Strategic Plan 2022-2026

July 2021 Update

For three weeks in June and July, staff from across the University were invited to attend one of twelve interactive workshops hosted by department and area leads. During these workshops dozens of ideas, suggestions and specific initiatives were shared by our staff. If you weren’t able to make a workshop or would like a refresh on the discussion points, a recording is available for all staff to access here.

As we move into the months ahead, we will continue to reach out to the University community for feedback, ideas and suggestions. We want to engage the diverse and collected as many of our University community as possible and have a role in developing and owning the strategy, and we look forward to engaging with you many times.

There will be many ways to be involved and kept up to date, including:

  • Faculty and Department-based sessions and workshops to provide updates and to obtain input.
  • Cross-disciplinary teams from across the University working together to consider ideas and options.
  • A stakeholder reference group to advise on engagement throughout this process.
  • Plenary sessions.
  • Staff and Student Newsletters.
  • Social Media Channels.
  • Surveys.
  • Website and email updates.

The process we will follow

The new Strategic Plan will be developed throughout this year, through a three-phase process.

Phase 1 – WE ARE HERE

Review performance and
assess future context

Phase 2 – FROM SEPTEMBER 2021

Identify, develop,
evaluate potential actions

Phase 3 – FROM JANUARY 2022

Implementation
and delivery planning

Our story

The story of our University is remarkable.

Our establishment as Australia’s first Catholic University. Our growth from 50 postgraduate and 25 international students in 1992, to over 12,000 undergraduate, postgraduate, and international students today.

Our rapid expansion from Fremantle to Broome, Sydney, regional New South Wales and Victoria; our commitment to providing an outstanding transformative and integrative education and forming good citizens, which has earned our university widespread recognition through national student experience surveys and graduate employment outcomes.

But it is the contribution our students, staff and alumni make to the communities and professions they serve that writes the truly remarkable story of Notre Dame.

We are coming to a new chapter of the Notre Dame story, one in which we need your help to write the future of our university.




Our Future

In our fourth decade we look ahead to continuing to pursue our Objects by building upon our history and distinctiveness, and enhancing our positive impact on the community.

Our task, therefore, is to develop a new collaborative Strategic Plan for the University. The Plan will embrace the opportunities ahead of us and work to a common goal of forming good citizens and making a difference to the communities we serve through teaching, scholarship and research.

We are starting a series of conversations and exchanges with staff, students, stakeholders’ trustees, directors and friends, about the future of our university. We want to talk about the future, what each of us envisions, what we collectively want to achieve, and how we attain the objectives we set for ourselves as a community.

Throughout the strategic planning process, we encourage the participation and collaboration from the University’s community through the numerous engagement channels to share input and suggestions.

The collected contributions of our University community will shape the key themes and initiatives of the 2022-26 Strategic Plan.




Shape our Future


Get Involved

We welcome your suggestions, ideas and feedback - at any time.
Please contact the Strategy Development Team.

We are establishing a reference group to advise on engagement throughout this process. This group will advise on stakeholder
engagement and communications, so the strategic planning process is provided meaningful and effective input, and to promote
stakeholder awareness and support for the plan. To join this reference group, please provide your details below.
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Contact the Strategy Development Team at ourfuture@nd.edu.au

Strategic Plan 2022-2026

The new Strategic Plan will be developed throughout this year, through a three phase process.


The process we will follow


Phase 1
Review performance and
assess future context
Phase 2
Identify, develop,
evaluate potential actions
Phase 3
Implementation
and delivery planning

Stakeholder engagement

There will be many ways to be involved and kept up to date, including:

  • Faculty and Department-based sessions and workshops to provide updates and to obtain input.
  • Cross-disciplinary teams from across the University working together to consider ideas and options.
  • A stakeholder reference group to advise on engagement throughout this process.
  • Plenary sessions.
  • Website and email updates.

We look forward to delivering a Strategic Plan that embraces the opportunities ahead of us and works to a common goal of forming good citizens and making a difference to the communities we serve through teaching, scholarship and research. We will keep you informed about the Plan's progress and later this year, hope to share the endorsed 2022-26 Strategy Plan with the university community.


Suggestions, Ideas, Feedback


Contact the Strategy Development Team at
ourfuture@nd.edu.au

The mailbox is regularly monitored, all suggestions and feedback will be promptly responded to by a member of the Team.

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