As a component of the University’s new strategic plan, the Vice-Chancellor is strengthening the academic disciplines – paying particular focus on the science, technology and engineerings disciplines. Thanks to the hard work led by Professor Geoff Riordan, the ESTeM Faculty has now evolved to a point that it can be split into two separate Faculties – one for Education and one for Applied Science, Technology and Engineering.
Professor Riordan is using his professional development leave to develop a vision for the new Faculty of Education that will build upon the opportunities described in the Education Precinct Campus Development Plan with a view to making UC a national and international leader in Education. Professor Riordan will return in November 2017 to assist with faculty transitions and commence his role as the Dean of the Faculty of Education. The role of Acting Dean of ESTeM has been initially filled by Professor Elisa Martinez-Marroquin – congratulations Elisa!
Professor Nick Klomp will manage the development of the structure of the new Faculty of Applied Science, Technology and Engineering. He will engage in wide consultations with internal and external stakeholders to develop its recommendations. Nick will be calling for feedback soon on the introduction of the two new faculties as part of a more formal change management process.