Tuesday, 11 December 2012

NATA Research Ethics Approved


Just letting everyone know that the ethics application submitted to USQ titled 'An investigation into network leadership within established Australasian tertiary education associations' has been accepted by the Human Research Ethics Committee.

The Research Aims:

To develop expand understandings in order to:
  • Improve the effectiveness of communication and engagement with NATA members at large
  • Enable and support network leaders of collaborative partners to encourage collaboration and increase membership engagement
  • Review the utilisation of technologies to support best practice in network engagement
  • Foster, encourage and support further network-based collaborative initiatives

Research Questions:
  1. What network leadership strategies support good practice in leading networks to foster engagement of members in established Australasian Tertiary Education Associations? 
  2. What communication strategies, technologies, and approaches support good practice to foster engagement of members in established Australasian Tertiary Education Associations? 
  3. What common ground exists between organisations that could provide a basis for collaboration into the future?

Intended Outcomes:
  1. Improved understanding of network leadership and network leadership strategies
  2. Improved understandings of the types and efficacy of existing communication strategies that are currently in use within HE networks
  3. Improved understanding of cross-partner synergies and rationale for continued collaboration
  4. Enhanced collaboration and communication within and between participating associations

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