Brungs restructures UNSW education leadership

Attila Brungs marks six months as VC by moves to “slightly modify, simplify and focus” strategy – and reorganise some senior roles

The university, he says, will “increase focus” on objectives including,

* improving student experience

* scaling lifelong learning

* supporting research “excellence and translation”

Measures to accomplish this include, splitting Merlin Crossley’s Academic and Student Life portfolio into two DVC roles, Academic Quality and Education – Student Experience.

Professor Crossley takes the former, which includes “academic quality, including promotions”, government relations, and the library.

“The role will also enable him to expand his existing research and teaching alongside the DVC role,” VC Brungs states.

Education and Student Experience covers “development and adoption of innovative practices in learning and teaching,” incorporating research into the “student experience” and research translation. It also includes student recruitment.

An international portfolio, named Global will become a VC report, responsible for “developing and implementing the university’s global engagement and international strategy.”

The new structure starts Monday with recruitment for the DVC Education and Student and Global jobs to start “shortly.”