Deputy VC leaves on a high note, reflects on achievements
Published on 22 August, 2012
Professor Jennelle Kyd is set to leave on a high note at the end of August after seven years in leadership roles at CQUniversity.
She's heading south to become Swinburne University's new Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Provost, a role she will take up in September.
Professor Jennelle Kyd managed to juggle her executive duties with leadership of the research team in the Capricornia Centre for Mucosal Immunology
Before leaving, Professor Kyd has reflected on CQUniversity's advancements and achievements that she is most proud of - a sort of 'greatest hits list'!
1. The establishment of Institutes that have helped heighten the profile of CQUniversity research, and the strategic establishment of the Appleton Institute.
2. The successful AUQA (Australian Universities Quality Agency) audit outcomes.
3. The establishment of the Office of Learning and Teaching and the PVC Learning and Teaching role.
4. Laying the foundations for a more prominent strategy in Indigenous Engagement and the appointment of the PVC IE.
5. Developing the University Engagement strategy which is positioning CQUniversity as a leader in this area, thanks to great work by Professor Pierre Viljoen.
6. MaskED is on the road to being an international educational resource success and Associate Professor Kerry Reid-Searl is able to achieve her goal in leading innovations in teaching pedagogy.
7. The establishment of CQIRP (CQ Innovation and Research Precinct) and the potential that holds for the University, including the opportunity to continue cattle research, starting with successful cattle cloning done by Professor Gábor Vajta.
8. Great efforts by everyone involved in improved policy and process to quality-assure our activities, particularly the academic programs. This assurance is fundamental to strengthening the University's standing.
9. Getting the student voice back into how we improve ourselves and reaching the targets on Course Evaluations by students.
10. Achieving National Competitive Grant success for some of our researchers, particularly our early-career researchers winning their first grants.
11. Appointment of Engaged Chairs to supercharge research and academic leadership
12. Helping the University turn itself around - to now rank fourth in Queensland for total new student enrolments is really great to see.
13. The effectiveness, improved debate and strategic academic focus of Academic Board.
15. Growth in the development of the non-Rockhampton regional campuses.
Professor Kyd said she was also pleased she was able to maintain "some semblance of personal research achievements thanks to the great support of my lab group"!