Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Over the past eight years, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has undergone a remarkable transition, from a tired campus that housed an unsung technical institute to a major presence in Australia’s largest city where learning and research draw the attention of students, the higher education community, industry, and the public.

In “Making a Place for Curricular Transformation at the University of Technology Sydney,” authors Nancy Fried Foster and Christine Mulhern unpack the process through which UTS transformed its physical campus and its pedagogical approach in tandem, undertaking a billion dollar construction project that was shaped by significant curricular change. 

The accomplishment of this organization-wide, comprehensive transformation was made possible by leaders with a coherent vision who created the conditions that enabled staff to make the vision concrete from the bottom up. Relatively small experiments in instructional redesign gave both leadership and staff the confidence and know-how to scale up. In a relatively short period, the entire institution has been remade with an emphasis on active, career-focused learning.

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