• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)/ Provost or nominee
  • Chair, Academic Board or nominee
  • Director, Centre for Education and Innovation
  • Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) or equivalent of each Faculty
  • Director, Libraries or nominee
  • Academics nominated by each Executive Dean reflecting the multi campus, multi jurisdiction nature of ACU
  • Manager, Student Engagement and Success, Centre for Education and Innovation
  • Academic Integrity Lead, Centre for Education and Innovation
  • Director, First Peoples or nominee
  • The Academic Registrar or nominee
  • Director IT or nominee
  • PVC (Global and Education Pathways) or nominee
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate student representatives nominated by Student Support Services
  • Director, Digital Education
  • Director, Education Pathways
  • Manager, Academic Skills Unit
  • Director of Planning and Strategic Management or nominee

The University Learning and Teaching Committee may co-opt complementary expertise for specific tasks/issues.

Chair: Provost or nominee

Deputy Chair: Director, Centre for Education and Innovation or nominee

Date of establishment: The University Learning and Teaching Committee was established on 21 September 2001 and was retitled on 1 January 2009

Meeting frequency: 5-6 times per year to align with Academic Board

Meeting duration: 2 hours

Meeting format: Videoconference

Responsible Officer: Provost

Governance Officer:  Policy and Project Manager, Office of the Provost

Subcommittee: Student Success sub-committee

Quorum: 50% of Membership which must include the Chair or Deputy Chair and at least one representative from each Faculty


The University Learning and Teaching Committee, 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.

Terms of Reference

  1. To collaborate with and advise Academic Board on the formulation and implementation of policies and procedures related to learning and teaching; (HESF 6.3)
  2. 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)
  3. To initiate, review and to ensure compliance with the HESF and other regulatory requirements;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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)
  7. 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)
  8. 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)
  9. To promote innovation in learning and teaching practices and
  10. To have oversight of all professional development activities related to improving the quality of learning and teaching (HESF 3.2)


Term of appointment for non-ex-officio members: two years. To ensure progression of the business of the committee 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.

Review: The ULTC Terms of Reference was last reviewed in October 2021

Page last updated on 02/04/2020

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