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 Date
TLC 2017/01: meeting Wednesday, 22 February 2017, 10:00
TLC 2017/02: meeting Wednesday, 12 April 2017, 10:00
TLC 2017/03: meeting Wednesday, 21 June 2017, 10:00
TLC 2017/04: meeting Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 10:00
TLC 2017/05: meeting Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 10:00
TLC 2017/06: meeting Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 10:00

General Information

  • Committee name: Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Glenda Jacobs — Director, Academic Administration
  • Version (effective date): Version 16 (1 January 2017)
  • Sub-committees: Assessment Sub-Committee; Technology-Enhanced Learning Sub-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 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.
  • 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 (International)
  • President, Academic Board
  • Deputy President, Academic Board
  • Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee
  • University Librarian
  • Director, Student Affairs Division
Other   
  • One representative from each faculty teaching and learning committee, appointed by the executive dean1
  • One member elected by and from the Academic Board
  • 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

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

Noting that this person is normally the chair of the faculty teaching and learning committee or the associate dean (academic)

Administrative Arrangements

  • The term of membership for the representative elected by and from the Academic Board 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 (International) Professor Monique Skidmore  
Ex officio President of the Board Professor Fred D'Agostino  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio Chair, Assessment Sub-Committee Professor Peter Adams  
Ex officio University Librarian Mr Robert Gerrity  
Ex officio Director, Student Affairs Division Mr Andrew Lee  
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Associate Professor Philip Bodman 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 Professor Julie Duck Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Associate Professor Geoffrey Marks Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Faculty TLC representative appointed by the Executive Dean Associate Professor Kim Bryceson Faculty of Science
Appointed Recipient of Awards and Commendations for Teaching Excellence selected by TLC Professor Anthony Cassimatis Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union Mr Finbar Fuller  
Appointed Postgraduate student nominated by the UQ APS MS Sarah Sun  
Elected Member elected by and from the Academic Board Associate Professor Carl Reidsema School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering
Observer Other Mrs Pauline Pavier Executive Officer — Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Secretariat Secretary Ms Glenda Jacobs Director, Academic Administration — Academic Services Division
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Viola Temple-Watts (acting) Administrative Officer, Academic Policy and Programs — Academic Services Division

*As on 20 February 2017

Agendas and minutes are available to TLC members and UQ staff on TLC SharePoint site.
Contacts:

For more information regarding activities to support teaching and learning at UQ, visit the UQ Teaching and Learning Homepage.