Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)

Professor Jonathan Powles

Professor Jonathan PowlesProfessor Jonathan Powles is Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation) at the University of New England where he is responsible for teaching and learning quality, and student, library and information services.  At UNE he is currently leading two strategic change programs in the areas of academic innovation and student success.

Prior to joining UNE in June 2017, Professor Powles was Director, Teaching and Learning at the University of Canberra where he led a number of strategic changes in the areas of learning technology, learner analytics, academic development and curriculum innovation.  A music academic by background, he has held academic and leadership positions at ANU, and Liverpool Hope University in the UK, always with a focus on teaching and learning quality and innovation.  His scholarly and programmatic interests are in the areas of professional learning, the affordances of learning technologies, social media and social learning, and the educational trajectories of diverse learners in modern higher education.  He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Sydney, where he studied composition with Peter Sculthorpe and Ross Edwards, and his D Phil at the University of Oxford.

PVCAI office responsibilities

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation) leads the pedagogical direction of the University on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor and in alignment with the Strategic Plan. The Office of the PVC(AI) is responsible for supporting an outstanding learning and student experience by providing the planning, course structure, learning resources, assessment and academic, pastoral and language support required. The portfolio also encompasses responsibility for academic standards, compliance and quality assurance programs supporting teaching and learning, and working closely with the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (PDVC) to apply these programs within the University’s academic operations. The PVC(AI) is also responsible for managing services provided by the University to protect and promote the welfare of students, and is the business owner of the University’s suite of technologies to support learning, student administration, and library services.

In support of the core activities relating to the student lifecycle, the PVCAI office is responsible for:

Teaching and Learning Plans and Strategies

2019 Indigenous Education Strategy

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Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)
Teaching and Learning Building (C030)
University of New England