Teaching and Learning Committee advises and makes recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other University bodies or officers as appropriate on matters relating to teaching and learning and assessment in the University, including:

  • means of measuring and improving the quality of teaching and learning as articulated in the University's Teaching and Learning Enhancement Plan,
  • methods to enhance and improve the student learning experience, including the physical and virtual environment,
  • means of encouraging and rewarding high quality teaching and learning, and
  • matters arising through liaison with relevant external bodies.
Meeting Location Date and Time
TLC 2019/01: meeting Senate Room Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 14:00
TLC 2019/02: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Room 566 Wednesday, 10 April 2019, 10:00
TLC 2019/03: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Room 566 Wednesday, 22 May 2019, 10:00
TLC 2019/04: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Room 566 Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 10:00
TLC 2019/05: meeting Senate Room Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 14:00
TLC 2019/06: meeting Senate Room Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 10:00
TLC 2019/07: meeting Senate Room Wednesday, 23 October 2019, 10:00
TLC 2019/08: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Room 566 Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 14:00

General information

  • Committee name: Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: app@uq.edu.au
  • Version (effective date): Version 20 (7 February 2019)
  • Sub-committees: Assessment Sub-Committee; Digital Learning Sub-Commitee; Forums and Communities of Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Quorum: eight
  • Notes: abbreviated as TLC or T&L

Terms of reference

The role of the Teaching and Learning Committee is to:

  • to advise and make recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other University bodies or officers as appropriate on:
    • matters relating to teaching and learning and assessment in the University, including means of measuring and improving the quality of teaching and learning as articulated in the University’s Teaching and Learning Plan 2018-2021;
    • methods to enhance and improve the student learning experience, including the physical and virtual environment;
    • means of encouraging and rewarding high quality teaching and learning; and
    • matters arising through liaison with relevant external bodies.
  • to advise the Academic Board on any issue or policy brought to it by officers of the University (e.g. Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation);
  • to consider nominations for the Awards for Teaching Excellence, the Awards for Programs that Enhance Learning and the Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and to periodically review the procedures for the awards.

Composition

Ex-Officio

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) (or nominee)
  • President, Academic Board
  • Deputy President, Academic Board
  • Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee
  • University Librarian
  • Director, Student Affairs Division
  • Academic Registrar

Other   

  • One representative from each faculty teaching and learning committee, appointed by the executive dean1
  • A recipient of Awards and Commendations for Teaching Excellence, selected by the Teaching and Learning Committee
  • One undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union
  • One postgraduate student nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

The Chairperson may co-opt other staff to the Committee when required.

Noting that this person is normally the associate dean (academic)

Administrative arrangements

  • The term of membership for the elected members of the Academic Board nominated by Academic Board Standing Committee is two years.
  • Representatives from faculties are appointed by the executive dean on an annual basis.
  • The recipient of Awards and Commendations for Teaching Excellence is appointed for one year.

Membership Category

Role

Name

Unit/affiliation

Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) (Chairperson) Professor Doune Macdonald  
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright  
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) Mr Rongyu Li  
Ex officio President of the Board Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Karen Benson  
Ex officio Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee Professor Karen Benson  
Ex officio University Librarian Ms Caroline Williams  
Ex officio Director, Student Affairs Division Mr Andrew Lee  
Ex officio Academic Registrar Mr Mark Erickson  
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Polly Parker Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Associate Professor Peter Sutton Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Associate Professor Karen Moni Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Nick Shaw Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Michael Drinkwater Faculty of Science
Appointed Recipient of Awards and Commendations for Teaching Excellence selected by TLC Associate Professor Blake McKimmie School of Psychology
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union Mr Kaiyin Wu  
Appointed Postgraduate student nominated by the UQ APS Ms Sarah Bell  
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Associate Professor Jack Clegg School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Associate Professor Diann Eley School of Medicine
Observer Other Mrs Pauline Pavier Executive Officer — Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Secretariat Secretary To be advised  
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Viola Temple-Watts Administrative Officer, Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

*As on 25 July 2019