Kia ora koutou,
I wanted to update you regarding a recent change to the sponsorship and delivery organisation accountability for the Student First Lifecycle Programme (which incorporates Student First, the peripherals project as well as the operational management of Jade, our Student Management system).
UC Council recently endorsed a decision by our Senior Leadership Team to realign the governance arrangements for the Student Lifecycle Programme which now reports through to an Executive Sponsor rather than an Senior Responsible Owner (SRO). Responsibility will transfer from Professor Ian Wright, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research to the new Executive Sponsor, Keith Longden, Executive Director, Planning, Finance and IT.
Day to day delivery accountability will also change to be through the Digital Unit – with the Project Director Iain MacPherson now reporting to me and joining the Digital Leadership Team. This change has no other immediate operational impact on the programme team or ITS.
Ngā mihi nui
Golden Key is the world’s largest collegiate honour society with a mission to enable members to realise their potential through the advancement of Academics, Leadership and Service. Membership into the society is by invitation only and applies to the top-performing 15% of all students, based solely on academic achievement. Membership has grown to a network of over 2 million members from more than 190 countries.
The University of Canterbury chapter of Golden Key (UCGK) is a student run club that is affiliated with the UCSA. The executive team of UCGK is made up of UC students who are members of Golden Key and work to host events that benefit its members and the wider community. The UC chapter undertakes a variety of events throughout the academic year, which range from community service activities to networking events. UCGK’s marquee event for the year is a mentorship programme, which is designed and run by UC students as an ongoing community service activity for local middle school students.
If you have any queries, please contact UCGK via email or Facebook.
Over the past few months, the Ako Marake | Evaluation and Student Insights team have been sharing some of the high level results from UCount 2020 in Tū ki te tahi. This campaign has been successful, with over 170 staff members accessing at least one of the dashboards available for staff use. Keep your eyes peeled for more interesting data as the year progresses!
These dashboards, which house data on students’ academic and non-academic experiences at UC, are accessible to all staff. They include particular information on the experiences of thesis students, graduates, as well as course-taking students’ perceptions of teaching quality and engagement, and much more.
The 2021 UCount survey, which feeds into multiple ESI dashboards, has gone live to all students today! There’s a heap of prizes that have been put up by various teams and businesses across campus to incentivise students to participate. You might see advertising around campus promoting the survey, and a concentrated effort is being undertaken across UC to try and ensure every voice is heard.
If you’d like to be involved in the promotion efforts, we’ve included a picture below that you can put at the start of your lectures of print off to put in your common areas. You can save the image by right clicking on it. The more responses we get, the better the data is for you, our dashboard users.
Watch out for new posts in Tū Ki Te Tahi for news on when the dashboards are updated with 2021 data (expected end of May).
For any questions, or if you would like ESI to come speak to your team about student survey data, please email Ellie Kay and Elyse Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org.