Summary of targets

By 31 December 2016

  1. Develop a coherent, integrated and holistic student engagement plan - from recruitment to graduation and beyond - built around identified cohorts and targeted support services and marked by significant milestones. 
  2. Develop and test scalable models and metrics to locate and monitor provision of internship opportunities to undergraduate students. 
  3. Establish an incubator-style program to enable students to progress their entrepreneurial projects. 
  4. Review and revise our graduate capabilities statement and policy. 
  5. Review and revise policies, procedures and data resources to enable team-based curriculum development. 
  6. Establish a review and reaccreditation cycle to underpin curriculum development and learning activities that support student retention, progression and success. 
  7. Formalise statements for responsibilities, incentives and accountabilities for Executive Deans, Associate Deans of Learning and Teaching, Associate Deans of Quality and Standards, Heads of Department, Program Directors and Unit Convenors in learning and teaching. 
  8. Review and revise the Academic Promotion Policy to include equivalent weighting for research and teaching activities, and structure a complementary teaching-excellence pathway. 
  9. Consider renaming 'lecturer' and 'senior lecturer' titles to 'fellow', 'scholar' or 'assistant professor' in the Academic Promotion Policy (and elsewhere as necessary). 
  10. Develop and endorse a long-term Innovation to Implementation road map for the development of technologies and spaces (including audio visual).

By 31 December 2017 

  1. Target and engage industry advisers, community advisers or both to participate in program development (including assessment design) and review cycles.
  2. Commence embedding employability and entrepreneurship awareness, knowledge and skills in all undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
  3. Commence embedding sustainability, internationalisation, intercultural considerations and Indigenous understandings in all programs.
  4. Identify and set expectations for collaborative and active learning and build these into assignments and projects throughout curricula.
  5. Introduce a consistent institutional approach to and support for student-led, peer-assisted learning/peer-assisted study sessions (PAL/PASS) that build connections between undergraduate and postgraduate cohorts.
  6. Scope and include informal, non-formal and extracurricular learning within Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) schedules.
  7. Develop and test technology options to enable easy sharing of digital resources from both internal and external sources, such as a learning commons.
  8. Develop and implement systems for the formal recognition of appropriate learning through extracurricular activities, such as student portfolios.
  9. Begin designing and creating Big Ideas units that connect knowledge across disciplines. These will replace People and Planet units, and the University will require that students take at least one of these units, such as Big History.
  10. Commence implementation of the Innovation to Implementation technologies and spaces roadmap.

From 2018 to 2020 

  1. Put in place a broad-based culture of enquiry and knowledge creation into our teaching approaches as part of the program review cycle. This will include highlighting research as an essential component of all coursework.
  2. Commence developing an academic pathway for targeted high school students who wish to pursue extracurricular research opportunities and accelerate pathways into postgraduate offerings.
  3. Introduce systematic student involvement in program development and review, including grant and award schemes.
  4. Produce an open policy on intellectual property that encourages sharing and innovation.
  5. Establish annual faculty learning and teaching events involving external partners (at least one per faculty).
  6. Commence embedding Big Ideas units, and formally wind up People and Planet units.
  7. Continue implementation of the Innovation to Implementation roadmap.
  8. Refine the implementation of blended learning towards a seamless integration of delivery modes (online and on campus) for maximum flexibility for all students.
  9. Develop a range of short courses for our community and corporate partners.
  10. Develop and roll out professional learning and development opportunities or requirements for all academic staff, including sessional staff.
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