Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor John Simons

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor John Simons

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for:

  • Engaging with external regulatory and statutory authorities involved in the teaching/learning mission of the University.
  • Interfacing closely with the Academic Senate and all offices of the University involved in oversight of enhancing academic quality.
  • Interfacing closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) who has carriage of the other core aspect of the University's academic focus.
  • Overseeing and planning the delivery of the University's undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs.
  • Overseeing the development of a balanced academic staff profile for the University as well as the capabilities of the academy.
  • Developing and implementing strategies aimed at improving the quality of learning and teaching as well as capacity and capability.
  • Development and implementation of strategies aimed at increasing quality assurance in the delivery of teaching programs.
  • Development and implementation of strategies aimed at developing academic leadership capability and increasing academic staff engagement.
  • Review, implementation and management of academic policies, processes, structures and resources aimed at ensuring excellence in teaching, learning and scholarship.
  • Initiating, building and managing relationships and networks with key internal and external stakeholders and strategic academic partners.

The following areas fall within this portfolio:

  • Office of the Pro-Vice Chancellor Learning and Teaching (and direct reports)
  • Art Gallery
  • Indigenous Strategy
  • Macquarie University International College
  • Macquarie University City Campus
  • Sustainability
  • University Library
  • Widening Participation
  • 2SER Radio Station

The current Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is Professor John Simons.

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