Dean's report

Dean Jim Watterston

Update on Strategic Planning

Our strategic planning process has now seen a large number of staff engage with a series of staff workshops, led by our Deputy Dean, Professor Helen Cahill, with the ECA workshop coming up tomorrow, from 11:30am – 1:00pm in Room Q101.

I encourage all members of the ECA community to come along and join the conversation.

I have certainly appreciated the honesty and enthusiasm staff have shown for these important activities. The outputs from each session have been carefully collected, and the process of reviewing these many different items, ideas and areas of focus has started.

Some of these items are now available for review on the MGSE Intranet, and I recommend you have a look and share your thoughts on what you see. All documents are located on the Governance page of the intranet.

It’s not too late to still get involved. For those who haven’t been able to join one of the sessions, or if you have thought of something afterwards, a web form has now been developed to capture your input: MGSE Strategic Planning feedback

All Staff Forum

Following the conclusion of the focused sessions, we will hold an All Staff Forum on 5 June, from 12:30 – 2:00pm, in room Q230.

All staff, including our Honorary Fellows, casuals and sessional teaching staff are encouraged to attend.

This is an extended time to that published earlier, as we are very keen to allow for additional conversation and interaction.

We will meet in the lecture theatre and then break out into some conversation groups, and there will be refreshments on hand to ensure you have a cup of tea or coffee in your hand while participating in the conversation.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Jim