Welcome to Term 4. We are looking forward to working with you as you complete this year with us – and, if you’re a final year student, complete your studies. Your success and your experience at BTI is important to us. For that reason I want to let you know about some new appointments and initiatives that bring your voice – the student voice – into the centre of BTI.
First, I’m delighted to welcome Rhena Kulasingham to BTI in the newly designed role of Student Engagement Coordinator. Rhena joins us from Faith Bible College, where she was College Registrar for the last 14 years. Among other things, Rhena will support the pastoral care, health and wellbeing, and the views and voice of BTI’s student community. You will hear from her directly about some of the new initiatives she has underway soon.
Later this year we are relocating the Academic Support Team, of which Rhena is part, to upstairs in Block 1, in the heart of BTI’s campus. As many of you will know, that team are currently in a building in between the library and student hub. We are doing some remodelling of our campus buildings to make that work, to ensure that they are even more accessible to you all, and to literally demonstrate that you, our students, are front and centre of what we do.
Leading that team, along with overseeing all of BTI’s quality assurance processes – which includes consistency of teaching, marking, moderation, course design and preparation – is Dr Vicki Turner. Formerly Academic Dean at Faith Bible College, Dr Turner is the newest member of BTI’s executive leadership team and ensures that the quality of what we deliver and our student voice are crucial parts in our decision making.
We have made these new appointments, new initiatives, and new locations because we value you: you are important. We want to hear from you about what’s working and what we can do better. We want to give you a rich and fulfilling experience here at BTI and help you grow in skill, character and in the Lord.
CEO and Dean