Date: 22 May 2018
At the MAV AGM on Tuesday 22ndMay, MAV President, Michaela Epstein, launched the recently approved MAV Strategic Plan for 2018 to 2020.
The Strategic Plan has been developed in light of both MAV’s mission – as a membership-driven association to provide a voice, leadership and professional support for maths education – as well as the context in which MAV operates. To stay true to this mission, it is essential that MAV recognises and responds to the changing educational environment around us – including the adapting curriculum, the input of new technologies, the dynamic needs of the teacher workforce, and to help in equipping today’s students for their future beyond school.
The Strategic Plan will help drive the overall direction for MAV for the next three years. The priorities outlined within it have been set based on the Association’s current strengths, future opportunities and areas for improvement. The Plan itself is not the perspective of one individual or even one view-point. Its development has been a collaborative effort and the culmination of a year’s worth of work by Council, together with Peter Saffin, CEO other staff, MAV members and stakeholders.
In compiling this document, we began by writing the four goals which, together, serve MAV’s mission. These goals give you a sense of the multi-faceted nature of MAV’s operations, and the balanced approach being taken:
- Value: Provide benefit and value for all mathematics educators across Victoria
- Partnerships: Develop partnerships to improve of the quality of mathematics education, and to promote the importance of mathematics in society
- Advocacy: Increase advocacy and engagement with key stakeholders around current issues in mathematics education
- Operations: Continue to improve MAV’s operations, management and governance.
Michaela said: “Together, the Strategic Plan represents how MAV with the support of members, will work to have a positive impact on outcomes in mathematics education. The ambition laid out in the plan reflects the complexity of educational change and improvement, an ambition that can be met given the passion and dedication of our mathematics education community.”
We welcome feedback and MAV looks forward to providing reports of our progress in implementing this plan.
The Strategic plan can be accessed in full here, an overview is below.