People are the heart of our University and it is the sum of their achievements that will deliver our vision and future success. Our culture must support and encourage those achievements and must value the positive contributions made by staff, students, alumni and council. Above all, we must always seek to inspire and enable the achievements of others.
Flinders University’s heritage of quality, independence and excellence will continue to be a source of strength and competitive advantage. Making a Difference builds on these strong foundations and aims to secure our place as a world-leading university.
Our paramount focus on student success will be a distinguishing feature of the Flinders Experience and will be the measure by which we judge the impact of innovations in teaching and student support.
New specialist academic roles will enhance our capacity to deliver exceptional educational programs and provide a career path for the finest educators. These new roles will enable us to increase our investment in outstanding research, building critical mass, and developing research leaders of the future.
Professional staff will contribute to our vision by delivering agile systems, processes and functions that facilitate and enhance our academic mission.
We will champion diversity and equality of opportunity, respecting peoples from all nations, cultures and backgrounds.
We will welcome our engagement with external stakeholders, and cultivate effective partnerships in ways that reflect our obligation of service to our community and to society more broadly.
Our future success will rely on dynamic staff, ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities presented in a rapidly changing environment. It requires a culture of trust and empowerment, built on the bedrock of common values and a shared sense of purpose.
Together we will meet the challenges of a globally competitive environment by maintaining an uncompromising commitment to excellence in everything that we do.
Promote an agile, enterprising and accountable culture in which staff and students are committed to excellence and determined to make a difference.
Engage students as partners in the co-creation of a learning experience that inspires achievement.
Champion diversity and create a vibrant, inclusive and values-based community that makes Flinders the destination of choice for students and staff.