Purpose and Terms of Reference

The University Learning and Teaching Committee (ULTC), as a Subcommittee of Academic Board, will collaborate with, and respond to, Faculties and the University to ensure high quality Mission aligned learning and teaching across the University.

The ULTC is governed by the Terms of Reference as set out below:

  • To collaborate with and advise Academic Board on the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures related to learning and teaching (HESF 6.3).
  • To monitor equivalence in standards and learning and teaching policy compliance across campuses and between faculties. This includes third party delivery (HESF 2.1, 3.3, 5.4).
  • To initiate, review and to ensure compliance with the HESF and other regulatory requirements.
  • To debate, advise and make regular reports and recommendations to Academic Board regarding current and emerging issues in learning and teaching, including any matters delegated to the Committee by Academic Board.
  • To receive, consider and respond to reports from Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees, Student Success sub-committee, Learning and Teaching Centre and other University Directorates in relation to quality improvements in learning and teaching.
  • To set and monitor key indicators of quality learning and teaching (e.g. student engagement, retention, success, assessment, academic integrity, grading, student feedback by course, by cohort and by location) and make recommendations to Faculties and other University Directorates to facilitate quality improvements in learning and teaching (HESF 1.4, 3.3, 5.2,5.3).
  • To promote the ongoing embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowings in the curriculum and professional development opportunities for ACU staff in cultural competency (HESF 2.2).
  • To set and monitor key indicators of scholarly teaching and of scholarship of learning and teaching (SOLT) and make recommendations to Faculties and other University Directorates to facilitate quality improvements in scholarly teaching and to enhance engagement in SOLT (HESF 3.2).
  • To promote innovation in learning and teaching practices and
  • To have oversight of all professional development activities related to improving the quality of learning and teaching (HESF 3.2).

Meeting Schedule: See Governance Committee Calendar.

Committee Templates: See Governance Committee Templates.

Chair: Provost or nominee.

Deputy Chair: Director, Centre for Education and Innovation (CEI), or nominee.

Governance Support: Isabella Bilic

For general ULTC enquiries, please contact CEI.

Composition and Membership

Composition Membership
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)/ Provost or nominee Professor Chris Lonsdale (nominee)
Chair, Academic Board or nominee Professor Tim McKenry
Director, Centre for Education and Innovation (Chair) Professor Anthony Whitty
Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) or equivalent of each Faculty

Associate Professor Jennifer Carpenter, FEA

Associate Professor Stephen Guinea, FHS

Associate Professor Bhavani Sridharan, FLB

Dr Ian Elmer, FTP

Director, Libraries or nominee Kerry Bedford (nominee)
Academics nominated by each Executive Dean reflecting the multi campus, multi jurisdiction nature of ACU (2-year term)

Dr Paul Chandler, FEA

Associate Professor Helen Aucote, FHS

Dr Trajce Cvetkovski, FLB

Associate Professor Richard Colledge, FTP

Manager, Student Engagement and Success, Centre for Education and Innovation Associate Professor Christian Lorenzen
Academic Integrity Lead, Centre for Education and Innovation Dr Genevieve Morris
Director, First Peoples or nominee Jane Ceolin
The Academic Registrar or nominee Cheryl Fullwood
Director IT or nominee Brett Wiskar (nominee)
PVC (Global and Education Pathways) or nominee Chris Riley
Undergraduate and postgraduate student representatives nominated by Student Support Services (2-year term)

Alice Young

Jacob Soeradinata

Director, Pathways Marta Spes-Skrbis
Manager, Academic Skills Unit Guido Ernst
Chief Information Officer or nominee Russell Parker

The ULTC may co-opt complementary expertise for specific tasks/issues.

To ensure progression of the business of the ULTC is not impeded Committee members who are unable to participate may identify a proxy following consultation with the Chair. The proxy must be fully briefed by the member and will be eligible to vote on any matter.

Quorum for ULTC meetings is 50% of membership which must include the Chair or Deputy Chair and at least one representative from each Faculty.

Page last updated on 23/04/2024

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