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					THE ROLE OF COLLABORATIVE
POLICY DEVELOPMENT IN
PROGRESSING THE UTAS WIL
AGENDA
Brigid Freeman Dr Natalie Brown Mike Spurr
TEACHING MATTERS CONFERENCE, 23RD NOVEMBER 2011
  Development of WIL Policy




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Literature – Work Integrated Learning

Participation targets
Social inclusion targets
Regulation
Academic standards
Massification
Diversification
Industry responsiveness
Variety of definitions and objectives
Vocationalisation
Literature - Policy process




Australian Policy Cycle, Bridgman and Davis, 1998
Questions

What is the University of
 Tasmania’s position
 regarding WIL?
How should these guiding
 principles be reflected in
 formal policy
 documentation?



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Method

 Policy Delegate (Mike Spurr)
 University Policy Development Cycle
 WIL Working Party
 WIL Reference Group
 Literature review
 Policy benchmarking
 WIL Provocations Symposium
 WIL Discussion Forums
 Consultations and informal interviews
 Collegial decision making
 Approval (May, 2011)
                Results – Benchmarking

                                             q WIL as strategic point of
                                               differentiation (participation,
                                               provision, workplace
                                               assessment)
                                             q WIL as whole-of-university
                                               pedagogy
                                             q Range of definitions and
                                               nomenclature
                                             q Consistent key characteristics
                                             q Obligations – preparatory,
                                               placement, post-placement
                                             q Related policy questions
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Results – Provocations Symposium,
Discussion Forum & Consultations
q Range of disciplinary offerings
q Local level, joint and central
  responsibilities
q ‘Good practice principles’
q Minimum academic standards
q Baseline obligations
q Accreditation and regulatory
  authorities drive arrangements
q Local requirements or
  peculiarities
q Policy provisions – current
  practice and ‘stretch’

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Discussion

 WIL curriculum, co-ordination,
  delivery, assessment and
  evaluation 
 Shaping policy can shape
  principles of practice
 Tensions in reconciling umbrella
  principles and
  local/disciplinary requirements
 Self-perpetuating (policy
  questions)
 Participation of academics in
  policy development is essential
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              Conclusion

                                                                                Paper explored a
                                                                                 policy process case
                                                                                 study
                                                                                Lessons learned can
                                                                                 inform implementation
                                                                                 of the University Policy
                                                                                 Development Cycle
                                                                                Consideration of UTAS
                                                                                 policy platform for WIL
                                                                                 and implementation in
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                                                                                 coming years
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