University of Canberra/SAFFIRE
Background[edit | edit source]
SAFFIRE is an acronym for an AU$12 million project to enhance curriculum reform, recruitment and retention, and student engagement at the University of Canberra (UC), 2013-2014. It is the biggest component of UC’s $25.95 million SAF grant for 2013-14.
- SAF = Structural Adjustment Fund
- FIRE = Flexibility, Innovation, Recruitment/Retention and Engagement
The project was officially launched at the SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013 (see graphic illustration below).
To date, no project proposal or plan has been made publically available.
Goals[edit | edit source]
SAFFIRE aims to increase flexibility and choice for UC students. The project has five overarching goals:
- Curriculum design
- Support and engagement
- Technologies and learning environments
- Cultural change
- Policy and process review
What is SAFFIRE?[edit | edit source]
This is a graphical illustration of Prof. Nicholas Klomp's opening talk at the UC SAFFIRE Festival.
Festival[edit | edit source]
The SAFFIRE Festival, 18-19 March, 2013, University of Canberra, Australia was a festival of flexible innovative teaching and learning, with particular focus on Flexibility and Innovation (curriculum reform), Recruitment (and retention), and student Engagement). More information...
Projects[edit | edit source]
Feel free to list and develop SAFFIRE project ideas here:
- Flexible learning mentors
- Cultural competence modules
- Life-integrated learning
- Mobile hole in the wall
- Open education
- Virtual classrooms
- Wikimedia education
- Wiki town
- Project innovations (University of Canberra)
External links[edit | edit source]
- $26 million boost for the University of Canberra, Press Release, 20 November, 2012, Federal Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research
- SAFFIRE Project (University of Canberra)
- SAFFIRE (PBworks wiki administered by Keith Lyons)
- #ucsaffire (Twitter)
- #saffire (Yammer)