Gain the specialist skills to lead more effectively in this complex sector
The LH Martin Institute is pleased to present a series of policy discussion papers prepared by its complement of Senior Fellows, Associates and Researchers to contribute to the debate we think is necessary to reform and invigorate the tertiary education sector, in particular vocational education and TAFE. The series covers a range of topical issues, from policy settings, governance, funding, competency based training, social inequality and training markets, with a view of looking forward, providing independent advice based on thorough analysis of why are find ourselves where we currently are.discussion papers
This year’s conference will examine examples of innovation throughout the tertiary education sector as well as learnings which could be applied from other sectors. With a highly interactive format, keynote speakers from within and outside the sector will provide insights into innovative activities which can be taken up more broadly. Join us in Melbourne to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the LH Martin Institute.conference
This special issue of the JHEPM will consider the policy focus on universities’ employment outcomes, resultant strategies to enhance students’ employability, and the impact of these on higher education practice. Papers are sought from different perspectives focusing on conceptual issues, and empirical studies, which could address a range of questions as listed on the page. Click to find out more.Call for Abstracts
Professor Sandra Jones spoke with Dr Heather Davis about the HERDSA Guide and their longstanding interest in shared leadership.News
Although the Information Age is connecting billions of people, ideas and resources — achieving an astounding pace of technological change and even suggesting a future where human and machine become one — it also offers a renewal of the promise and value of something centuries old.News
The nature of Australian universities traditionally has been characterised by competition. However, in the context of open innovation, the realisation grows that collaborating and sharing knowledge and information has a very positive impact on innovation and the effectiveness of individual organisations. So what can we learn from others? This theme will take us through how universities partner with other universities, state and local governments, and industry and community organisations.News
Universities fund their research activities through a combination to external research funding, principally government sources with some private sector contributions, and by using university discretionary funds. The latter are mainly sourced for teaching domestic and international students and from donations and investment income. In numerous submissions to the Commonwealth Government Australian universities have consistently stated that government research funding was insufficient to sustain their international competitiveness so cross-subsidisation was necessary.News
Universities are no longer the bastions of privilege they once were. The once hallowed halls of learning have been replaced with global institutions all competing for a piece of the knowledge pie. So, what does this mean for the tertiary education sector?News
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Specifically designed to meet the development needs of current and next generation tertiary education leaders, our programs address the increasing need for specialised knowledge and skills in higher education.
The LH Martin Institute offers a variety of courses both award and non-award, all designed to offer our students best in leadership and governance for the tertiary sector.
The LH Martin Institute offers a variety of resources about policy, management, governance and innovation in the tertiary education sector.
We provide the tertiary education sector with career and capability development through an integrated set of programs, events and projects.
Our programs are unique in that they:
- are contextualised to the tertiary education sector
- provide practical examples that relate to participants' own situations
- are led by practitioners in the field
- arm participants with tools which can be applied immediately to their workplace
- are informed by the latest research and resources on the tertiary education sector
We became part of the Melbourne Centre for the Study of Higher Education in late 2014.
We aim to develop more effective governance, leadership and management capacity in tertiary sector institutions, so that institutions may fulfil their missions more successfully.
To be recognised nationally and internationally as a leading centre of teaching and research excellence for the enhancement of tertiary education leadership and management.
Under the leadership of its Foundation Director, Professor V. Lynn Meek, the LH Martin Institute became known as the provider of choice for tailored and contextualised management and leadership programs for the tertiary education sector, underpinned by a strong research base.
It is my pleasure and challenge to now take the Institute to the next level through reaching out to an even larger and more diverse audience, within and outside Australia, to enable them to more effectively deal with the continuous pressures for change and innovation that are so pertinent to our sector.
Professor Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983)
Sir Leslie Martin was an eminent physicist who became a key higher education adviser to the Menzies government.
He was Lecturer and Associate Professor in Natural Philosophy, and then Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne (1927-1959). After leaving the University of Melbourne in 1959, he became Chairman of the Australian Universities Commission, a position he held until 1966.
Service Improvement and Innovation in Tertiary Education Conference
Thursday 25th - Friday 26th October 2018
Hosted by the LH Martin Institute and led by a steering committee made up of leaders and senior managers in tertiary education institutions who have gone through or spearheaded the implementation of change in their organisations.