Scope and Application:
The Learning and Teaching Committee is responsible to Academic Board for providing vision and leadership in relation to teaching and learning. The Committee shall also provide advice and recommendations as required to the Vice-Chancellor on any management-related learning and teaching issue.
The functions of the Learning and Teaching Committee are to:
develop, monitor and review policy, procedures and regulations relevant to learning, teaching and quality;
advise on strategic planning and quality enhancement in learning, teaching and quality;
monitor implementation of the University’s Learning, Teaching and Quality priorities across the University;
receive advice from Faculties in relation to quality assurance reports generated through the University’s course quality assurance cycle process for evidence-based improvement of courses and programs;
promote, disseminate and encourage adoption of high quality and innovative teaching within the University through, but not limited to, professional development and scholarship.
oversee the processes for encouraging, recognising and rewarding teaching excellence;
provide high level advice to the University on national and local quality assurance development in relation to courses and programs (e.g. AQF, TEQSA); and
provide high level advice to the University on national initiatives and developments in learning and teaching including the implications of changes in technology on learning and teaching.
The Learning and Teaching Committee shall have the following membership:
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning , Teaching & Quality) (Chairperson)
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), or equivalent position as appropriate, from each Faculty
One representative from Learning, Teaching and Quality
Executive Director, Australian Digital Futures Institute (ADFI) or nominee
Director, Indigenous Education (or nominee)
Provost, USQ: Fraser Coast (or nominee)
Director USQ Springfield (or nominee)
Director, Library Services or nominee
One representative from Division of ICT Services
One nominee of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Students and Communities)
Two persons elected by and from the Academic Board
Two elected students, preferably undergraduate and postgraduate. Where possible one of these students should study predominately online.
Peak Approval Authority:
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services)
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