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State of the University . Academic Heads Conference Professor Ed Byrne AO Vice-Chancellor and President November 2011. We are experiencing a period of massive change in higher education globally Monash is underway with an ambitious change agenda

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State of the university

State of the University

Academic Heads Conference

Professor Ed Byrne AO

Vice-Chancellor and President

November 2011



Long term objectives
Long Term Objectives education globally

  • Directions 2025 top line goals:

  • Ranked inside the top 50 worldwide

  • Recognisedfor excellence in research

  • Institution of choice for the best and brightest students

  • A truly international university


The journey so far
The journey so far… education globally

  • The Matheson/Martin Years

  • The Logan/Robinson Years

  • The Larkins Years



Provisional capital b udget 2012 2015
Provisional Capital education globallyBudget 2012-2015

* New projects could include the Caulfield library refurbishment, Matheson library refurbishment, Education building upgrade, Science teaching and learning spaces, landscaping, etc.


Goals for the next 3 years
Goals for the next 3 years: education globally

  • Goals for the next 3 years:

  • Achieve a zero “net cash flow” each year

  • Invest in MonashFutures

  • Self generation of cash to fund capital investment

  • Constrain expenditure to enable priority investments

  • Grow and diversify profitable revenue streams

  • Each significant part of the university to achieve its budget and contribute to overall strategy


Risks
Risks education globally

  • International student numbers

  • Commonwealth funded student load target

  • Investment in education related activity

  • Projected staff growth

  • Controlled entity cash expectations

  • Insufficient funding for growth in research infrastructure

  • Level of change and impact on staff morale


Opportunities
Opportunities education globally

  • Generate more domestic margin

  • Secure savings from course and unit consolidation

  • Revenue streams from curriculum partnerships (e.g. Fatima College)

  • Savings from shared services (Finance, HR and IT)

  • Large research and other grants

  • Fundraising and donations

  • Maintain and grow the international market


Models for progress
Models for Progress education globally

University of Manchester: THE: 87th ARWU: 38th

39,000 students, $440m in research income*

National University of Singapore: THE: 34th ARWU: 102-150

37,000 students, $500m in research income

University of British Columbia: THE: 30th ARWU: 37th

54,000 students, $540m in research income

University of Michigan: THE: 15th ARWU: 22nd

59,000 students, $800m in research income

* Monash Research Income $264m


Top education globally50

2015

Academic Strengthening

Top 200

2011

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Academic strengthening
Academic Strengthening education globally

  • Education Focused Roles:102

  • Talent Enhancement Strategy has given rise to:

    • 13 senior researchers recruited through the Monash Professorial Fellowship (MPF) and Research Leaders Programs;

    • 15 future leaders recruited through the Larkins Fellowship Program;

    • 71 top performing current staff selected in Dec 2010 for the two year Monash Researcher Accelerator (MRA) program; and.

    • development of the Fellowships Incubator Program


Academic Strengthening: Outcomes education globally

  • Monash's success rate in the 2011 Future Fellowships round was 33.9% (21 out of 62 applicants). This was above the national average of 30.7%, and a significant proportion of this can be attributed to Talent Enhancement Strategy-supported researchers, of whom 11 (10 MRA/1 Larkins) were successful – a 73.3% success rate.

  • 18 ARC Discovery grants, 6 ARC Linkage grants, 5 NHMRC Career Development Awards/Fellowships, 21 NHMRC Project Grants and 6 ARC Future Fellowships awarded so far to researchers who are in the MRA program 


Monash’s Performance in ARWU education globally2004 – 2011


Top education globally50

2015

Academic Strengthening

Top 200

2011

Process Improvement

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Process improvement finance
Process Improvement - Finance education globally

  • Key Changes and Achievements:

  • Moved finance activity from being spread over more than 900 people to less than 300 specialist roles (introduced transactional service hubs)

  • Centralised automated purchasing, invoicing and debt collecting system

  • 85,000 invoices processed – on par with last year with half the FTE staffing

  • Challenges:

  • Training of staff moved from generalist roles into finance hubs

  • Faculties letting go of finance activity and removing double handling

  • Priorities for the coming year:

  • New credit card and expense claim tool/process

  • Review of budget methodology and investment in budgeting and reporting tool


Process improvement hr

  • Key Changes and Achievements education globally

  • Roll out of HR Service Hubs

  • In-house visa management system

  • Automation of timesheets on track

  • Commenced roll-out of the online Staff Performance Development system.

  • Challenges faced

  • Change management associated with the automation agenda of 10 major projects

  • Priorities for the coming year

  • Progressing the automation agenda

  • Transition to ‘business as usual’

Process Improvement - HR


Process improvement esolutions
Process Improvement – education globallyeSolutions

  • Key Changes and Achievements

  • July Service Level Targets for both low and medium priority incident resolution exceeded for the first time (over 90% resolution within agreed times)

  • Faster ESS interface - the web-based "self service" access used by all staff for approvals, leave, personal details update etc

  • ‘Go live’ of new Monash web presence – University-wide impact

  • 87% reduction in problems with desktop environment for users migrated to Standard Operating Environment (over 1000 users)

  • Email for all staff migrated to a "common" system

  • Forward Priorities

  • Development of a 5 year strategic investment plan

  • Consolidation of new governance approaches


Top education globally50

2015

Academic Strengthening

Campus Differentiation

Top 200

2011

Process Improvement

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Campus differentiation
Campus Differentiation education globally

  • An internal steering committee is consulting on the principles for a new strategy to ensure all Monash campuses are fit for purpose into the future

  • The concept of Campus Differentiation has been approved by Council and the draft strategy will be prepared for the first half of next year

  • There is early consideration of what a Differentiated Testamur for campuses might look like

  • State Government reviews in Gippsland and the South East are underway


Campus differentiation1
Campus Differentiation education globally

Gippsland

Berwick

Malaysia

South Africa


Top education globally50

2015

Research Strategy

Academic Strengthening

Campus Differentiation

Top 200

2011

Process Improvement

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Research Strategy education globally

Six Pillars

Six Pillars to support

GOAL:

Generating impact through excellent and relevant research


Strategy impact on research revenue education globally

Research Income: 2006-2010

300

Projected Research Income: 2011-2016

400

250

With Academic Strengthening

350

200

Without Academic Strengthening

264

300

Millions ($)

233

224

150

219

Millions ($)

186

250

100

200

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0

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2010

2006

2007

2008

2009


Top education globally50

2015

Education Strategy

Research Strategy

Academic Strengthening

Campus Differentiation

Top 200

2011

Process Improvement

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Education strategy
Education Strategy education globally

  • Embrace rapid development in cutting edge ICT

  • Develop and deliver a new and novel pedagogy

  • Utilisethe competitive advantage of our global footprint

Principles for strategy development:


Top education globally50

2015

Education Strategy

Research Strategy

India

Academic Strengthening

Campus Differentiation

Top 200

2011

Process Improvement

Monash Futures

Ranking Scales

Time Frame


Iitb monash research academy
IITB-Monash Research Academy education globally

  • Not-for-profit set up between Monash University and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) is now in its 4th year of operation

  • Dual-badged PhD program through collaborations between IITB and Monash and external industry partners

    • Student cohort has now grown to 72 – target of 130 students in 2012

    • 20 students have spent at least 6 months at Monash working with supervisors

  • Strong culture of research collaboration - 12 publications produced to date in highly rated journals and several conference presentations and posters


Iitb monash research academy cont
IITB-Monash Research Academy cont.... education globally

  • The 3rd Annual symposium in Mumbai during November 2011 with a focus on ‘Energy’

  • Over $15M in Government and Industry funding raised including $1.5m from DIISR and $1.75m from DST, India

  • Industry sponsorship received from BHBP, CSIRO, ORICA Mining Services, Infosys, Reliance Industries, Tata Consulting Services

    • New building design is complete and approved by IITB - construction likely to commence by end of 2011


    Top education globally50

    2015

    Education Strategy

    Research Strategy

    India

    China

    Academic Strengthening

    Campus Differentiation

    Top 200

    2011

    Process Improvement

    Monash Futures

    Ranking Scales

    Time Frame


    Monash seu china collaboration
    Monash – SEU China Collaboration education globally

    • Monash invited to establish a Graduate School and Research Institute in partnership with South East University (SEU), located in the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP)

    • Chinese Ministry of Education review panel visited Monash and SEU– critical for approval of Graduate School . Outcome pending, however we have received positive feedback to date

    • Support in the form of building and facilities in SIP at no cost and up to RMB 50m funding support for facilities, equipment and non-staff operating costs

    • Design work for the building is in progress and scheduled for completion in the first half of 2012


    Monash seu china collaboration cont
    Monash – SEU China Collaboration cont.... education globally

    • Masters Program to be rolled out in September 2011 - 32 students offered places for this first cohort

    • Discussions underway with SEU academics on future Masters offerings

    • Planning for development of the Research Institute is progressing between Monash and SEU academics in areas of mutual research strength

    • Research focus areas include biological engineering, clean energy, nanotechnology, stem cell and transport

    • Investigation of industry value proposition/funding has commenced - key stakeholders of the project have been building rapport with industry in China


    Top education globally50

    2015

    Warwick

    Education Strategy

    Research Strategy

    India

    China

    Academic Strengthening

    Campus Differentiation

    Top 200

    2011

    Process Improvement

    Monash Futures

    Ranking Scales

    Time Frame


    Warwick
    Warwick education globally

    "a beacon among British universities for its dynamism, quality and entrepreneurial zeal”

    - Tony Blair


    Top education globally50

    The New Monash

    2015

    Warwick

    Education Strategy

    Research Strategy

    India

    China

    Academic Strengthening

    Campus Differentiation

    Top 200

    2011

    Process Improvement

    Monash Futures

    Ranking Scales

    Time Frame


    The new monash
    The New education globallyMonash

    • Every student an ‘international’ student

    • Global, intellectual and physical footprint

    • Minimum of one strategic alliance with a like-minded institution

    • Flourishing research campuses in China and India

    • Highest Ranking University in Australia


    Questions and discussion
    Questions and discussion….. education globally


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