The Governance and Management Co-Chairs, Greg Ivey and Nick Spadiccini, invite all members of the Faculty to the first Governance and Management Review workshop as part of the Strategic Review 2009.
This workshop is designed to canvass feedback from professional and academic staff of all levels on the current challenges and issues associated with the Faculty's governance and management.
The details of the workshop are as follows: Date: Thursday, 7 May 2009 Time: 2.30pm - 4.30pm Venue: UWA Watersports Complex Function Room (Map available in PDF or online) RSVP: Please RSVP by email with the subject line "RSVP Governance and Management Workshop" by Tuesday 5 May
The Faculty Strategic Review continues to make significant progress, with most of the review areas about to publish their issues papers and commence work on the development of options, principles and plans for addressing these options and achieveing our vision for the future.
Staff are encouraged to continue participating and contributing to the review. Your ideas and information are essential to understanding the issues the Faculty faces, the areas we can improve, and planning options for the future.
Following discussions with the Co-Chairs of the Strategic Review 2009 and the ECM Summit, a minor change has been made to the review process.
This change will ensure wide and open consultation whilst making the review process more efficient, and to ensure that the valuable input from the Faculty is received without significant burden on current workloads.
The Education Co-Chairs, James Trevelyan and Gordon Royle, are asking staff in the Faculty involved in teaching to complete a short survey. This survey is designed to provide information to the Co-Chairs on the way that teaching is completed in the Faculty.
The Faculty is delighted to announce the following successes in industry and research grants in the last few months. Please take the time to browse through these to see the range of funding opportunities that could be open to researchers in the faculty and to pinpoint possible mentors for your own endeavours.
Nine early career researchers in FECM were succesful in the 2008 round for UWA Research Development Awards funding in 2009. This scheme is a great opportunity to:
a) develop grant writing skills,
b) secure funding for pilot projects to support future external applications,
c) build up track record in funding success and
d) establish a relationship or collaboration with a mentor.
This scheme aims to foster research collaboration of the highest quality between Australian researchers from the Group of 8 universities and German researchers through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).