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Our Projects

Examples of recent projects:
Support for institutional leaders

Handbook for Executive Leadership of Research Development

University of the Sunshine Coast/Queensland University of Technology

"This handbook is a timely and practically useful original contribution to the field of research development in Australia. Everyone involved, including policy makers in government and leaders in research-intensive universities who want to know what the potential challengers are up to, should read it."

Presentation to 2014 OLT Fellowship recipients

Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT)

Presentation by Dr Craig McInnis to the 2014 OLT Fellowship recipients at induction.

Funding Policy Paper

Universities Australia

Strategic advice to Universities Australia, the peak body representing universities, regarding the potential outcomes of the 2014-15 Budget. This advice included modelling of the impact of the proposed funding changes and fee deregulation, and an analysis of the impact of the proposed changes to student loans.

Review of state government schools

A state government department of education

We are members of the panel established by the government to undertake two types of school review (peer and priority reviews) and to provide school-based intervention services for government schools in the state. In undertaking these reviews we conduct an in-depth examination of a school's performance by analysing the school's self-evaluation and other relevant data, and, where required, conduct intensive field work in the school, liaising with regional and central Department staff as required.

Financial turnaround strategy and implementation

A large dual sector Victorian University

Development of a model for financial planning and forecasting and provision of advice regarding financial strategies to cope with funding cuts and other financial exigencies. This advice included quantifying the staff savings required, assisting with the achievement of the strands of the organisational reform program, and helping to cost and prioritise strategic initiatives.

The project also involved understanding and improving student retention and aligning administration processes for efficiency gains.

Measuring and improving teaching and learning outcomes: Workshops in Asia

A training event organiser

Leading a series of workshops across Malaysia focussed on measuring and improving teaching and learning outcomes. The workshops covered evidence-based policy and practice; assessing and measuring teaching quality and measuring and improving generic skills.

Organisational structures of central support service units

A Queensland university

Advice on organisational structures and reporting lines for a major part of the University's central support services areas.

Singapore conference

A training event organiser

Participated in, chaired and led a roundtable discussion at the 2013 Strategic Finance and Management Accounting Forum held in Singapore. The conference brought together finance practitioners from around the region to share practical tips, tools and strategies for moving towards global best practice in financial management and management accounting, with discussion focused specifically in the context of the unique higher education environment.

Handbook for Executive Leadership of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Office for Learning and Teaching, Department of Education

The Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching funded PhillipsKPA and the University of the Sunshine Coast to develop a practical resource to inform institutional strategic decision-making about learning and teaching.

Council induction training

A regional university in Queensland

Induction training for new Council members to familiarise them with governance in a university context.

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