Staff look at future of CQU
CQUNIVERSITY held their second annual Senior Leadership Conference in Gladstone yesterday and on Wednesday.
Staff from all locations gathered to discuss the future direction of all the campuses, in particular Gladstone.
Over the two-day workshop closer relationships were formed and there was much discussion about future plans for Gladstone.
Chancellor Rennie Fritschy has said that the next big thing for Gladstone and other sites is to become a dual-sector campus, incorporating a pre-level to university, something very similar to TAFE.
Leaders from CQ TAFE were in attendance as integrating the two tertiary education systems is still an option though nothing is set in stone.
“The conference has gone very well, there has been huge interest and good interaction between everyone involved,” Chancellor Fritschy said.
Another plan for the Gladstone campus is to collaborate with industry in the area.
“In terms of vision Gladstone is a multi-city university and with industry it will assist professional development of skills in the area.”
In attendance also was Peter Corones, who addressed the conference on how he would see the integration coming to fruition in the future and Alan McPhail, the new dean of engineering assigned to the Gladstone campus, a role which has traditionally been based in Rockhampton.
For more information about what was discussed in the conference you can head to http://vc-cquniversity.blogspot.com/.