Project Perspectives and the UOW Strategic Plan
Projects undertaken by the Performance Indicator Unit are aimed at supporting the Universities objectives as outlined in the Universities Strategic Plan. All projects undertaken by the performance indicator team fall into the following perspectives:
Students, Teaching & Learning: The University of Wollongong has identified Learning & the Student Experience to be one of the key goals in its 2013-2018 strategic plan expressing a commitment to creating an exceptional student experience. The University has a student-centred approach to learning and teaching which supports students learning and preparing for the challenges of future study and workplace environments. Attracting and maintaining student numbers, the quality of students and the courses offered help support the University in achieving this goal. The performance indicator team prepare a range of reporting and analytics to assist decision making and planning in this area.
Research: The University has committed to a transformative agenda to reach the top 1% of Universities worldwide and it recognises a key aspect in achieving this goal is to build an outstanding research community. The performance Indicator project produces a range of reporting on research income, publications and higher degree research students to assist in the university in helping to manage and plan its research activities.
Community & International Focus: Within its 2013-2018 Strategic Plan the University has expressed a commitment to connecting with our regions as well as integrate the linkages between teaching, research, community and business at the global level. The performance Indicator team established reporting projects under the community and internationalisation perspective to help identify and capture data which allows us to understand the impact we have on our community and support community outreach programs. Furthermore our internationally focused projects help the University invest in international partnerships with add value to UOW and to expand our international sphere of influence.
Financial: The University has committed to sustaining a vibrant University by ensuring we have capacity to deliver our mission and to achieve this they have committed to a financial framework which creates a sustainable institution. The Performance Indicator Team offers a range of reporting under the Financial Perspective to assist the University in maintaining and improving its financial management.
Business Processes & Operations: The University has identified that it needs to continue to transform and modernise systems, business processes and the built environment if it is to create a sustainable, vibrant, University. The performance indicator team established the Business process and operations perspective to support this goal by developing projects which help the University understand and improve is business processes and procedures to help improve quality and identify time and cost savings in these processes.
Staff & Workplace Satisfaction: Within the current strategic plan the University has committed to being an employer of choice in the sector as well as rewarding and developing staff for initiative, creativity and performance. The Performance Indicator Team has initiated a range of reporting projects under this perspective which assist the University in understanding its staffing profile and satisfaction levels.
Environmental Sustainability: The University of Wollongong’s commitment to environmental sustainability is outlined in the current Strategic Plan where it committees to implementing environmental standards based on sustainable practices and makes a commitment to further optimise its use of energy and water. The reporting available through the environmental sustainability perspective will support the Universities environmental strategy by helping the University community understand and track their impact along with meeting the University’s obligations to report its environmental footprint.