Podcast

Podcast

Pilbara Insights: The Podcast

The first dedicated audio series to support Higher Education Leaders

in their Academic Resource Management decisions.

S01E01 – Academic Resource Management

In our very first episode of Pilbara Insights, we will explore the subject of Academic Resource Management. Why it is essential to today’s universities and colleges and what crucial information you may be missing to lead your institution towards a sustainable future.

With special guest Professor William F. Massy, Emeritus and former Vice President for Business & Finance, Stanford University.

S01E02 – Program Review and Optimization

In episode two of Pilbara Insights, we will explore the subject of Program Review and Optimization. Discuss the balance of mission and economy in program review for strategic leadership decisions. And uncover how leading higher education institutions use modelling to expose program blind spots and optimise program review at a campus, course and credential level.

With special guest Professor William F. Massy, Emeritus and former Vice President for Business & Finance, Stanford University.

S01E03 – Budgeting and Planning

In episode three of Pilbara Insights, we will explore two main types of budgeting, incremental budgeting and responsibility centred management, the advantages and disadvantages of each type their relationship with strategic planning which type tends to work better in a downturn and the importance of scenario modelling.

With special guest Chris Grange, former Chief Operating Officer,
Australian National University.

S01E04 – Research

In episode four of Pilbara Insights, we will explore research and research management, what some of the challenges are in managing university research portfolios, various ways research is funded, in particular, subsidisation from teaching income, and various ways research performance is measured.

With special guest Professor Alan Pettigrew, current council member for the Queensland Institute for Medical Research and a Fellow of Senate at the University of Sydney, Former CEO & Vice-Chancellor, University of New England, Former CEO, National Health & Medical Research Council.

S01E05 – Program Evaluation

In episode five of Pilbara Insights, we will take a look at course or unit evaluation and what should be considered, including things like teaching methods, classroom capacity and relationship to the degree. We will also discuss the program forecasting tool, a tool that provides an instantaneous five-year financial forecast for newly proposed programs by utilising a large amount of detailed data from an underlying activity-based cost model.

With special guest Fred Reich, Corporate Management Accountant, University of Wollongong.