Charles Sturt U cuts unstudied courses

Vice Chancellor Andrew Vann (now on leave, prior to his departure) told staff there would be changes to what is taught and where (CMM April 3 and May 5) and now acting VC John Germov announces them

There are changes at all campuses, with degrees variously to be taught-out, available at fewer campuses, withdrawn to be “revitalised”, moved on-line, combined and have majors changed.

All up 20 course offerings with no enrolments will “be phased out,” which should not take long, 28 “entire courses” with low enrolments will be taught-out and seven will be “revitalised” to be “more attractive to prospective students”

Professor Germov says the changes ensure “academic staff do not invest effort in course offerings that are not resonating with our students and communities.” He adds 4 per cent of current students are enrolled in courses effected.

The university does not mention any job losses the course cuts could bring. Perhaps this will follow the coming two-stage organisation review, with services first, to be followed by faculties. Last month Professor Germov says 100-110 FTEs “are identified for potential redundancy,” (CMM June 19).