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 Strategic Plan 2022-2025,
  • 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.

2022 meeting dates

MeetingLocationDate and Time
TLC 2022/01: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 9 February 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/02: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 30 March 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/03: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/04: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 29 June 2022, 14:00
TLC 2022/05: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 3 August 2022, 14:30
TLC 2022/06: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 14 September 2022, 10:00
TLC 2022/07: meetingBrian Wilson Chancellory (61A), Level 5, Senate RoomWednesday, 19 October 2022, 14:30
TLC 2022/08: meetingMary Emelia Mayne room, Mayne Medical School (881), HerstonWednesday, 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 24 (28 July 2022)
  • Sub-committees: Assessment Sub-Committee; Digital Learning Sub-Commitee; Learning Space Sub-Committee; 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:

  • monitor, 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 and academic integrity as articulated in the University’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025;
    • 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 (Global Engagement) (or nominee)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) (or nominee)
  • President, Academic Board
  • Deputy President, Academic Board
  • 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 dean
  • 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 and may nominate permanent observers on an annual basis.

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 officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)(Chairperson)Professor Susan Rowland (Acting) 
Ex officioDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)Professor Doune Macdonald (Acting) 
Ex officioDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)Mr Rongyu Li 
Ex officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement (or nominee)Professor Tracey Bunda 
Ex officioPresident of the BoardProfessor Craig Franklin 
Ex officioDeputy President of the BoardProfessor Lydia Kavanagh 
Ex officioUniversity LibrarianMs Caroline Williams 
Ex officioDirector, Institute for Teaching and Learning InnovationProfessor Karen Benson 
Ex officioDirector, Student Affairs DivisionMr Andrew Lee 
Ex officioAcademic RegistrarMr Mark Erickson 
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanProfessor Polly ParkerFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanAssociate Professor Liza O'MooreFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanProfessor Blake McKimmieFaculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanProfessor Julie DuckFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanProfessor Nick ShawFaculty of Medicine
AppointedFaculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive DeanProfessor Susan RowlandFaculty of Science
AppointedRecipient of Awards and Commendations for Teaching Excellence selected by TLCDr Allison Mandusiak 
AppointedUndergraduate student nominated by the UQ UnionSamara Paradine 
AppointedPostgraduate student nominated by the UQ APSMr Will Triste 
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeProfessor Peter KopittkeSchool of Agriculture and Food Sciences
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeAssociate Professor Sean MillardSchool of Biomedical Sciences
ObserverOtherMs Cordelia JacksonDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Office
ObserverOtherDr Dino WilloxStudent Enrichment and Employability Development
ObserverOtherDr Michaela DeenInstitute for Teaching and Learning Innovation
SecretariatSecretaryMs Carole TateManager, Academic Policy and Programs
SecretariatAssistant SecretaryMs Viola Temple-WattsAdministrative Officer, Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

*As on 17 October 2022