ACU has appointed three Institutional Coordinators to help staff access opportunities for professional development and networking through the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM).
ACU has appointed three Institutional Coordinators from NSW, QLD and VIC who will act as contacts between the University and the Association for Tertiary Education Management (ATEM). As the only professional association for administrators and managers in tertiary education, ATEM is dedicated to advancing professional practice throughout Australasia. The Association provides professional development opportunities that aim to give participants an edge in their career and a greater voice in their areas of expertise. The ACU ATEM Institutional Coordinators will actively promote relevant ATEM activities, professional development opportunities and member benefits to ACU staff. Staff are encouraged to contact their local coordinator to find out more about ATEM opportunities, or how to become a member.
Meet your ACU ATEM Institutional Coordinators
After receiving a number of expressions of interest in the roles, the following staff have been appointed:
Celeste Ray | ATEM Bass region (Melbourne/Ballarat campuses) Administrative Officer, Faculty of Law and Business Contact Celeste.Ray@acu.edu.au 03 9230 8303
Celeste has almost ten years’ experience in tertiary education, including more than three years with ACU. She coordinates the logistics for the Master of Business Administration (Executive) nationally and handles course administration for Postgraduate courses offered by the Peter Faber Business School. Celeste’s professional areas of interest include Change Management and Organisational Development. As a passionate advocate for the contribution made by professional staff to ACU, Celeste says she is excited to take on the role with ATEM.
"I believe professional staff will play an increasingly important role in leading and supporting the many changes affecting our industry today and in the future,” she said.
Eileen MacDonagh | ATEM Queensland region (Brisbane campus) Course Governance Officer, Faculty of Health Science Contact Eileen.MacDonagh@acu.edu.au 07 3623 7720
Eileen has been with ACU for more than five years. Eileen oversees quality assurance and governance for all Faculty of Health Science courses, including course development, amendment and review and ongoing accreditation. Eileen’s professional areas of interest include process improvement, new course development, enhancing the student experience and continuing learning for life. Eileen encourages staff to get in contact with her to explore ATEM’s offerings. “I believe there are immense insights to be gained by sharing professional knowledge and empowering staff development, to the ultimate benefit of our primary client (students) and our employer (ACU),” she said.
Sheyana La Brooy | ATEM NSW/ACT Region (North Sydney/Strathfield/Canberra campuses) Senior Communications and Administration Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President Contact Sheyana.LaBrooy@acu.edu.au 02 9739 2245
Sheyana has been with ACU for more than four years, and her role focuses on the delivery of professional, high-quality communications for the Office of the Vice-Chancellor and President (OVCP). She also supports the University’s Executive Planning Group, as Secretary. As the OVCP is a nexus where all branches of the University intersect, Sheyana is looking forward to promoting development opportunities as she engages with staff at all levels, across all portfolios.
“I encourage staff to explore the offerings by ATEM and take the first step, be it a short or longer-term commitment, to support their development and professional progression,” she said.
To learn more about ATEM activities, contact your Institutional Coordinator or visit the ATEM website to view professional development opportunities.