Alfred Deakin Professor Beverley Oliver leads Deakin's ambitious education strategy, including the drive to premium cloud learning and our partnership with FutureLearn. Professor Oliver’s portfolio includes oversight of the projects designed to enhance student learning and experience, as well as Academic Governance and Standards, the University Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, the Centre for Research in Assessment for Digital Learning and DeakinCo. Professor Oliver is Chair of Universities Australia’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching Working Group and Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, a not-for-profit entity and Australia’s acceleration network for high-growth, scaleable, borderless education.
Professor Oliver's leadership has been recognised through two national Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and several nationally funded grants and fellowships, including a National Teaching Fellowship (Assuring Graduate Capabilities, completed 2015); Teaching Fellowship (Benchmarking Partnerships for Graduate Employability, 2010); Good Practice Report (Assuring Graduate Outcomes, 2012); competitive grants (Building course team capacity to enhance graduate employability, 2010; and 21C Credentials, completed 2016). Professor Oliver researches and publishes in areas associated with graduate employability, graduate skills and capabilities, assessment and evidence of learning, digital credentialing, curriculum reform and digital innovation.
Professor Oliver was recently conferred with Deakin University’s highest honour, the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, for her outstanding and sustained contribution to conceptualising the strategic enhancement of courses in the digital economy and furthering the University’s research and scholarship in the field of higher education.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education