Professor Su Baker
Provides academic leadership for cultural strategy and practice at the University, with particular involvement in guiding the University’s cultural impact agenda
Focused on shaping the interactions between the academy and wider society, for the enrichment of both, Chancellery Engagement formulates strategy, oversees strategic initiatives and manages strategically important relationships in the areas of marketing and communications, civic and community engagement, and cultural and public engagement.
University Communications and Marketing formulates and leads strategies in support of the University of Melbourne’s overarching strategic plan Growing Esteem. It fosters a culture of best practice and collaboration across the University’s marketing functions and uses marketing insights to inform decision-making across the University.
Civic and Community Engagement spans the strategic leadership of the University’s place-based engagement priorities, including campus neighbourhoods, Melbourne’s west and the Goulburn Valley; and cultivating relationships with key community and civic partner organisations, including several organisations working to advance Indigenous development.
Leadership of the University of Melbourne’s cultural impact agenda. Bringing thought leadership, research, and teaching and learning into strategic public programming and partnerships with key cultural institutions, extending the University’s reach and audiences and ensuring our place in the cultural life of the city of Melbourne.
The Director, Engagement Strategy leads the University of Melbourne’s overarching 'Engagement at Melbourne 2015–2020' strategy to develop a culture and practice of engagement that enriches teaching and research, reinforces established strategic priorities, and creates public value.
Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity trains a new generation of leaders committed to tackling social disadvantage in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. Led by the University of Melbourne, the program is driven by a game-changing US$50 million grant from US-based Atlantic Philanthropies.
The Director of Museums and Collections provides strategic guidance and coordination to the University’s museums and galleries, to showcase the University’s cultural collections to the community and the world. Five museums and galleries have been brought together under the Department of Museums and Collections: the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Buxton Contemporary, Grainger Museum, Old Quad and Science Gallery Melbourne. The Director Museums and Collections is responsible for the operation of the Department, and provides strategic planning and leadership, including identifying opportunities for collaboration and local and global engagement.
The Ian Potter Museum of Art at the Parkville campus shares the University’s cultural collections with the wider community and provides important teaching and research resources and opportunities for the student and academic community.
Melbourne University Sport provides a place for students, staff and the community to get active, stay fit, and play sport in a variety of fun, convenient and social programs. Home to a range of sports and recreation clubs, MU Sport also contributes to the University’s engagement culture through external partnerships and programs.