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The Deakin Promise

Four important and interconnecting elements make up the Deakin Promise with the initial letters spelling the acronym LIVE.

Learning

Offer brilliant education where you are and where you want to go.

As a globally joined university, informed by its Australian and Victorian context and engaged locally in the communities it serves, Deakin promises to advance its Promise in Learning through an integrated Response:

  1. Welcome committed and capable learners
  2. Empower learners for the jobs and skills of the future
  3. Provide cloud learning globally and locally
  4. Enable learners to achieve at their own pace and in their own space

What will this mean for Deakin?

With a global perspective and a broader, more integrated and inclusive curriculum, Deakin students will develop the awareness, contacts and skills to adapt to an ever changing work place and world - the jobs and skills of the future.

Capitalising on the new technologies, Deakin will deliver responsive programs wherever students are geographically (at home, on campus, in the community, at the workplace, in Australia or elsewhere); wherever students are in their learning preparedness; and wherever students are in their career trajectory and life stage.

Deakin will use located and cloud learning to provide accessible, media-rich, interactive and active educational experiences designed for excellent learning outcomes and optimum employability. They will incorporate the best that Deakin has to offer together with excellent external resources available from around the world.

Deakin will renew its strong commitment to Indigenous education and to equity, improving access and support for students who would not otherwise enjoy the benefits that flow from higher education, so that they can achieve their full potential.

Deakin students will develop the awareness, contacts and skills to adapt to an ever changing work place and world - the jobs and skills of the future.

Learning tracks

By 2020 Deakin will know it is succeeding by measuring:

  • Student participation
  • Learning outcomes
  • Graduate success

Ideas

Make a difference through world-class innovation and research

As a globally joined university, informed by its Australian and Victorian context and engaged locally in the communities it serves, Deakin promises to advance its Promise in Ideas through an integrated Response:

  1. Grow research capability, breadth and depth
  2. Develop an impressive international research footprint
  3. Make innovation and collaboration core business
  4. Strengthen the evidence base of learning

What will this mean for Deakin?

Through LIVE the future research and innovation inform learning and teaching. Building on its success in pure and applied research and in scholarship, and by utilising enhanced multi-media and technology, Deakin will create and share ideas.

By utilising its industry, government and institutional networks, Deakin will strive to become one of Australia's leading universities in its entrepreneurial approach to applying these ideas to improve our state, our nation and our world.

By continuing to recruit the best and brightest, Deakin will develop and nurture a few areas where we are the world's best, strengthening the learning/research nexus and the link between knowledge transfer, policy and practice.

Deakin will expand its international research footprint. It will foster a platform for research collaboration, both located and cloud, in areas of global significance and Deakin expertise with leading groups in Asia, Europe and North America.

Through research-infused teaching and learning, Deakin will strengthen the evidence base of learning, stimulating discussion, innovation, debate and dissemination of ideas.

Deakin will expand its international research footprint, fostering a platform for research collaboration with leading groups in Asia, Europe and North America.

Ideas tracks

By 2020 Deakin will know it is succeeding by measuring:

  • Research outputs
  • Innovation impact
  • Research capacity

Value

Strengthen our communities, enable our partners and enhance our enterprise

As a globally joined university, informed by its Australian and Victorian context and engaged locally in the communities it serves, Deakin promises to advance its Promise in Value through an integrated Response:

  1. Build economic, social and human capital
  2. Invest in strategic and mutually beneficial partnerships
  3. Create innovative environments both located and cloud
  4. Progress a sustainable and competitive enterprise

What will this mean for Deakin?

Through its network of partnerships, Deakin will strive to add value by enhancing the enterprises of communities, industry and government for public and private benefit - both in our region and globally. Building on its existing strengths, and through the creation of innovative new partnership platforms, Deakin will provide sector leading programs that will add value through the creation and use of Deakin's intellectual, human, physical, electronic and financial capital.

Deakin will add value to our own university community by providing the right mix and availability of physical spaces, resources and technological processes and systems. Deakin will strive to be a 'Green Star Education' enterprise, integrating environmental sustainability principles into all of its operations, policies and activities.

As a financially responsible enterprise, Deakin is committed to managing its assets and resources on a disciplined basis, and supporting continued investment in and improvement towards the University's strategic goals.

Through its network of partnerships, Deakin will strive to add value by enhancing the enterprises of communities, industry and government for public and private benefit - both in our region and globally.

Value tracks

By 2020 Deakin will know it is succeeding by measuring outcomes in :

  • Community building
  • Partner benefits
  • Resource sustainability

Experience

Delight our students, our alumni, our staff and our friends

As a globally joined university, informed by its Australian and Victorian context and engaged locally in the communities it serves, Deakin promises to advance its Promise in Experience through an integrated Response:

  1. Nurture personal development and wellbeing for students and staff

  2. Offer a global experience for learners

  3. Foster a vibrant and inclusive culture for students and staff

  4. Connect with our alumni, friends and staff throughout their lives

What will this mean for Deakin?

Integral to LIVE the future is the goal of nurturing the personal development and wellbeing of its students and staff - to foster a vibrant and inclusive culture which crosses discipline and organisational boundaries.

Building on its base of strong student satisfaction, Deakin will provide a global and enriching experience for students and other members of the Deakin community through leading edge technologies, communications and environments.

Through these innovations services for students and staff will become more responsive, customer-focused and mostly available 24/7. Recognising that experience influences one's whole life, Deakin will encourage students to develop a lifelong relationship with Deakin from undergraduate to graduate to alumni to friend to partner.

Deakin is committed to principles of equity and inclusion. For example in addressing the 'digital divide', Deakin will ensure diverse student cohorts are supported to take advantage of cloud and located learning opportunities in a global context.

The active engagement of Deakin's quality workforce of excellent, diverse and committed academic and professional staff will also be critical. Responding to a fast evolving sector and changing student and workforce needs, Deakin will invest to ensure its students and staff are supported to develop the flexibility, skills and experience they need to meet the challenges of an increasingly digital and global workplace. This is particularly important in the shift to build premium cloud learning experiences which is enhanced by located learning.

Building on its base of strong student satisfaction, Deakin will provide a global and enriching experience for students and other members of the Deakin community through leading edge technologies, communications and environments.

Experience tracks

By 2020 Deakin will know it is succeeding by measuring outcomes in :

  • Student satisfaction
  • Staff fulfilment
  • Alumni engagement

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