The University, with its shift to community engagement, has given increasing priority to transformative partnerships in which all parties are committed to "an agenda greater than their individual priorities.
These partnerships focus on:
- values held in common,
- mutual benefits,
- capacity building,
- learning that makes a difference, and
- creating new knowledge and opportunities".
Butcher, Jude, Bezzina, Michael and Moran, Wendy, “Transformational Partnerships: A New Agenda for Higher Education”. Unpublished manuscript (Sydney: Australian Catholic University, 2009), p. 2.