The Teaching and Learning Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) on the University's strategic directions, priorities and quality assurance processes for teaching and learning, and policies and guidelines related to teaching and learning in coursework programs.
Meeting dates 2017
Monday 20 February (Planning meeting)
Monday 13 March
Monday 8 May
Monday 26 June
Monday 7 August
Monday 11 September
Monday 23 October
Time: 10am to 12pm
Location: Chancellery, room 4a, level 4, Building 1, 15 Broadway, Broadway (CB01.04A.26)
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1226
Composition and membership
|Chair (elected by and from Academic Board)
||Associate Professor Rob Jarman
|Deputy Chair (nominated from Committee membership)
||Professor Susan Page
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) or nominee
||Professor Shirley Alexander
|Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
||Professor Peter Scott
|Two Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning) or nominees, nominated by the Associate Dean Teaching and Learning Group
||Associate Professor Kate Sweetapple
Associate Professor Kylie Williams
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement)
||Professor Susan Page (nominee)
|Director, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning, or nominee
||Associate Professor Jo McKenzie
|Director, Planning and Quality Unit or nominee
|Director of UTS International or nominee
||Mychel Palamountain (nominee)
|Director of Connected Intelligence Centre or nominee
||Professor Simon Buckingham Shum
|University Librarian, or nominee
||Sally Scholfield (nominee)
|One academic staff member of the Courses Accreditation Committee, nominated by the Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee
||Dr Rick Flowers
|Three members of academic staff (not necessarily members of Academic Board) elected by Academic Board
||Dr Mario Fiorini
Associate Professor Andy Leigh
Dr Katie Schlenker
|One undergraduate student elected by and from the undergraduate students of the University
|One graduate coursework student elected by and from the graduate coursework students of the University
|Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate
On the recommendation of the Chair, the Committee has the power to approve the co-option of members on the basis of their skills and faculty representation.
The length of Committee membership terms will be two years for staff and one year for students, consistent with the term of membership for elected members of Academic Board, including for co-opted members.
Terms of reference
To advise and make recommendations to Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) on:
- the University's strategic directions, priorities and quality assurance processes for teaching and learning, and students' course experience, and
- policies and guidelines related to teaching and learning in coursework programs.
Within the scope of the terms of reference for the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Committee's work may include:
- advising on trends and issues related to University teaching and learning
- making recommendations that foster and promote best teaching and learning practice
- recommending new strategic priorities for teaching and learning and reporting on progress on current priorities
- advising on policies, guidelines and practice related to quality assurance for coursework programs.
The Teaching and Learning Committee will take into account the related objectives and interactions of teaching and learning, research and external engagement, and the risks to the University's academic performance and profile, including wellbeing of stakeholders, when prioritising its work and making recommendations to Academic Board.
The quorum shall be one–half of the current members of the Committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.
Vacant positions on the Committee do not count toward the total membership of which one-half is required to reach a quorum.
Number of meetings
Minimum of six scheduled meetings per year.
Minutes from the meetings of the Teaching and Learning Committee are available from the Committee contact.