Executive Dean October update

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Winchester Report: changes to committees are underway

The Winchester Report: Review of Academic Governance was presented to the University Council meeting in August, with its recommendations being adopted in entirety. The report was subsequently discussed by Academic Senate at its September meeting, and in turn, our University community is invited to read the report to gain a sense of its context and the need for its recommendations to be embedded over the next several months.

The DVCA has circulated an update in relation to the implications for the University and I advise you to take a look. The main areas impacted will be our committee structures and the nature of the business the committees will deal with.

Bachelor of Business (Industry Professional Practice) launched

On Thursday 20 September the Bachelor of Business (Industry Professional Practice) course was launched in Bathurst with 50 attendees, comprising local business representatives, CSU staff, High School Advisors and prospective students.

The theme of the night was “CSU Future Proofing Regional Business” and the purpose of the event was, of course, to launch the new degree that will commence is session 1, 2019 (201930). In addition, it was important to thank the industry for their involvement in the co-creation of the new program and to really promote the fact that CSU is committed to working alongside our industries to deliver relevant and current preparation for work-ready graduates.

TOL drop-in sessions coming to a campus near you

On 4 September I held a TOL drop-in session for Faculty staff at Wagga Campus. It was an informal opportunity to discuss where we are up to with the TOL project and for staff to ask questions of the TOL project team. I will be endeavouring to visit each of our campuses in the coming weeks to hold similar sessions. Please keep an eye out for an email invitation from the FoBJBS Faculty Office for the session to be held on your campus.

TOL implementation workshops have now been held in the Schools of Computing & Mathematics, Management & Marketing, Psychology, Australian Graduate School of Policing & Security and the Centre for Law & Justice Studies. These schools all have courses in the first phase of the project.

The TOL implementation workshops provide the Heads of School, Course Directors, and subject discipline experts from the Schools with up to date information about what the TOL process involves and the tools available to ‘Transform’ a subject. It’s clear that not all courses and subjects will roll out with the same TOL elements, but we have been able to take the time and plan what will work best for our students and courses.  We are planning a video resource to share the TOL development story and will keep you in the loop with its progress.