The Pro-Vice-Chancellor Academic (PVCA) oversees the academic affairs of the university to the Vice Chancellor. The Pro-Vice Chancellors (Academic) is a member of the Senior Executive of the University, the Senate, and the Council. The office of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor is responsible to improve academic management in a dynamic and competitive sector; infrastructure and maintenance issues in support of academic activities. The main activities of the office of the PVC(A) are to manage the academic affairs of five faculties and two institutions, engage in scholarly activities via research and postgraduate studies, and Disseminate information via the university library system. (SINU.lib.net) Also, oversee the office of the Student Academic Services (SAS) to provide support for the academic requirements of students, Schools, and SINU ccourse structures and availabilities. SMS Course Admin & Student Data, as well as Standards and Quality Office (SQO).
Pro Vice-Chancellor Academic
Dr. Jack Maebuta
Cert Prim Teaching SICHE, BA, PGDipEd, MA SPac, PhD NE
Dr Jack Maebuta is currently the Solomon Islands National University’s Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) and the Acting Vice Chancellor. He is a teacher by profession and has years of teaching experiences at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels. He hails from Santa Cruz Island in the Temotu Province. Dr Maebuta was a Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE) graduate in the Certificate in Teaching Primary.
Prior to joining SINU as the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Academic) Dr Maebuta was a Senior Fellow in Educational Administration at the Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific (USP) and a Lecturer in Education.
He has years of experiences in academic leadership positions. Currently he is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Peace Studies in the School of Humanities, University of New England, NSW, Australia. Dr Maebuta also worked as a Pacific Islands Research Fellow with the State Society & Governance in Melanesia Program in the Australian National University. He holds a PhD in Peace Studies from the University of New England NSW, Australia. Dr Maebuta has published a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of education and peacebuilding.