Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Jane Long, includes a range of portfolios supporting La Trobe University's educational strategy, planning, delivery and quality. The DVC(A) has responsibility for achievement of a number of targets within La Trobe's Future Ready: Strategic Plan 2013 – 2017, including development of the La Trobe Framework. In 2013, the accompanying Learning and Teaching Plan was released, as a blueprint for innovation and scholarship to benefit student learning.

The University is now preparing to change from a five-Faculty model to a new two-College model from the beginning of 2015. A new Learning Focus Area (LFA) Hub will be the focal point for cross-College innovation in teaching and learning, interdisciplinary curriculum development and pedagogical renewal. All areas of the portfolio will work closely with the new Colleges in strategic, advisory, service and support roles both embedded within the College structures and delivered centrally.


Portfolio areas include:

ACCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT RESEARCH

Supporting faculties, divisions and the wider University by undertaking research and analysis to improve the access and achievement levels of under-represented students.

EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS AND QUALITY

La Trobe has a comprehensive model for educational relationships with other organisations and is committed to quality and accountability in University operations.

INDIGENOUS STRATEGY AND EDUCATION

La Trobe has a long standing commitment to teaching, learning and research within the area of Indigenous Australian studies.

LA TROBE INTERNATIONAL

LTI supports our international students with course advice, accommodation and settlement services and other necessary assistance for a successful study experience at La Trobe.

LA TROBE LEARNING AND TEACHING

LTLT supports and assists La Trobe's academic staff and managers in promoting effective, high quality student learning and academic success.

LA TROBE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

A leading academic library operating as one library service across all campuses.

LEARNING FOCUS AREA (LFA) HUB

Cross-College innovation in teaching and learning, interdisciplinary curriculum development and pedagogical renewal.