Starting an analysis and improvement process with a blank piece of paper is not only difficult, but also costs time as finding an agreement on terms, focus areas and approaches can take years.
While a framework provides structure in terms of the elements to look at and improve, it is essential to also have a streamlined process for analysis, design and implementation.
Many institutions struggle to involve key staff over a longer period of time as change processes are often ineffective and unengaging.
Universities often keep transformation processes purely internal, resulting in a lack of fresh perspectives as well as ideas and experiences of externals.
Universities are great institutions to develop frameworks, models and concept but often struggle to decide on and implement actions.
Many transformation processes cost much more resources than they should as inefficient sharing and collaboration approaches result in a unnecessarily prolonged process.
If three or more of the above challenges apply to your institution's situation, ACEEU Aspire might be the right institutional development approach.
Join us when we get together and get to know each other, building a community of change makers.
Phase 1: Scoping
We set the stage for the project (e.g. team, unit of analysis, expectations ...).
Week 3 to 10
Phase 2: Diagnosis
Utilizing a variety of tools, you will gain a deeper understanding of the current situation.
Week 11 to 12
Phase 3: Aspiration
Based on the diagnosis results, you will be empowered to note down your aspirations (i.e. the problems you like to tackle)
The mid-term forum will be used to share the insights all universities gained and to understand learning opportunities between the institutions.
Week 14 to 17
Phase 4: Solution design
Taking the defined aspirations as a starting point, solutions for the core problems and areas for improvement will be designed.
Phase 5: Action planning
Having developed a wide range of solutions, the implementation will be planned (i.e. prioritization, responsibilities, resources)
The final forum will bring together all universities to share their insights and solutions and to celebrate the achievements made already in the process.
Watch the introductory video (alone or in your team) to understand the analysis or design tool
Use our ACEEU Aspire visual collaboration canvas to joinly analyse the situation and co-create ideas and solutions to improve
Use our communication, document sharing and collaboration platform MS Teams to exchange information and ideas with and get feedback from your colleagues, peers or an internal or external advisor.
Join our bi-weekly Q&A sessions and monthly meet-ups to meet with the Aspire facilitators and other universities in the first Aspire cohort
Within 20 weeks, go from challenges in third mission to a tangible, tailored action plan
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate the ACEEU Aspire coordinator Flavia Colus.