CQUniversity Australia

Engaging Indigenous people within Higher Ed

CQUniversity's Office of Indigenous Engagement recently hosted a visit from the Oodgeroo Unit of Queensland University of Technology (QUT), at Rockhampton Campus.

Professor Anita Lee Hong, Director of the Oodgeroo Unit, and Lone Pearce, Project Officer, met with Office of Indigenous Engagement staff to discuss employment issues and best practice models for engaging Indigenous people within the higher education sector, including governance matters.

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CQUniversity Work Wellness project begins in September 

CQUniversity is undertaking a project in September to find out more about its staff and their experience at the University amidst a constantly changing work environment.

The independent organisational development project, titled Work Wellness, is being led by Head of Campus, Gladstone, Dr Pierre Viljoen and Dr Marilyn Fisher, from the Division of Human Resources, in conjunction with organisational behaviour experts in the Netherlands.

PhotoID:6206, Dr Pierre Viljoen and Dr Marilyn Fisher are backing the project
Dr Pierre Viljoen and Dr Marilyn Fisher are backing the project

The project leaders hope to measure staff experiences about certain aspects of their job at CQUniversity.

Using an online survey (conducted under strict anonymity and utmost confidentiality), the data will be collected electronically and analysed by the independent research team at c4ob. Individual staff members will receive their own personal feedback report (in the form of an e-report) about their job perceptions and level of work wellness.

At the collective university-wide level, other reports will be generated reflecting the wellness of staff across the organisation.

The survey can now be completed via the Work Wellness Project website at: http://workwellness.cqu.edu.au/ .

The survey itself is expected to take about 15-20 minutes to complete.

"[The results] will also allow us to make informed decisions about what we need to change, delete, enhance, [and] put in place... which we can only do if we listen and respond to your needs," explained CQUniversity Deputy Vice-Chancellor Angela Delves.