Change Management Proposal for the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre

AA&TSI

Change Management Proposal for the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Centre

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.


Key Dates

  • Release of Change Proposal – Thursday 30 April

  • Closing date for feedback – Friday 22 May

Consultation

Forums for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff

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)

Forum for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Students

1.00pm on Tuesday 12 May

Cairns - Room B1.103 916 students or A3.1 Crowther

Townsville – ATSIP Room 030 (by videoconference)

All staff forums

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).


Written Feedback

You can provide written feedback through either of the following mechanisms:

Email - sdvc@jcu.edu.au

Webform – this allows for anonymous written feedback