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Emeritus Professor Beverley Oliver was Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Alfred Deakin Professor at Deakin until December 2018. Emeritus Professor Oliver led Deakin's ambitious Student Learning and Experience strategy, including the drive to premium digital education and our partnership with FutureLearn. Her portfolio included Academic Governance and Standards, Cloud Campus, the Library, Deakin Learning Futures, the Dean of Students, the Centre for Research in Assessment for Digital Learning (CRADLE) and DeakinCo. Emeritus Professor Oliver was Deputy Chair of Universities Australia’s Deputy Vice-Chancellors (Academic) and Deputy Chair of the Board of EduGrowth, a not-for-profit entity and Australia’s acceleration network for high-growth, scaleable, borderless education.

Emeritus 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). Emeritus 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.

In 2017, Emeritus Professor Oliver was awarded Deakin University’s highest honour, the title of Alfred Deakin Professor, for her outstanding and sustained contribution to conceptualising the strategic enhancement of courses in the digital economy and furthering the University’s research and scholarship in the field of higher education.

Emeritus Professor Oliver became a Principal Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy in 2018.

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Teaching to promote graduate employability

B Oliver

(2021), pp. 201-216, University Teaching in Focus: A Learning-centred Approach, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

People, Promise and Performance: Triangulating Student Demographics, Standards and Indicators in a National Higher Education System

Beverley Oliver

(2021), pp. 53-83, Assessing and Enhancing Student Experience in Higher Education, Cham, Switzerland, B1

book chapter

Micro-credentials: A learner value framework

B Oliver

(2021), Vol. 12, pp. 48-51, Journal of Teaching and Learning for Graduate Employability, Perth, W.A., C1

journal article

Assessing and enhancing student experience in higher education

Mahsood Shah, John Richardson, Anja Pabel, Beverley Oliver

(2021), Basingstoke, Eng., A7

edited book

Re-imagining Graduate Achievement and Employability

Geoffrey Crisp, Beverley Oliver

(2019), Vol. 2, pp. 73-82, Education for employability, Leiden, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Want students to engage? Contextualise graduate learning outcomes and assess for employability

T Jorre de St Jorre, B Oliver

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 44-57, Higher Education Research and Development, C1

journal article

Graduate attributes for 2020 and beyond: recommendations for Australian higher education providers

B Oliver, T Jorre de St Jorre

(2018), Vol. 37, pp. 1-16, Higher education research and development, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Digital disruption meets the academic timetable: start learning anytime

Trina Jorre De St Jorre, Beverley Oliver, Jeff Chamberlain

(2018), pp. 159-165, ASCILITE 2018 : Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Open Oceans : Learning without Borders - Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education, Deakin University Geelong, Victoria, E1


Deakin hallmarks: principles for employability credentials

T Jorre De St Jorre, L Johnson, B Oliver

(2016), pp. 305-311, ASCILITE 2016 : Shaping the future of tertiary education : Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2016 conference, Adelaide, South Australia, E1


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

B Tucker, B Oliver, R Gupta

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

journal article

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

B Oliver

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

journal article

Imagining the future of assessment: for evidence, for credit and for payment

B Oliver, K Souter

(2013), pp. 657-660, ASCILITE 2013 : Electric Dreams : Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education 2013 conference, Sydney, N.S.W., E1-1


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

K von, B Oliver

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

journal article

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

B Oliver, B Whelan

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

journal article

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

B Oliver, P Bethell, J Fernandez, J Harrison, R Breit

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


Curtin's iPortfolio: Facilitating Student Achievement of Graduate Attributes Within and Beyond the Formal Curriculum

Beverley Oliver, Brian von Konsky, Sue Jones, Sonia Ferns, Beatrice Tucker


journal article

Building engaging physical and virtual learning spaces: a case study of a collaborative approach

B Oliver, P Nikoletatos

(2009), pp. 720-728, ASCILITE 2009 : Proceedings of the 26th Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1


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

B Oliver, B Tucker, R Gupta, S Yeo

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

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

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


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