Doing: Education Operations Advisory Group (EOAG)
The 'doing' group ensures that existing units of study that are proposed to move into the Centre are timetabled correctly. The EOAG also applies the relevant operational, change management and technical support measures.
Chaired by the Associate Director (Education), Professor Chris Roberts, the EOAG has been meeting since July 2012.
The EOAG Terms of reference are available for University staff to view. Outcomes of the EOAG so far include the following:
Funding modelling project
A project has commenced to model the funding for using the new building space. This will be carried out in conjunction with the EOAG and the University’s Corporate Finance team.
A 'Superlab' subgroup has been set up to consider how the large PC1 'wet' teaching lab will function. Some of these aspects will be piloted in existing wet labs in 2013, and will include:
- timetabling multiple classes from multiple disciplines to share the same lab space
- two-way communications between students and teaching staff in a potentially noisy, shared lab environment.
The Superlab Subgroup Terms of reference are available for staff to view.
A Timetabling subgroup has been set up to prepare a draft timetable of the units of study that will be moving into the new building in 2014, when the new building has been completed.
Multiple scenarios will be considered, including:
- maximising the student experience
- minimising cost for faculties
- ensuring that the education spaces in the new building will be appropriately utilised.
The Superlab subgroup terms of reference are available for staff to view.
Learning and teaching subgroup
A Learning and Teaching subgroup is planned, and will commence later in the year to:
- consider and document learning and teaching issues relating to moving units from multiple disciplines into the new building
- provide exemplars and professional development to interested unit coordinators for managing the change
- support curriculum development.