At Charles Sturt U, acting VC John Germov details stage one of the “Sustainable Futures” restructure
First up, CSU is cutting 13 per cent of courses, including 550 that nobody was enrolled in last year. “Subjects with only a few students are not only financially non-viable, but do not deliver a great student experience. We are spread too thin, and this also affects the quality of our subjects offered,” he says.
The university is also “developing a number of positive opportunities” in medicine and allied health, education, information technology and business studies. “With a more focused effort, we believe we can enhance the quality of student experience in certain disciplines and fields of study.”
So, there are plenty of positives, although staff who already fear cuts on campuses will not like the brief reference to changes to, “staffing structures.” The university is dealing with a deficit, which it wants gone by the end of next year (CMM June 9).
It is also in-line with what VC Andrew Vann told staff in a “virtual town-hall” in April (CMM April 3) but is not around to expand. (CMM yesterday, and this issue, above).