It is my pleasure to report that the University Council on 1 March, 2012 endorsed my recommendation that the position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Engagement, Equity and Indigenous) be abolished and replaced with a half-time position of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous).
A very warm welcome to our students commencing their studies at ECU for the first time and to those also who are continuing their studies in 2012.
ECU’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) and Executive Dean Faculty of Computing, Health and Science, Professor Tony Watson, will step down from his leadership positions with the University in spring of 2012.
Over the weekend I was fortunate to have been involved in five very special events as we celebrated the graduation of 1,900 ECU students.
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.
Mr Scott Henderson has been appointed to the position of ECU Vice-President Corporate Services and will commence on 28 February 2012.
I am pleased to announce that the new Head of School of Exercise and Health Sciences is Associate Professor Annette Raynor, who will take up the position from 1 January 2012.
On Sunday, 25 September it was my great pleasure to be part of the ECU community as we celebrated the achievements of our latest cohort of graduating students at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
It is my pleasure to join the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Professor Atique Islam, in welcoming Professor Hugh Wilkins to the role of Head of School of Marketing, Tourism & Leisure.
It’s my pleasure to join the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Computing Health and Science, Professor Tony Watson, in welcoming Professor Ken Greenwood to the role of Head of School of Psychology and Social Sciences.
A unifying characteristic of many good universities throughout the world is their willingness to encourage academic staff who believe they are performing their work at a level higher than that of their substantiative position to make the case for promotion. Such a case should be based on evidence over a substantial period (generally some years).
As ECU's Vice-Chancellor, I am very proud of the achievements of all ECU students. Each year we acknowledge the top 100 students at our University, based on their weighted average mark and number of completed units.
It is my pleasure to announce Professor Lynne Cohen and Professor Pierre Horwitz as successful applicants this year for promotion to the position of Professor (Level E). I congratulate them on their success and I thank them for their sustained contributions to ECU in a variety of scholarly ways at a very high level.
At the beginning of July, to coincide with NAIDOC Week, the ECU community joined together to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It was the University’s great pleasure to learn this week that our Western Australian Academy of Arts (WAAPA) graduates are now eligible to apply for the prestigious Mike Walsh Fellowships.