Professor Tania Aspland commenced as a Director on 2 June 2015.
Professor Tania Aspland is the Executive Dean, Faculty of Education and Arts at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). She has provided strategic leadership through a period of extensive growth and change at ACU and has previously held other positions including National Head of Education and Head of Education NSW/ACT.
Professor Aspland’s well-regarded professional standing and influence within the sector is evidenced by her recent appointment as the President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education.
Prior to ACU, Professor Aspland was a Professor in Education at the University of Adelaide. She has been a leader in course development in Teacher Education for many years and has been engaged in a number of research projects involving higher education pedagogies in teacher education undergraduate and graduate courses.
Professor Aspland completed a national research project on the quality of off-shore teaching funded by the Australian Learning and Teaching Council. Other research she has undertaken includes an investigation into the quality of off-shore doctoral supervision in three countries in South East Asia, and an extensive literature review of teacher preparation in the primary and middle years of schooling including within the UK, Ireland, Wales, Finland and Korea.