Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

Professor Levy

Professor Philippa Levy
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) (PVC(SL)) is responsible for strategic leadership of the quality of learning and teaching across the University and of academic support for students and staff. The Student Learning portfolio provides expertise and services, and leads strategic projects, that support the University to pursue its goal of excellence in education and graduate outcomes. Key to this goal is delivering an inspiring learning experience for each student. The PVC(SL) is responsible for strategies and initiatives relating to student engagement, retention and success; fully online learning; technology-enhanced learning; student employability development; and, staff development and recognition for excellence in teaching.

LeadershipProfessor Philippa Levy, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)
ContactVan Tran-Williams, Executive Support Coordinator

The following units report to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning):

Education Strategy & Teaching Excellence

The Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence team provides expertise, coordination and impact evaluation to institution-wide strategic projects in curriculum design and educational development. It delivers induction and continuing professional development, and recognition for excellence, in teaching, including coordination of the University’s ADEPT program of professional development for educators, its Communities of Practice in Learning and Teaching, its annual Festival of Learning and Teaching, and its Teaching Awards scheme. The team also provides support to the Adelaide Education Academy.

LeadershipDr Rebecca Tooher, Director, Education Strategy and Teaching Excellence


The Employability team is responsible for promoting and supporting embedded Work Integrated Learning in the curriculum throughout the University, including a substantial Internships program and the University’s partnership with Linked-In Learning. The team is also responsible for the Adelaide Graduate Award, a scheme that supports and provides recognition for students’ employability development through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Leadership & ContactSharon Scott, Manager Student Employability

Learning Enhancement & Innovation

Learning Enhancement & Innovation leads strategic development initiatives and coordinated services in the key areas of technology-enhanced learning and online learning. This includes provision of specialist expertise and support to academic staff in program and course design, assessment design, and in the use of learning analytics and new digital learning technologies. LEI supports the development of the University’s growing portfolio of fully online programs and is also home to AdelaideX, partnering with edX to offer a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses).

LeadershipTravis Cox, Director, Learning Enhancement & Innovation
ContactSimona Padvelskyte, Administration Officer

Learning & Quality Support

The Learning and Quality Support team is responsible for facilitating quality assurance of the University’s education provision, including quality processes relating to compliance with external regulatory standards and to the University’s partnerships with third-party providers. The scope of its work includes policy development and review, provider registration and accreditation reviews, new and revised program approvals, program and school reviews, benchmarking and survey management.

LeadershipMichelle Quilliam, Manager, Educational Compliance

Student Engagement & Success

The Student Engagement and Success team is responsible for coordination and support for the University’s strategies and initiatives relating to student retention and success. This includes coordination of Succeed@Adelaide, a University-wide program that uses a targeted peer-support model to assist students with transition to university, provide advice and connect students to services. The team also provides a range of academic support services for students, including the Maths Learning CentreWriting CentrePASS and access to services provided by Studiosity.

LeadershipEwan Wallace, Manager, Student Engagement & Success
ContactCarolyn Haese, Administration Officer