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Geoff Rozenberg and Keith Howard have been in charge of two of the ITS teams responsible for ensuring ANU continues to operate during the three separate incidents of 2020. 

Little did they know at the start of the year that transitioning the University to remote operations would have been done so successfully. They talked to On&Off Campus about how their teams did it.

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Enterprise Agreement outcome

The University will now make an application to the Fair Work Commission to amend the current Enterprise Agreement that will see two scheduled salary increases deferred. A total of 4,217 staff voted in the recent ballot, with 2,128 (50.46%) voting in favour of the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

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Vice-Chancellor’s Forums – financial ideas and feedback

Professor Brian Schmidt has been hosting community forums to hear feedback on addressing the University’s financial situation. Register for the next session on Friday 3 July from 4-5pm or Friday 10 July from 10.30-11.30am. Listen to the last session here.

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Bringing our international students back

ANU is pleased to be bringing a small cohort of continuing international students safely back to Canberra. This nation-leading pilot program, with UC and the ACT Government, is the result of hard work and careful planning between the three organisations and will pave the way for more international students to begin returning in future.

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Academic promotions information session

An information session for women considering academic promotion is taking place on Wednesday 1 July from 1-2.30pm (please register in advance for this session).

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VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT: Free speech at work: Folau, Banerji and beyond?

As part of the ANU College of Law’s 60th anniversary celebrations, this virtual panel discussion explores the increasingly challenged ability of employees to speak freely, both in public and private sector contexts.

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VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT: In conversation with Julia Gillard

Join Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister and Dame Quentin Bryce, former Governor-General of Australia for a conversation about Julia's new book, co-authored with Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Women and Leadership.

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In other news

Congratulations to Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell and Professor Elanor Huntington who have been selected for an international taskforce to build an ethical framework around AI.

With COVID-19 the underlying theme for this year’s ANU Crawford Leadership Forum, check out what the experts have said on topics relating to Asia and Pacific relations, climate change and what a post-COVID world might look like.

Students from Burton & Garran Hall have pushed ahead with plans to have the Hall’s iconic Multicultural Ball, but this year’s multi-culti was a bit different to previous years.  

The lecture recording support service that was available on campus during the COVID-19 closure has now ended. More information is on the ITS FAQs webpage. If you are having issues recording your lectures, please contact the ANU Service Desk on 6125 4321 or email

Semester 2 Orientation Week is less than a month away. Check out Student Central’s exciting range of new virtual services and resources to help our students navigate ANU in Semester 2.

What drives a teacher’s passion? The ANU Centre for Learning and Teaching spoke to William Maish from the ANU Medical School about his teaching philosophy.

Do you manage events as part of your role at the University? ANU has updated its information about the process of event planning, from registrations to inviting speakers, event introductions, recording the event, using copyright material and more.


HR-related news

The University is increasing support available to staff for what has been a difficult year. An extra Advisor to Staff has joined our current advisors, Gail Frank and Maaria Haque. Staff may also wish to use the Employee Assistance Program.  

A timely announcement given it's Pride Month - Ally training, the University’s course to learn about LGBTIQ+ inclusion on campus, is now free for all staff.

A reminder for staff who are planning to return to campus that they need to complete the relevant forms, including an acknowledgement that you have read and understood the return to campus plans, guidelines and risk assessments. Instructions on how to do this are in this link, under 'For staff'.

HDR supervisors can continue to access HDR Supervision Development resources online until campus activities resume more fully. Online resources include the HDR Supervision at ANU module required for HDR supervisor registration (by 31 December 2020), and the HDR Supervision Portal.


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