20 Mar Autumn Newsletter 2019
Leadership Forum Wrap Up
The 2019 Engagement Australia signature Leadership Forum themed From Agency to Action! saw 50 senior university leaders in engagement come together in Canberra earlier this month to hear from some of the world’s leading experts in university engagement on how they are shaping and integrating the very best of what has been learned locally and globally with current practice.
The overarching theme for the global Leadership Forum this year was to advance the Australian sector’s Engagement agenda – a step from agency to action in a year that will see new rankings and evaluation systems for university engagement emerge.
The reality is that universities compete with one another for places in a hierarchy of league tables and many believe that there is an increasing need for alternative global rankings around meaningful engagement. Melbourne University has partnered with the University of Chicago and King’s College London to explore possible incentives for institutional engagement and consider the intricacies of making engagement truly global and measuring it.