We are pleased to announce that Professor Kerri-Lee Krause has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) at La Trobe University. Kerri-Lee will be commencing with La Trobe on 17 July 2017.

Kerri-Lee is currently Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) at Victoria University (VU), having previously held senior leadership roles at Griffith and Western Sydney Universities in the teaching and learning area.
As well as being an experienced and respected academic leader, Professor Krause’s expertise in higher education is nationally and internationally recognised. Her research spans several higher education policy areas, with a particular focus on the changing student experience, the evolving nature of academic work and implications for quality and standards in higher education. She is a lifetime fellow of the Society for Research in Higher Education (SRHE) and has published widely.

Professor Krause has managed several national Office for Learning and Teaching (formerly ALTC) funded projects in such areas as monitoring and assuring academic standards through collegial peer review, research-led teaching, assessment for learning, and an ARC Discovery grant on the influence of disciplinary cultures on curriculum. She has also been the recipient of teaching excellence awards early in her career.

More recently, she has chaired the Transparency Implementation Working Group that will advise the Minister for Education on the recommendations of the Higher Education Standards Panel on improving the transparency of University admissions.

Professor Krause is a strategic thinker, an innovator and an inspiring academic leader in times of change.

Professor Betty Leask has been acting in the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Betty has done a terrific job in maintaining momentum on a number of important fronts in the Teaching and Learning portfolio. She has been ably supported by Professor Paula Baron, who backfilled Betty’s role as PVC (Teaching and Learning).

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