2018 Action Plan

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Explore our Action Plan for 2018, which details the progress you can expect to see over the next 12 months.

I am pleased to present the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences' 2018 Action Plan.

The plan details the progress you can expect to see over the next year towards achieving our new strategy – Beyond 2018 – and demonstrates a commitment to cementing our position as Australia’s leading health and biomedical faculty.

In many areas transformation is already underway. Since the launch of Beyond 2018 we have rolled out a number of new initiatives, including an annual awards series to recognise excellence in teaching, a disability advocacy fellowship to provide leadership on faculty support services and the Leaders Engaged in Academic Philanthropy program. We have also welcomed Professor Sandra Eades to the faculty as Associate Dean (Indigenous), as we continue to build our senior Indigenous leadership.

Our strategy is underpinned by five overarching goals that will drive transformation across the faculty. In my view, these goals are interlinked and will enhance opportunities for success across all our endeavours. This document outlines a set of focused actions for each of these goals that will lay crucial groundwork to ensure that into the future we will be known for:

  • Supporting people, passion and purpose with a strong values-driven culture and opportunities for development, clear expectations about performance and recognition and reward for service and excellence
  • Creating tomorrow’s health workforce with new programs that reflect the rapidly changing world of work, and implementing innovative new pedagogies and learning technologies
  • Driving success and excellence in research with large-scale investment in recruiting and developing brilliant and innovative scholars, building capacity in areas where we can achieve and maintain global impact
  • Working in partnership to make a difference with shared priorities and new systems that will underpin a more effective and strategic way of working with hospitals, medical research institutes, communities and government
  • A world-class environment for work and study with a modern physical environment and underlying infrastructure, efficient processes and systems that facilitate work and study, and first-class support for staff and students

The priorities set out in this plan are by no means an exhaustive list of all that we’ll do in 2018. The rapidly changing nature of our environment encourages us to remain open and adaptable, so that we can respond to new opportunities and challenges as they arise.

I look forward to working with you as we bring these initiatives to life.

Professor Shitij Kapur, MBBS, PhD, FRCPC, FMedSci

Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Assistant Vice-Chancellor, Health

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