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									School of Computing & Mathematics




            School
         Operational Plan




              2008 - 2011
The School Plan is derived from the Faculty Strategy




                                 Faculty Strategy
   Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
               Target No. 1.1:   Differentiation of Faculty courses
               Target No. 1.2:   Marketing of existing courses and identification of new course areas
               Target No. 1.3:   Business Development
               Target No. 1.4:   Optimise student-to-staff ratios
               Target No. 1.5:   Continue to develop collaborations with international universities
               Target No. 1.6:   Internationalise curriculum
               Target No. 1.7:   Strengthen the teaching of ethics
               Target No. 1.8:   Strengthen articulation pathways
               Target No. 1.9:   Continue scholarship policy

   Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
               Target No. 2.1:   Appointment of Associate Dean (Research)
               Target No. 2.2:   Optimise student/staff ratios across the Faculty
               Target No. 2.3:   Provide rewards for publishing in RQF relevant journals
               Target No. 2.4:   Undertake transdisciplinary and applied disciplinary research
               Target No. 2.5:   Enhancing research culture

   Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
               Target No. 3.1:   Support for Sub-Dean Learning and Teaching
               Target No. 3.2:   Optimise student:staff ratios
               Target No. 3.3:   Increased use of, and improvement in, flexible learning techniques
               Target No. 3.4:   Improving the quality of teaching (as evidenced in CEQ, SEQ etc.)
               Target No. 3.5:   Introduce improved assessment strategies
               Target No. 3.6:   Increase the involvement of the professions
               Target No. 3.7:   Strengthening the teaching and research nexus and the profile and depth of disciplines
               Target No. 3.8:   Strengthening student retention strategies

   Faculty Key Objective 4: Support of the Institutional Development Plan
               Target No. 4.1:   Strengthen the concept of “One University” within the Faculty
               Target No. 4.2:   Ensure that the Faculty participates in service alignment
               Target No. 4.3:   Refinement of management systems, structures and processes
               Target No. 4.4:   Ensuring financial, workforce and environmental sustainability




   The School Teams implement the School Plan in collaboration with the Head of School




                            School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
The School Teams Own the Key Objectives


   SCM COURSE DEVELOPMENT & MARKETING TEAM
       Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
                   Target No. 1.1:   Differentiation of Faculty courses
                   Target No. 1.2:   Marketing of existing courses and identification of new course areas
                   Target No. 1.3:   Business Development
                   Target No. 1.4:   Optimise student : staff ratios (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 1.5:   Continue to develop collaborations with international universities
                   Target No. 1.6:   Internationalise curriculum (international and domestic)
                   Target No. 1.7:   Strengthen the teaching of ethics
                   Target No. 1.8:   Strengthen articulation pathways
                   Target No. 1.9:   Continue scholarship policy


   SCM RESEARCH TEAM
       Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
                   Target No. 2.1:   Appointment of Associate Dean (Research) (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 2.2:   Optimise student/staff ratios across the Faculty (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 2.3:   Provide rewards for publishing in RQF relevant journals
                   Target No. 2.4:   Undertake transdisciplinary and applied disciplinary research
                   Target No. 2.5:   Enhancing research culture


   SCM TEACHING & LEARNING TEAM
       Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
                   Target No. 3.1: Support for Sub-Dean Learning and Teaching (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 3.2: Optimise student:staff ratios (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 3.3: Increased use of, and improvement in, flexible learning techniques
                   Target No. 3.4: Improving the quality of teaching (as evidenced in CEQ, SEQ etc.)
                   Target No. 3.5: Introduce improved assessment strategies
                   Target No. 3.6: Increase the involvement of the professions
                   Target No. 3.7: Strengthening the teaching and research nexus and the profile and depth of
                   disciplines (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 3.8: Strengthening student retention strategies


   SCM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM
       Faculty Key Objective 4: Support of the Institutional Development Plan
                   Target No. 4.1:   Strengthen the concept of “One University” within the Faculty
                   Target No. 4.2:   Ensure that the Faculty participates in service alignment (N/A for team)
                   Target No. 4.3:   Refinement of management systems, structures and processes
                   Target No. 4.4:   Ensuring financial, workforce and environmental sustainability


   SCM ADMINISTRATION TEAM
       School Key Objective: Support of the School Operational Plan



                        School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team


Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 1: Differentiation of Faculty courses

Faculty Proposed Action:

     1.   Focussing on the needs of the professions (broadly defined) in consultation with professional bodies and
          industry groups
     2.    Moving to integrate the teaching of ethics and corporate governance in all its programs
     3.    Ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately internationalised
     4.    Pursuing best practice in:
     •         flexible delivery modes and methods
     •         online support
     •         developing graduate attributes through consultation with industry and the professions
     •         industry and profession experience programs
     •         student services
     •         price competitiveness
     •         administrative services



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.1.1 Graduate Attributes

            SCM Course Team project                           Identify and document the needs of the Mathematics &
                                                              ICT professions

            Co-owner/s of this project                        None



            Planned outcome of this project                   A list of the attributes that Mathematics & ICT
                                                              employers look for in prospective employees. This list
                                                              will then be taken up by another project to integrate the
                                                              attributes into SCM courses.

            Indicative timeline of project
                  Start date                                  March 01, 2008
                                                              November 30, 2008
                  End date

            Indicative budget for the project                 Travel costs to attend meetings with industry bodies
                                                              and professional associations




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team


Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 1 Differentiation of Faculty courses

Faculty Proposed Action:

     1.    Focussing on the needs of the professions (broadly defined) in consultation with professional bodies and
           industry groups
     2.    Moving to integrate the teaching of ethics and corporate governance in all its programs
     3.    Ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately internationalised
     4.    Pursuing best practice in:
     •             flexible delivery modes and methods
     •             online support
     •             developing graduate attributes through consultation with industry and the professions
     •             industry and profession experience programs
     •             student services
     •             price competitiveness
     •             administrative services




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.1.2 Governance and Ethics
SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.7.1 Strengthen the Teaching of Ethics


           SCM Course Team project                            Ensure that all ICT courses continue to offer computer
                                                              ethics as a core subject

           Co-owner/s of this project                         Course Coordinators



           Planned outcome of this project                    Continued compliance with ACS accreditation criteria

           Indicative timeline of project
                 Start date                                   On-going
                 End date

           Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team


Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 1 Differentiation of Faculty courses

Faculty Proposed Action:

              1. Focussing on the needs of the professions (broadly defined) in consultation with professional bodies
                 and industry groups
              2. Moving to integrate the teaching of ethics and corporate governance in all its programs
              3. Ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately internationalised
              4. Pursuing best practice in:
              • flexible delivery modes and methods
              • online support
              • developing graduate attributes through consultation with industry and the professions
              • industry and profession experience programs
              • student services
              • price competitiveness
              • administrative services




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.1.3 International Characteristics


           SCM Course Team project                            Develop and disseminate a checklist of “international”
                                                              characteristics for inclusion in course composition and
                                                              subject materials.


           Co-owner/s of this project                         International School of Business



           Planned outcome of this project                    All SCM courses and subjects exhibit the checklisted
                                                              international characteristics
           Indicative timeline of project
                 Start date                                   March 2008
                                                              December 2008
                 End date

           Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team



Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 3 Business Development

Faculty Proposed Action:
           1. Explore a new IT degree that will draw and build upon student workplace experience. This initiative
              is being evaluated as a potential model for future course developments
           2. Explore in association with the Faculty of Education, a range of double degrees. These degrees will
              be targeted at attracting new students into Mathematics, IT and Economics;
           3. Explore course developments with other Faculties. For example double degrees at undergraduate
              level and tailored programs for the professions at post graduate level (DAC)
           4. Explore opportunity for a post HSC full-time four year master programs that allows students to
              graduate after 3 years.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.3.1 Workplace Experience


           SCM Course Team project                             Oversee preparations for new workplace experience
                                                               courses


           Co-owner/s of this project                          HOS



           Planned outcome of this project                     SCM is able to offer appropriately-structured courses in
                                                               collaboration with industry partners
           Indicative timeline of project
                 Start date                                    January 2008
                                                               July 2008
                 End date

           Indicative budget for the project                   Nil




                                    School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team



Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 3 Business Development

Faculty Proposed Action:

           The Faculty is exploring:
           1.   A new IT degree that will draw and build upon student workplace experience. This initiative is
                being evaluated as a potential model for future course developments;
           2.   In association with the Faculty of Education, a range of double degrees. These degrees will be
                targeted at attracting new students into Mathematics, IT and Economics;
           3.   Course developments with other Faculties. For example double degrees at undergraduate level
                and tailored programs for the professions at post graduate level;
           4.   Opportunity for a post HSC full-time four year master programs that allows students to graduate
                after 3 years.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.3.2 Service Subjects


           SCM Course Team project                                Identify appropriate mathematics subjects to be
                                                                  developed for the Faculty of Education; investigate
                                                                  current offerings of Maths/IT subjects in other
                                                                  disciplines


           Co-owner/s of this project                             HOS, Course Coordinators



           Planned outcome of this project                        Increased number of Maths/IT subjects is taught by
                                                                  SCM in non-Maths/IT disciplines
           Indicative timeline of project
                 Start date                                       January 2008
                                                                  ongoing
                 End date

           Indicative budget for the project                      Nil




                                       School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Course Development & Marketing Team



Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 9 Continue Scholarship Policy

Faculty Proposed Action:

     The Faculty of Business will build on its past performance in this area through identifying outstanding students
     to whom offers can be made, providing scholarships for honours students and supporting applications for
     University Scholarships.

     The scholarship program will also be extended to international students.

     The Faculty has a Faculty honours coordinator on the Bathurst Campus and coordinators have been
     appointed in Wagga and Albury to promote the honours course at each campus. The honours coordinators
     are currently working to standardise admission, support, and assessment practices across the Faculty.

     The coordinators have been tasked with developing an honours student recruitment plan.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.9.1 Honours Students


       SCM Course Team project                             Develop strategies to attract honours candidates, especially
                                                           internationally; and oversee the development of the new
                                                           Research Masters degree.


       Co-owner/s of this project                          Honours CC, Research Team



       Planned outcome of this project                     A clear plan for the recruitment and support of honours
                                                           students

       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                    January 2008
                                                           November 2008
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                   Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 3: Provide rewards for publishing in RQF relevant journals

Faculty Proposed Action:

     The Faculty of Business will incentivise staff to produce high quality journal publications by offering up to $5000 for
     articles published in tier 1 RQF rated journals provided the researchers have achieved a satisfactory rating in all
     other performance management targets. The Faculty will also investigate the appropriateness of rewarding staff for
     the publication of research monographs or chapters with high quality publishers. The Faculty’s approach here will be
     to support achievement of the University’s RQF objectives, and the longer term goal of being among the top 18
     Australian universities in terms of research income and research publication outcomes.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.3.1 Research Rewards


      SCM Research Team project                           Assist staff in achieving publication of their research in
                                                          Faculty-approved high-impact journals

      Co-owner/s of this project                          No other SCM teams share ownership of this project



      Planned outcome of this project                     High impact journals are well-known in the School and at least
                                                          one SCM research publication gains $5,000 Faculty award, in
                                                          2008-9, in mathematics and/or ICT.

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                    On-going, from March 2008
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                   Nil




                                      School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 4: Undertake transdisciplinary and applied research

Faculty Proposed Action:


     The Associate Dean (Research) will support the development disciplinary, transdisciplinary and applied research
     knowledge and skills through inter alia research training, development, mentoring, research seed funding, grant
     writing training and support of staff engaged in research higher degrees.

     Another strategy will be to invest, and increase participation in the four CSU-recognised centres with which Faculty
     staff have an association: CRiCS, RIPPLE, ILWS, and OPEL and the 13 University’s RQF groups.

     The Faculty will through the Associate Dean seek to enhance research alliances and partnerships with industry and
     universities across Australia and internationally.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.4.1 Transdisciplinary Research Skills


      SCM Research Team project                          Increase membership of CAPPE, CRiCS, RIPPLE, ILWS, and
                                                         OPEL so that staff have the opportunity to acquire research
                                                         skills for transdisciplinary projects

      Co-owner/s of this project                         None



      Planned outcome of this project                    Number of transdisciplinary research publications increases
                                                         steadily over the Plan period

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   Ongoing
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 4: Undertake transdisciplinary and applied research

Faculty Proposed Action:


     The Associate Dean (Research) will support the development disciplinary, transdisciplinary and applied research
     knowledge and skills through inter alia research training, development, mentoring, research seed funding, grant
     writing training and support of staff engaged in research higher degrees.

     Another strategy will be to invest, and increase participation in the four CSU-recognised centres with which Faculty
     staff have an association: CRiCS, RIPPLE, ILWS, and OPEL and the 13 University’s RQF groups (Strategic Team:
     Denise Jarratt [Project Leader], and the Research and Higher Degrees Committee)

     The Faculty will through the Associate Dean seek to enhance research alliances and partnerships with industry and
     universities across Australia and internationally.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.4.1.a Offering DIT with Partner Institutions


      SCM Research Team project                          Complete the agreement to offer the Doctorate of Information
                                                         Technology program in UASB, Switzerland

      Co-owner/s of this project                         None



      Planned outcome of this project                    Increase research output and research activities;
                                                         Internationalise offering of DIT

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   January 2008
                                                         June 2008 (Completed)
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •    recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •    increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •    stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •    greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •    greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •    development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •    organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •    stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •    Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •    expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •    Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •    Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •    Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •    Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.

   Finally, the Faculty will expand its grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant
   funding.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.1 Research Student Recruitment

       SCM Research Team project                                                 Develop a strategy to recruit larger numbers of research
                                                                                 students


       Co-owner/s of this project                                                Course Coordinators



       Planned outcome of this project                                           Enrolments in honours and doctoral programs increases by
                                                                                 5% for 2010
       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                          March 2008
                                                                                 June 2009
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                         To be advised




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.2 Research Student Support

       SCM Research Team project                                        Develop strategies to encourage staff to become supervisors
                                                                        of research students

       Co-owner/s of this project                                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                                  Increase in RHD enrolments and student satisfaction

       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                 July 2008
                                                                        December 2008
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                Nil




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.3 Early Researcher Support

       SCM Research Team project                                        Identify the training needs of early career researchers in the
                                                                        school

       Co-owner/s of this project                                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                                  Early career researchers achieve success with their research
                                                                        projects
       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                 March 2008
                                                                        On-going
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                Nil




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.4 Research Communication/Dissemination

       SCM Research Team project                                        Reinforce Faculty research related communications and
                                                                        ensure that they translate into action


       Co-owner/s of this project                                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                                  Greater awareness of and take-up of research support

       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                 On-going
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                Nil




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.5 Publication Expertise

       SCM Research Team project                                        Run research seminars that support the research effort of the
                                                                        School and include information on the publication expertise

       Co-owner/s of this project                                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                                  Fewer rejected submissions

       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                 February 2008
                                                                        December 2008
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                TBA (eg cost of bringing guests to campus)




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:
   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.6 Research Dissemination

       SCM Research Team project                                        Develop procedures for a) recording research presentations
                                                                        given in the school, and b) uploading recordings to the School
                                                                        Web Site

       Co-owner/s of this project                                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                                  SCM research is available to those who are unable to attend
                                                                        sessions in the school
       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                                 March 2008
                                                                        ongoing
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                                Nil




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Research Team


Faculty Key Objective 2: Support of the CSU Research Plan
Faculty Target No. 5 Enhance research culture

Faculty Proposed Action:

   The Faculty will pursue the following strategies in order to build its research culture:

   •   recruitment of larger numbers of honours and RHD students;
   •   increased RHD student supervision training and development ;
   •   stronger monitoring of RHD student progression with the aim of minimizing attrition rates.

   •   greater mentoring of early career researchers by research leaders in the Faculty;

   •   greater support for attendance at ACSPRI and other research training and symposia;

   •   development of a communication strategy to alert all staff to quantitative research support opportunities offered within the Faculty;
   •   organisation of a master class on publishing in high quality journals delivered by invited editors of key journals;
   •   stronger support for the dissemination of staff seminars through pod-casting and video conferencing will be provided;

   •   Associate Dean (Research) consultation with all staff who seek support on the development of their research and publishing plans;

   •   expansion of grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant funding;

   The Faculty will continue to build international collaborations with partner institutions by:

   •   Enhance research culture at partner institutions through academic visit, seminar presentation and exchange;
   •   Identify research potential staff at partner institutions and mentor them by finding suitable research counterparts at CSU 2;
   •   Develop collaborative research with staff from IPs’
   •   Publish collaborative research in quality journals.

   The Associate Dean (Research) will also make themselves available to meet individually with all staff who seek support on the development of their research
   and publishing plans.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 2.5.7 Faculty Seed Funding

         SCM Research Team project                                         Assist SCM researchers to obtain a greater share of Faculty
                                                                           grant funding to seed projects that have the potential to be
                                                                           developed for quality journal publication and/or external grant
                                                                           funding

         Co-owner/s of this project                                        None



         Planned outcome of this project                                   SCM researchers gain more experience in applying for
                                                                           funding, and produce more research
         Indicative timeline of project
               Start date                                                  January 2008
                                                                            On-going
               End date

         Indicative budget for the project                                 Nil




                                                 School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team


Faculty Key Objective 1: Support of the CSU Course Plan
Faculty Target No. 1 Differentiation of Faculty courses

Faculty Proposed Action:

              1. Focussing on the needs of the professions (broadly defined) in consultation with professional bodies
                 and industry groups
              2. Moving to integrate the teaching of ethics and corporate governance in all its programs
              3. Ensuring that the curriculum is appropriately internationalised
              4. Pursuing best practice in:
              • flexible delivery modes and methods
              • online support
              • developing graduate attributes through consultation with industry and the professions
              • industry and profession experience programs
              • student services
              • price competitiveness
              • administrative services




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 1.1.4 Flexible Delivery


          SCM Learning and Teaching Team                    Identify “flagship” subjects where Interact is used in an
          project                                           exemplary fashion



          Co-owner/s of this project                        None



          Planned outcome of this project                   “Flagship” subject coordinators demonstrate their
                                                            successful Interact usage to all staff
          Indicative timeline of project
                Start date                                  January 2008
                                                            December 2008
                End date

          Indicative budget for the project                 Nil




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team


Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 3 Increased use of, and improvement in, flexible learning techniques

Faculty Proposed Action:

     The Faculty of Business will build on its past performance in this area through the training and development of its
     staff in best practice learning and teaching methods and by encouraging a greater and more sophisticated use of
     the options available. In particular, the Faculty budget provides seed funding (through the Learning and Teaching
     Committee) to foster development of flexible learning technologies (including teaching aids and learning resources)
     which enhance the student learning experience.

     Further, staff of the Faculty have been encouraged to participate in the roll-out of the new online learning
     environment, CSU Interact, and a number are actively participating in a range of Interact reference groups and pilot
     projects. Members of the Faculty are also involved in looking at a range of Learning and Teaching issues. In
     particular, a group is exploring flexible technologies utilised by competitors in an attempt to identify examples of best
     practice in this area in business faculties in Australia. This information will be used to identify and prioritise features
     of the online environment of most importance to the Faculty in the roll-out of Interact and to develop an appropriate
     Interact training program for all teaching staff. (Strategic Project Team: Jenny Kent [Project Leader] and the Faculty
     Learning and Teaching Committee).

     The Faculty is working closely with CELT on introduction of CSU Interact, and the extension of formal subject
     evaluations, with all domestic and international partners.

     Using the new facilities in the Building 1 Seminar Room, to develop lectures for streaming video.


SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.3.1 Best Practice

      SCM Learning & Teaching Team                          Select several new ‘best practices’ in Teaching & Learning
      project                                               each year; identify training opportunities to ensure take-up of
                                                            these practices in the School


      Co-owner/s of this project                            None



      Planned outcome of this project                       Academic staff are aware of and continually incorporate new
                                                            best practice in the delivery of subjects.

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                      On-going, after commencing March 2008.
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                     Nil




                                      School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team



Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 3 Increased use of, and improvement in, flexible learning techniques

Faculty Proposed Action:
      The Faculty of Business will build on its past performance in this area through the training and development of its
      staff in best practice learning and teaching methods and by encouraging a greater and more sophisticated use of
      the options available. In particular, the Faculty budget provides seed funding (through the Learning and Teaching
      Committee) to foster development of flexible learning technologies (including teaching aids and learning resources)
      which enhance the student learning experience.

      Further, staff of the Faculty have been encouraged to participate in the roll-out of the new online learning
      environment, CSU Interact, and a number are actively participating in a range of Interact reference groups and pilot
      projects. Members of the Faculty are also involved in looking at a range of Learning and Teaching issues. In
      particular, a group is exploring flexible technologies utilised by competitors in an attempt to identify examples of best
      practice in this area in business faculties in Australia. This information will be used to identify and prioritise features
      of the online environment of most importance to the Faculty in the roll-out of Interact and to develop an appropriate
      Interact training program for all teaching staff.

      The Faculty is working closely with CELT on introduction of CSU Interact, and the extension of formal subject
      evaluations, with all domestic and international partners.

      Using the new facilities in the Building 1 Seminar Room, to develop lectures for streaming video.


SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.3.2 Video Lectures

        SCM Learning and Teaching Team                      Develop a procedure that can be followed by all, for creating
        project                                             lectures to be delivered via streaming video, over the new
                                                            SCM equipment; prototype the procedure in one Maths
                                                            subject and one IT subject.

        Co-owner/s of this project                          No other owners of this project, but people who have relevant
                                                            experience are to be consulted

        Planned outcome of this project                     The procedure for creating video lectures is well-tried and fully
                                                            documented & demonstrated to the School. At least one
                                                            course incorporates video lectures successfully and obtains
                                                            positive student feedback.

        Indicative timeline of project
              Start date                                    March 2008
                                                            November 2008
              End date

        Indicative budget for the project                   Marking relief for prototype developers




                                       School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team


Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 4 Improve the quality of teaching (as evidenced in CEQ, SEQ and formal CSU
evaluations)

Faculty Proposed Action:
  The Course Coordinators to prepare yearly reports on CEQ and SEQ data for dissemination to Heads of Schools, the
  Learning and Teaching Committee and all teaching staff. These reports will highlight key issues from the evaluations and with
  the support of the Associate Dean, course coordinators will advise staff on potential remedial action. The Associate Dean in
  association with course coordinators will advise the Heads of School on policy and programmes regarding quality assurance
  of distance and internal subject materials and delivery (Strategic Team: Jenny Kent [Project Leader] and the Faculty Learning
  and Teaching Committee).

   In addition the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and the faculty Learning and Teaching Committee will organise an
   annual video-conference of Course Coordinators in order to facilitate information sharing and to generate a discussion of
   ways to improve course quality.

   Given the Faculty’s extensive use of casual academics for teaching and marking assignments the Associate Dean (Teaching
   and Learning) will work with the Heads of School to implement the following initiatives:
       • discussions in Schools re appropriate assessment and assessment feedback;
       • appropriate training and induction support for casual teachers and markers
       • engagement of sessional teachers and markers in discussions re appropriate and timely feedback;
       • communication of subject evaluation feedback to casual teachers and markers;
       • involvement of casual teachers and markers in relevant staff development activities;
       • a review of casual remuneration for teaching and marking;
       • consideration of electronic responses on assignments to improve timeliness of feedback.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.4.1 CEQ and SEQ Feedback

      SCM Learning & Teaching Team                       Identify the indicators in the CEQ and SEQ reports that are
      project                                            relevant for SCM.



      Co-owner/s of this project                         None



      Planned outcome of this project                    A list of the relevant indicators is available on the shared drive

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   March 2008
                                                         July 2009
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team


Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 4 Improve the quality of teaching (as evidenced in CEQ, SEQ and formal CSU
evaluations)

Faculty Proposed Action:
  The Course coordinators to prepare yearly reports on CEQ and SEQ data for dissemination to Heads of Schools, the
  Learning and Teaching Committee and all teaching staff. These reports will highlight key issues from the evaluations and with
  the support of the Associate Dean, course coordinators will advise staff on potential remedial action. The Associate Dean in
  association with course coordinators will advise the Heads of School on policy and programmes regarding quality assurance
  of distance and internal subject materials and delivery (Strategic Team: Jenny Kent [Project Leader] and the Faculty Learning
  and Teaching Committee).

   In addition the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and the faculty Learning and Teaching Committee will organise an
   annual video-conference of Course Coordinators in order to facilitate information sharing and to generate a discussion of
   ways to improve course quality.

   Given the Faculty’s extensive use of casual academics for teaching and marking assignments the Associate Dean (Teaching
   and Learning) will work with the Heads of School to implement the following initiatives:
       • discussions in Schools re appropriate assessment and assessment feedback;
       • appropriate training and induction support for casual teachers and markers
       • engagement of sessional teachers and markers in discussions re appropriate and timely feedback;
       • communication of subject evaluation feedback to casual teachers and markers;
       • involvement of casual teachers and markers in relevant staff development activities;
       • a review of casual remuneration for teaching and marking;
       • consideration of electronic responses on assignments to improve timeliness of feedback.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.4.2 Quality Assurance

      SCM Learning & Teaching Team                       Develop guidelines and a template for Subject Peer Reviews
      project


      Co-owner/s of this project                         None



      Planned outcome of this project                    Quality assurance of the academic content of subject outlines
                                                         and study guides occurs regularly
      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   February 2008
                                                         November 2008
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team


Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 4 Improve the quality of teaching (as evidenced in CEQ, SEQ and formal CSU
evaluations)

Faculty Proposed Action:
  The Course coordinators to prepare yearly reports on CEQ and SEQ data for dissemination to Heads of Schools, the
  Learning and Teaching Committee and all teaching staff. These reports will highlight key issues from the evaluations and with
  the support of the Associate Dean, course coordinators will advise staff on potential remedial action. The Associate Dean in
  association with course coordinators will advise the Heads of School on policy and programmes regarding quality assurance
  of distance and internal subject materials and delivery.

   In addition the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) and the faculty Learning and Teaching Committee will organise an
   annual video-conference of Course Coordinators in order to facilitate information sharing and to generate a discussion of
   ways to improve course quality.

   Given the Faculty’s extensive use of casual academics for teaching and marking assignments the Associate Dean (Teaching
   and Learning) will work with the Heads of School to implement the following initiatives:
       • discussions in Schools re appropriate assessment and assessment feedback;
       • appropriate training and induction support for casual teachers and markers
       • engagement of sessional teachers and markers in discussions re appropriate and timely feedback;
       • communication of subject evaluation feedback to casual teachers and markers;
       • involvement of casual teachers and markers in relevant staff development activities;
       • a review of casual remuneration for teaching and marking;
       • consideration of electronic responses on assignments to improve timeliness of feedback.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.4.3 Casual & New Staff Procedures

      SCM Learning & Teaching Team                       Develop an Induction Pack for use by casual and new staff
      project


      Co-owner/s of this project                         None



      Planned outcome of this project                    Casual and new staff are well-informed and share effectively
                                                         in the life of the School

      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   March 2008
                                                         June 2008
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team



Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 5 Introduce improved assessment strategies

Faculty Proposed Action:

           The Faculty of Business has established a program to identify the most appropriate assessment
           strategies for its various programs and cohorts of students. In this regard, at recent meetings of the
           Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee, Chairs of School Learning and Teaching Committees
           discussed, and agreed to promote within schools, a number of strategies to explore:

           •   the process of assessment;
           •   setting and responding to assessment tasks; and,
           •   the development and use of forums (in an attempt to enhance engagement with DE students).

           A range of activities have also been identified to enhance staff engagement in assessment processes,
           with a particular focus on improving the quality and timeliness of feedback.



SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.5.1 Assessment Strategies


      SCM Learning & Teaching Team                       Implement Faculty policy on strategies for assessment, as it
      project                                            becomes available



      Co-owner/s of this project                         Course Coordinators



      Planned outcome of this project                    A set of agreed standard techniques etc. for assessment of
                                                         Maths/IT subjects
      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                   March 2008
                                                         December 2008
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Learning & Teaching Team



Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Faculty Target No 5 Introduce improved assessment strategies

Faculty Proposed Action:

           The Faculty of Business has established a program to identify the most appropriate assessment
           strategies for its various programs and cohorts of students. In this regard, at recent meetings of the
           Faculty Learning & Teaching Committee, Chairs of School Learning and Teaching Committees
           discussed, and agreed to promote within schools, a number of strategies to explore:

           •   the process of assessment;
           •   setting and responding to assessment tasks; and,
           •   the development and use of forums (in an attempt to enhance engagement with DE students).

           A range of activities have also been identified to enhance staff engagement in assessment processes,
           with a particular focus on improving the quality and timeliness of feedback.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 3.5.3 Assessment Feedback Template


       SCM Learning & Teaching Team                        Develop a template to standardise student feedback from
       project                                             markers, incorporate Faculty guidelines in the template.



       Co-owner/s of this project                          None



       Planned outcome of this project                     All student assignments are returned with accompanying
                                                           feedback in a standard form
       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                    March 2008
                                                           November 2008
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                   Nil




                                     School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Professional Development Team


Faculty Key Objective 3: Support of the CSU Learning and Teaching Plan
Target No. 8 Strengthening student retention strategies


Faculty Action
    1.      At the end of 1st semester each year reports will be run identifying all on-campus students that have failed 2 or
            more subjects in 1st semester. The relevant course coordinator will contact each of these students and schedule
            an interview to discuss the student’s progress and to see if there are any issues that we can address or problems
            we can overcome.
    2.      At the end of 2nd semester each year other reports will be run identifying students who have failed 2 or more
            subjects in 2nd semester. Again, the relevant course coordinator will contact each of these students and schedule
            an interview to discuss the student’s progress and to see if there are any issues that we can address or problems
            we can overcome.
    3.      In addition to the above, at the end of each semester any student that has failed more than 4 subjects in a year
            will be contacted by the Head of School and an interview will be arranged to discuss the student’s progress and
            to see if there are any issues that we can address or problems we can overcome. Depending on the
            circumstance the Head of School will counsel the student about future study options.
    4.      Any student who fails a subject twice will be contacted by the relevant course coordinator and a meeting
            arranged to discuss the student’s progress and to see if there are any subject specific issues that we can
            address or problems we can overcome. If appropriate the subject coordinator will also be included in the
            discussions.
    5.      Any student in any year who fails a subject three times will be contacted by the Head of School and an interview
            will be arranged to discuss the student’s progress and to see if there are any subject specific issues that we can
            address or problems we can overcome.
    6.      All students identified through the above processes will be monitored in subsequent years for satisfactory
            progress.



SCHOOL PROJECT Number 3.8.1 Student Mentoring

     SCM Professional Development Team                       Continue the student mentoring programs
     project


     Co-owner/s of this project                              None



     Planned outcome of this project                         Decrease in student attrition rates

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                        On-going
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                       Nil




                                  School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Professional Development Team


Faculty Key Objective 4: Support of the Institutional Development Plan
Faculty Target No. 1 Strengthen the concept of “One University” within the Faculty
Faculty Proposed Action:
      The Faculty through its Head of School Committee is moving towards common workload and research support
      policies, which will subsequently underpin a reallocation of resources across the Faculty. This will strengthen the
      concept of ‘One Faculty and One University, by ensuring that workloads and research support are equitably
      distributed across schools. This will also support whole of Faculty workforce planning. (Strategic Project Team:
      Heads of School Committee).

      The Faculty will continue to hold Faculty Forums on a bi-annual basis and support, as addressed above, greater
      cross campus disciplinary engagement. It will also develop a template on the shared drive for the Faculty’s
      newsletter Communiqué. Communiqué will report good stories, new research and important policy developments.

      The Faculty has clarified and has implemented policy regarding the role of subject convenors and coordinators.
      Specifically, the policy requires that subject convenors and coordinators build and maintain a collegiate and
      consultative relationship across campuses and study centre coordinators. In the event of disputes between
      Convenor and or Co-ordinators over the composition of subject outlines, assessment items and regimes, or the final
      exam, the Convenor is required to refer the dispute to his or her Head of School, along with a recommended subject
      outline and exam paper in time to meet submission deadlines, for the Head of School’s determination.

      Heads of School will monitor this policy which will see greater collegial interaction of staff teaching the same subject
      on different campuses. This will include the identification and management of collegiality as a core behaviour for all
      staff as part of performance management processes.

      The enhanced role for the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning and course coordinators in course reviews,
      course coordinator meetings and ongoing updates (SEQ & CEQ) will also strengthen cross campus interaction.

SCHOOL PROJECT Number 4.1.1 Shared Professional Development

      SCM Professional Development                           Identify opportunities for SCM staff to attend professional
      Team project                                           development sessions at other schools on campus, and
                                                             reciprocal arrangements


      Co-owner/s of this project                             None



      Planned outcome of this project                        One university initiative is advanced by shared training
                                                             opportunities across schools on campus
      Indicative timeline of project
            Start date                                       February 2008
                                                             On-going
            End date

      Indicative budget for the project                      Nil




                                       School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Professional Development Team


Faculty Key Objective 4: Support of the Institutional Development Plan

No Faculty Action applied here – this is a School Action.




SCHOOL PROJECT Number 4.2 Monitor PBF Targets

       SCM Professional Development                     Develop a procedure to ensure that the school meets
       Team project                                     Faculty requirements for PBF qualification.



       Co-owner/s of this project                       None



       Planned outcome of this project                  The school optimises funding from the Faculty because it
                                                        qualifies for Teaching Active, Research Active and
                                                        Professionally Active status in compliance with Faculty
                                                        guidelines
       Indicative timeline of project
             Start date                                 February 2008
                                                        November 2008
             End date

       Indicative budget for the project                Nil




                                School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 1, Support School Course & Marketing Plan

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will work with the Course and Marketing Team to analyse and define new
     administrative needs, in support of the team’s planned projects for 2008 to 2011.

     When the new SCM Course Coordinators has been appointed, Administration staff will collaborate with that person
     to identify opportunities for centralising and streamlining procedures that have been used by former Course Co-
     ordinators.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.1 Procedures for Course Management


     SCM Admin Team project                             Identify course management tasks that can be performed by
                                                        an Administration Officer, such as the evaluation of student
                                                        credits and advice regarding enrolment patterns; develop and
                                                        document procedures.


     Co-owner/s of this project                         Course Coordinators



     Planned outcome of this project                    A member of the SCM Administration staff is assigned to
                                                        spend one day per week on course management tasks

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                   April 2008
                                                        On-going
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                    School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 2, Support School Learning and Teaching Plan

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will work with the Learning and Teaching Team to analyse and define new
     administrative needs, in support of the team’s planned projects for 2008 to 2011.

     The process and procedures involved in sourcing casual staff will be investigated, to determine where greater
     efficiency and effectiveness can be achieved.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.2 Procedures for Sourcing Casual Staff


     SCM Admin Team project                             Investigate and streamline procedures for sourcing casual
                                                        staff; initiate regular reviews of procedures by all staff


     Co-owner/s of this project                         PD Team



     Planned outcome of this project                    Casual staff are able to be engaged in a timely manner when
                                                        student numbers or staff absence necessitate this

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                   Started in 2007
                                                        November 2008
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                    School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 3, Support School Research Plan

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will work with the Research Team to analyse and define new administrative needs,
     in support of the team’s planned projects for 2008 to 2011.

     Integrate new CSU/Faculty policy concerning attendance at academic conferences into School procedures,
     including developing a new application form for use by academics.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.3 Procedures Related to Academic Conferences


     SCM Admin Team project                            Design procedures and templates that reflect the new CSU
                                                       policy on conference attendance


     Co-owner/s of this project                        Head of School



     Planned outcome of this project                   A new standard form and associated procedures for academic
                                                       staff to apply for permission and funding to attend academic
                                                       conferences.

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                  February 2008
                                                       March 2008
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                 Nil




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 4, Support School Professional Development Plan

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will work with the Professional Development Team to analyse and define new
     administrative needs, in support of the team’s planned projects for 2008 to 2011.

     Maintain a record of relevant Professional Development events (such as seminars and training sessions held in the
     School) in the School for use with APM reviews.




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.4 Professional Development Events


         SCM Admin Team project                              Maintain a record of the Professional Development
                                                             Events and training events held in the school.


         Co-owner/s of this project                          None



         Planned outcome of this project                     Staff are able to find a list of all professional
                                                             development/training events that have been held in the
                                                             School for the current year, for use with APM reports

         Indicative timeline of project
               Start date                                    February 2008
                                                             November 2008
               End date

         Indicative budget for the project                   Nil




                                    School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 5, Track Progress with implementing the School Plan Operational Plan

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will work with the Head of School to build a process for monitoring the progress
     with implementing the planned projects for 2008 to 2011.

     Define and build a tracking process for SCM Operational Plan projects




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.5 Record Progress with SCM Operational Plan

     SCM Admin Team project                             Design a template for use in reporting progress on SCM
                                                        Operational Plan Projects


     Co-owner/s of this project                         Head of School; Team Leaders



     Planned outcome of this project                    Team Leaders use a standard form to report on progress with
                                                        their Operational Projects at the monthly progress meetings
                                                        with Head of School

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                   January 2008
                                                        March 2008
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                  Nil




                                    School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11
SCM Administration Team


School Key Objective No 5, Support the School’s Operational Plan


School Target No. 7, Procedures and Flowcharts for CASIMS Processing

Proposed Action:

     The School Administration Team will streamline CASIMS Processing in the School

     Develop procedures and flowcharts for CASIMS processing in the School




SCHOOL PROJECT No. 5.7 Develop Procedures and Flowcharts for
CASIMS processing

     SCM Admin Team project                            Develop procedures and flowcharts for CASIMS processing in
                                                       the School

     Co-owner/s of this project                        Head of School



     Planned outcome of this project                   Streamlined processing of tasks related to CASIMS

     Indicative timeline of project
           Start date                                  May 2008
                                                       November 2008
           End date

     Indicative budget for the project                 Nil




                                   School of Computing and Mathematics Operational Plan 2008-11

								
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