A specialist in quality assurance in the higher education sector is about to join the senior staff of Charles Darwin University.
Associate Professor Martin Carroll, who has spent almost four years as Consulting Director with the Oman Accreditation Council, will take up the position of Pro Vice- Chancellor and Director of Teaching and Learning at CDU in early April.
Announcing the appointment, CDU Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover said Associate Professor Carroll would come to the newly created position with a rich background in higher education across the globe.
“I am delighted that Martin will soon join our senior management team. He will drive the ongoing improvement in teaching at CDU and will refine the work already started to enhance our responsiveness to the needs of students and the labour market,” Professor Glover said.
CDU is experiencing strong growth in student enrolments and an unprecedented demand for flexible and on-line learning.
“The development of this new position reflects CDU’s unwavering commitment to quality teaching and learning,” Professor Glover said.
In his role at the Oman Accreditation Council (OAC), he was responsible for redesigning and implementing a comprehensive, national quality management system for the higher education sector comprising more than 60 institutions.
While on the Arabian Peninsula, he also consulted to other countries, and was the lead consultant in establishing the Universities Quality Assurance International Board in Dubai.
Before his appointment in Oman, Associate Professor Carroll was an Audit Director at the Australian Universities Quality Agency (AUQA) and guided more than a dozen audits of the quality systems of Australian universities and state-based higher education accrediting agencies.
He led the establishment of Australia’s national database of good practices in higher education and the formation of the Australian Universities Quality Forum, which he chaired twice.
While working in his native New Zealand, he was the Quality Manager and Chief Internal Auditor at Victoria University of Wellington, where he also lectured on management.
He will take up his position at CDU on April 6.