Friday, October 12, 2012

From Strong to Great – the next steps

Approximately three months ago I made contact with all CQUniversity staff, students, alumni and regional engagement committees asking them for their feedback on the University’s Strong to Great proposal.

First of all, let me say ‘thank you’ for all of the emails of support, encouragement and constructive criticism we have received thus far. We have had an overwhelming response by email and I have had countless people stopping me in the street (or on one of our campuses) to pass on their suggestions.

We have the aim of being Australia’s most engaged university and this kind of active participation from staff, students and stakeholders is a great signpost of engagement.

So, what’s next?

Initially, we will need to sort through all of the feedback we have received…to do this, I have appointed a ‘Strong to Great’ working group comprised of individuals representing the needs of staff and students from across CQUniversity’s campus footprint.

The working group will look at the submissions in detail and identify key themes and suggestions for the university to follow up on. Their efforts will be compiled into a report, which will then be shared with all stakeholders, and will help form the basis of further discussions by the University Council and executive team as we continue to shape our from Strong to Great proposal. Following on from this we will soon commence Round 2 of the consultation process, which will garner feedback from the wider community living in our campus footprint.

I look forward to sharing regular updates from the S2G working group with you and further shaping our vision between now and the end of the year, as we move travel further in our journey from Strong to Great.

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