Exec Dean September update

Dr Bede Harris, Senior Lecturer in law in the School of Accounting and Finance has published a book entitled Constitutional Reform as a Remedy for Political Disenchantment in Australia – The Discussion We Need.  The book was launched by Dr John Hewson, former Leader of the Opposition, in a webinar held last Friday 11 September 2020 as part of Social Sciences Week.  In the book, Bede argues that the causes of voter discontent with the way politics is conducted are ultimately traceable to shortcomings in the constitution and can therefore be remedied only by constitutional reform.  The book analyses various aspects of the constitution and ends with the draft of a new constitution which embodies the changes that are recommended.  Congratulations Bede on a very timely contribution.

Credit agreement with AICD

On Wednesday 26 August I attended a Zoom meeting to celebrate the virtual signing of a credit agreement with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).  The agreement formalises the awarding of credit against one postgraduate business elective for graduates of AICD’s Company Director or International Company Director who enrol in the MBA, Master of Commerce and Master of Human Resource Management courses at Charles Sturt.  AICD Education Manager Marcel Mol hosted the meeting which was attended on AICD side by Sandra McDonald, Head of Education Delivery and Philip Latham, Professional Development and Pathways Executive with Jenny Kent, Assoc Dean Academic and Kath Attree, Course Director in attendance from Charles Sturt.  The meeting also explored opportunities for further collaboration and potential expansion of the credit to other programs.

Farewell Tony Bush

Tony Bush will be finishing up with Charles Sturt University at the end of September 2020. We would like to take this time to thank Tony for his ongoing contribution to the Faculty during his career at Charles Sturt.

Tony has been with Charles Sturt in different capacities on and off for nearly thirty years, with roles in CSU Training, the old Faculty of Commerce and Business, and since 2005 involved in the China Joint Co-operation Program (JCP) with our four Chinese partners. He initially started as one of the four dedicated China teaching staff and more recently has taught and handled the administration of the program. His corporate knowledge of the partnerships is second to none and his departure will represent the end of an era in the JCP. His assistance to staff travelling to China for the first time had to be experienced to be believed. Tony’s coverage of all matters both professionally and personally (including great restaurants near accommodation and good tourist spots) was always well appreciated. His personable nature was always appreciated by our Chinese partners who place great emphasis on relationships and co-operation. Tony has also been heavily involved with CSU Reddies, initially as a player, then as a coach, and more recently as an avid supporter.         

We wish Tony all the best in his future endeavours.