Learning and teaching leadership

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) portfolios include divisions that support learning and teaching across La Trobe. The portfolios share priorities to ensure an outstanding student experience and employability outcomes for our graduates.

Our key plans and strategies are outlined below:

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Nicolette Lee is the Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), after holding numerous senior academic positions in the Australian university sector, including Executive Director Quality and Standards at La Trobe, Acting Pro-Vice Chancellor and Executive Director (Learning and Teaching) at Victoria University and Academic Director, Swinburne Professional Learning.

Nicolette is an Australian National Senior Teaching Fellow and a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and has led several national grant projects. She currently sits on a number of external national and international advisory boards and panels. Professor Lee leads the following teams:

  1. Business Innovation team
  2. La Trobe Learning and Teaching
  3. La Trobe Library
  4. Quality and Standards [staff only]

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students)

La Trobe’s inaugural Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Success, Professor Vanderlelie is now Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students) leading the student portfolio across La Trobe.

Jessica is an Australian Learning and Teaching Fellow and has received a number of prestigious awards, including the Australian Award for Excellence in Teaching and the AFR Emerging Leader Award in recognition of her transformative leadership. Professor Vanderlelie leads the following teams:

  1. Centre for Higher Education Equity and Diversity Research
  2. Indigenous Strategy and Education
  3. Student Services and Administration [staff only]
  4. Student Success