Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Meeting Helsinki, Finland - May 2012
Meeting during Northern World Mandate conference in Helsinki, Finland.
May 24, 2012.
9.00 - 12.00
- Opening Cumulus President Christian Guellerin, L'ecole de design Nantes Atlantique
- Jari Jokinen, Director of Developement, Aalto University - Aalto University - a Radical Actor in a volatile Environment
- Presentation by Rachel Cooper, Lancaster University
.Approaches to assessing impact and value of design practice and research
To share views on the growing trend of evaluation of art and design research and education
To establish some common principles in an approach to assessing impact and value
1 Introduction, an overview of the UK criteria for research excellence and impact - Rachel Cooper
Working in groups discuss and recording on prepared sheets:
2 List the underlying drivers for assessment, how is it being implemented globally
3 What, when who and how should we assess art and design research
Thursday, 08 September 2011
Cumulus Working Groups Denver, USA – September 2011
Cumulus Working Groups meet again in Denver. Welcome!
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Meeting in Denver, USA Sept 2011
Time: Thursday Sept 29, 2011
Leadership and Strategy Group
This working group was previously called the Leader’s Forum as it grew out of a request for a continuing discussion that touched on the primary day to day working concerns of people involved in management and leadership in our faculties and schools. Policy, planning, resources and financial management, government and stakeholder relations etc. were considered to be among the key issues of interest for this group.
At the March 2011 Cumulus Board meeting, the Board decided to recommend that the group be renamed to make it issues, rather than status/position based so that attendees could self-select whether they were interested in leadership and strategy which manifests in many ways and may be pertinent to many people in any organization.
Denver RMCAD 2011 Leadership and Strategy Forum
Design and Management 2
Stage two of the leadership and strategy in design and management discussion will be held in Denver. In Paris this year the presenters were Christian Guellerin (requiring no further introduction) and Christophe Chaptal de Chanteloup, designer and author of Design: Strategic and Operational Management.
The redefinition of the nature of design in contemporary education and practice mores is well understood in many parts of the world. In those countries, design and management are comfortable bedfellows and few design education programs don’t include aspects of management and many design/business/management combined or double degrees exist. The designer in the field is increasingly clear about design as facilitation - whether corporate management is as clear about the promise of design within its corporate goals is another matter.
Chair, Prof. Helmut Lueckenhausen, Pro Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive, Swinburne University of Technology.
Presentation 1 - Beyond No: Making expertise visible Combining rubrics and cognitive science designers helps governments make better decisions when investing in business ventures such as Clean Energy companies, while also coaching losing companies where they need help. New initiatives are also creating new ways to revolutionize how design educators evaluate portfolios in real-time. Valid Evaluation, a new company in Denver, Colorado, combines rubrics and cognitive science to help decision-makers and managers assess complex performances by providing organizations with strategic formative and summative data. Speaker: Todd Reimer Todd has worked as an instructional designer, teacher educator, and educational researcher. Todd earned his doctorate in the Learning Sciences from Northwestern University. Valid Evaluation draws on his experiences designing evaluations and assessing performance.
Presentation 2 - Designing and Managing the Institutional Brand A growing number of institutions throughout the world are realizing that an inside-out management approach that engages all stakeholder groups, especially faculties, creates greater sustainability for the long-term future of their programs and employees. This academic enterprise approach, based on mission, core values and culture, allows institutions & individuals to find common ground, establish a universal language and share common outcomes. A strategy that has design, as an integral player, on the management team allows this approach to provide the requisite guidance for designing and managing an institution’s brand for global recognition. Speaker: Rex Whisman – CEO & Founder BrandEd Consultants Group Rex is founder and chief strategist for the United States-based BrandED Consultants Group. BrandED leads the design and management of sustainable brand strategies based on mission, core values and stakeholder engagement. As the former Assistant Vice Chancellor for communications and marketing at the University of Denver, Rex led a groundbreaking approach to higher education branding. He brings an international perspective to higher education brand development, having presented at gatherings in Australia, Canada, Europe and the United States. He holds a Masters of Science in communications management and has published numerous articles on higher education branding.
Christian Guellerin has written: in many instances “creative designers”, ‘artist-designers’… hav(ing) developed on the fringes of all academic institutions and/or prestigious schools incapable of working together during the rise of major university economic and/or technological research projects…” have not completed their evolution into the modern paradigm of the designer practitioner, and many challenges remain. From his perspective, the challenge remains only partially met in France even though he believes that French designers have enviable brand recognition worldwide.
In Denver, we hope to extend this discussion with the addition of a northern American perspective.
Participation by workshop attendees is encouraged
The workshop will also be an opportunity for attendees to give their points of view and add their particular socio-cultural perspectives.
Friday, 17 June 2011
Leadership and Strategy Working Group
This working group was previously called the Leader's Forum as it grew out of a request for a continuing discussion that touched on the primary day to day working concerns of people involved in management and leadership in our faculties and schools. Policy, planning, resources and financial management, government and stakeholder relations etc. were considered to be among the key issues of interest for this group. At the March 2011 Cumulus Board meeting, the Board decided to recommend that the group be renamed to make it issues, rather than status/position based so that attendees could self-select whether they were interested in leadership and strategy which manifests in many ways and may be pertinent to many people in any organization.
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive Helmut Lueckenhausen email@example.com
Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, 01 February 2011
Meeting Paris, France - 19 May 2011
This working group was previously called the Leader's Forum as it grew out of a request for a continuing discussion that touched on the primary day to day working concerns of people involved in management and leadership in our faculties and schools. Policy, planning, resources and financial management, government and stakeholder relations etc. were considered to be among the key issues of interest for this group. At the March 2011 Cumulus Board meeting, the Board decided to recommend that the group be renamed to make it issues, rather than status/position based so that attendees could self-select whether they were interested in leadership and strategy which manifests in many ways and may be pertinent to many people in any organization. The Paris 2011 Leaders Forum will involve short presentations by invited guests on their takes on what design management means to them. It will also be an opportunity for attendees to give their points of view and/or to ask questions. Topic for Paris Conference: Design and Management
Discussion leaders: Christophe Chaptal de Chanteloup, author. "What we understand by Design Management" 15min Christian Guellerin, President, Cumulus Association. "How we have made evolved our programmes to adapt them to the new challanges of design" 15min
Roundtable with the audience facilitated by Vice-President of Cumulus Helmut Lueckehausen.
Design is increasingly seen by government and industry as a creative tool for the development of prosperity and community well-being. Forward thinking developers of design programs have extended the reach of their programs beyond the primal act of creativity to the contextualized act of creating within a larger program of social endeavor. One aspect of these developments is the evolution of an understanding of, and engagement with, design management. But what do we mean by design management ? On the one hand design management can be seen as the capacity of designers to manage the process of design and eventually, to develop the skills to manage design companies. On the other - and this may be an even further-reaching interpretation - design management touches on the capacity of managers in general to understand the potential for design to contribute to company outcomes.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Meeting in Shanghai, China - 7 September 2010
Contact person - Helmut Lueckenhausen (hluckenhausen[at]Swinburne.edu.my), Swinburne University, Australia and invited speakers
The Management of the Chinese University - Governance, Social Responsibility and Enterprise It would include information on:
how the (typical) Chinese University is managed; what are the governance/authority structures including program accreditation (i.e. what happens through State and National authorities, what happen at the University level);
how the University and its activities connect with and serve the community (society);
how the University connects with industry, the professions, business etc.
Friday, 27 August 2010
Meeting in Genk, Belgium - 29 May 2010
The Cumulus Leaders Forum, Genk
Saturday 29 May, 9.30-11 am
This working group is meant for rectors and deans of each Cumulus
member institution and no separate registration! It is chaired by
Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen, a member in the Cumulus Executive Board.
At the end of the session ideas, needs for the future Leader forums are
Internationalism Beyond Geography
A case history of two removes: Swinburne Sarawak is an Australian
university in the Western/British tradition operating in Borneo.
Sarawak - a land of jungles and rivers, of indigenous tribes, Chinese,
Malays, of the hornbill, and the Orang Utan is still forming its
identity as an Eastern Malaysian state of a country determined to
achieve developed status by 2020.
* What is an Australian university with a primary mission of
delivering contemporary modes of teaching and learning and research at
the cutting edge of new technologies doing there?
* What does it want to do?
* What is it actually doing?
* Why is the number of international universities setting up in
* Why do the Malaysians and the Sarawakians want them to be there?
* What do they want from those universities?
* How is planning and implementation of ‘form, function and
finance' at Swinburne Sarawak moving internationalization beyond
* How well is it doing it?
* How does it know?
During the Genk conference Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen speaks with
the others about what the burning issues to be presented/discussed in
Professor Helmut Lueckenhausen
PVC and CE, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak
Jalan Simpang Tiga, 93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Tel: + 6082 416353 ext 7888
Mobile: + 6012 877 1588
Fax: + 6082 426353
Friday, 27 August 2010
Meeting in Melbourne, Australia - 13 November 2009
Cumulus Member Institutions
Rectors or heads of the member unit at a member institution
CUMULUS MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA CONFERENCE 12 - 14 November 2009
CUMULUS LEADERS FORUM
FRIDAY 13 November 2009 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm
INVITATION FOR PARTICIPATION
HOW INTERNATIONALIZED ARE WE?
The establishment of internationalization benchmarks or health checks
against 10 key criteria²
Content: The establishment of internationalisation benchmarks or
health checks against 10 key criteria:
INTERNATIONALIZATION AT HOME
1 - To determine University/College-wide policy in regard to
internationalization, and to establish a culture of
2 - To internationalize curriculum and teaching across the University
3 - To internationalize research and research linkages
4 - To internationalize staff
5 - To provide a range of services for international students
6 - To promote the University/College's international character in
the communities in which it operates
7 - To increase onshore enrolments of international students
8 - To implement an effective Transnational Education Program
9 - To promote international student mobility
10 - To implement a diverse range of international projects
The outcomes of a seminar between the International Education
Association Australia (IEAA) and the European Association of
International Educators (EAIE) on Australia - Europe cooperation in higher education
will provide extra background.
Presenter: Stephen Connelly
(Development and Engagement)
Swinburne University of Technology
President, International Education Association Australia
Chair: Helmut Lueckenhausen
Pro Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive
Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak
Monday, 19 April 2010
Leaders Forum in Genk, Belgium - May 29, 2010