University of Canberra/SAFFIRE/Goals

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SAFFIRE goals

SAFFIRE aims to increase flexibility and choice for UC students. The project has five overarching goals:

  1. Curriculum design
  2. Support and engagement
  3. Technologies and learning environments
  4. Cultural change
  5. Policy and process review

Curriculum design[edit]

Design and implement a range of distinctive and innovative degree programs across the UC Group that are student-centred, flexible and accessible; capitalise on UC’s existing disciplinary strengths; are delivered through a variety of online, blended, intensive and partnership delivery strategies; provide clear entry articulation; and enable student enrolment growth

Support and engagement[edit]

Devise strategies that incorporate academic and mentoring support for UC and UCC students, to identify ‘at risk’ students and to provide for high retention rates into program development.

Technologies and learning environments[edit]

Implement or renew organizational and enterprise systems and teaching and learning technologies to create integrated systems across the whole UC Group that support the new teaching and learning models.

Cultural change[edit]

Implement a communications strategy and staff development program to ensure professional development for all staff in the new learning technologies and educational models and administrative requirements, and a broad understanding across the entire UC community of importance of the ethos of flexibility and innovation to the retention and engagement of students to UC’s educational mission over the next five years

Policy and process review[edit]

Review and change administration processes to support the new qualifications and associated technologies.