From the VC's Desk

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June 2012

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Over the past six months I have had enthusiastic and productive discussions with staff, alumni and the community about the University's 2025 Vision and the NeW Directions planning process.

March 2013

Thursday, 14 March 2013

So it's that time of year again – the hunt for car parks, queues for coffee and numbers of anxious students (and staff) looking for their lecture theatre have grown - more than 9,000 new students have been welcomed and oriented, research grants have been written and rewritten by our academics, and the demands of managing core business in a changing institution loom large for many of our professional staff.

May 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

After sampling the zeitgeist of the Australian higher education sector at a conference in Sydney in March, a UK Vice-Chancellor wrote in a piece in the Times Higher Ed titled 'Winter is Coming' that, 'Lucky Australia is feeling a rather British chill in the air'.

December 2012

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

This week we launched the NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015, which sets out exciting strategies to build the University’s performance, reputation and leadership.

Spooked by MOOCs?

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

In the past year it appears that an 'accelerant' has been added to the mix of global factors that are driving change in higher education. In May, MOOCs – or massive open online courses – emerged on the international landscape as MIT and Harvard joined forces to launch ‘edX’, which offers courses to both on campus students and to millions of people around the world for free.

August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Response to the Grattan Institute report Graduate Winners - Assessing the public and private benefits of higher education