School Operational Plan 2016 - 2018

Strategic GoalsNoKey ObjectivesMeasuresTargetsAccountability
1Continue to Build Capability to Deliver Education Excellence Appoint education leaders at Level D or Level E 1 HOS
Strategic appointments to enhance education excellence. Ensure staff participate in staff mobility/exchange program. 1 staff per discipline HODs
Effective staff management and performance management. Ensure academic staff and professional staff involved in teaching activities have GCHE qualification or equivalent qualification or teaching experience. 100% DHOS-E, HODs
Joint academic appointments between Monash Malaysia and Monash Australia. Encourage staff who scored less than 3.8 for SETU Q5,take part in the Continuing Education Excellence Development Framework (CEED), which underpins the Better Teaching, Better Learning (BTBL) Agenda. 25% HODs
Enhance staff teaching practice and support their professional development Encourage staff to get fellowship in Monash Education Academy 1 staff DHOS-E
2Improve Quality of Education and Student Outcomes Increase the number of commencing students 5% p.a DHOS-E, HODs, Academcis involved in marketing
Academic performance standards applied in the Annual Performance Development Plan. Ensure academic staff (EFT) meet University-wide performance standards for education as per the Monash Malaysia Operational and Key Risks Plan 2016-2018. 100% DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Implement the Better Teaching and Better Learning (BTBL) Agenda. School’s overall SETU score is comparable Faculty’s SETU score. On par or better the Faculty DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Enable research and learning skills development across all Monash undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Students’ academic outcomes, as measured by progression, retention and average marks, are comparable to Faculty’s measures. On par or better the Faculty DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Timely completion rates for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs are comparable to respective Faculties. On par or better the Faculty DHOS-E, HODs, MAE coordinator
Maintain EAC/EA accreditation All programs DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Maintain quality OBE/CQI system in place. OBE system comparable to best local and public universities DHOS-E, HODs
Achieve success in external design competitions 1 international, 1 national competition award per discipline DHOS-E, HODs
Deploy research skills development framework in curriculum review and design 1 unit per program DHOS-E, First Year Coordinator
3Increase Educational Innovation, Development and Research Incorporate innovative teaching methods, pedagogies or case studies that are contextualised to the local and regional environment. 100% units DHOS-E, HODs, Course Coordinators
Allocate seed funding via Schools and Platforms for education innovation, development and research. Enhance blended learning delivery in selected units. 10% units DHOS-E, Course Coordinators
Support for external grant writing and applications. Increase external education grant applications 10% p.a DHOS-E, VITAL Education Strength Members
Organise workshops and establish peer review mechanisms for grant applications. Increase educational innovation and development initiatives 10% p.a DHOS-E, Course Coordinators, VITAL Education Strength Members, BTBL Coordinator
Increase education based research through increase in top-tiered publications 10% p.a DHOS-E, VITAL Education Strength Members
4Expand the Masters Coursework Portfolio Develop new Masters programs 1 in ECSE, MEC and TRC DHOS-E, HODs
Develop and deliver coursework Masters programs that meet the needs of region. Ensure sufficient enrolment in existing Masters programs 20 per intake MAE Coordinator
5Excellence in Research Core performance indicators CPI'123 Overall composite CPI'123 > 75%
CPI'1 > 80%
CPI'2 > 80%
CPI'3 >70%
Increase number of active external grants Number of external grants applications
Number of successful awarded grants
Grants awarded amount
% staff holding an external grant
> 70
> 25
> RM3.5 million 
> 80%
Increase number of large grants (>RM500k) (e.g. TRGS, LRGS, flagship programs, TechnoFund, CREST, Horizon, NF) Number of submission for large grant applications ≥ 1 grant application per discipline DHOS-R, HODs, RM
Increase number of industry, private and international funding Number of successful awarded grants ≥ 1 successful industry / international grant per discipline DHOS-R, HODs, RM
Increase quantity, quality and high impact publications Number of ISI-publications in Q1 journals and journal with IF above 10 > 2 ISI-papers per staff 
> 1.2 Q1-paper per staff 
≥ 4 papers published in journals IF above 10
Increase quantity and quality of graduate research students Number of postgraduate students enrolled, externally support, on-time completion, and research output Maintain full capacity 130 GRS 
> 50% on-time completion
< 5 withdrawals
> 50 ISI journal papers contributed by students
> 30% of GRS funded externally (MyBrain / industry support) 
> 10% increase in high quality (H1 or first class) admissions
6Strategic Research Infrastructure
Support multidisciplinary research and industries for priority research areas
Further enhance the capability of infrastructure platforms hosted by School Improve/expand existing infrastructure (Nano-Analytic Platform, Intelligent Lighting Lab, and High-Performance-Computing infrastructure Infrastructure directors, DHOS-R
Obtain accreditation for the campus research facilities and laboratories to meet industry needs for testing and service quality Lab accreditation At least 1 infrastructure platform obtains international accreditation by 2018 Infrastructure directors, DHOS-R, RM, LM
7Talent Enhancement 
High calibre research active staff in key research focused areas
100% Research and Teaching staff (EFT) meet research 
performance standards approved by campus
Achieve 90% target by 2018 DHOS-R, HODs
Identify and recruit Level D/E staff to provide leadership To fill up available vacancies in Level D/E HOS, HODs
8Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary Research
Review schools’ research priority and identify priority areas that require re-focusing and refinement
MyRA rating Contribute to achieving MyRA 5-star rating by 2018 DHOS-R, HODs, RM
9Marketing and Recruitment for Coursework Masters Work with ERDA to promote MAE program to the relevant authorities (SEDA, BEM) for special recognition/accreditation Mid of 2017 DHOS(E), SSM, MAE Coordinator
Develop and strategise plan to target the right markets Offer bursaries to qualified MAE students/applicants Extend 20% bursaries to IEM members/children DHOS(E), SSM, MAE Coordinator
10Robust Quality Management Systems Collect and analyze quality data for education, research and professional services Through SQMC meeting twice a year HOS, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
Develop and deliver excellence services to key stakeholders. Ensure academic staff complete administrative tasks on time (non-conformance, NCR) NCR target > 80% DHOSs, HODs, SSM, Academic staff
11Excellent Career Development Environment Encourage active staff engagement through transparent policies and communication channels SMC meetings, School meetings, Disciplines meetings, committees, etc HOS, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
Develop and deliver excellence career development opportunities to academic and professional staff Provide staff development opportunities for academic and professional staff OSP, conferences, attachment, workshop, training, etc. HOS, DHOSs, HODs, SSM
1Strengthen the Monash Student Mobility Program Increase number of inbound study abroad students 20% p.a DHOS-E
Increase Opportunities for Inbound and Outbound Student Mobility, including International Internships Identify, develop, establish and promote articulation agreements at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels with like- minded local or international partner institutions 1 per school DHOS-E
2Strengthen Engagement with the Greater Monash and Partner institutions Increase the international student enrolments and further diversify the source country. 30% p.a DHOS-E, HODs, Academcis involved in marketing
Deepen School and Platform Engagements with the Monash network of campuses, alliances and international Alumni Support high quality academics from leading universities to spend time at Monash Malaysia and interact with academic staff and students. 1 per school HOS, DHOS-E, HODs
Encourage multi-disciplinary final year projects offered with joint supervision in Australia and Malaysia 1 in ECSE, MEC and TRC FYP Coordinators
3International Networks and Partnerships
Increase international research income
International research income Increase by 20% by 2018 DHOS-R, HODs, RM
Fosten collaboration between Faculty of Engineering and School of Engineering Research travel grants Introduce in 2017 DHOS-R, RM
1Increase Involvement of Industry in Education programs Increase industry engagement and alumni in education related initiatives, including guest lectures, industry projects, seminars, joint supervision of theses/projects and mentorship programs 10% p.a HODs, External Engagement Coordinator, FYP Coordinators, Academics
Introduce a scheme to enrich student learning via strong government, industry and alumni engagement. Establish industry partner programs with at least five top movers and shakers per discipline. 5 companies per discipline HODs, External Engagement Coordinator
Identify industry-based opportunities that expand and enrich educational outcomes. Increase industry sponsorship funds 10% p.a DHOS-E, HODs, External Engagement Coordinator
2Increase Opportunities for Leadership and Enterprising Skills Development Increase number of staff with PEng/CEng status 40% External Engagement Coordinator
Scale up existing leadership program to enable students to enhance their leadership and enterprising skills. Establish Industry Team Internship project 1 per school DHOS-E, Industry Training Advisors
Maintain student-led club/societies with industry linkages 1 club/society per discipline External Engagement Committee
Enhance learning through leadership program Top 5% of students External Engagement Committee
Enhance learning through mentor-mentee program 100% of students called for APC hearings HODs, CM
Enhance learning through Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) 5 students per discipline UROP Committee
Engage with community through Engineering Without Borders (EWB) student chapter 2 projects DHOS-E, EWB Representative
3 Innovation, Commercialisation Effort, Industry Collaborations 
Support and increase commercialisation effort
IP / Patents 3 IP filings per year DHOS-R
Increase industry grants and contract research projects Industry research income Increase by 10% per annum DHOS-R, HODs
1Develop an Alumni Engagement Plan for Education Ensure Alumni are included in the industry advisory panel 1 alumni per discipline DHOS-E, HODs
Work with ERDA to obtain philanthropic support for scholarships, mobility travel support, education research & infrastructure development and participation in education and students programs. Engage with Alumni through networking activities Annual Alumni and Industry networking reception DHOSs, HODs, SSM
2Improve Gender Balance of Academic Staff and Students Increase the proportion of female teaching and research staff 30% DHOS-E, HODs
Encourage more female students and staff in the School Increase the percentage of female students 25% DHOS-E, HODs, Academcis involved in marketing
3Connection and Belonging 
Mentorship and support for early career researcher (ECR)
Provide adequete resources and support for ECR Establish school based ECR working group DHOS-R, RM
4Improve Student Involvement in Extra-Curricular Activities Allocate sufficient budget to support student groups Through the annual budget plan SSM, ROM
Provide additional resources and financial support to student groups Create and allocate sufficient resources (activity room, information boards, etc) to student groups Through the 3 years space plan SSM, LM, ROM