Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

University Strategy

The University's Strategic Direction for 2017 - 22 was developed and approved by University Council in December 2016. The latest versions of the Strategic Direction, University Performance Measures and a concept of how the strategy will work are below, along with a short video to take you through the key points.

The detailed planning work for the strategy is underway and expected to continue until June 2017. Under Phase 2 below, you will find the latest information on this work, while further down on the page, Phase 1 outlines all the steps and documentation since February 2016.



Phase 2 - Towards Detailed Strategic Plan

This phase builds upon the Strategic Direction to develop the details. This is a very iterative process which looks at scope and resources, and continually refines towards the final plans. We use a program logic model approach similar to the last strategic plan.

11. Official Release of Strategic Plan

10. University Council Approval of Strategic Plan

9. Strategic Project Development
Note the content in the following table has been reorganised. Contact SPI-Office if you have trouble finding or using items.

Strategic Project Latest Documentation
General March 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Forum
February Strategy Update February 2018
November 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Transform Learning and Teaching
Transform Online Learning (TOL)*BJBS TOL Pilots Update 3 May 2018
TOL Update #10 April 2018
Learning Experience Framework April 2018
BJBS TOL Pilots Update 2 March 2018
TOL Project Definition v3.11 Updated March 2018
TOL Update #9 January 2018
TOL Update #8 Learning Experience Framework December 2017
TOL Update #7 - Revised Operating model and Learning Experience Framework November 2017
TOL Update #6 Consultation with VCLT September 2017
TOL Update #5 - Proposed operating models evaluation workshop August 2017
TOL Design Principals v1 August 2017
TOL Update #4 Academic forums feedback August 2017
TOL August Academic Consultations August 2017
TOL Update #3 - Response to the NTEU Questions August 2017
TOL Update #2 August 2017
TOL Update July 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Transform On Campus (TOC)* TOC Project Definition v4 February 2018
TOC Project Overview v4 August 2017
TOC Update July 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Internal Capabilities
Market Oriented Organisation (MOO)* MOO Update #2 January 2018
Market TRENDSearch September 2017
MOO Update #1 August 2017
MOO Project Definition v4.3 July 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
MOO Update July 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Our Communities
Regional Impact

OCI Scope Handout

March 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum

PSI Scope Handout

March 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Inactive Projects
Transform Learning and Teaching March 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum
Internal Capabilities March 2017
Vice-Chancellor's Forum

*Prioritised projects


Phase 1 - Towards Strategic Direction

Phase 1 involved broad involvement from across the University and used foresight techniques. The following provides an overview of the process and key dates, and includes documentation that was created and used along the way.

8. Council Approval (Dec 2016) of 2017-2022 Strategic Direction

7. Strategic Direction (Oct-Nov 2016)
This step refines or redesigns major strategic directions of CSU including:

  • Our Intent (CSU's nature and direction)
  • Our Attention (CSU's goals and key results for the next period)
  • Our Internal Capability (preliminary considerations before more detailed work in 2017)
  • 2017-2022 Strategic Direction.

6. 2030 Scenarios
Gary Saliba presents a video introduction on YouTube, to the four 2030 scenarios below.

5. Test Scenarios (Aug 2016)
This step wind-tunnels or tests our current strategy, plans, projects, values and beliefs against the scenarios, and identifies emergent themes.

4. Scenario Logics (May 2016)
This step uses the system map to determine the driving forces and critical uncertainties before us to help select the scenarios.

3. System Map (Mar-Apr 2016)
This step develops a system map which is a visual representation of the inter-relationships between the forces that are shaping CSU's environment.

2. Strategic Agenda (Feb 2016)
This step develops the key questions that, when answered, will give us the clarity and confidence in defining the Nature and Direction for CSU in next cycle.

1. Environmental Scan
This step considers our past and current environment, and outlines the forces that can affect us.