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Academic Governance & Structures

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The Division of Academic and Student Engagement comprises the Office of Academic and Student Engagement and five key portfolio areas which provide strategic support to the DVC&VP(A).

Office of Academic and Student Engagement

The role of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic) is to provide leadership in achieving the University's strategic goals, particularly in relation to learning and teaching, including the provision of quality student experience across the University and the ongoing professional development of University staff. Fundamental to the role is the development of educational frameworks and policies, including the University's Learning and Teaching strategy, that support the University's goals, and which provide faculties and other areas guidance and support in achieving them.

Divisional Portfolios

Organisational Chart

The Organisational Chart of the Division of Academic and Student Engagement pdf shows the relationship between the composite entities of the Division.


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning)

The focus of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Student Learning) portfolio is on quality assurance in learning and teaching and academic support for staff and students. The PVC(SL) provides strategic direction and leadership to the University of Adelaide as it continues to pursue its goal of excellence in education. Key to this goal is delivering an integrated, high-quality learning experience for each student, which encompasses all aspects of University life.

The following report to the PVC(Student Learning):

  • AdelaideX

    AdelaideX - In partnership with edX, the University of Adelaide is offering a series of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These MOOCs are free, interactive and provide global access to Adelaide's excellence and expertise in specific disciplinary areas.

    • AdelaideX is located in the Learning Innovations Studio, Level 3, Hub Central.
    • The Program Manager, AdelaideX is Dr Katy McDevitt
  • Learning Enhancement & Innovation

    Learning Enhancement & Innovation leads coordinated services, development initiatives and impact evaluations for learning enhancement and innovation broadly scoped, including in the key areas of e-learning and learning analytics, and across teaching excellence, and staff development and recognition.

    • The Director, Learning Enhancement & Innovation is Mr Travis Cox.
  • Learning and Quality Support

    Learning and Quality Support - facilitate and contribute to quality assurance processes and quality enhancement at the University of Adelaide, including through provider registration and accreditation reviews, program approvals, course program and organisational unit reviews, benchmarking and survey management.

  • Maths Learning Centre

    Maths Learning Centre - helping all University of Adelaide students learn and use the maths they need for uni, especially when they meet it for the first time. Drop-in service, maths bridging programs, seminars, workshops and resources.

  • Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS)

    Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) - PASS is an internationally accredited academic support program, providing weekly peer-facilitated small group study sessions in specific academic undergraduate courses. Visit the website for a list of current PASS courses.

  • Writing Centre

    Writing Centre - providing academic learning and language support and resources for local, international, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students enrolled at the University of Adelaide.


Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) (PVCI) provides leadership and oversight for all University international and internationalisation initiatives, with a particular focus on activities and partnerships of University-wide strategic importance that support and enhance the University’s growth objectives. This includes facilitating the development of strategic alliances and collaborative agreements with international partners, including articulation, pathways, exchange and off-shore teaching arrangements, developing international policy, fostering student global mobility and supporting international research partnerships.

The following report to the PVC(International):


Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy

The role of the Dean of Indigenous Research and Education Strategy is to provide strategic leadership for the University in relation to the Indigenisation of the University of Adelaide's programs, the recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge and perspectives, the promotion of teaching and research in Indigenous studies, the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, and engagement with Indigenous communities.

The Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy is responsible for:

The Dean, Indigenous Research and Education Strategy administers the:


Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The portfolio of the Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement is responsible for overall strategic management of the Division of Academic and Student Engagement and for providing leadership and direction to functional areas such as Children's University Australia, Professional and Continuing Education, Student Recruitment and Admissions and Student Services and Administration.

  • Mr Dave Lamb, Executive Director, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
  • Contact Ms Rosemary Gibbon, Office of Academic and Student Engagement.

The following units report to the Executive Director:

  • Ask Adelaide

    Ask Adelaide is an information service and the main enquiry point in face-to-face, telephone, and web services for prospective and current students. Ask Adelaide also provides an engaging on-boarding process for new students to succeed in their first year at Adelaide. On their website you can find a list of student support services such as the International Student Centre, Accommodation, Counselling, Disability and Elite Athlete Services as well as Career Services.

  • Student Administration

    Student Administration is responsible for managing student records, academic progress, coursework scholarships, central examinations, graduations, student finance, university timetabling student data reporting and SAPEOPLESOFT helpdesk.

  • Student Life

    The Student Life unit encompasses key student supports that aim to improve and enhance student experience utilising a continuum of support approach. The unit consist of International Student Support, Counselling Support, Disability Support, Elite Athlete Support, the Student Health and Wellbeing project and the Safer Campus Community initiative – (Safe Steps, Bystander Awareness and Respect.Now.Always).

  • Student Affairs

    Student Affairs is responsible for maintaining and communicating student-related policy and procedures and provides advice to students and staff on their application to University life. We consult with stakeholders to ensure that policy serves the needs of the University community, is relevant to the current climate in higher education, and is compliant with Commonwealth and State legislation.

  • Accommodation Services

    The Accommodation Service unit is responsible for a broad range of accommodation student support and management services to the University of Adelaide community.

    The unit operates across multiple locations including, North Terrace and Roseworthy campuses and performs four main functions:

    Business Unit
    Accommodation Services is responsible for the general management and financial performance of the University’s commercial student accommodation interests including, The University of Adelaide Village, Mattanya and Roseworthy Residential College.

    Student Support
    The Accommodation Service Centre on North Terrace campus provides students with accommodation information and support to enable them to find safe, secure living environments conducive to their academic success.

    Arrival Services
    Accommodation Services coordinates airport pickup services for first year international students to support their transition into University life in Adelaide.

    Equity and Welfare Program
    Accommodation Services administers the tenancy arrangements for a portfolio of properties leased by the University to support the delivery of the Subsidised Housing Scheme on behalf of the project stakeholders (Wirltu Yarlu, Adelaide University Union and Student Services).

  • Careers Services

    The Careers Service supports current students and recent graduates up to one year after completion of study. We connect employers and industry with the student body, and work with academic and professional staff members to deliver career education programs.

  • Professional and Continuing Education (PCE)

    Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) provide courses, workshops and education programs every year to over 6000 participants from the community, business and industry. Participants are drawn from throughout Australia and internationally, providing lifelong learning opportunities and pathways to the University. PCE incorporates the English Language Centre, which provides Academic English pathway programs, General English and English teacher training services (TESOL) for international students and visiting groups from overseas.

    • Contact Professional & Continuing Education: email, or telephone 831 34777.
    • The Director, Professional & Continuing Education is Ms Jo Simpson.
  • Children's University

    Children's University Australia is a member of Children's University Australia which is also managed by the University of Adelaide. Children's University Adelaide offers educational experiences for children aged 7-14 and volunteering opportunities for 15-18 year olds. They then recognise their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.

University Library

The University Library comprises five physical libraries in addition to Rare Books and Special Collections.

For more information on the University Library please visit their website.

Division of Academic and Student Engagement

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

Street Address

Level 7, Wills Building
North Terrace Campus


T +61 8 8313 5901
F +61 8 8313 8333