Talk:University of Southern Queensland

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University College of Southern Queensland[edit]

Is University College of Southern Queensland the same as this article? If so, please consider merging the two. Thanks! Fddfred talk 06:53, 17 March 2007 (UTC)

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UUNZ is not USQ[edit]

UUNZ is not USQ. It is a private company that delivers a few USQ courses in Auckland. It's campus is not a campus of USQ. matturn 13:08, 18 June 2007 (UTC)


FoolesTroupe (talk) 12:20, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

Not to be overcritical, but much of the editing here (and the requests) seem asenine (out of proportion). I mean, a quick seach on Wikipedia of small colleges or universities reavels many (many) articles in which, for example, the date and fact of their foundation wasn't footnoted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:37, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

Request edit[edit]

Hello- I am a University of Southern Queensland employee and as such there is a conflict of interest and ask for these edits to be done on my behalf please?

Suggested edits to the section under the heading: University of Southern Queensland The text in here is factually incorrect- The Queensland University of Technology is not USQ (first par) and there shouldn’t be a link to QUT. Suggest removing the first par and replacing it with:

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is based in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, with campuses also in Springfield, Fraser Coast and Ipswich. The institution was established in 1967 as the Queensland Institute of Technology (Darling Downs). In 1971, it became the Darling Downs Institute of Advanced Education, then the University College of Southern Queensland in 1990 and finally the University of Southern Queensland in 1992.

Suggested edits to the section under the heading: University of Southern Queensland Please include a link to USQ Ipswich alongside links to the other campuses (2nd par) Also please include information on the University’s Vice Chancellor Professor Jan Thomas Professor Jan Thomas is the Vice Chancellor and President of the University of Southern Queensland. Before taking up this position in January 2012, Professor Thomas was Deputy Vice Chancellor at Murdoch University from 2003 until 2010 and the Deputy Vice Chancellor at the University of Notre Dame Australia from 2010. Professor Thomas has a PhD in Veterinary Science from Murdoch University and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute for Company Directors. She has received numerous national and international awards for her leadership in education. Professor Thomas currently holds the position of Deputy Chair for the Managing Council of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. She is also the Deputy Chair and for the Regional Universities Network. Professor Thomas was appointed Chairperson to the State Library Board of Queensland in March 2014. She is a strong advocate for the transformative role of education, both as a mechanism for social justice and as a key driver for national productivity and innovation.

Suggested edits to the section under the heading: History (Please include information on USQ’s purchase of the Ipswich Campus) The University of Queensland (UQ) Ipswich Campus was transferred to USQ on January 7, 2015 following an agreement between the two universities.

The decision to transfer the Campus was motivated by a desire to increase tertiary education opportunities in the region and to reflect the strategic objectives of each university.

Suggested edits to the section under the heading: Notable alumni (Title change) Atul Khare- United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Field Support

Suggested edits to the section under the heading: Ipswich Campus (Please include information on USQ’s Ipswich Campus) USQ Ipswich is located in the growing region of south east Queensland, just 55 minutes from the Brisbane CBD. Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich is well-known for its architectural, natural and cultural heritage and is home to more than 6000 heritage-listed sites. USQ Ipswich offers degrees in nursing and paramedicine as well as tertiary preparation programs. The Campus features an award winning library complete with a rainforest garden and water feature designed to increase air quality and provide an ideal learning environment.

Hi, thanks for signing in on ways to help improve the article. The additions that you mention involve use of USQ sources, which is already tagged as an issue for this article in the version at the time of this post. I'm going to decline the request for that reason, but will see what I can do to polish the article and introduce independent, reliable sources. If you could help provide books, newspaper articles, or other reliable sources, too, that would help the process. Thanks!--CaroleHenson (talk) 12:12, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Summary of work on the article[edit]

The article was updated as follows:

  • Sources:
    • Use of independent, secondary sources. Where possible, newspaper and books sources, with editorial control, were used.
    • There are just a few places now with primary sources, such as the list of schools and research institutes and centres
    • The maintenance tags regarding primary sources and needing to improve the sources were then removed.
  • Some of the content was updated as a result of information from the sources.
  • Content was removed from the history, such as when buildings were constructed, etc. Others may disagree with that approach. It's kind of a personal or stylistic approach. My thought was about: how to keep the article concise so readers don't give up on the page (article size / readability) and target the kind of information that most readers are going to be interested in knowing about. It seems its more important to know about what facilities the university has now (such as in the individual campus sections) than the history of its construction. Again, a personal approach.
  • The information about the on campus, off campus, and online education programs have been moved into a section: Flexible educational programs, with relevant award information there.
  • There's also a new Student enrollment section, with relevant information there.

The hope is: that the article is a nice encyclopedic summary of the University of Southern Queensland... and interested readers can delve into more detailed information at the university's website, via links at the infobox and in the External links section.--CaroleHenson (talk) 04:48, 21 March 2015 (UTC)