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Date: 10 November 2014
Venue: Board Room, Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, Circular Quay, Sydney.
Time: 10:00am - 2.00pm (including working lunch)
Chair (Pro tempore): Dr David Porter, representing Kwantlen Polytechnic University and member of the OER Foundation Board of Directors.
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During the 2nd meeting of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers, we will:
  • Summarise the history and significant milestones of the OERu international collaboration.
  • Review the terms of reference of the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers.
  • Report on progress of the OERu 2014 operational priorities.
  • Table the OERu Strategic Plan 2014-2017.
  • Table issues raised by the 3rd meeting of anchor partners for consideration by the OERu Council of Chief Executive Officers.
  • Review OERu operational targets for 2015.
  • Consider strategies for building the OERu innovation partnership.
  • Confirm dates for the OERu 2015 meetings.

Draft agenda

Item Details Indicative time
Welcome and introductions Chair: David Porter
Brief introduction from participants
10.00 (15 mins)
Summary of OERu progress to date.
(Including report on progress of 2014 operational priorities.)
Wayne Mackintosh. The OERu: From inception to strategic plan (10 mins -Slideshare)

Chair: David Porter. Question and answer session to clarify the OERu model. (20 mins)

10.15 (30 mins)

Confirming terms of reference and office bearers

Chair: David Porter
Summary of terms of reference of the OERu Council of CEOs

Current Executive Committee:

  • Chair & North American representative: Alan Davis, Vice-Chancellor, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
  • European representative: Clive Mulholland, Vice-Chancellor, University of Highlands and Islands.
  • African representative: Martin Oosthuizen, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Teaching and Learning, North-West University
  • Oceania representative: Phil Ker, Chief Executive, Otago Polytechnic.

(Should the ExCom be extended?)

10.45 (15 mins)
Refreshment break 11.00 (15 mins)
OERu Strategic Plan 2014 - 2015 Chair: David Porter

Wayne Mackintosh: Summary of strategic goals, objectives and KPIs

11.15 (45 mins)
Issues raised by 3rd meeting of OERu anchor partners for the Council of CEOs and additional considerations. Chair: David Porter
  • Table issues identified by 3rd meeting of OERu partners
  • Possible considerations:
    • How do we leverage CEO peer networks for growth in OERu membership?
    • How do we ensure that CEOs or their designates are supportive and informed?
    • How should the network align resources to support OERu?
    • How should the network recognise faculty work that contributes to OERu?
12.00 (60 mins)
Conclusions and the way forward Chair: David Porter
  • Summary of decisions and action items.
  • Dates and venue for 2015 OERu meetings.
13.00 (15 mins)
Networking: Open education and opportunities new business Working lunch to explore opportunities the OERu network provides for members and new business models. 13.15 (45 mins)