In an earlier chapter we described the context and circumstances that gave rise to PACE - Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement program: a transformative learning and engagement program that would connect all Macquarie’s undergraduates with local, regional and international partners where they would work on projects that contributed to the partner’s mission and goals. Translating this ambitious vision for PACE into sustainable practice presented the University with a complex leadership and management challenge, particularly given the program’s institution-wide scope and scale and its fundamentally collaborative and distributed nature. While the combination of these features would distinguish the program in the Australian higher education sector, they also posed significant implementation and sustainability challenges on multiple fronts. This chapter distils key elements of the approach taken to address these challenges, contextualising the discussion within recent scholarship on leadership in knowledge-based organizations.
|Title of host publication||Learning through community engagement|
|Subtitle of host publication||vision and practice in higher education|
|Editors||Judyth Sachs, Lindie Clark|
|Place of Publication||Singapore|
|Publisher||Springer, Springer Nature|
|Number of pages||19|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|