Professor Tynan assumed the role of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education and Vice-President in May 2016.
Professor Belinda Tynan is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President at RMIT University.
As of May 9th, 2016, Professor Tynan assumed the role of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and Vice President RMIT. In this role she is responsible for the Student journey from enrolment to graduation. She is also a Director of RMIT Online, a subsidiary of RMIT.
The portfolio provides support for students and staff both commercial and noncommercial. With a keen interest in digital technologies Belinda is responsible for a range of digital initiatives and services for students and staff alike. Prior to joining RMIT Belinda was the Pro Vice Chancellor of Learning and Teaching Innovation at The Open University, the UK’s largest University. In that role she provided executive leadership in the areas of learning and teaching innovation. Her previous roles have included Pro-ViceChancellor Learning, Teaching and Quality at the University of Southern Queensland, and Director of the research centre DEHub at the University of New England. A centre which focussed on research in Open and Distance Education.
She holds a doctorate from the University of Western Australia in distance education, a Masters in online learning from the University of Southern Queensland, three Post Graduate Diploma’s one in Secondary Education (ACU); Curriculum (UniMelb) and Higher Education (UNSW). Her Bachelor of Arts was completed at the University of Melbourne in history, music and drama.
Professor Tynan’s research interests are concentrated in the field of educational technologies, open and distance education, learning analytics, academic workload, student voices and academic professionaldevelopment. She has 70+ refereed publications and is a frequently invited guest and keynote-speaker and facilitator. You can find her work on www. researchgate.net.
Belinda has more than thirty years of experience in the education sector in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and the UK. She is a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the European Distance Education Network. She has also held a number of International and National Leadership roles. She is on the editorial board of two major International journals, until recently a non-executive director of the Executive Committee of the European Distance Education Network (EDEN) and FutureLearn (UK); and is the President of the global organisation, the International Council of Open and Distance Education and non-executive and Director for Universities Australia. Professor Belinda Tynan is also the Member representing the Government of Australia on the Board of Governors for the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). She is a member of the Polytechnic Quality Assurance Framework (PQAF) External Review Panel for the Ministry of Education, Singapore and is a Quality Assessor for the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ), and QAA Scotland.
You can also follow her on Twitter: @minbrt