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Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President

Welcome to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President at the University of Canberra.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) works collaboratively with the University of Canberra community in the continuous improvement of our student support services and our learning and teaching environment.

The University of Canberra strives to provide its students with an engaging and intellectually stimulating learning environment.

Our academic and professional staff are highly qualified, passionate about their subject areas, and motivated by the desire to provide our students with the best educational experience possible.

We provide extensive learning support services, both online and face-to-face, to help our students achieve their academic goals, and we are proud of the University of Canberra's reputation for producing skilled and experienced graduates with a professional edge.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President

Professor Geoffrey Crisp is the University of Canberra's Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Vice-President. Find out more about Geoffrey.

Guiding Principles for Learning and Teaching

The learning and teaching environment of the University of Canberra is underpinned by the following guiding principles:

  • Student centred: Our policies and practices focus on enhancing the student experience.
  • Engaging: We strive for excellence in the delivery of a high quality student experience.
  • Adaptive: We respond to the needs of our students, our staff and our community.
  • World class: We are committed to delivering a world class teaching and learning environment.
  • Innovative: Innovation in teaching and learning is enabled and valued.

A Leader in Professional Education

The University of Canberra provides a rich on-campus environment, a flexible online learning environment, and opportunities for students to engage with the local region through work integrated learning, and internationally through student mobility and study abroad programs.

We provide selected units during an intensive Winter term, and online and flexible learning opportunities.

The quality of our units and courses is constantly monitored and improved in response to student feedback and input from Course Advisory Groups, government and industry. Many of our courses are professionally accredited ensuring that students will graduate highly skilled and work ready with an understanding of the expectations of their chosen profession.

View our Strategic Plan here