Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Office of the Vice-Chancellor
Professor Andrew Parkin is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), with a background appointment as a Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Policy, School of Social and Policy Studies, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. Professor Parkin is a political scientist whose academic career at Flinders University has included terms as Associate Head (Research) of the former Faculty of Social Sciences, Head of the former School of Political and International Studies, and Director of the Flinders Institute of Public Policy and Management. He has served as Editor of the Australian Journal of Political Science, as President of the Australasian Political Studies Association and as a member of the Australian Research Council's College of Experts.
PhD, Harvard University, 1978
MA, Harvard University, 1976
MA, University of Adelaide, 1976
BA (Hons), University of Adelaide, 1973
BA, University of Adelaide, 1972
Professor Parkin's responsibilities as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) include the broad areas of course content and quality, teaching quality and student learning, and student progression from recruitment through to graduation. Professor Parkin's portfolio includes current line management or supervisory responsibility for the University's Centre for University Teaching, Centre for Educational ICT, Yunggorendi First Nations Centre for Higher Education and Research, and the Student Learning Centre. He is involved with a number of external and internal committees including chairing the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC) Committee for 2010 and 2011, chairing the Anglicare SA/Flinders University Steering Group, chairing the Flinders University Educational Matters Advisory Group, serving on the the South Australian Certificate of Education) Higher & Further Education Task Group, and serving on the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Fellowships assessment panel.
Professor Parkin has taught aspects of governmental and public policy processes, intergovernmental relations within the Australian federal system, urban and housing policy, aspects of criminal justice policy, immigration policy, Australian and South Australian politics, and liberal-democratic theory and practice. He has been involved in a range of teaching programs and initiatives, especially in relation to the teaching of politics and public policy
Professor Parkin's research expertise encompasses governmental and public policy processes, intergovernmental relations within the Australian federal system, urban and housing policy, aspects of criminal justice policy, immigration policy, Australian and South Australian politics, and liberal-democratic theory and practice.