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Dr. Julie Rowlands
|Position||Lecturer in Education|
|Area||School of Education|
|Phone||+61 3 556 33117|
|Role and profile||Julie is a lecturer in the Associate Degree of Arts, Business and Sciences. Prior to commencing her PhD in 2009 Julie worked in higher education management for more than 15 years, most recently as the former Head of Governance at Deakin University. In this capacity she both wrote about and presented on university governance, and visited institutions within Australia and in the United Kingdom to study university governance arrangements, principally relating to the role of university councils or governing bodies.|
Unit Chair EAD 102 E-Literacy for Contemporary Learning
Teaching: EAD104 Work and the Sustainable Society; EAD105 Applied Community Project.
|Research interests||Higher education policy; higher education systems; quality assurance in higher education; academic governance; orgainsational change.|
|Current research projects||Julie completed her PhD on 'The role of the academic board in the contemporary Australian university' in late 2012. The research examined the role and function of academic boards, including their place in and the way they are affected by power and authority relationships within the university. Her thesis also explored changes within higher education in the past 30 years and their impact on university governance. Julie is currently publishing out of her PhD research and is also involved in other research projects related to her teaching.|
|Service to the University,
discipline or community
Elected academic staff member, Deakin University Academic Board
Invited member, Faculty of Arts and Education Online Teaching Leader's Forum
|Qualifications||BEd (Deakin); MEd (Deakin; PhD (Deakin)|
‘Academic Board Role and Function in Australian Universities’, presentation at the Australian Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates (CABS), Perth, November 2011.
‘Academic Boards in Contemporary Australian Universities’, paper presented at the Universities Australia Higher Education Conference, National Meeting of Chairs of Academic Boards and Senates, Canberra, March 2011.
‘Academic Boards in Contemporary Australian Universities’, presentation to the Deakin University Academic Board, Geelong, May 2011.
‘From Power to Glory: a portrait of the academic board’, paper presented at the Governance and Development International Conference, Padang, Indonesia, December 2010.
‘Accountability, Quality Assurance and Performativity: the changing role of the academic board’, paper accepted for presentation at the AARE International Education Research Conference, Melbourne, November 2010.
‘The Duties and Responsibilities of Council Members’, paper presented at the National Conference on University Governance, Melbourne, November 2003.
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