In response to a recommendation from UOW’s Business Recovery Project Working Group, the Vice Chancellor has recently approved the portfolio realignment of the Academic Quality and Standards Unit, which will move from the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Portfolio and now report to the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education), Professor Theo Farrell.

Senior Deputy Vice Chancellor, Professor Joe Chicharo has also passed responsibility for the University’s relationship with TEQSA to Professor Farrell. “I welcome this re-alignment, as a large part of the responsibilities of the AQS Unit directly align with that of the DVC(E) Portfolio,” Professor Chicharo said.

AQS Director, Mr Dominic Riordan, noted that AQS are looking forward to joining the DVC(E) Portfolio, where they will be able to work closely with Learning Teaching and Curriculum and with the new, strategically focussed Future Education Unit. AQS will continue working closely with Prof Chicharo, who will retain responsibility for offshore quality assurance matters.