professional development informs teaching.

 

Outcome

The outcome of employing this practice is promoting a culture of continuous improvement in teaching and learning by bringing in new knowledge, skills and experience from the profession. It may also help establish a network that facilitates other staff to participate in similar activities.

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