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The WIL Leadership Framework

Project Team


Ms Carol-joy Patrick (Project Lead)
Griffith University

Carol-joy has 22 years experience in leading WIL in Australia and internationally. Her experience includes direct management of students in WIL and Service Learning (SL) placements both as core and elective units of study; leadership of WIL at an institutional level through a distributed leadership approach; co-establishment of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN) to support WIL staff nationally; leadership or co-leadership of a range of institutional and national WIL projects such as The WIL Report scoping study; and she contributes internationally to WIL staff development. Her continuous role as a convenor of WIL and SL units has kept her grounded in the realities of WIL for all stakeholders.



Dr Wayne Fallon (Project Deputy Lead)
University of Western Sydney

Wayne is a senior lecturer in Management in the School of Business at the University of Western Sydney. His 12 years’ experience in business and management education in the higher education sector has predominantly involved WIL and engaged learning and teaching. His experience includes curriculum development, program coordination and teaching WIL and engaged learning programs for undergraduate and Masters courses in business and management. The recent focus of his work is in Service Learning for advanced business management students, particularly in the social and environmental dimensions of business management practice. Wayne co-convenes the annual WIL symposium at UWS and convenes a community of practice in WIL in the Business School.



Professor Malcolm Campbell
Deakin University

Malcolm is the Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) and Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment at Deakin University. He is also a Professor within the School of Information Technology. Malcolm has just over 25 years experience in working in the Higher Education sector. He has been an Associate Dean within the Faculty since 2003 and is the convenor of the Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning) across Deakin. Malcolm has developed and introduced a Graduate Development Program across all undergraduate courses within his faculty to deliver employability skills and outcomes to students. In previous years Malcolm designed, developed and delivered a leadership unit titled “The Strategic Academic” within Deakin’s Graduate Certificate of Higher Education.



Mr Ian Devenish
Central Queensland University

Ian is the Associate Dean (Engineering Co-op Program) in the School of Engineering and Technology at Central Queensland University and teaches Engineering Project and Industry Practice. Ian worked as a practicing engineer for 29 years before joining CQU as an academic. His leadership is currently focussed on CQUni's Co-op Program which is a professional engineering program where students undertake two x 6 months full time paid employment in industry. Students completing this program graduate with a Degree in Engineering and a Diploma of Professional Practice.



Ms Judie Kay
RMIT University

Judie Kay is Associate Director, Career Development and Employment at RMIT University and President of ACEN. She has 15 years experience in the strategic implementation of University wide WIL policy, systems and projects in three universities. She has been involved in a range of national WIL projects including Project Lead for the National WIL Portal and is currently a member of national working groups established to increase WIL nationally through enhanced partnerships with Industry. Judie is active internationally facilitating collaboration between national associations globally and is a board member, representing Australia on the WACE Board, the global WIL body.



Ms Justine Lawson
Central Queensland University

At the time of this project, Justine was employed as a lecturer in Education on the Mackay Campus of CQUniversity where she held responsibilities for over 200 students and 10 staff. She taught in both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs in areas of literacy, pedagogy and professional practice. She worked on key advisory groups to ensure close links between university education programs and prospective employers of graduate teachers. Her role required the maintenance of productive relationships with schools and learning sites where student teachers undertake professional placement on both practicum and final year internships. Justine has wide experience in research projects working as both a project leader and in collaboration with partner universities and other stakeholders.



Ms Leoni Russell
RMIT University

Leoni is a Senior Educational Advisor within the Office of the Dean Learning and Teaching at RMIT. Her multi-sector experience includes teaching, policy and curriculum development, managing teaching and learning projects and resource development. She provides academic educational support to build staff capability across a range of educational strategies including WIL. Leoni facilitates a collaborative WIL Community of Practice and supports a range of professional development activities. In her previous role at Victoria University, she played a leadership role in the university-wide strategic initiative to make WIL a key feature of all courses, and she developed and implemented policy and supporting procedures to assist staff and students in their WIL initiatives. Leoni is currently a team member on the OLT project “Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness".



Ms Freny Tayebjee
University of Western Sydney

Freny is the head of the UWS Careers unit. Freny started the flagship UWS Cooperative Programs in 1995 and over 2,500 students have successfully completed placements. This is an unique co-curricular program which provides students with training and support and enables them to gain valuable work experience. The program has won the VC’s Excellence award as well as a commendation for student support. Freny has presented on Work Integrated Learning at a number of national and international conferences; co-convened the Inaugural UWS Work Integrated Learning Symposium; managed several national and international conferences related to Work Integrated Learning; and is on the Board of Directors of the Australian Collaborative Education Network (ACEN). Freny is also a team member on the OLT project “Assessing the impact of WIL on student work-readiness.”.



Dr Patricia Cretchley (Project Manager)
Griffith University

Pat's recent experience in Higher Education project management follows a long academic career dedicated to enhancing quality in Learning and Teaching. Her teaching, research and professional service in two South African universities and two Australian universities focussed on innovations in learning, teaching, curricula and pathways in a range of fields, with special interest in mathematics, and in using technology effectively. Facilitating a Work Integrated Learning classroom initiative sparked her interest in WIL, and the recent ALTC/OLT projects she has given time to have focussed on the leadership of university learning generally, on WIL in particular, and on its impact.






Last Update: 7 May, 2014
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