Appointments, achievements

Steve Chapman will continue as Edith Cowan VC to 2025. The university council has appointed him to a second term a year before his first expires. Professor Chapman joined ECU in 2015 from Heriot-Watt U, in Scotland.

Mark Grant is the new CEO of the Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership. He joins from the NSW Department of Education. Last June state and federal ministers empowered AITSL to oversee initial teacher education standards.

Geoff Lee is the new NSW minister for skills and tertiary education. Premier Berejiklian announced his appointment yesterday. Dr Lee is a former TAFE teacher and Western Sydney U academic.

Diane Costello has stood down after 30 years as executive officer of the Council of Australian University Librarians. She is replaced by executive director, Rob O’Connor and content procurement manager Mark Sutherland.

Deakin U has won the best use of technology in a campaign at the Mumbrella marketing comms awards, for Mindracer. This was an open day attraction, “using brain-computer interface (BCI) technology that enables players to propel a slot car around a track.”The Melbourne Museum won best PR-led brand partnership for Windmills, “an immersive, educational experience in renewables. Universities Australia won campaign launch, for research changes lives (CMM December 14 liked it  here).


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