Interview with the VC: 29 June 2013

Ian Smith, Manager –  Planning, Review and Improvement from our Planning and Institutional Performance Unit (PIPU) interviews Professor Dewar in this latest Vice-Chancellor interview.

Ian and Professor Dewar discuss:

  • Progress being made with implementing our strategic plan, Future Ready
  • The challenges to achieving change in an organisation where there are tensions between the need for commercially robust decision making and an environment steeped in traditions of collegiality
  • Streamlining administrative systems and processes
  • The importance of professional staff
  • Making the most of the UniForum collaborative benchmarking group 

The interview ends with a left field question from Ian, 'If you were to pick a song from the 60s and 70s to represent La Trobe in our current journey of change, what might that song be?'

Ian Smith's interview with the Vice-Chancellor

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