University's future in staff hands
THE future of Central Queensland University’s computing sciences school was in the hands of its staff for three days last week, as they brainstormed plans for the school for next year.
From Tuesday to Thursday 24 staff members from Rockhampton, Mackay and Bundaberg met at the Bundaberg campus and discussed ways to become engaged with the community.
Head of the school of computing sciences Tim Roberts said sessions focused on new ideas for marketing the university’s degrees and team-building too.
“I think it was very rewarding to become acquainted with people face-to-face (within the university),” Mr Roberts said.
“We also want to be engaged with local schools and industry.”
The university school is exploring the possibility of joining with TAFE and other facilities to provide Bundaberg students with more opportunities.
Staff also visited the botanical gardens, Hinkler Hall of Aviation and took time out at the Hummock and Bargara.
One lucky staff member received the chance to get a birds’ eye view of Bundaberg and Bargara on a flight as other staff members mingled during a meet-and-greet at the campus.
Mr Roberts also said some of the retreat’s sessions focused on research done within the school.