Executive Dean July update

Blink and we are in July, what a year we are having. Despite the challenges thrown at us so far in 2020 we really have shown our strengths and still achieved great results, thank you to everyone.

As of 1 July the BJBS TOL project team transitioned to the Division of Learning and Teaching TOL to become a part of ‘business as usual’ and rolled out across the University. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all team members of the BJBS TOL project and Faculty staff that have been associated with the project over the years. You can read the final update from the Sub Dean TOL here.

In other news…

  • At the recent Faculty town hall meeting I mentioned that we had all secured two new contracts with the NSW Department of Education. We can now disclose that the two contracts related to the School of Psychology designing and delivering innovative online training programs to expand the counselling workforce in NSW schools. Professor Tim Hannan and the School will be working with the Department for the next two to five years to deliver the contracts. Congratulations to all involved in the tender and development of the courses.
  • The new Graduate Certificate in Community Leadership and Resilience, which features many subjects from BJBS, will see a boost with 59 selected community members and employees from the Port Macquarie-Hastings, Kempsey and Bellingen councils enrolling in the coming sessions.
Craig Swift McNair (Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Liz Jeremy (Bellingen Shire Council), Craig Milburn (Kempsey Shire Council)