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Staff Conference Monday 1 July 2013. Making Intelligent Citizens: the University, Public Service, and the Community. Dr John Moss. Conference Aims. Raise awareness of the ways in which work within CCCU contributes to community and can be regarded as providing public service.

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staff conference monday 1 july 2013

Staff Conference Monday 1 July 2013

Making Intelligent Citizens: the University, Public Service, and the Community

Dr John Moss

conference aims
Conference Aims
  • Raise awareness of the ways in which work within CCCU contributes to community and can be regarded as providing public service.
  • Showcase excellent outward facing work taking place within the University.
  • Facilitate cross-Faculty discussion of this work, how it relates to our understanding of the distinctive character of the University, and its implications for future development including working practices.
  • Take forward the ambition to be a public services centre of excellence in the strategic plan.
why this conference now
Why this conference now?
  • Strategic Plan commitment to Public Services Excellence
  • Cross-faculty Public Services Working Group
  • Balance to conferences on internal processes
  • Celebration of what work we do and why
members of pswg
Members of PSWG
  • Dr John Moss - Dean of Education
  • Tracy Bell-Reeves – Assistant Director of HR and Organisational Development
  • Mary Brown - Principal Lecturer/ Professional Lead -Programme Director : MSc. Interprofessional Health and Social Care 
  • Tristi Brownett – Student Ambassador for Learning and Teaching
  • Dr Hazel Bryan – Head of Professional Development
  • Val Irvin – Head of Leadership and Management Development
  • Dr Ralph Norman – Acting Head of Department, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Dr Liz Steadman – Senior Lecturer, Applied Social Science
  • Claire Thurgate – Principal Lecturer, Health, Wellbeing and Family
  • Dr Dominic Wood – Head of Law and Criminal Justice Studies
how did we get here
How did we get here?
  • Rowan Williams’ Jubilee CUAC Lecture
  • The ‘oppositional CCCU discourse’ (public services and other things)
  • The ‘siloed CCCU’ discourse (planning and partnerships)
  • The ‘friendly new University with values’ discourse
some considerations we had
Some considerations we had
  • The external environment
  • The student experience
  • The learning experience
  • The distinctiveness of CCC University
  • Other key agendas
is there something coherent and flexible we share
Is there something ‘coherent and flexible’ we share?

Building on:

-Anglican foundation values

-Outstanding contribution to public services workforce

. . . a commitment to public: service? to an ethos of social responsibility? to social transformation? to community?

a short film to start you thinking
A short film to start you thinking
  • Is CCCU about ‘making intelligent citizens’?
  • Does an ethos of public service permeate our work?
  • How do we present ourselves to our stakeholders?
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taking curriculum into communitymodelling sustainable practiceshaping policytransforming educationfacilitating ‘bottom up’ collaborative projectsleaving a sustainable legacyensuring social impact

rowan williams
. . . Rowan Williams

equipping potentially every citizen

with the intelligence that is needed

for public life

to be healthy, diverse, constructive

three perspectives from pswg
Three perspectives from PSWG

Breaking with Tradition Million+

History

Values led foundations

Public sector and local workforce development

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Partnership, local and regional impact

-commitment to local and regional communities

-widening participation, equal opportunities, access

-reinvigorating local economy

-enriching underprivileged communities

-engagement with discourses of change

-building deep partnerships informed by high level knowledge and understanding

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Participatory approaches to teaching and learning, research and KE:

-defining and addressing problems

-working collaboratively towards solutions

-applying rigorous methodology and evaluation

-multi-faceted problems and solutions: interdisciplinary approaches

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The University modelling community in itself

-university as a public resource

-real and virtual spaces

-community locations

-bottom up initiatives

-volunteering, social enterprise

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Staff Conference Monday 1 July 2013

Reflections on a conceptual journey from public sector, to public services, to an ethos of public service

Dr Dominic Wood

discussions within the working group
Discussions within the working group
  • How do we capture what the University is about?
  • To what extent does an ethos of public service complement and reflect the University’s values?
an ethos of public service in practice
An ethos of public service in practice
  • What has it meant / does it mean for the police officers, lawyers, health practitioners, educators, entrepreneurs and business leaders?
  • Engendering citizenship, building communities, providing the public with essential services: why an ethos of public service is important
challenges
Challenges
  • Strong communitarian underpinnings: how do we balance this with the liberal traditions of critical enquiry? Not citizens, but intelligent citizens
  • How do we sell an ethos of public service? Not all 18 year olds want to be public servants
observers respondents
Observers/Respondents
  • Dr Gary Holden – Executive Principal, Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School
  • Jim Barker McCardle, former Chief Constable, Essex Police
  • Tristi Brownett - Student Ambassador for Learning and Teaching

with Mary Brown, Ralph Norman, Dominic Wood