Load Management is the process of forecasting student load. From student load can be developed forecasts for revenue, admissions and space to name a few. The Load Management Special Interest Group met for the first time in August 2009 and has grown to around 95 members from Australia and New Zealand. The group provides a forum to share ideas, improve processes, build networks of colleagues, and to discuss load management topics such as:
Hi Load Management SIG subscribers!
For those of you I have not yet met, my name is Michael Cudmore and I am Senior Manager, Load Planning at La Trobe University.
I have been attending AAIR events since 2004 and have participated in the Load Management SIG since it began in 2009. I joined the AAIR executive committee in 2014 and was appointed as coordinator of the SIG at the beginning of 2015. I would like to extend my thanks to Jeff Holmes, the previous Coordinator of the SIG for his tireless work to build and nurture the SIG over previous years.
The landscape for student load planning and management in the Australian context continues to shift and evolve. With ongoing possibilities for reform, review, deregulation and re-regulation for fees and places in higher education, I can see a number of new potential directions for our field of work. The one thing we can be sure of is that load forecasting and load management will remain of central importance to our institutions, whatever the shape of the regulatory landscape.
Thanks for your interest and I look forward to meeting you at a future SIG event!
SIG Coordinator (April 2015–present)
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