Changes to ACU’s organisational structure

Vice-Chancellor Professor Greg Craven last week announced the establishment of the new Coordination Portfolio and the expansion of the Education Portfolio to include responsibility for innovation, renaming it the Education and Innovation Portfolio.

See below for details of these changes.

Education and Innovation Portfolio

The Education Portfolio has been renamed the Education and Innovation Portfolio.  As the leader of this portfolio, Professor Zlatko Skrbis’s title has been changed from Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation).

The portfolio has been expanded to incorporate innovation in order to strengthen our ability to innovate and to ensure we maintain and improve our competitive edge.

Professor Skrbis and his portfolio will be responsible for driving innovation and enabling transformational change across the University.

This will involve working with portfolios across ACU and overseeing innovation programs.

As part of the changes to the portfolio some teams within the University have moved.

  • Strategic Projects and Executive Education has moved from the Academic Portfolio to the Education and Innovation Portfolio.
  • ACU College has moved from the Academic Portfolio to the Education and Innovation Portfolio.
  • Advancement and Alumni has moved from the Corporate Services Portfolio to the Education and Innovation Portfolio.
  • Student Engagement and Services has moved from the Education and Innovation Portfolio to the Corporate Services Portfolio.

Coordination Portfolio

The new Coordination Portfolio will be led by Professor Hayden Ramsay, formerly Pro Vice-Chancellor assisting the Vice-Chancellor and President, who has been promoted to the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination).

The portfolio has been established to help the University maintain both institutional unity and campus diversity. It will play a key role in establishing a national approach to Catholicity by coordinating Catholic intellectual life and cultural dialogue with the secular world.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination) will also be responsible for overseeing changes to organisational structures to achieve organisational direction in line with the Vice-Chancellor’s priorities.

The Coordination Portfolio comprises:

  • the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Coordination)
  • the Core Curriculum, which has moved from the Academic Portfolio
  • associate vice-chancellors and campus deans
  • the PM Glynn Institute, which has moved from the Vice-Chancellor’s Portfolio
  • the Institute of Child Protection Studies, which has moved from the Vice-President’s Portfolio
  • the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, which has moved from the Academic Portfolio
  • the Queensland Bioethics Centre, which has moved from the Academic Portfolio

Our organisational chart has been updated to reflect the structural changes that have occurred due to the introduction of the Coordination Portfolio and expansion of the Education and Innovation Portfolio.

View the organisational chart on the ACU website.


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