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Australian Catholic University annual review 2008

2009-2011 Strategic Plan

In 2008, the new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, established an Office of Planning and Strategic Management (OPSM). A Strategic Plan for 2009-2011 has been prepared.

2008 Strategic priorities

For the year of 2008, the Vice-Chancellor produced a paper titled Implementation of 2008 Strategic Priorities, which noted:
  • a need to re-emphasise the connection of the Mission to our Catholic identity
  • the establishment of an Office of University Properties
  • the development of a strategic research plan for 2009-2011
  • the establishment of the Office of Planning and Strategic Management to implement the plan
  • the introduction of the Early Achievers Program
  • a need to focus on growth of enrolments
  • a need for a review of the roles of Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • a need for a new overall emphasis on student experience
  • the establishment of a fourth faculty (of Theology and Philosophy) for 2009
  • the founding of a Public Policy Institute in Canberra to begin in 2009, with Professor Father Frank Brennan as Director, to inform and influence public policy from within a Catholic intellectual tradition
  • the establishment of new courses for 2010 in physiotherapy (in Brisbane and North Sydney) and in 2011 occupational therapy (in Melbourne).

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