VC welcomes AUQA report 


The Vice-Chancellor of Charles Darwin University has welcomed the release today of the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) report of its audit of the university.

Professor Barney Glover said the AUQA report contained a raft of commendations and highlighted opportunities for improvement at CDU.

“The audit and subsequent report make a valuable contribution to continuous improvement at the university,” Professor Glover said.

Among other commendations, the seven-member audit panel recognised and accepted the university’s approach to teaching and learning, known as Fleximode, and welcomed the establishment of specific areas of research concentration.

“We will respond fully to the areas identified for improvement,” Professor Glover said.

The report said: “The panel gained a positive picture of CDU as a university that is undergoing substantial change in many areas and is improving its performance on several indicators.”

CDU was last audited by AUQA in 2005.

AUQA is the principal national quality assurance agency in higher education and audits institutions and accreditation authorities, reporting on performance and outcomes. It will be subsumed within the new Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency in 2012.