Sarah Porter gave account of the strategic pressures upon institutions in the Winter Edition of JISC Inform. There is much to challenge us all, but Sarah’s message is clear, collaborate and make use of the technology potential. The 2011 Leadership Foundation summit, ‘Leading Internationalisation: Raising our Game’ emphasises the need to collaborate to achieve long term success in the context of the international market.
JISC works closely with the Leadership Foundation because we’re committed to encouraging a greater understanding in the potential of technology within higher education. Our pairing also brings many rewards, not least because good partners bring fresh perspectives and challenge us to raise our game too.
Internationalisation and JISC might not be a combination you would naturally look for but if you’re developing institutional approaches on internationalisation, JISC has a number of freely available, resources which could ease the way to success.
We may speak lightly of ‘tech savvy leaders’ and ‘business savvy techies’, but this is a significant issue.
Sure, it’s an all too convenient conclusion, but the truth is that it took a partner, here the Leadership Foundation, to bring a fresh perspective to some existing JISC resources. I hope you find some use in what we’ve uncovered.