Digital Learning Sub-Committee provides effective oversight, guidance and governance of digital educational technology, extending beyond software, platforms and tools, with a focus on:

  • culture, capability and capacity;
  • curriculum and courseware;
  • eco-systems and partnerships; and
  • the UQ Virtual Learning Environment Technologies.

2024 meeting dates

DLSC 2024/01Wednesday, 14 February 2024, 2.00pm
DLSC 2024/02Wednesday, 3 April 2024, 2.00pm
DLSC 2024/03Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 2.00pm
DLSC 2024/04Wednesday, 31 July 2024, 2.00pm
DLSC 2024/05Wednesday, 9 October 2024, 2.00pm
DLSC 2024/06Wednesday, 13 November 2024, 2.00pm

* Current as at 1 February 2024, however dates are subject to change.

General Information

  • Committee name: Digital Learning Sub-Committee
  • Reporting to: Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Committee
  • Contact: Erica Menzies, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
  • Version (effective date): version 1.3 (20 January 2021)
  • Quorum: Eight (8)
  • Notes: abbreviated as DLSC

Terms of Reference

The role of the Digital Learning Sub-Committee is to advise and make recommendations to the Teaching, Learning and Student Experience Committee on:

  • the adoption, configuration, integration and best practices for use of educational technologies to improve UQ learner engagement and outcomes;
  • priorities for funding of educational technology related projects;
  • emerging educational technology developments and practices, including related service and support approaches and innovations;
  • updates to the UQ Digital Learning Roadmap and relevant UQ policies and procedures; and
  • support, training, communication and professional learning requirements related to educational technologies.



  • Chair: Associate Dean (Academic), nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Chair: Head of School, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)


  • Deputy Director, Applications Delivery and Support (Information Technology and Services)
  • Deputy Director, Digital Learning (Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation)
  • Manager, eLearning and Support Systems


  • A Library representative, nominated by the UQ Librarian
  • One representative from each faculty, being a reasonable mix of educational leaders representing a cross section of roles
  • One early career academic (level A or B), nominated by the Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee
  • One undergraduate student, nominated by the UQ Union
  • One postgraduate student, nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
  • An elected member of Academic Board, nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

The Chair may co-opt representatives from other organisational units and project initiatives to the Sub-Committee on an as-needs basis.

Administrative Arrangements

  • Representatives from faculties are nominated by the executive dean on an annual basis
  • The student representatives are nominated on an annual basis
  • The term of membership for the elected member of the Academic Board, nominated by Academic Board Standing Committee is one year
  • The Sub-Committee meets six times per year; additional meetings may be scheduled as necessary
Membership categoryRoleNameUnit/affiliation
ChairAssociate Dean (Academic)Associate Professor Greg BirkettFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Deputy ChairDeputy Associate Dean (Academic)Associate Professor Rachel FitzgeraldFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officioDirector, Higher Education TechnologiesMs Tabetha BozinDirector, Higher Education Technologies
Ex officioDeputy Director, Digital LearningDr Greg WinslettInstitute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
Ex officioManager, eLearning and Support SystemsDr Simon CollyerInstitute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
NominatedOne early career academic (level A or B), nominated by the Chair, Teaching & Learning CommitteeMr Jim SchirmerSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
NominatedNominated Member - Director of Teaching and LearningAssociate Professor Peter LewisSchool of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
NominatedNominated Member - Deputy Associate Dean (Academic)Associate Professor Jason LodgeFaculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
NominatedNominated Member - LecturerProfessor Lisa HallSchool of Public Health
NominatedMember - Director of Collections and Digital ServicesMr Sam SearleFaculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
NominatedMember - Senior LecturerMr Richard ThomasSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
NominatedMember - ResearcherProfessor Eric VanmanSchool of Psychology
NominatedMember - Deputy President, Academic BoardProfessor Lydia KavanaghFaculty of Science


Member - Associate ProfessorAssociate Professor Peter SuttonSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


One undergraduate student, nominated by the UQ UnionMs Sophy Barlow 


One postgraduate student, nominated by the UQ APS Mr Derek Joel George 
ObserverSenior ManagerMs Vivienne CounterInformation Technology Services
ObserverDirector, Student EmployabilityDr Dino WilloxStudent Enrichment and Employability Development
SecretariatSecretary Julie ThompsonOffice of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

*As of 3 May 2024