The ANU Joint Colleges of Science: Summary of Consultation and Development of the White Paper

Transition Phase: Establishment of the College of Health & Medicine and the College of Science

Reorganisation of Joint Colleges of Science – Administrative Implementation Schedule as at 11.05.2018 (PDF, 187 KB)

College Executive Committee meetings are scheduled to be held on the following dates in 2017:

College of Health & Medicine

  • Monday 28 August 2017
  • Wednesday 20 September 2017
  • Wednesday 18 October 2017
  • Wednesday 15 November 2017
  • Wednesday 20 December 2017

College of Science

  • Wednesday 6 September 2017
  • Monday 23 October 2017
  • Wednesday 29 November 2017

Anyone who wishes to express particular views or suggestions with regard to the governance of either or both Colleges should do so via their School Director.  Student representatives and groups not affiliated with a particular School or Centre within the Joint Colleges of Science should send a written submission to the Dean of the relevant College via their Executive Assistant – /

JCS Summary of Consultation and Development of the White Paper

The University released The Joint Colleges of Science Consultation Paper on 3 April 2017 following initial discussions and feedback from the two Science College Executive Committees, the Director General of ACT Health and after the process was endorsed by the University Council at the 17 February 2017 meeting.

The purpose of the consultation was to discuss whether a different internal University organisational structure was warranted. It proposed clustering core health and medical disciplines together in a single College with a new governance and leadership model to deliver a cohesive and integrated vision and strategy for health and medicine, and address the issues of the scale and focus of our research in health and medicine.

Thank you to all members of the University, both staff and students, from within and beyond the Colleges of Science, for your active participation. The feedback highlighted the opportunities, challenges and details, beyond a structural reorganisation, that need to be carefully considered for the vision outlined in the Consultation Paper to be realised.

The purpose of this paper is to summarise the feedback, identify issues that require further detailed consideration during a transition period, and a timetable for development of a White Paper for the future College structures.

We look forward to your participation and contributions to phase 2 to inform the development of a White Paper that will outline the new structure.

Brian P Schmidt
Margaret M. Harding
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)



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