New Monash U strategy, (including classes in China)

Last night Vice Chancellor Margaret Gardner told staff, “the reactivation of the campuses will be slow” and require operating changes


* “a mix of face-to-face and on-line across the semesters”

* week-on/week-off, in-person schedules for most students

* “not all our enrolled students can come back to campus this year, and so our blended learning needs to be more flexible

Dates change

* two-week mid-semester break (September 21 – October 2), “to allow staff time to step away from the intensity of the semester schedule for long enough to provide a respite.”

* a November intake, “reacting to Northern Hemisphere timetables, and providing a means to examine new ways of spreading the intakes of students across the year.” This will allow some students, “to complete their first semester on-line”

Teaching in China

* “Our Suzhou campus will become a new learning site for some commencing Chinese students who may be able to transfer to other Monash campuses in 2021.”​​​​​