Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln has today announced the appointment of a new Deputy Vice Chancellor for academic affairs.
Dr Jayne Mitchell will move to BGU from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) where she is currently Director of Research, Development and Partnerships.
Prior to her appointment at QAA she was Associate Dean with responsibility for quality and learning development at Staffordshire University.
“We are looking forward to welcoming Jayne to the BGU community in the New Year,” said the Reverend Professor Peter Neil, Vice Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University.
“Her research, leadership and strategic management within the areas of quality development and the enhancement of teaching and learning and partnerships will make a valuable contribution to the leadership of the academic schools and to the strategic direction of BGU.”
As Director of Research, Development and Partnerships at QAA, Dr Mitchell has been responsible for ensuring that the standards and reference points used by QAA, higher education providers and those with an interest in higher education to carry out key quality assurance and enhancement functions maintain their relevance and usefulness.
Much of this work is focused on working with the higher education sector and its partners to maintain and support the implementation of the UK Quality Code for Higher Education and development activity in relation to Access to HE courses and Access Validating Agency licensing.
“I am thrilled to be joining the team at Bishop Grosseteste University,” said Dr Mitchell. “It is a university with a terrific heritage and exciting plans for the future. I look forward to playing a part in shaping that future direction.”
Dr Mitchell completed her PhD in Physical Activity Epidemiology at the University of Exeter and holds a Masters in Public Health from the University of Birmingham. She has previously held a number of posts in higher education institutions that reflect her commitment to quality assurance and academic and research interests in physical activity and health.
She will work at BGU alongside Hâf Merrifield, Deputy Vice Chancellor for strategy and performance.
4th November 2013
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