New program to raise professionalism in tertiary education sector
19 September 2012
Groundbreaking online program for tertiary education managers launched, providing basis for credentialing of the profession
The Emerging Leaders and Managers Program, or ‘eLAMP’, was launched yesterday at the Tertiary Education Management Conference in Adelaide. Developed by the University of Melbourne-based LH Martin Institute and the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM), it provides new and aspiring managers in the sector with highly contextualised materials on leadership and management through online self study modules.
The online modules, which are free for ATEM members, are undertaken at each participant’s pace. When finished, they can choose to undertake formal assessments in order to use what they have learned to articulate into graduate certificate courses in tertiary education management offered by the LH Martin Institute, presenting a pathway into formal qualification that has not existed before.
Professor Leo Goedegebuure, Director of the LH Martin Institute, is confident about the program’s ability to address the lack of contextualised resources for professional staff in the sector.
“Management and leadership can be found at all levels of a tertiary education institution, but reference materials for new and aspiring managers who are not at the very top are limited,” he said.
“This program will provide those future institutional leaders with the resources necessary for handling the issues they face in their work and in the sector.”
President of ATEM and Deputy Vice-Chancellor of James Cook University, Dr Stephen Weller, hopes the program will contribute to raising the professionalism of the sector.
“The program will provide participants with a level of understanding that is essential to operate in tertiary education,” he said.
“It is also a platform for conversation on how to build professional management and leadership capabilities within the sector.”
Professor Leo Goedegebuure (LH Martin Institute): (03) 8344 0619 / 0466 153 217
Paul Abela (ATEM): (02) 9351 9719 / 0407 061 502