Reporting to the Vice-Chancellor and serving as a member of the Vice-Chancellor’s Executive, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Acting) provides oversight and leadership on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, to the academic domain of the University. The role provides significant support in developing and delivering the University's academic strategy and provides visible corporate leadership on issues assigned and agreed by the Vice-Chancellor.
In particular, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Acting) deputises for the Vice-Chancellor, as appropriate and when needed. In addition, the role chairs the VCE-Academic (whose members are the two Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the four Executive Deans and the Director of Academic Services) and is responsible for leading its shape and development as an effective and accountable coordinator group. The role also ensures the effectiveness and appropriateness of pedagogy such that curriculum, tuition and student experience are fully integrated and applied consistently across the institution.
Commenting on her appointment, Professor Josie Fraser said:
I’m delighted to take on this exciting new role, working with my academic colleagues on VCE to provide leadership for cross-institutional academic strategy and policy.
To be effective, VCE-Academic will need to draw on the experiences of students and academic staff within the University as well as being informed by external challenges and opportunities. I’m especially keen that we develop joint ownership and accountability and that the VCE-Academic makes decisions that are well-informed and can be implemented, while providing sufficient support to enable Faculties to do just that.