Cultural capital and change management
Institutional change has become an almost constant within higher education. What do we need to change to embrace the change agenda and promote it in what we do? How do we ensure that we connect the value of the creative arts into our institutions? How do we work with institutional strategic planning whilst retaining our own vision from a faculty or school based perspective? What can we learn about how to navigate this space and work with staff to achieve positive change?
This seminar will focus on the leadership of strategic level planning and change through the lens of our subject disciplines, and will draw on a number of relevant and diverse institutional case studies. We will also consider graduates and cultural capital: the knowledge and skills agenda and the impact on graduates. How can we harness the cultural capital that graduates possess and ensure strategic plans are aligned to be responsive of their graduates?
The seminar will provide an opportunity for considering delegates’ current strategic and change management issues within a confidential peer group.
Mandy UreDean & Pro Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University
Mandy Ure joined Kingston School of Art in November 2015 as Head of Department for Fine Art. Between January and June 2019 she was also Acting Head of School of Art and Architecture. Her previous substantive role was Head of the School of Art and Design at University of the West of England, Bristol. In this role she led a large portfolio of courses across Art and Design disciplines and oversaw the redevelopment of city campus sites.
Mandy studied at Goldsmiths College, University of London and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee. She is an artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally. She is part of the We Are Publication (WAP) group at KSA and in the last three years has fostered international postgraduate research links for students and staff.
Roger BatemanHead of Art & Design, Sheffield Hallam University
I am the Head of the Department of Art & Design at Sheffield Hallam University where I lead approximately 70 teaching staff and 1500 students on integrated foundation level qualifications to postgraduate level. My teaching career began in 1991 as a lecturer in Product Design at Liverpool Institute of Higher Education and since then alongside my work in the UK I have also taught in Higher Education in Spain and New Zealand.
I am a member of the Department of Art & Design Leadership Team, a member of the Art, Design and Media Research Centre where my main research interests lie in design for sustainability and social innovation. I teach on the MA and MFA Design Programme and I also co-lead the SIA DeSIS Lab, an integrated research and practice facility that explores and utilises design for social innovation & sustainability.
I have previously held leadership positions as Associate Professor and Head of the School of Design and Visual Arts at Unitec Institute of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, and as well as running start-up studios I was Design Director and co -founding partner of furniture and product design and manufacturing company RDS Solutions, London.