The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) holds responsibility for the establishment and satisfaction of academic standards at ANU, including the delivery of an exceptional educational and student experience.
The portfolio's key roles are to:
Highlight and expand the University's national and global leadership in the provision of research-led education.
Enhance quality and standards in education, including innovation in program development and delivery and educational administration.
Nurture and recognise student and staff achievements in education.
Strengthen regional, national and global connections in curriculum, industry partnerships and educational research.
Support College-led processes of curriculum renewal.
Current priorities include:
Implementation of approaches and metrics on the recruitment, retention, mentoring, management and development of academic and professional staff to lead the sector.
Provision of mentorship, training and/or professional development to ensure our teaching staff have the opportunity to excel
Generation and regeneration of the University's teaching and learning spaces and practices
Introducing Australia's first university-wide integrated approach to admissions, accommodation and scholarships which recognises academic and co-curriculum achievements and matches financial support with need and which sets the highest national standards
Philanthropic activities to transform the opportunities of ANU students and educators.
Professor Venville has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma of Education from the University of Western Australia, and a Graduate Diploma in Science Education (Distinction) and PhD in Science Education from Curtin University. Career highlights have included a post-doctoral appointment at King's College London; being appointed the inaugural Professor of Science Education in 2007, and Dean of Coursework Studies in 2013, at the University of Western Australia; and a three-year appointment to the Australian Research Council College of Experts.
Professor Venville's research in science education focuses on conceptual development, curriculum integration and cognitive acceleration. Grady has made a lifelong commitment to teaching and education. A central belief underpinning everything she does is that high quality education is critical not only for human development but also for a healthy and peaceful society.