Change Management: A Case Study on Melbourne University Case Study by Nicky

Change Management: A Case Study on Melbourne University
A case study focused on human resource change management for the ARTS faculty of Melbourne University.
# 127954 | 4,612 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Jun 20, 2010 in Business (Management) , Business (Human Resources)

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This paper illustrates a case study that examines human resource management and specifically change management, including a review of the functions of administration at the ARTS Faculty at Melbourne University. The paper explains that the study aims to limit the impact of the changes proposed on staff and positions in all cases where this is possible; however, some degree of effect is required to be considered and managed in a collaborative approach that is sensitive in nature. The paper concludes that, along with this movement of academic positions into better alignment with disciplines in the new schools, the reorganization and change management of The Melbourne University will provide strength to the disciplines and present potential opportunities for collegiality and collaboration. This paper contains illustrative figures.

Background to the Study
Proposed Changes to Reduce Expenditure on Staffing
Strategies Identified
Timing and Proposed Process
Key Points
Growing Esteem Workforce Plan
Operating Environment
New Working Groups
Summary and Conclusion

From the Paper:

"It is reported in the 2006 Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne 'Workforce Plan' that 'Growing Esteem' "sets out a radical re-orientation of the University designed to ensure that it remains a pre-eminent university for research, teaching and knowledge transfer in an increasingly global higher education system. In this system, in which we must increasingly compete for students and research dollars and create new sources of funding, international university rankings are the utmost importance." (Probert, 2006) It is emphasized in this report that these changes are of great significance toward ensuring "greater strategic capacity within the Faculty." Probert (2006) relates two key changes which have been proposed and states them as follows:"

Sample of Sources Used:

  • 2007 BA Curriculum Review: Terms of Reference (2007) Faculty of Arts Renewal Strategy. The University of Melbourne. Online available at:
  • Considine, Mark (2007) Curriculum in the University of Melbourne Bachelor of Arts: Report of the Review Panel. 26 Sept 2007. Online available at:'AgostinoReport.pdf
  • Draft for Consultation (2007) The University of Melbourne - Implementing the Melbourne Student Services Model. Proposed Staff Transition Processes. 7 Sept. Online available at:
  • Melbourne Student Services Model (Student Services Hub) Implementation Project Reference Group (2007) The University of Melbourne. Online available at:
  • Proposed Staff Transition Processes (2006) The Melbourne University. Online available at:

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