5 for 5: What are you 5 ambitions for RMIT’s NEXT 5 years?
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My top 5, are below. As a meta-comment, I strongly see RMIT's potentially being the Georgia Tech of Australia. I am using GT as an example as they have great strength in both science/technology a… See more
My top 5, are below. As a meta-comment, I strongly see RMIT's potentially being the Georgia Tech of Australia. I am using GT as an example as they have great strength in both science/technology and design. Not being an Ivy League (as much as we are not a Go8), they have managed to climb rankings sharply and being selected as the 4th most innovative US university.
That's something to aspire to, and something I believe is certainly within RMIT's reach and potential.
(1) Strong emphasis on reshaping teaching into more modes, partly hybrid and certainly more digital.
(2) Big emphasis on applied research and partnerships with industries of several size and importance. We need some key, big players to partner with us, but also need to help bootstrap (again) our local companies (particularly, startups).
(3) We get to do more and more teaching, research and engagement for good, and with societal impact! Our #3 spot on the Impact raking for THE was great, let's get to #1!
(4) We get to simplify what we do and to really focus on our core businesses: teaching and research. I realise every large organisation has some level of bureaucracy, but there are plenty of opportunities to make the life of every one of us at work simpler and more efficient 🙂
(5) We get to opt for a hybrid working model (say 3 days on Campus and 2 from home, or some variation), which would enable us to rethink how space on campus is used. This would also mean we can have better work/life balance for our people, and we can contribute to reduce emissions, traffic, etc. See less
Fabio Z.6 May, 2021 Report Report Reply Reply
RMIT is at a really interesting and exciting moment, coming out of COVID and continuing to adapt to a range of seismic shifts. In our step forward as an institution, I'm keen to see RMIT achieve:… See more
RMIT is at a really interesting and exciting moment, coming out of COVID and continuing to adapt to a range of seismic shifts. In our step forward as an institution, I'm keen to see RMIT achieve:
(1) New Hybrid digital / F2F classes that allow and encourage students from across RMIT's global campuses to attend for rich discussion and insight from different global perspectives.
(2) Embracing our practitioner sessional staff and designing / delivering
curriculum in industry based on 'live' projects
(3) Adding indigenous place names to our Australian postal addresses to remind us of the country we're on and the tradition of learning and community that has existed in these places long before RMIT
(4) Commit to being a plastic-free institution (esp. when the BYO has dropped off due to COVID restrictions)
(5) Rethinking our physical campuses to become hubs for broader community groups to be present and collaborate with students, staff and researchers See less
Reegan N.4 Mar, 2021 Report Report Reply Reply