COORDINATING A FACULTY RESPONSE TO COVID-19 IMPACTS: THE 6 C’S OF EDUCATION AND A COLLECTIVE LEADERSHIP APPROACH

Hollie Susan Tose, Andrew Kepert, Teegan Robertson, Erin Micali, Bronwyn Bloxham, Nicole Stead, Judy-Anne Osborn, Clovia Holdsworth, Stuart Marlin, Christopher Scarlett, Michael Bowyer

Abstract


How do you plan, coordinate, lead and support good practice in a time of evolving and rapid response?

This presentation reflects upon faculty leadership, and its role in advocating and supporting Faculty of Science (FSCI) staff and students at the University of Newcastle throughout the COVID-19 context. Using the lens of the ‘6 C’s of Education’ (Fullan & Scott, 2014), we review the approaches, actions, and directions undertaken by central faculty leadership teams, including Executive, FSCI-Global Engagement, FSCI-Teaching & Learning, and the ‘COVID War Council’, and their impact on students, teaching staff and university level decision making processes. Preliminary feedback from staff and students on our COVID-19 response is included, as well as consideration of lingering influences of COVID-19 on policy, procedure and the culture of tertiary education.

REFERENCE

Fullan, M., & Scott, G. (2014). New pedagogies for deep learning whitepaper: Education PLUS. Collaborative Impact SPC, Seattle, Washington.

Keywords


COVID-19, tertiary education, collective leadership, science, STEM

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