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|Motto||For the public good|
|Chancellor||Dr. Michele Allan|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Andrew Vann|
Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga, Manly, Sydney, Melbourne,
|Campus||Urban and Rural|
Charles Sturt University (CSU) is an Australian multi-campus public university located in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, and the Australian Capital Territory. Established in 1989, it was named in honour of Captain Charles Sturt, a British explorer who made expeditions into regional New South Wales and South Australia.
The University has multiple campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. The University also facilitates specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), Wangaratta as well as Regional University Study Centres in Griffith and Parkes. Courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (known as CSU Study Centres).
Charles Sturt University offers various Distance Education programs at Bachelor and Post-Graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program. CSU also has various course delivery partnerships with several TAFE institutions across the country.
Charles Sturt University was established on 1 July 1989 from the merger of several existing separately-administered Colleges of Advanced Education including the Mitchell College of Advanced Education in Bathurst, the Riverina-Murray Institute of Higher Education in Albury-Wodonga and the Riverina College of Advanced Education in Wagga Wagga,through the enactment of The Charles Sturt University Act, 1989 (Act No. 76, 1989). It is named in honour of explorer Charles Sturt.
The Mitchell College of Advanced Education had been formed on 1 January 1970, and the Riverina Murray Institute of Education campus in Wagga Wagga and Albury-Wodonga had operated since 1984.The latter institution had earlier succeeded the Riverina College of Advanced Education, which was itself the result of an even earlier merger between Wagga Agricultural College and the Wagga Wagga Teachers College.
In 1998, CSU established the first Study Centre in Sydneyand then in Melbourne in 2007. These study centres are operated by a private education group called Study Group Australia.
On 1 January 2005, CSU formalised moves to assume control of the University of Sydney's Orange campus, which came into force on 1 January 2005.Between 2005 and 2015, CSU had expand an offshore campus in Burlington, Ontario in Canada. On July 2015, CSU "regretfully" ceased to operate its Ontario campus due to the legislative and regulatory environment in Ontario.
On 14 February 2011 CSU changed its logo. The sturt desert pea flower ( Swainsona formosa ) is now stylised and made prominent, with the full name of the university as part of its logo.
On 1 May 2012, a milestone was reached as CSU opened a new campus in Port Macquarie, CSU's first coastal, regional campus. This made Higher Education accessible to the Port Macquarie and the Hastings region. It provides opportunities for students with the desire to study close to the beach, as well as options for local students to access the resources of a world-class university close to home.
In 2013, the University implemented a gas engine cogeneration power plant to help minimise fuel costs and carbon emissions.
On 18 April 2016 at the Port Macquarie Campus, staff and students moved into Stage One of their purpose built campus. Two more stages are expected to be complete over the coming years with an expected student intake of 5000 by the year 2030.
On 28 July 2016, CSU has been declared Australia's First Official Carbon Neutral University.
The University has multiple campuses in Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Goulburn, Orange, Port Macquarie, Wagga Wagga and Canberra. The University also facilitates specialist centres in North Parramatta, Manly (Sydney), Wangaratta as well as Regional University Study Centres in Griffith and Parkes. Courses are also delivered in conjunction with Study Group Australia in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (known as CSU Study Centres).
Library branches operate at the Wagga Wagga, Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst, Dubbo, Orange and Port Macquarie campuses.As of 2015, 69% of book purchases were ebooks.
CSU has Three Main Faculties, each offering a range of courses and discipline opportunities. Each Faculty comprises a number of Schools and centres for specific areas of study and research:
The Faculty of Arts and Education covers a broad range courses between the Arts and Education Disciplines.
The Arts Discipline cover subject segments of visual arts, performing arts, communications, history, human services, literature, philosophy, sociology, and theology. Schools & Centres include:
The Education side of the Faculty offers a range of courses in teacher education, and information and library studies. Schools include:
The Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences brings together a range of courses, focusing on real-world challenges in areas of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences disciplines.
The Business Discipline has garnered attention by employers for producing graduates excelling in today's business world challenges. Their distance education postgraduate PhD/DBA and Masters programs are eagerly sought-after, both nationally and internationally. The Business Schools and centres facilitated include:
The Justice side of the Faculty covers policing, security, law, customs, excise and border management. Schools and centres include:
Finally, the Behavioural Science discipline offers courses by the School of Psychology.
CSU's Faculty of Science is one of the most broadly based scientific academic concentrations in Australasia. Schools include:
Charles Sturt University offers a Distance Education program that allows students to choose courses at bachelor and post graduate level as well as the Single Subject Study program.The Distance Education program is designed for students who may be unable to attend the university campus in person, using printed or electronic media to facilitate communication between teachers and students. The coursework is designed with the assumption that students are already working in the same field they are studying.
NSW HSC Online, an abbreviation of New South Wales Higher School Certificate Online, is a collaborative partnership between the NSW Department of Education and Training and Charles Sturt University.NSW HSC Online is supported by the Board of Studies NSW and the Professional Teachers Council NSW (PTC).
On 28 July 2016, the Australian Government's Carbon Neutral Program have certified Charles Sturt University as Carbon Neutral. The institution was certified as Carbon Neutral by the National Carbon Offset Standard– Carbon Neutral Program, administered by the Federal Department of the Environment and Energy.
Students at CSU are represented by Charles Sturt University Student Senate – formerly the CSU Students' Association (CSUSA).The CSU Student Senate is the overarching student body of CSU and comprises the following affiliates:
A Canberra Student Representative Committee known as St Mark's Canberrawas previously formed but disbanded as of 2016.
The Charles Sturt University Football Club at Bathurst was formed under the name of Bathurst Teachers Collegein 1963, making it one of the oldest football clubs within Bathurst. The club changed its name multiple times to match the educational institute, gaining its current name when Mitchell College was rebranded to Charles Sturt University.
On its Bathurst campus, CSU operates a radio station, 2MCE, which also acts as the originating studio for National Radio News , a community radio news service.
The survey conducted by the Australian Human Rights Commission in 2017 found that CSU had the third highest incidence of sexual assault and sexual harassment.Over 800 CSU students responded to the survey with the report finding 18% experienced sexual harassment, and at twice the national average, 3.3% claimed sexual assault. Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Vann committed CSU to doubling efforts to address the issues and take on-board all the report's recommendations.
CSU is governed by a 16-member Council, whose members include the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.Dr. Michele Allan, a company director, food industry and agribusiness specialist, with an academic background in biomedical science, management and law, is the current and third Chancellor of the University since 3 December 2014; and Professor Andrew Vann, a civil engineer, is the current and third Vice-Chancellor since 1 January 2011.
Members of Charles Sturt University alumni include notable TV presenters Andrew Denton, Amanda Keller, Latika Bourke and Hamish Macdonald,.
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