There have been some significant global developments in
recent months in the provision of on-line education which support the view that
we are on the verge of a change which will fundamentally challenge the
traditional delivery of university courses.
With NAIDOC Week to be celebrated throughout Australia from the first Sunday in July, it is fitting to reflect on our University's commitment to Indigenous Australians and to building a dynamic partnership between the University, the Aboriginal community and the broader society.
Throughout May we celebrated excellence in teaching and
learning at our University. This is a tradition that was established 21 years
ago when our Student Guild first initiated the Excellence in Teaching Awards.
In recent weeks, administrators from Western Australian universities have met to begin discussions on how to help address an issue facing our students - along with many other young people in the community: the problem of alcohol abuse and binge drinking.
Philanthropy is making an increasingly important contribution to our goal of being recognised internationally as a research intensive university of excellence producing benefits for society as a whole.