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Esteemed Academic Joins ICMS Team

Esteemed Academic Joins ICMS Team

February 6, 2018

The International College of Management, Sydney (ICMS) welcomes the appointment of esteemed academic and leader in the national education landscape, Dr Margot McNeill, to the top echelons of the higher education institute’s management structure.

Dr McNeill will take up the position of ICMS Deputy Vice Chancellor: Learning and Teaching, in mid-February. In addition to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) specialising in Educational Technologies and Assessment from Macquarie University, Dr McNeill also holds a Master of Education (E-Learning) from the University of Southern Queensland and a Master of Arts from Macquarie University.

“We welcome Margot, although she is already a part of our ICMS family due to her stellar work on the ICMS Academic Board over these past few years,” ICMS CEO and President Professor Dominic Szambowski said. “She brings a wealth of knowledge to the college, as we seek true excellence in our learning and teaching.”

Dr McNeill will work alongside Professor Chris Auld in his capacity as ICMS Deputy Vice Chancellor: Academic. She will manage the ICMS Learning Management Centre, the Student Success Centre (formerly known as the Academic Learning Centre), the Work Integrated Learning Unit (Industry Training) along with Library Services.

“We are delighted to have Margot on board as ICMS takes its place at the top of the private college providers in Australia. I look forward to working with Margot as we drive ICMS to take the next steps to distinction in 2018,” Professor Auld said.

Dr McNeill is in the final stages of approval as a Higher Education Academy Principal Fellow and she has received several prestigious grants for learning and teaching research projects. She was recently honoured, with co-author Maria Spies, with the Best Paper award at the TEQSA 2017 conference.

Over the past few years, Dr McNeill has been a powerhouse of innovation, quality and transformation for Learning and Teaching at Navitas. It was there that she developed frameworks and programs to enhance quality and support innovation across the entire group.

With vast experience in both the university and private higher education sectors, Margot has previously held positions as Online Learning Advisor, leading the development of the Executive MBA Online, at Western Sydney University; she was the Director of Think Futures for Think Education; and a Senior Manager: Learning and Teaching Enhancement at the University of New South Wales.

ICMS is an award-winning higher education institute based in Northern Beaches, NSW. The ICMS graduate employment rate is ranked higher than the top 2 QS ranked Australian Universities, with the latest QILT (Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching) survey showing that over three quarters of ICMS students have a full time job within four months of graduation. Such a successful graduate employability rate is due to the career-focused curriculum of ICMS, with industry experience woven into every course and degree, and with over 400 industry partners aligned with the college.

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