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Friday, 20 January 2012

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Edith Cowan University is in for an exciting time in 2012. After an extensive period of consultation with students, staff and those in the communities we were established to serve, we will be introducing significant improvements in our curriculum.

Following the launch of Curriculum 2012 last year, it is this year that we will be building the capacity of the whole University to deliver its undergraduate courses in alignment with the philosophy, principles, and practices of Curriculum 2012. These include a focus on:

  • employability;
  • a student-focused environment; and
  • learner-centred teaching.

2012 is also the year that our new multi-million dollar Engineering building will open on the Joondalup Campus, providing first-year and continuing students with world-class facilities to become the engineers we will need for tomorrow.

We will also break ground for the multi-purpose Building 34, which will occupy the space between the library and the Building 32 lecture theatre on the Joondalup Campus. This exciting project, expected to be completed in 2015, will enhance what is already a very vibrant campus.

Of course, we are already seeing the benefits of the new student village at the Mount Lawley Campus. More students are expected to move in before the start of semester and further contribute to what has become a very successful community.

I welcome back all those students and staff who have been away on break over the festive season. I acknowledge also those who have been working and studying during that time and I hope you enjoy a well-deserved holiday later in the year.

Professor Kerry O. Cox
Vice-Chancellor
vc@ecu.edu.au

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