Office of the Vice-ChancellorGrowing Esteem

Frequently asked questions:

What is Growing Esteem?
Why is it called ‘Growing Esteem’?
How is the University’s strategy developed?
Who endorses the University’s strategy?
How is the University’s strategy implemented?
Where can I direct feedback on the University’s strategy?
What is the Melbourne Model?
Where can I find more information?


What is Growing Esteem?

Growing Esteem is the University’s strategy. It articulates the University’s desire to be one of the finest in the world and it directs University operations through its inclusion in the planning cycle. The strategy was first expressed in 2005, and has recently been reiterated by the University in Growing Esteem 2010. More information can be found at About Growing Esteem 2010.


Why is it called ‘Growing Esteem’?

The name Growing Esteem is derived from the University of Melbourne's motto, postera crescam laude (Horace Odes, 3.30.7-8). A common translation is 'I shall grow in the esteem of future generations', and so the name Growing Esteem reflects the University's desire to ensure its continual growth in reputation and contribution to society.


How is the University’s strategy developed?

The Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor conduct extensive consultation with the University community to determine strategic aims. Documents are then drafted by the Office of the Vice-Chancellor with support from the academic and professional leadership of the University.


Who endorses the University’s strategy?

The University of Melbourne Council has primary responsibility for approving the mission and strategic direction of the University. Growing Esteem was endorsed by Council in December 2005 and again in April 2010. More information about the Council can be found at http://www.unimelb.edu.au/Council/.


How is the University’s strategy implemented?

The University’s strategy is implemented through the planning cycle, which is described in the document Ensuring Accountability.


Where can I direct feedback on the University’s strategy?

The University welcomes your feedback on Growing Esteem. Please do not hesitate to contact us.


What is the Melbourne curriculum?

The Melbourne curriculum is the teaching and learning model introduced at the University of Melbourne in 2008.  It is based on a small number of broad undergraduate programs which can lead into a professional graduate degree, research higher degree or direct entry into employment.  The emphasis on academic breadth as well as disciplinary depth in the new Bachelors aims to develop graduates who have the capacity to negotiate their way in a world where knowledge boundaries are shifting. More information is available on the Melbourne Model from the University's Learning and Teaching website.


Where can I find more information?

Current students can find more information on the student portal and from faculties and graduate schools.

Prospective students can find more information at future students and from faculties and graduate schools.

Staff can find more information on the staff homepage.

Alumni can find more information at In Touch, the alumni portal.

Industry and employers can find more information at industry and employers and from faculties and graduate schools.

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