The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education with researchers from the University of Northampton @UniNorthants are working on a project that is looking at how university decision-makers can be better informed by evidence when making leadership, management and governance decisions, what mechanisms work best for mobilising knowledge and what kinds of evidence to support decision-making.
In 2016-17, with support from the four UK HE funding councils, the Leadership Foundation commissioned work to explore ideas for a knowledge exchange or ‘what works’ initiative for higher education. The project consultants led a scoping exercise including a rapid review of ‘what works’ initiatives in other sectors, a review of knowledge mobilization literature, and an engagement exercise including co-design Ideas Labs and in-depth interviews with seventeen senior higher education leaders. The funders agreed a second phase of work for 2017-18 and focused on agreeing and testing these proofs of concept.
‘The Concept’ paper on LFHE website provides some interesting information about Knowledge Mobilisation in HE.
On Wednesday 28 March we are hosting a Twitter chat on Knowledge Mobilisation in Higher Education where we will share ideas about sharing knowledge and being a knowledge mobiliser. The chat will be led by Dr Hala Mansour, Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour at the University of Northampton, along with Dr Lesly Huxley, Director for membership and innovation.
Join the chat to come together and share experiences and discuss new ideas.