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A key commitment in the University’s strategic plan - Enterprise25 - is to introduce a program-focused organisational structure. We have an ambition to orient ourselves around our academic programs and ensure our resources are focused on the quality of our teaching, research and the student experience.

On Monday 16 September, a Change Proposal Paper was released to staff, marking the commencement of the formal change process. This proposal outlined a future academic structure that has been refined through extensive engagement and feedback with the University community. A high-level summary of the Change Proposal Paper is available to read below. 

Staff were encouraged to provide their feedback on the proposal by Friday 4 October 2019 and as a result, more than 180 written submissions were received. The University’s senior management is in the process of reviewing each submission and will use this valuable input to refine the final new academic structure for the organisation.

The next step in the change process will be the release of a Final Plan to staff, which will detail the final organisational structures for the seven Academic Units, employment principles, processes, and broad timelines through which the transition will progress.

For further information, please contact enterprise25@unisa.edu.au.


Change Proposal Paper

A staff-only site has been created to ensure that our staff are provided with a range of information around the proposed transformation and other support resources. Access to this site is via the button below (staff will require their UniSA credentials to access).

Students and the university community can access a summary of the Change Proposal Paper below. This summary provides a more detailed overview of the proposed transformation of our academic enterprise.

Discussion Paper

The Discussion Paper formed the first stage of the academic transformation process providing initial details about the proposed academic organisational structure, composition and titles of the proposed new Academic Units, and outlines the transition approach. A series of discussion questions were also provided for consideration and feedback.

Feedback on the Discussion Paper closed on Friday 19 July. More than 150 submissions were received from staff, students, external advisory boards, alumni and industry and government representatives and a summary of the feedback is available to download below.

This feedback has been used to inform the academic structures and other aspects of the transformation reflected in the Change Proposal Paper.

Frequently asked questions

Contact information

Questions and information can be provided to the sponsoring group at any stage via the project email: