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UC welcomes Professor Tania Broadley as new Pro Vice-Chancellor Education

Danielle Meddemmen

19 November 2021: The University of Canberra is pleased to welcome Professor Tania Broadley to the University community as the new Pro-Vice Chancellor Education.

Professor Broadley will join the University in mid-February 2022 from RMIT, where she currently holds the position of Associate Deputy Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching, and Interim Dean of Education.

Previously, Professor Broadley was the Interim Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the College of Design and Social Context at RMIT.

She said she was looking forward to joining the University in 2022 and working towards the ambitious goals of its strategic plan.

“UC is really making some progressive change under the leadership of Professor Paddy Nixon and I am excited to join a young and ambitious university which is striving for excellence in all that it does,” she said.

“Focussing on our partnerships with government and industry for research, as well as co-designing meaningful courses to prepare students for their future employment, provides a real sense of making a difference in our community.”

Professor Broadley is also a Director at Open Universities Australia and has previously held leadership positions as Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Education at Queensland University of Technology, and Academic Lead, Curtin Learning Institute, at Curtin University, where she established the inaugural Curtin Academy.

Professor Broadley brings a broad range of experience across education, learning and teaching, online education and senior management in higher education to the University. She also has a strong scholarly publication record in teacher education, online education, student engagement and learning spaces.

She said she looked forward to working with an institution that strongly reflects her values.

“With my own personal background of growing up in remote Western Australia and achieving a university education, I am very committed to equity and access for all populations in higher education,” she said.

“The University of Canberra’s recent ranking as number one in the world for reducing inequalities according to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals demonstrates its authentic commitment to serve all populations within our community.”

The University’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Professor Geoff Crisp is excited to welcome Professor Broadly to the institution and said she would bring a wealth of experience to the University.

“Professor Broadley’s work resonates strongly with the goals and values of UC, and we look forward to welcoming her to our community in February next year,” he said.