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Review of Strategic Plan and Academic Structure: Discussion and Consultation
In the light of external changes, increased competition and new opportunities in the higher education sector, the Vice-Chancellor will be undertaking a consultation process to discuss possible revisions to the current Securing Success Strategic Plan (2015-2020) and gain colleagues' views on whether the current Academic Structure is meeting emerging organisational needs.
At its 5 April 2017 meeting, the Board of Trustees endorsed the proposal to commence such a consultation process with the University community. To assist the consultation process, a discussion paper has been prepared to guide the consultation phase for the possible revision of the strategic plan, provide some options for alternative academic structures for Western Sydney University and to invite commentary from the University community.
Over the next months, we will be undertaking extensive consultation with staff, students and selected stakeholders. This discussion paper is the first step in facilitating feedback and submissions from staff. Staff will have the opportunity to provide feedback via online submissions. Campus fora will also be run as an additional form of staff engagement. Details will be provided shortly.
Following this process of engagement, and circulation of resultant Green and White Papers, a proposal outlining a preferred structure will be presented for endorsement at the October 2017 Board of Trustees meeting and a revised Strategic Plan to the December meeting of the Board.
Any proposed change will take place in accordance with the Enterprise Agreement and will include consultation with the unions.
Please take the time to read the 'Consultation on the Strategic Plan and Academic Structure' papers, available in the right hand column, and provide feedback. We welcome comments, both of a general nature and those which specifically address the concerns around the academic structure of the University. Feedback can be provided via the feedback form or at one of the campus forums.
12 May – 5 June
Initial discussion and consultation
Draft discussion (Green) paper to WSU Executive
Draft discussion (Green) paper to Academic Senate
WSU Executive consideration of feedback, including Academic Senate feedback
26 June – 16 July
10 July – 17 July
White Paper prepared for circulation
17 July – 11 August
Consultation on White paper
Update on consultation process to Board of Trustees
Revised White Paper to Academic Senate
Revised White Paper to WSU Executive
Final Draft for Board of Trustees
Commencement of Formal Consultation for Change process (if needed)
Draft Revised Strategic Plan to Academic Senate
Draft Revised Strategic Plan to WSU Executive
Spring Session ends
Revised Strategic Plan to Board of Trustees
Related Documents (Staff Login)
- 2017 Review of Securing Success and Academic Structure Discussion Paper (PDF, 2661.45 KB)
- 2017 Review of Securing Success and Academic Structure Green Paper (PDF, 223.75 KB)