Director, Academic Success

Liz Smith - Director, Academic Success and Distance Strategic Practice Leader

Based at Bathurst Campus, Liz has an extensive background in the first year experience, online learning and student support.

During her time at CSU, Liz has worked in the areas of educational design, academic staff development, student support, distance education, online learning, bridging and enabling and widening participation. In addition qualifications in education, applied science and instructional design, Liz draws on a variety of teaching experience to inform her practice including the K-6, special education, TAFE and University settings.

Passionate about the student experience and social justice in education, Liz's objective is to ensure the Academic Success team facilitates a smooth and positive transition in all phases of the student life cycle, but particularly in the first year of university study and for students who are under-represented.

Liz has disseminated the work of CSU widely and has been recognised at a local and national level with several awards, citations and membership of research projects. Details are available on LinkedIn and Twitter.