Congratulations to Professor Rob Strathdee on the recent appointment to this role. Professor Strathdee’s research draws upon critical theories of the relationship between education, employment and the re/production of inequality. He brings extensive academic leadership experience to the role, from Australia and New Zealand.
About Victoria University
The University’s value proposition is to be a great university of the twenty first century by being inclusive and enabling students to ‘beat the odds’ and achieve beyond expectations in completions and employment. The University aims to be known as a champion of its heartland and for transforming communities. The new Dean comes in as the University gets underway on implement its Strategic Plan 2016-2020, with a focus on preparing for innovation and growth (https://www.vu.edu.au/about-us/vision-mission/strategic-plan); current key initiatives include a major curriculum renewal project to support student success.
About the College of Arts and Education
The new College brings together arts and education within the University. The merger is an opportunity to reshape the heart and soul of the University, grow a strong record of community linkages, and to build capability and a platform for future opportunities.