Friday, July 10, 2009

NCVER 2009 conference - day 2 afternoon session

I presented just after lunch to an interested audience. Last presentation of the day was from Denise Stevens & Dr. Robyn Clifford from William Angliss Institute of TAFE, speaking aout how to establish a research culture in their institution. William Angliss is situated in Melbourne and runs a wide range of hospitality programmes. So research has not been a priority at the institution. Guidelines etc. were presented. I think that NZ polytechs. are further on in establishing research culture as it is a requirement for the accreditation of degree courses. Will need to explore the CPIT strategy further to see if it can be improved on.

The conference dinner was held at Sovereign Hill, a historical village set up as a mining area. A sumptious dinner, with convivial company was followed by a sound & light show of the 'eureka stockade' incident.