Case Study - The Open University
Higher Education Innovation and Collaboration
Knowledge Exchange Concordat Self Evaluation Support
Sealey Associates undertook a University-wide policy-engagement readiness review as part of The Open University’s Knowledge Exchange Concordat (KEC) self-evaluation process for Universities UK (UUK). We conducted over 20 focus groups and semi-structured interviews with academics and professional services staff. In addition we reviewed the OU’s REF submission as well as relevant policies and process documentation.
"The approach Sealey Associates took was congenial, timely, organized and well-received by professional and academic staff alike, across the organization. OU colleagues were especially impressed with Bridget's sensitivity to The Open University's presence in all four Nations and the opportunities this can bring for a large organisation with a passion for engaged research, teaching and widening participation. It was felt her evaluation and recommendations were spot on."