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Professor Sue Willis - Vice-Provost (Education Programs)


As Vice Provost (Education Programs) Professor Sue Willis's responsibilities include:

  • Access Monash, which leads the University's strategy to increase participation and success of students from backgrounds that are socioeconomically disadvantaged or under-represented, and the Access Monash Fund.
  • governance and oversight of course design including the policies, procedures and systems that support implementation of the Monash course architecture.
  • course accreditation and quality reviews.
  • academic oversight of admissions policy, pathways and scholarships.

Professional background

Professor Willis's prior appointments at Monash include Pro Vice Chancellor (Social Inclusion) and Dean of the Faculty of Education. She has a mathematics degree and a graduate education qualification from the University of Western Australia and a PhD from Purdue University.

She has engaged extensively in consultancy and policy work, spending a number of years (seconded from her academic position) as senior curriculum advisor to the Commonwealth government to advise on school curriculum and professional development, equity and social justice. Her past appointments include Foundation Director of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership, Director of the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education (ACDE) and President of the Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences. She currently chairs the Victorian Tertiary Admission Commission Scaling Committee. Professor Willis is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education and of the Australian Teacher Education Association, and a recipient of a Distinguished Service to Education award from the Australian Council of Deans of Education.

Academic interests

Professor Willis's research, curriculum and professional development work have focussed on two areas: mathematics and numeracy, and equity and social justice in education and she has published widely in each.


Julie Arcilla
Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost (Education Programs)
Building F, Room F4.08, Caulfield
Building 3A, Room G11, Clayton
Telephone: +61 3 9903 4096