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Teaching and Learning Committee

A committee of Academic Board

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

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)

Committee contact

Lucille Paterson
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 1226
Email: Lucille.Paterson@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition 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

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 Martin Hanlon
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 Julie Robert
One undergraduate student elected by and from the undergraduate students of the university Vacant
One graduate coursework student elected by and from the graduate coursework students of the university Zachary McLoughlin
Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate Fiona Orr

Jenna Price

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.

Terms of reference

To advise and make recommendations to Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) on:

  1. the university's strategic directions, priorities and quality assurance processes for teaching and learning, and students' course experience, and
  2. 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.

Membership term

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.

Number of meetings

Minimum of six scheduled meetings per year.

Quorum

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.

Minutes

Minutes from the meetings of the Teaching and Learning Committee are available from the committee contact.