Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures)

Victoria University of Wellington is committed to playing a leading role in realising the possibilities from living, studying and working in the digital age.

The Office of the Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) has been created to help steer the University towards a future enriched by technology and a deep engagement with digital culture. The transformative nature of technological change presents opportunities and challenges to how we engage in study, perform research, experience our workplace and connect with our communities. The aim of the ‘Digital Futures’ office is to articulate and develop the University's digital vision through collaborative endeavour. The goal is to secure our place as a global leader in digital learning and teaching, research and digital capability.

This work utilises a core set of principles, which underpin the development of our digital campus.

To lead in the digital space we will:

  • Build digital capability across the University
  • develop a forward-thinking digital mindset and culture
  • support robust, effective and resilient digital processes
  • strengthen our vibrant entrepreneurial community through greater connectivity and opportunities for collaboration and engagement.

The Assistant-Vice Chancellor (Digital Futures) sits within the Office of the Provost, and works closely with Faculty and key groups across the University—including Information Technology Services, the Centre for Academic Development, University Library and Student Academic Services.

The Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Digital Futures) also champions digital projects that advance the University's position in the digital tertiary environment, including being director of our massive open online course programme on the international edX platform and a key member of the steering group that leads work in one area of our academic distinctiveness—Spearheading Digital Futures.