CDU recognises that scholarship is a collective and collaborative enterprise that involves all aspects of the University community in the production of knowledge through exploration and inquiry.
CDU views scholarship as promoting connections between our University, our communities, our peoples and our land.
CDU scholars critically engage with contemporary issues exploring questions in a spirit of curiosity to seek and analyse evidence. They utilise a range of epistemologies and ontologies to arrive at findings and positions to contribute to the resolution of important questions.
CDU scholars value and aspire to social justice and equitable practices to address social and economic inequalities and seek to implement inclusive practices in a diverse community. CDU scholars promote and exemplify high ethical standards in all aspects of scholarship.
CDU values equally and encourages achievement in the following broad domains of scholarship:
- Research, innovation and entrepreneurism
- Teaching, learning and knowledge management
- Indigenous leadership and knowledges
- Leadership, governance and operational excellence
- Student, community and industrial engagement
- Internationalisation and global engagement.
CDU recognises diverse ways of knowing and making meaning and seeks to apply them in a range of activities. In particular CDU Indigenous Knowledges are assigned an important status by CDU Scholars.
Multidisciplinary approaches to inquiry that make breakthroughs to new boundaries of knowledge are vigorously encouraged and will be recognised and rewarded by the CDU community.
CDU values and applies a framework of scholarship which recognises the deep connections between the professions, work, technology and knowledge. CDU promotes the production of knowledge generated through the practice and application of knowledge in the community and workplaces. CDU views its scholars as scholar practitioners.
CDU is committed to supporting and nurturing CDU scholars through a career-long systematic and comprehensive approach to career development and planning to attain a notion of excellence.
This statement was approved by the Academic Board on November 23, 2016.