A stand-alone entity, nominally titled the Indigenous Centre, was identified on the University’s proposed organisational structure presented to Council in February 2014.
In late 2014 the Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor formed a small group to consider the reach, functions and structure of the proposed Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre (hereinafter referred to as the Centre, although no decision has been made in regard to the name or nomenclature of the entity).
The proposed vision of the Centre is to enhance the lives of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through education.
This is to be achieved by:
Raising the aspiration of AA & TSI people to attend University and supporting the to enrol in and complete a qualification
Increasing the number of AA & TSI graduates from JCU
Delivering academic programs that relate specifically to AA & TSI knowledges
Developing a framework to embed Indigenous perspectives in courses and subjects across the University.
Engaging in research with and for AA & TSI peoples that addresses their priorities and brings about enduring benefits for their communities.
Being a partner and advocate for AA & TSI peoples and their communities.
Re-affirming JCU’s position as a hub for public policy debates and leadership on issues relating to AA & TSI peoples and communities.
Strengthening the service capability and cultural competency of JCU’s graduates.
A formal change process will commence on Thursday 30 April in regard to the internal structure of the Centre. Consultation will be occurring throughout the University up until 22 May.
Release of Change Proposal – Thursday 30 April
Closing date for feedback – Friday 22 May
9.00 am on Tuesday 12 May
Cairns - Room A21.001
Townsville – ATSIP 030 (videoconference)
11.00 am on Wednesday 13 May
Townsville – Room 001 Audiovisual building
Cairns – A1.129 (by videoconference)
1.00pm on Tuesday 12 May
Cairns - Room B1.103 916 students or A3.1 Crowther
Townsville – ATSIP Room 030 (by videoconference)
11.00am Tuesday 12 May
Cairns – Room B1.031
Townsville – Nursing Sciences, Room 002 (by videoconference)
2.00pm –Wednesday 13 May
Townsville – Education Central Rm 010
Cairns – Crowther Room A3.1 (by videoconference).
You can provide written feedback through either of the following mechanisms:
Email - email@example.com
Webform – this allows for anonymous written feedback