Symposium 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology 2019

How is the University of Melbourne Becoming a Positive University? (#138)

Lindsay Oades 1
  1. University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC, Australia

Oades et al (2013) described a positive university asĀ havingĀ five key aspects: 1) Classroom and formal learning environments (e.g. curriculum, academic achievement), 2) social environments (e.g. student relationships), 3) local community and external organizations (e.g. volunteerism), 4) faculty and administration work environments (e.g. employee stress), and 5) residential environments (e.g. student well-being). This presentation uses this framework to highlight the progress and challenges the University of Melbourne has encountered in moving towards a positive university over the last 5 years. It also outlines the opportunities and plans ahead, whilst drawing on international best practice in creating a positive university, and spotlights key case examples of good implementation at the University of Melbourne.