Monash is an Australian-based institution with an international
presence (6 campuses in Australia, one in Malaysia, one in South
Africa and centres in London, UK and Prato, Italy).
We consider our multi-campus approach a strength, but obviously it
also has challenges. I wonder if there are any examples of "best
practice" in this area, for how a multi-campus institution has
endeavoured to maximise the value of a multi-campus approach whilst
minimising the disadvantages/limitations.
eg. one example is our computer science department -- they set up a
"video wall" that allowed two staff rooms to operate as one. The wall
operated continually, allowing casual conversation (water cooler/
coffee) as well as formal meetings. Other examples include use of
videoconferencing, desktop videoconferencing, real-time collaboration
suites, shared calendars, presence awareness/instant messaging, etc.
-- for teaching, research and committee/project meetings.
Is anyone able to point me to an institution or institutions who are
tackling this challenge in a highly effective way?
Thanks for your assistance! :-)
Nathan Bailey * Email: [log in to unmask]
Manager, Strategic Planning, Information Management and Strategic
Information Technology Services * Phone: +61 3 990 56167
Monash University 3800 Australia * Fax: +61 3 990 20557
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