Strategic Action Plan

Crossing The Horizon

Crossing The Horizon contains the shape of our future as we position ourselves to be nationally and internationally competitive through our actions.

By 2018 UniSA will be a university that engages fully with the professions and industry globally, whose research is informed, leading edge and relevant, and whose graduates are the new professionals driving the national and international economy through their skills, capabilities and innovation potential.

To achieve this we commit to deliver the following:

  • Enhanced educational offerings and an outstanding student experience;
  • Industry and end-user informed research, supporting an industry-relevant curriculum;
  • Increased staffing in the classroom and increased efficiencies beyond;
  • Transformational infrastructure, enriching the fabric of our institution;
  • Engagement with society beyond the classroom and campus;
  • A globally visible and engaged university with international reach, collaborations, enduring relationships and leverage; and
  • A move towards a powerful internal and external service culture, supporting and enabling greater success.

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Our seven strategic action sets

Wwe commit to deliver:

Action 1

Enhanced educational offerings and an outstanding student experience 

UniSA will design and deliver curriculum that is relevant and of high quality, delivering excellent outcomes for graduates in an educational environment that allows our students to make the most of their student experience. Read more...   

 

Action 2

Industry and end-user informed research, supporting an industry-relevant curriculum

UniSA will engage meaningfully with its peers, industry and the community, undertaking research that is informed, leading-edge and relevant.  Our focus will be on the quality and relevance of our research outputs, not the inputs. Read more...     

Action 3

Increased human capital in the classroom and increased efficiencies beyond

UniSA will develop a high performing, sustainable workforce, one that is dedicated to the provision of excellence in all its forms. Read more...     

Action 5

Transformational infrastructure, enriching the fabric of our institution

UniSA will deliver and renew infrastructure that positions the university as an inspiring place to work and study, providing spaces that stimulate and foster creativity and innovation in all facets of our operation - spaces that underpin happiness and health and support new models of learning. Read more...    

 

Action 5

Engagement with society beyond the classroom and campus

UniSA will build on its strong social mission and commitment to the communities it serves, adding value to the economic and social environment of our society. Read more...     

 

Action 6

A globally visible university with global reach and leverage

UniSA will have enduring and mutually beneficial relationships with its global alumni and international partners. Read more...     

 

Action 7

Key Enablers and Supports

UniSA’s governance and administration will be efficient and effective with a strong commitment to a culture of service excellence. Read more...     

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