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Prof Beverley Oliver



Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)


Office of DVC (Education)


Office of DVC (Education)


Melbourne Burwood Campus



Professor Beverley Oliver leads Deakin's ambitious education strategy, including the drive to premium cloud learning and our partnership with FutureLearn. Professor Oliver’s portfolio includes oversight of the projects designed to enhance student learning and experience, as well as Academic Governance and Standards, the University Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, Deakin Learning Centres, the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning, DeakinPrime and DeakinDigital. Professor Oliver is Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, a not-for-profit entity and Australia’s acceleration network for high-growth, scaleable, borderless education.

Professor Oliver's leadership has been recognised through two national Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and several nationally funded grants and fellowships, including a National Teaching Fellowship (Assuring Graduate Capabilities, completed 2015); Teaching Fellowship (Benchmarking Partnerships for Graduate Employability, 2010); Good Practice Report (Assuring Graduate Outcomes, 2012); competitive grants (Building course team capacity to enhance graduate employability, 2010; and 21C Credentials, completed 2016). Professor Oliver researches and publishes in areas associated with graduate employability, graduate skills and capabilities, assessment and evidence of learning, digital credentialing, curriculum reform and digital innovation.

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Validating a teaching survey which drives increased response rates in a unit survey

beatrice tucker, Prof Beverley Oliver, ritu gupta

(2013), Vol. 18, pp. 427-439, Teaching in higher education, London, Eng., C1-1


Graduate attributes as a focus for institution-wide curriculum renewal: innovations and challenges

Prof Beverley Oliver

(2013), Vol. 32, pp. 450-463, Higher education research & development, London, Eng., C1-1


The 'iPortfolio' : measuring uptake and effective use of an institutional electronic portfolio in higher education

Brian von Konsky, Prof Beverley Oliver

(2012), Vol. 28, pp. 67-90, Australasian journal of educational technology, Perth, W.A., C1-1


Benchmarking journalism courses with a focus on graduate employability : case Studies from three Australian universities

Prof Beverley Oliver, Mr Paul Bethell, Joseph M. Fernandez, John Harrison, Rhonda Breit

(2011), pp. 1-6, AUQF 2011 : Proceedings of the AuQF : Demonstrating Quality, Melbourne, Vic., E1


Designing an e-portfolio for assurance of learning focusing on adoptability and learning analytics

Prof Beverley Oliver, barbara whelan

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 1026-1041, Australasian journal of educational technology, Perth, W.A., C1-1


eVALUate: an evaluation instrument for measuring students’ perceptions of their engagement and learning outcomes

Prof Beverley Oliver, beatrice tucker, ritu gupta, shelley yeo

(2008), Vol. 33, pp. 619-630, Assessment & evaluation in higher education, London, Eng., C1-1



Australian Competitive Grants

Curate, Credential and Carry Forward Digital Learning Evidence

Prof Beverley Oliver, A/Prof Kay Souter

OLT Commissioned Projects - Office for learning and Teaching

  • 2014: $114,250
  • 2013: $204,000


No completed student supervisions to report