Julia Gillard named Chancellor of Ducere Education - "business courses delivered by the world's best"
Here's part of The Australian's report today:
JULIA Gillard has been appointed chancellor of online education provider Ducere which is owned by the enormously wealthy but media shy Liberman family.
Ducere founder and CEO Mat Jacobson said Ms Gillard will have an active role in the strategic direction of the private provider.
“We are thrilled to have someone as experienced and passionate about education as Ms Gillard join us as chancellor,” Mr Jacobson said in a statement. “Her depth of experience in education policy is unparalleled and we believe she will be vital to our objectives of transforming the education landscape.”
Ms Gillard’s first official role will be at a function to launch Ducere’s new MBA in conjunction with the University of Canberra in Canberra on Friday. It will include a discussion on innovation and leadership to be hosted by senior Liberal figure Alan Stockdale.
Ducere’s unique education model includes a “global faculty” of 150 prominent business and political figures, including John Howard and Desmond Tutu, who deliver lectures online to enrolled students.
On her appointment, Ms Gillard said: “The connection between higher education, industry and government is vital to the future success of academic institutions. So too are the links between academic underpinning and real world learning at all levels of education, which is one of the main reasons for my involvement with Dūcere.”
John Howard is part of the faculty, Julia Gillard is the Chancellor. Go figure.
Here's how Ducere promotes itself - "business courses delivered by the world's best".
And here are some of the faculty.