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1 Presented by Professor Ed Byrne Vice-Chancellor and President Monash University: 2011 and beyond Welcome to new staff 18 March 2011

2 A new type of Australian university -Contributing to Victorian and national priorities from an international perspective -Achieving greatest possible impact from our research and education -Actively pursuing partnerships with government, industry and the community at a local, national and international level -The outstanding university in our part of the world in terms of the contribution we make to the communities we serve

3 In the beginning… -363 students -5 faculties -‘The Farm’ -“the library opened in a future physics laboratory, the Union in a locker room.” Monash University – September 1960

4 Monash Today -Over 62,000 students -7,500+ staff (FTE*) -10 Faculties -8 Campuses + Prato Centre and IITB Research Academy -4 Continents -Metropolitan, regional and international presence -* based on DEEWR 2010 reported figure

5 Monash University Mission -Realising our promise as the “first of a new type of Australian university, not the last of the old” -Striving for constant improvement: “I am still learning” -Based on outstanding education, exciting ideas, and global connections -Overarching framework is Monash Directions Monash Futures is the roadmap for 2011 – 2015

6 What is Monash Futures about? -Realising Monash’s ambitions and mission -Emphasis on core goals in academic strengthening, research, education, efficient administration and maximising the contribution of all our campuses -Continuing consultation and consensus to reach agreement on improvements -Leadership of senior management, deans and academic heads is vital

7 Monash Futures Academic Strengthening Passport Mark II Improved Services Research Strategy Campus Enhancement

8 Aspirations: Academic Strengthening -Building a thriving academic community -A culture of ambition and rewarding excellence -Monash will take its rightful place towards the top of Australian higher education -Staff working to clear, agreed performance standards sensitive to role and discipline -Curriculum Reform for focus and quality -Educational excellence including dedicated education-focused roles

9 Aspirations: Research Strategy -Impact through excellence and relevance -Talent Enhancement: Cultivating, attracting and retaining the best researchers from Australia and the world -Innovative research training model -Incentives for cross-disciplinary collaboration at all levels for greater impact -New industry linkages -Infrastructure and research platforms -Professional research management

10 64% of assessed Monash staff were in 4 or 5 rated 4 digit groupings. Based on the proportion of 4 digit groupings above or well above world standard Monash ranked 6 th in the G08 By way of comparison, in 2008 Monash ranked: 5 th in Go8 for total research income 4 th in Go8 for Category 1 income 4 th in Go8 for weighted publications 4 th in Go8 for HDR Load.

11 Aspirations: Campus Cultures -Forging new connections between people, places, organisations and ideas -Intellectual community of breadth and diversity -Unparalleled organisational reach and partnerships -Each campus will be distinctive w/ unique course offerings -Achieving ambitious social inclusion efforts to ensure diverse staff and student bodies

12 Aspirations: Monash Passport -Premier research-inspired double- degree university by Advanced studies and research fast track for talented students -New collaborative e-learning platforms -Interdisciplinary units focusing on major research challenges -Student development via leadership, internship, volunteering, peer- learning, etc

13 Aspirations: Improved Services -Improving the quality and delivery of support services -Allowing students and academic staff to focus on research and education -Professionalising service provision -Clearer career paths for professional staff -Reducing decision points -Aligning services with our strategic agenda

14 Internationalisation -International students make a crucial contribution to the learning and research experience of all students -In 2010 International students made up 35.6 per cent of the student body* -Community Campus Summit to address international student issues: Meets twice per annum -Student and staff mobility initiatives Monash Residential Services, Clayton * Based on DEEWR definition

15 Indigenous Education and Research –History of indigenous research since 1964 –Centre for Aboriginal and Indigenous Studies –Indigenous Reference Group led by Adam Shoemaker –Indigenous Research Awards for HDR programs –Indigenous Employment Strategy –Council’s Indigenous Elders Day (2009 & 2010) –Improved pathways and access Members of the Wurundjeri people conduct a smoking ceremony as part of Indigenous Elders Day, as artist Gali Gurruwiwi watches on, Clayton Campus.

16 On the horizon… Sector-wide: -‘Compact’ negotiations with government -TEQSA and AUQA Audit (2012) -Structural Adjustment Fund Monash Infrastructure: -New Horizons -Green Chemical Futures -Next-generation learning spaces -600 student beds at Clayton The Monash-IITB Research Academy


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