• Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)/ Provost or nominee
  • Chair, Academic Board or nominee
  • Director, Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)
  • 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
  • Evaluation Coordinator, Learning and Teaching Centre
  • Director, First Peoples and Equity Pathways
  • The Academic Registrar or nominee
  • Director IT or nominee
  • Manager, eLearning or nominee
  • Representatives from ACU College and Executive Education nominated by the DVC EI
  • PVC (Global and Education Pathways) or nominee
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate student representatives nominated by the Office of Student Success
  • Director Digital Education
  • Director Pathways

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

Chair: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation)

Deputy Chair: Director, Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC)

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 times per year

Meeting duration: 2 hours

Meeting format: Videoconference

Responsible Officer: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Innovation)

Governance Officer: Executive Officer, Learning and Teaching Centre


The following subcommittees are required to provide regular reports to this committee and to bring key matters to the committee for discussion:

Assessment Committee, Awards & Grants Committee, Evidencing Learning and Teaching Quality (ELTQ) Advisory Group, Digital Education Committee


50% of Membership which must include the Chair or Deputy Chair

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;
  2. To initiate, review and monitor compliance with relevant legislation, policies and procedures;
  3. 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;
  4. To receive, consider and respond to reports from Faculty Learning and Teaching Committees, Learning and Teaching Centre and other University Directorates in relation to quality improvements in learning and teaching;
  5. To monitor key indicators of quality learning and teaching (e.g. student engagement, retention, success, assessment, 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;
  6. To promote innovation in learning and teaching practices and
  7. To have oversight of all professional development activities related to improving the quality of learning and teaching.


Term of appointment for non-ex-officio members: two years.

To ensure progression of the business of the committee is not impeded:

  1. If any ex-officio member is unable to participate then a proxy is only permitted following consultation with, and approval from, the Chair 2.
  2. If either student representative is unable to participate, the specified nominated proxy is to attend. 3.
  3. If any other member is unable to participate in any meeting, they are required to arrange for an appropriate proxy to take their place.
Review: The ULTC Terms of Reference was last reviewed in February 2020
Page last updated on 02/04/2020

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