Manual of Policies and Procedures

C/2.1 University Learning and Teaching Committee

Contact Officer

Director, Governance and Legal Services

Approval Date

25/02/2019

Approval Authority

Council

Date of Next Review

01/12/2020

Modification History

University Learning and Teaching Committee is a Council committee established in accordance with Council Procedure 1- Committees . University Learning and Teaching Committee is accountable to University Academic Board (A/3.6) for fulfilling the following terms of reference.

Terms of Reference

University Learning and Teaching Committee addresses three broad areas of policy relating to: learning and teaching, courses and curriculum (including issues of quality); and academic entitlements of individual students undertaking coursework programs, in the areas of admission, enrolment, exemption, assessment, discipline, progression and exclusion, reviews and appeals and graduation.

Learning and teaching

University Learning and Teaching Committee

  • recommends to University Academic Board policy and procedures on learning and teaching
  • advises University Academic Board on the learning and teaching components of the institutional plans
  • advises University Academic Board on trends and developments in teaching, teaching technology, learning and assessment and recommends changes to reflect best practice
  • promotes high quality and innovative teaching within the University through policy development and learning and teaching related grants and awards. In particular the Committee
    • advises University Academic Board on teaching-related aspects of staff recruitment, development and evaluation
    • maintains oversight and makes recommendations relating to strategy for internal and external grants to support learning and teaching in the University
    • maintains oversight and makes recommendations relating to strategy for QUT nominations for national teaching awards.

Student academic entitlements

University Learning and Teaching Committee

  • recommends to University Academic Board policy, procedures and rules relating to the academic entitlements of individual students undertaking coursework programs, in the areas of admission, enrolment, exemption, assessment, discipline, progression and exclusion, reviews and appeals and graduation.

Courses and curriculum

University Learning and Teaching Committee reports to University Academic Board on trends and developments relating to course provision, and issues of curriculum enhancement. This may include strategic reviews of courses to provide analyses of curriculum related issues.

Quality assurance

University Learning and Teaching Committee has a particular role in quality assurance in teaching, courses and curriculum and maintenance of academic standards for coursework programs and students. In particular, the Committee

  • monitors and advises University Academic Board on national and local quality assurance developments in relation to educational programs and learning and teaching
  • provides advice to faculties on good practice quality assurance processes in relation to courses and learning and teaching
  • provides comment to University Academic Board on course quality assurance through consideration of reports generated through the University's course quality assurance cycle process
  • provides advice to University Academic Board on academic standards and quality assurance applicable to student academic entitlements
  • approves curriculum developments and discontinuations for centrally operated non-research awards in accordance with policy for curriculum design and approval (C/4.1.3).

Membership

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) ex officio as Chair
  • Provost ex officio
  • Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar ex officio
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Digital Learning) ex officio
  • Chief Information Officer ex officio
  • Director, Curiculum Quality and Standards
  • Director, Oodgeroo Unit ex officio
  • Director, QUT Academy of Learning and Teaching ex officio
  • Director, Next Gen Learning ex officio
  • Director, Student Success ex officio
  • Director, QUT International College or nominee
  • Director, Student Business Services or nominee
  • Equity Director ex officio
  • Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for each faculty ex officio
  • Service Manager, eLearning Technologies ex officio
  • Two academic staff members nominated by and from University Academic Board
  • A director of faculty services nominated by the Chair of University Academic Board
  • One member nominated by University Learning and Teaching Committee, from persons external to the University or sessional academic staff of the University
  • One undergraduate student nominated by the Chair of University Academic Board after receiving expressions of interest
  • One postgraduate coursework student nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education) following consultation with Executive Deans

A nominee of the Vice-President (Administration) and University Registrar is secretary.

Tenure and frequency of meeting

Terms of office are as detailed in section 6 of Council Procedure 1 - Committees.

University Learning and Teaching Committee normally meets in the cycle of meetings leading up to Council meetings.

Reporting

Following each meeting, University Learning and Teaching Committee reports to the next meeting of University Academic Board.

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Modification History

Date

Sections

Source

Details

30.09.19 All Provost Revised membership to amend approved position title change for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education)
25.02.19 All Council Membership revised to reflect organisational changes and in accordance with self-assessment review
09.01.19 All Director, Governance and Legal Services Policy revised to include approved position title change from assistant dean/s to associate dean/s
11.12.18 All Governance and Legal Services Revised membership resulting from changes to position titles/organisational structure (Vice-President (Technology) and Chief Information Officer disestablished)
11.10.18 All Vice-President (Technology) and Chief Information Officer Revised membership to amend position change - Director, eLearning Services replaced by Service Manager, eLearning Technologies
14.06.17 All Council Revised terms of reference to include "Faculty Academic Board" roles for centrally-operated non-research awards
27.02.17 All Council Revised membership in accordance with committee self-assessment review and disestablishment of Student Support Services
30.01.17 All Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) Revised membership to amend position title change - Associate Director, Student Success and Retention to Director, Student Success
09.12.16 All Enhancing the Student Experience REAL Difference Change Manager Revised policy to include REAL Difference initiative, approved name change for position title, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Learning Support) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Technology, Information and Library Services) - effective 03.01.17
07.12.16 All Council Revised membership to amend student representation (effective 01.01.17)
03.12.14 All Council Revised membership in accordance with committee self-assessment review (effective 01.01.15)
05.12.12 All Council Revised policy - effective from 01.07.13

20.04.11

All

Council

Renamed University Teaching and Learning Committee to University Learning and Teaching Committee. Revised terms of reference and membership to include commiittee name change

19.02.11

All

Vice-Chancellor

Policy revised to include approved position title change for Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching Quality) to Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

17.12.10

All

University Teaching and Learning Committee

Periodic review - no change required

25.08.10

All

Council

Revised terms of reference

07.01.10

All

Governance Services

Revised membership to reflect change in structure of Teaching and Learning Support Services and Office of Teaching Quality

14.11.08

All

University Academic Board

Renumbered and relocated to C/2.1 (formerly C/1.3.1)

20.08.08

All

Council

Renamed Teaching and Learning Committee to University Teaching and Learning Committee and revised membership to include Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic); revised terms of reference effective from 01.01.09 (endorsed by University Academic Board 25.07.08)

27.02.08

All

Council

Revised membership provisions of Teaching and Learning Committee (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Teaching Quality) to become committee chair)

18.04.07

All

Council

Revised terms of reference of Teaching and Learning Committee (endorsed by University Academic Board 16.03.07)

09.06.06

All

Secretariat

Updated consistent with current policy and delegations relating to approval of courses and conferral of awards

15.06.05

All

Council

Revised membership provisions, in accordance with Final Report on Implementation Plan for 2003/2004 Council Committees Reviews

16.11.04

All

Secretariat

Editorial (renumbered - formerly C/2.3, C/2.3.1, C/2.3.2, C/2.3.3)

02.09.04

All

Secretariat

Editorial (consistent with revised terms of reference of committees as per recommendations of the 2003/2004 Committees Review)

02.06.04

All

Council

Revised terms of reference and membership provisions, in accordance with recommendations of Council Panel of the 2003/2004 Committees Review

29.01.03

All

Chair, University Academic Board and Vice-Chancellor on behalf of Council

Revised membership provisions (endorsed by University Academic Board 01.04.03)

28.03.01

All

Council

Revised terms of reference and membership

03.07.98

All

University Academic Board

Amended terms of reference and membership - Teaching and Learning Committee; abolished Courses Committee

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