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  • This will be a congratulations and welcome to the University from Professor Caroline McMillen, the Vice-Chancellor and President of the University.
  • Here some interesting stats about the University. Did you also know that….. There are approximately 2 million trees on campus! Our website has on average 1 million visits per month from 199 countries! Our Callaghan Campus is actually larger than Sydney University Campus!
  • Refer to the points above and comment on the following points: Number 3: There are Priority Research Centres and Centres for Excellence in the Faculties of Health and Engineering Number 4: Our Joint Medical Program is the first Bachelor program of its kind in Australia which is run in partnership with the Uni of New England, Hunter New England Area Health Service and North Sydney and Central Coast Area Health Service. Number 5: We employ some of the world’s Top researchers – eg Professor John Forbes (Breast Cancer research), Laureate Professor Graham Jameson (famous for the Jameson Cell – Chemical Engineering), Professor Jim Denham (prostate cancer), Laureate Professor John Aitken (reproductive biology), Laureate Professor Graham Goodwin (electrical engineering), Laureate Professor Scott Sloan (civil engineering), Laureate Professor Jonathon Borwein (mathematics), Laureate Professor Rob Sanson-Fisher (public health).
  • Updated to new strategic plan. Emphasise they should read this document.
  • Handout org chart and explain the following key areas: Council is like our Board of Directors, which is chaired by the Chancellor. The role of the Chancellor is to provide leadership and guidance to the University Council and is responsible for ensuring the Council fulfils its obligations. The main responsibilities are to chair Council meetings, guide and mediate Council actions in relation to organisational priorities and governance, and represent the Council to external bodies and the community for the University. The Vice Chancellor is like our CEO, who is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the University.
  • Refer to web reference for latest version – and handout.
  • Perhaps note who is located in the Chancellery.
  • There are no more sessions for 2012 – next session is planned for 15 May 2013. Note name change.
  • The University

    1. 1. The University
    2. 2. WelcomeWelcome to the University of Newcastle!We employ outstanding people who are the bestat what they do. Our staff have made ourUniversity the thriving, international institution itis today. As we look to the future, we are excitedthat you are joining us and contributing to ourvision to be a global leader delivering world classinnovation.As your own journey begins, do take advantage ofall the orientation programs we offer and allowyourself time to explore and learn about whatstaff development opportunities you may wish totake up. We are proud of our University, ourstudents, and our exceptional staff, and we knowyou will share in that pride.On behalf of the University, congratulations onyour appointment. Professor Caroline McMillen Vice-Chancellor and President
    3. 3. At a Glance• Over 30,000 students• Over 6000 international students• Five campuses: Newcastle, Ourimbah, Port Macquarie, Sydney (presence) and Singapore, and the online• 84 undergraduate programs• 96 postgraduate programs
    4. 4. Didyou know?
    5. 5. NeW Directions Strategic Plan 2013-2015OUR VISION FOR 2025The University aspires to be a global leaderin each of its spheres of achievement.Through engagement with partners, theUniversity will deliver world-class innovationto support the development of strongregional communities.The strategic plan comprises thefollowing:1.Education Plan2.Research and Innovation Plan3.Future Workforce Plan4.Campus, Capital and IT Plan FIND OUT MORE AT5.Finance Plan directions/
    6. 6. Organisational StructureThe University Council and Academic Senate are the University’s governingbodies.Council is chaired by the Chancellor and has a majority of external members.Council is responsible for setting strategic direction, monitoring performance,managing risk and compliance and ensuring the promotion and protection ofthe University’s reputation.Academic Senate is the primary forum for debate on all academic issues. TheSenate approves academic policies and monitoring quality assuranceprocesses.Go to for theUniversity Organisational Chart.
    7. 7. Senior Staff Professor Caroline McMillen Vice-Chancellor and PresidentProfessor Andrew Parfitt Professor Mike Calford Dr Brok Glenn Professor Stephen Crump Deputy Vice-Chancellor Deputy Vice-Chancellor Chief Operating Officer (Acting) Pro Vice-Chancellor (External (Academic) (Research) Relations)
    8. 8. Meet your Executive Team• This is an opportunity for new staff of the University to meet with members of the senior executive and hear about the strengths and achievements of UoN. Presentations will be made by the Vice-Chancellor, Pro-Vice- Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors. New staff will have opportunities to mingle over morning tea.• The next session will be held 15 May 2013 .• Register through HRonline in the Training and Development Orientation category.
    9. 9. Ourimbah Campus• The Ourimbah campus is a partnership of The University of Newcastle, TAFE-NSW Hunter Institute and Central Coast Community College. It is also affiliated with the Central Coast Conservatorium of Music.• The campus has a student population of over 3000.• Key programs offered at Ourimbah include Exercise and Sport Science, Oral Health, Dental Therapy and Podiatry, and other schools and faculties represented include Arts, Business, Nursing and Teaching.• Services include the Ourimbah library, Health Service and Dentistry Service.
    10. 10. Port Macquarie Campus• The Port Macquarie Campus of TAFE NSW - North Coast Institute is a multi- sectoral campus, offering both University and TAFE programs to students in the mid north coast region.• The campus has a student population of approximately 4000 students and offers degree programs in Teaching and Nursing as well as a range of TAFE Advanced Diplomas, Diplomas and Certificates that provide pathways to tertiary study. • The University of Newcastle offers selected part- time and full-time degree programs in Port Macquarie.