The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President invites staff to apply for a scholarship for the Masters of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM).
The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President has identified that the ongoing development and maintenance of effective senior management and leadership competencies needs to be given significant priority. The aim of providing higher education opportunities for senior staff to undertake an ACU-supported management program is to ensure that the University has appropriately trained and qualified leaders to drive and achieve the goals and objectives of ACU as outlined in the Strategic Plan.
One supported management program is the Masters of Tertiary Education Management (MTEM) through the LH Martin Institute. The MTEM offers participants expert perspectives on tertiary education systems, practical skills for leading and managing successfully in universities and colleges, access to the best and latest research and resources on the sector. It also provides exposure to a network of national and international peers facing similar challenges. The Vice-Chancellor supports an annual scholarship to undertake the MTEM Program.
Please refer to the MTEM Policy for further information.
Eligibility Criteria: The program is purposefully designed for tertiary employed leaders. At ACU, the scholarship is aimed primarily at Professional and Academic senior managers - Level 9 and Level E or above; including the Executive Planning Group (EPG) and professional staff in a substantive position including Associate Deans and State Heads of School members. Staff must be full-time or part-time continuing or fixed term staff and must have worked at the University for the equivalent or greater than two years duration.
These individuals must also;
have at least five years relevant work experience (requirement of The University of Melbourne);
be able to complete the program within their specified employment contract period where appropriate;
hold an undergraduate degree or be able to map their experience (requirement of The University of Melbourne);
meet the English language requirements of The University of Melbourne;
manage a team of individuals or teams of individuals;
have participated in the University’s Performance Review and Planning (PRP) process in the past twelve months and have identified significant leadership development as a part of this PRP;
be involved in senior decision-making and use their discretion and judgement to achieve significant outcomes for the university;
have the full support of their manager to undertake the program, and
enter into a written agreement to repay any amounts paid on behalf of the University for enrolment and tuition as prescribed in the MTEM Policy.
Venue & Duration: Part-time over five semesters: July 2017 - November 2019, predominantly online delivery with one recommended one-week residential block at The University of Melbourne for the final capstone in July 2019.
Costs: The Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President shall cover the full tuition fees. There is a scholarship offered by The University of Melbourne that will subsidise accommodation and travel expenses for the residential blocks for interstate participants. Book costs are required to be covered by the participant/ business unit. Program Outline & Course Guide: Further information is available at the LH Martin website.
Application Closing Date & Form: Please find the application form here. It is recommended that you speak with your nominated supervisor first. You are required to fill out Part A and your nominated supervisor is required to fill out Part B of the form. Please send the completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 28 April 2017. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their Scholarship application via email by mid May 2017.
Further Information: For more information please contact Maryanne Graham, Capabilities & Development Facilitator on 02 9739 2298 (ext. 2298) or via email at Maryanne.Graham@acu.edu.au
Testimonials: "The Higher Education sector is undergoing the most significant change in its history. If you¹re considering a local or global career in this sector, then do the Masters in Tertiary Education Management. It provides a comprehensive and rigorous study of our unique sector, broadens your higher education networks and allows you to grow your expertise in your specific area of interest.” Tom Ristoski, Director, Centre for Professional and Executive Education, ACU
“The experience has been fun, challenging, stimulating, at times confronting and always rewarding.” Sharon Carlton, Executive Project Officer, Faculty of Higher Education, Swinburne University of Technology
"An exceptional course. It provides insights into how higher education works and how to work within it. It gives a tremendous change in understanding in a short space of time. Being able to explore topics related to our interests made the content immediately useful and I really enjoyed the collaborative spirit." David Malone, Senior Executive Officer, Office of the Provost, University of Tasmania