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 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.

2021 meeting dates

Meeting Location Date and Time
TLC 2021/01: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, room 566 Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 14:30
TLC 2021/02: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 31 March 2021, 14:30
TLC 2021/03: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 10:00
TLC 2021/04: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 10:00
TLC 2021/05: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 4 August 2021, 10:00
TLC 2021/06: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 10:00
TLC 2021/07: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 10:00
TLC 2021/08: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 10:00

 

2022 meeting dates

Meeting Location Date and Time
TLC 2022/01: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/02: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/03: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/04: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 14:00
TLC 2022/05: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 3 August 2022, 14:30
TLC 2022/06: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 14 September 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/07: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 14:30
TLC 2022/08: meeting Brian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate Room Wednesday, 23 November 2022, 10:00

 

General information

  • Committee name: Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: app@uq.edu.au
  • Version (effective date): Version 23 (1 January 2021)
  • Sub-committees: Assessment Sub-Committee; Digital Learning Sub-Commitee; Learning Space Sub-Committee; 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.

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021

Teaching and Learning Committee contributes to the University of Queensland meeting the requirements of the following Domains and Standards within the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 (HESF 2021):

  • Domain 1 Student Participation and Attainment 
    • Standard 1.3 – Orientation and Progression 
    • Standard 1.4 – Learning Outcomes and Assessment 
  • Domain 2 Learning Environment
    • Standard 2.1 – Facilities and Infrastructure 
    • Standard 2.2 – Diversity and Equity 
    • Standard 2.3 – Wellbeing and Safety  
    • Standard 2.4 – Student Grievances and Complaints
  • Domain 3 Teaching 
    • Standard 3.1 – Course Design
    • Standard 3.2 – Staffing 
    • Standard 3.3 – Learning Resources and Educational Support  
  • Domain 4 Research and Research Training
    • Standard 4.2 – Research Training
  • Domain 5 Institutional Quality Assurance 
    • Standard 5.1 – Course Approval and Accreditation  
    • Standard 5.2 – Academic and Research Integrity 
    • Standard 5.3 – Monitoring, Review and Improvement 
  • Domain 6 Governance and Accountability
    • Standard 6.1 – Corporate Governance
    • Standard 6.2 – Corporate Monitoring and Accountability
    • Standard 6.3 – Academic Governance
  • Domain 7 Representation, Information and Information Management 
    • Standard 7.2 – Information for Prospective and Current Students 
    • Standard 7.3 – Information Management

Composition

Ex-Officio

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) (or nominee)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) (or nominee)
  • President, Academic Board
  • Deputy President, Academic Board
  • Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee
  • University Librarian
  • Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation 
  • 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 Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement (or nominee) Professor Tracey Bunda  
Ex officio President of the Board Professor Craig Franklin (Acting)
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Lydia Kavanagh (Acting)
Ex officio Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee Professor Lydia Kavanagh  
Ex officio University Librarian Ms Caroline Williams  
Ex officio Director, Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation Professor Karen Benson  
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 Liza O'Moore Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Blake McKimmie Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Professor Julie Duck 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 Jack Wang  
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union Mr Ryan Jover  
Appointed Postgraduate student nominated by the UQ APS Mr Will Triste  
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Associate Professor Sean Millard School of Biomedical Sciences
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Associate Professor Helen Wozniak Faculty of Medicine
Observer Other Ms Bridget Healey Senior Policy Officer — Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Secretariat Secretary Ms Carole Tate Manager, Academic Policy and Programs
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Viola Temple-Watts Administrative Officer, Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

*As on 26 August 2021