VC's Update - Thematic Forums

2 June 2016

Hi everyone,

Thank you to all of you who came along and participated in one of my forums on the future vision for ANU.

I hope that you enjoyed them as much as I did, it was great to be able to get out and see you all. I really appreciated the interaction through the live polls, which made these sessions truly dynamic.

In all, nine forums were held with about 600 people attending which is a fantastic response.  If you missed out, I'll be leading two online forums, the details of which will be announced in coming days.

You can also respond by going to the Strategic Planning page, which has a feedback button. The draft vision is also up there for your reference. We are expecting to wrap up the draft vision at the end of this week, so please make sure you add your comments by then.

As I have been saying in all of the sessions, we really do want to hear your ideas, and this is your opportunity to help to shape the future of the University. You can continue to do this through the next part of the strategic planning process, which involves looking at key areas of excellence and strategic priority, and the steps needed to achieve our vision.   

Beginning next week, on 6 June, a series of public thematic forums will be held on the 12 key areas of:

  • Research
  • Higher degree research
  • Education (coursework)
  • Societal transformation (public policy)
  • Societal outreach (business)
  • Societal outreach (national capital and national institutions)
  • An international University
  • Staffing and workforce
  • Fiscal sustainability
  • Diversity and equity
  • A collegiate University
  • Indigenous

You are welcome and encouraged to attend all the forums that interest you. Please click on the links to register.

Monday 6 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - An International University

Tuesday 7 June, 2.30-3.30pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Higher Degree Research

Thursday 9 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Staffing & Workforce

Tuesday 14 June, 1-2pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - An International University

Tuesday 14 June, 2-3pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Societal Transformation: Public Policy

Wednesday 15 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Fiscal Sustainability

Monday 20 June, 10-11am, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Societal Outreach: National Capital & National Institutions

Monday 20 June 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Education (Coursework)

Tuesday 21 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Education (Coursework)

Thursday 23 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - A Collegiate University

Friday 24 June, 10-11am, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Societal Outreach: National Capital & National Institutions

Friday 24 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - A Collegiate University

Friday 24 June, 1-2pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Research

Monday 27 June, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Staffing & Workforce

Monday 4 July, 2-3pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Diversity & Equity

Monday 4 July, 4-5pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Indigenous

Tuesday 5 July, 2.30-3.30pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Higher Degree Research

Thursday 7 July, 12-1pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Societal Transformation: Public Policy

Friday 8 July, 11am-12pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Indigenous

Friday 8 July, 2-3pm, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Diversity & Equity

Monday 11 July, 10-11am, Strategic Plan Thematic Forum - Societal Outreach: Business

I look forward to your input and to moving forward on the new Strategic Plan.

Brian

Vice-Chancellor