Executive Dean’s Message June

As we conclude the first session for 2023, I am amazed with how fast the year is moving. I would like to take this opportunity to thank academic, professional and administrative staff for their contribution in getting assessments and grading completed for the 202330 session.  

The Transforming Talent project is making some significant impact on the decasualization process and EOI’s have been received and assessed across the schools. The Transforming Talent project will create opportunities for schools to increase their research output and consolidate teaching practice.  

The new Learning Management System (LMS) roll out continues with project leaders presenting implementation plans and timelines. The LMS project team plans on conducting more information sessions across all campuses. Further information will be made available on when you can attend an information session at your campus. For more information see our blog post Brightspace implementation project – BJBS Blog (csu.edu.au) 

It is with great pleasure to announce that Associate Professor Nick O’Brien has accepted an offer to continue his role as Head of School in the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security. Nick has been Head of School since 2007. Before joining Charles Sturt University, Nick represented the UK Association of Chief Police Officers – Terrorism and Allied Matters Committee (ACPO-TAM) and all the UK police forces as the Counter Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officer (CTELO) at the British High Commission in Canberra. Nick will continue to bring a practitioner/ academic blend to the role.  Nick’s main focus in the coming years will be supporting the university strategy and improving the school’s results in the ‘Your Voice’ survey. 

In recognition of Pride month I want to remind staff and students they can attend an LGBTIQA+ Awareness sessions as well as Awareness and Empowering Allies sessions to become a member of the Charles Sturt Ally Network. There are a number of sessions being run in the coming months. Please see the blog for details. LGBTIQA+ training opportunities – BJBS Blog (csu.edu.au) 

Since its renewal in February this year the BJBS blog is averaging over 1000 views per month. This is a great improvement on previous months, and I hope is evidence that we are doing a better job in keep people informed about important developments from across the University, Faculty, School and Centers. I am looking forward to the newsletter publishing more posts on events, news and developments from across the faculty.  

If you have any news or events you would like included in the newsletter, please forward text and photograph/s to FOBJBS-News@csu.edu.au


Lewis Bizo