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Southern Cross University

Motto A New Way to Think
Established 1994
Type Public
Chancellor The Hon. Justice John Dowd AO
Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Clark
Undergraduates 11,359
Postgraduates 2,733
Location Lismore, Coffs Harbour, Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia
Campus Urban
Website http://www.scu.edu.au/

Southern Cross University (SCU) is a university based on the Mid North and North coast of New South Wales, Australia. It is a regional University with around 14,000 students, just under half of them studying at the University's primary campus in Lismore. The other campuses are located at Coffs Harbour and Tweed Gold Coast. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A motto (from Italian) is a phrase or a short list of words meant formally to describe the general motivation or intention of an entity, social group, or organization. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... John Robert Arthur Dowd AO LLB (born 12 November 1940) was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, and a parliamentarian in the Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1991. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ... A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Tweed Heads is a town located in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Capital Sydney Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Professor Marie Bashir Premier Morris Iemma (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 50  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $305,437 (1st)  - Product per capita  $45,153/person (4th) Population (End of March 2006)  - Population  6,817,100 (1st)  - Density  8. ... Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Tweed Heads is a town located in north-eastern New South Wales, Australia. ...


The University is the country’s seventh largest provider of distance education. It also has international students from more than 50 countries. More than 700 students are enrolled on-campus and with on-shore partners in Australia, with a further 1300 enrolled in overseas programs.[citation needed]


Southern Cross University offers courses in arts and social sciences, business and tourism, health and environmental science. The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... Environmental science is the study of the interactions among the physical, chemical and biological components of the environment; with a focus on pollution and degradation of the environment related to human activities; and the impact on biodiversity and sustainability from local and global development. ...

Contents

History

Southern Cross University was established on 1 January 1994, following the dismantling of the University of New England which had been established as a network university in 1989. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ...


The original tertiary institution in Lismore was the Lismore Teachers College which was founded in 1971. This institution was expanded and renamed the Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education in 1973. Following the publication of the Australian Government White Paper on Higher Education in 1988, and its emphasis on the development of larger institutions, the Northern Rivers College of Advanced Education agreed to an association with the then University of New England and formally became a network member of the newly constituted University of New England under legislation brought down in 1989. Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park. ... The College of Advanced Education (CAE) was a class of Australian tertiary education institutions that existed from the early 1960s until the early 1990s. ... A white paper is an authoritative report. ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ...


During 1992, in response to a submission from the Board of Governors of the University of New England, the State and Commonwealth Ministers responsible for Higher Education established an Advisory Group to consider the implications of the Board’s proposal that the network University of New England be dismantled. The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ...


The Advisory Group recommended that a new university be established in the North Coast Region of New South Wales as an academically integrated institution incorporating the current UNE network centres at Northern Rivers and Coffs Harbour, with the potential to establish additional sites at other North Coast centres as required. It also proposed that the new university develop under the sponsorship of a major metropolitan university for the first three years, while operating under its own name and Council and awarding its own degrees. The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... The Northern Rivers refers to the part of the North Coast, which lies north of the Mid North Coast region of the State of New South Wales, Australia. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ...


The Ministers jointly appointed an Implementation Advisory Panel to advise on the strategies necessary to give effect to the proposed new structures and announced that the successor institutions to the UNE network would be established in time for the 1994 academic year. The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ...


On 29 June 1993, the Minister for Education and the State Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, announced the outcome of the joint Commonwealth/State review of the future provision of higher education in Northern New South Wales. The announcement included the statement that a new university would be established on the North Coast of New South Wales, which would consist of campuses at Lismore (formerly UNE-Northern Rivers) and Coffs Harbour (formerly UNE-Coffs Harbour Centre). It was subsequently announced that the new institution would be called Southern Cross University. Appropriate legislation was passed by both houses of the New South Wales Parliament in October 1993, and received the Royal Assent on 9 November 1993. is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... The New South Wales Department of Education and Training (DET) runs primary schools, secondary schools and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) colleges in the state of New South Wales, Australia. ... Left Bank Cafe, Spinks Park. ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... The University of New England (UNE) was originally formed in 1938 as the New England University College, a College of the University of Sydney. ... The form of the Government of New South Wales is prescribed in its Constitution, which dates from 1856, although it has been amended many times since then. ... // The granting of Royal Assent is the formal method by which a constitutional monarch completes the legislative process of lawmaking by formally assenting to an Act of Parliament. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ...


Professor Paul Clark assumed office of Vice Chancellor in 2004, as the University celebrated its tenth anniversary. // Universities A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ...


Campuses

Lismore

The Lismore campus is the largest and central campus of the University. It occupies 60 Ha in the North Coast area. The campus is 3 km from Lismore City's CBD. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


The Lismore campus houses the majority of the University’s academic and research units and most essential student facilities and services are available on campus.


Coffs Harbour

Students at the Coffs Harbour campus are enrolled in a range of degree programs from Tourism Management courses to programs in education, nursing, arts, information technology, business, social science, psychology and human services. For the state electoral district, see Electoral district of Coffs Harbour. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Information and communication technology spending in 2005 Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... The social sciences are groups of academic disciplines that study the human aspects of the world. ... Psychology (from Greek: ψυχή, psukhē, spirit, soul; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is an academic / applied discipline involving the scientific study of mental processes and behavior of humans and animals. ...


Tweed Gold Coast

The Tweed Gold Coast campus, on the NSW-Qld border, incorporates the latest educational delivery technology[clarify] within a modern facility. Courses are focussed largely on business, but include tourism management, sport management, human resource management, social science and secondary education. Tweed is a type of fabric using the twill weave. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ...


Sydney

Southern Cross University offers a Bachelor of Arts at Macleay College for students who have completed either a Diploma in Journalism or a Diploma in Advertising through the college. The University offers a Bachelor of Business in Hotel Management through The Hotel School in Sydney, focusing on hotel operational skills and management practice and the tourism and hospitality industries. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia, with a metropolitan area population of 4,119,190, and 151,920 in the City of Sydney, as of the 2006 census. ...


National Marine Science Centre

Southern Cross University is also a partner in the National Marine Science Centre, located at Coffs Harbour and in the center of the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Students complete two years of a Bachelor of Marine Science and Management at the Lismore campus. Their final year is at Coffs Harbour where they study specialist marine science units. National Marine Science Centre, Coffs Harbour, Australia The National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) is an Australian university level teaching and research institute, a collaboration between the University of New England and Southern Cross University, sited at Coffs Harbour, New South Wales. ... Coffs Harbour is a coastal city and Local Government Area in northern New South Wales, Australia. ... Coffs Harbour is a coastal city and Local Government Area in northern New South Wales, Australia. ... Marine Science is a multidisciplinary field of study and research of ocean life and physics. ...


Structure

Governance

The University is governed by a Council, to which its Chief Executive Officer, the Vice-Chancellor, reports. This Council is responsible for the management of the University's affairs. The major academic body providing advice to Council on academic matters is the Academic Board. A Vice-Chancellor (commonly called the VC) of a university in the United Kingdom, other Commonwealth countries, and some universities in Hong Kong, is the de facto head of the university. ...


The Council is chaired by the Chancellor. The Council has 19 members, including the Vice-Chancellor, the Chair of the Academic Board, six members appointed by the Minister, four members appointed by council, three elected staff members and one elected student member. A Chancellor is the head of a university. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ...


Academic structure

The institution is divided into three divisions, and a number of Schools and Colleges included within those divisions.

  • Faculty of Arts
    • School of Arts and Social Sciences
    • School of Education
    • School of Law and Justice
  • Faculty of Business
  • Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences
    • School of Environmental Science and Management
    • Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples
    • School of Health and Human Sciences
      • Department of Psychology
      • Department of Exercise Science and Sport Management
      • Department of Natural and Complementary Medicine
      • Department of Nursing and Health Care Practices

Tourists on Oahu, Hawaii Tourism is travel for predominantly recreational or leisure purposes or the provision of services to support this leisure travel. ... Hospitality management is the name given to the collegiate academic major in which students are taught the business of running hotels, restaurants, and travel and tourism-related business. ...

Principal officers

As of 2004, the current holders of offices within the University are:

Chancellor & Chair of Council
The Honourable Justice John Dowd AO
Deputy Chancellor & Deputy Chair of Council
David Vincent Cody
Vice Chancellor & President
Professor Paul Clark

John Robert Arthur Dowd AO LLB (born 12 November 1940) was a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, and a parliamentarian in the Legislative Assembly from 1975 to 1991. ... Insignia of a Companion of the Order of Australia. ...

References


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Mr THOMAS GEORGE (Lismore) [5.26 p.m.]: I draw to the attention of the House the celebration of a decade of achievements by the Southern Cross University [SCU].
Saturday night was a truly memorable occasion as the university and its community joined with the people of my electorate to celebrate its 10 years of operation—a grand finale for a first decade of excellence that has put the Southern Cross University years ahead in the field of education and research.
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