This is the second biannual newsletter from the Faculty of Health Sciences and I would like to thank everyone for their contributions to the continued growth and success of the Faculty. The Faculty of Health Sciences has performed well in 2017, growing by over 2.5% from 2016, and continuing in its role as a major contributor to ACU’s overall student load.
ACU is continuing to grow according to a comprehensive Enrolment Plan, and the Faculty Executive has contributed to the review and updating of the Faculty of Health Sciences Enrolment Plan for 2018 – 2023.
The Faculty of Health Sciences continues to strongly support the Rome Centre and I am pleased to report that we have expanded our academic product offering in Rome from three units in 2016 to four units in 2017, with tentative plans to offer seven units in 2018.
For the third consecutive year, staff who incorporate the values of excellence, dignity and engagement, as articulated in the Faculty’s Positioning Statement and Values in their day to day work, will be recognised. FHS Employee Values Awards will be available under the following categories:
In July, the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) inducted Professor Sandy Middleton, Director of the Nursing Research Institute (NRI) into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame at STTI’s 28th International Nursing Research Congress in Dublin, Ireland. Please join me in congratulating Professor Middleton on her induction which recognises nurse researchers who have achieved significant and sustained national or international recognition and whose research has improved the profession and the people it serves.
The Faculty of Health Sciences farewelled Professor Karen Willis, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) in July and are currently working with the Human Resources Directorate regarding this role.
The Faculty Executive is also currently working with the Human Resources Directorate on the results from the ACU myVoice survey undertaken earlier in 2017, and developing strategies to address any areas of concern that were identified.
Another project that Faculty Executive is involved with is working with the Office of Student Success in developing resources for staff in managing challenging student behavior. We hope to have these resources available for our staff early in 2018.
I’m pleased to let you know that the Faculty of Health Sciences will be joining Workplace in November 2017. Our colleagues in Corporate Services have been using it successfully since late March. This initiative aims to improve how we communicate, connect and collaborate with one another – not just within the Faculty but across the University.
The School of Nursing, Midwifery & Paramedicine has been working with staff from the Faculty's Governance Team on accreditation of its Nursing and Midwifery programs and has made its final submission to ANMAC. We expect to receive advice from ANMAC on the outcome of this submission before the end of the year.
I would like to thank each one of the Faculty's staff for their efforts and commitment in 2017 which will allow the Faculty of Health Sciences to be well positioned for the future.
Professor Michelle Campbell
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
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