What’s happening in WPL in November?

The 2019 Graduate Outcomes Survey

The Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) website has released it’s 2019 report into graduate outcomes. And you would rightly guess after reading last month’s newsletter featuring an article from Campus Life, that CSU is again topping the charts. One of the most tangible outcomes of work placement and work integrated learning programs is being able to beat other graduates to a job in a highly aggressive and highly competitive job market. CSU punches well above its weight in this respect as this little gem of a chart shows – that’s us right at the top 🙂

Vice-Chancellors Forum

VCF was held last month in Bathurst and together the three WPL Sub Deans presented a snapshot of WPL at CSU. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the great work being done across all three faculties. To give you all some idea of our footprint? Check out these stats:

  • The Faculty of Science facilitated over 13,000 placements in 2019;
  • BJBS has negotiated with over 1500 host organisations across 25 countries; and
  • The Faculty of Arts and Education currently has over 370 staff facilitating WPL activity.

Below is a screenshot of the poll we conducted at VCF to gather people’s thoughts on what WPL meant to the VCF audience.

WPL at the Grange

Andy Vann also made an appearance in our VCF presentation as one of our BJBS students, Patrick Connoley-Burke, recently completed his BUS110 35hour placement at the Grange under Cath Gordon. Patrick worked in internal communications, assisting in the development of the Vice-Chancellors newsletter, template approvals and development of social media asset. Not sure exactly what is being explaining here but it seems Patrick might be eyeing off Andy’s job…

ACEN NSW/ACT chapter elections

The NSW/ACT ACEN elections were held in October with CSU managing to get not one but two staff members elected to the state board. Narelle Patton (FoS WPL Sub Dean) was elected as a general member and Liz Bracken (BJBS WPL Sub Dean) was elected Secretary for the next ACEN two year term – a fantastic result for CSU!

ACEN National board

ACEN is undergoing a period of historic change with long serving directors of ACEN – including the co-founder Judie Kaye (RMIT) – being ineligible to continue to serve due to constitutional limitations (years of service). Judie’s departure from the national board represents a substantial loss of history, knowledge, experience, and passion for WIL and thanks must go to her as well as Sonia Ferns (Curtin), and Jude Smith (QUT) for their service to advancing WIL in Australia, and leaving our peak national body as one of the strongest and most innovative in the world.

As such, important upcoming elections for future directors of ACEN is occurring this month and we encourage UON staff to vote. Details on how to register (it is easy, quick, and free) to vote are included below. Please register today as the voting has now opened and will close on. Voting is easy and is being conducted using SurveyMonkey and closes at 5pm AEDT on Tuesday November 12, 2019.