Composition and Terms of Reference
The Committee reports to the Academic Board.
Ex-Officio Members (full rights)
- Chairperson as nominated by the Chairperson of the Academic Board
- Deputy Chairperson as nominated by the Chairperson of the Academic Board
- Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
- Dean, Academic
- Dean, Indigenous Education and Engagement
- Two Heads of School via an expression of interest and selected by the Chairperson, Learning and Teaching Committee
- One undergraduate and one postgraduate coursework student, who are not members of staff of the University with a staff appointment of 0.5 FTE or more, identified by expression of interest and appointed by the Chairperson
- Up to two additional members co-opted by the Chairperson for a specified term
- One academic staff member from the northern region, elected by the staff (Gympie and Fraser Coast)
- One academic staff member from the southern region elected by the staff (Moreton Bay and Caboolture)
- One academic staff member from the central region elected by the staff (Sunshine Coast and Thompson Institute)
Invited to attend as appropriate (having participatory, but not voting, rights)
- Pro Vice-Chancellors and Directors as required
- Any visitors with the approval of the Chairperson
In attendance (having participatory, but not voting, rights)
- Any Head/Director who is not an ex-officio member (with the approval of the Chairperson)
Observers (no rights)
Any person with the approval of the Chairperson
Terms of Reference
- To advise the Academic Board on learning and teaching matters, including University Policy on learning and teaching, by monitoring learning and teaching performance, including benchmarking and external referencing of program and course design and delivery; monitoring academic integrity, and monitoring academic risk.
- To advise the Academic Board on strategic plans associated with learning and teaching.
- To make recommendations to the Academic Board regarding learning and teaching grant schemes.
- To advise the Academic Board on professional development in learning and teaching.
- To advise the Academic Board on strategies and mechanisms for improving student retention, success and graduate employability.
- To monitor the progress and outcomes of learning and teaching related initiatives and projects.
- To monitor compliance with the relevant Higher Education Standards and develop mechanisms for ensuring compliance.
Tenure and Frequency of Meetings
There will be at least four meetings of the Committee each year.
The Heads of School will serve for a period of two years.
Elected academic staff members will serve for a period of two years.
The student members will serve for a period of one year, with a maximum of two consecutive terms of office.
Last Revised: Approved by Chairperson, Academic Board - 2 February 2022