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Distance Learning Advisory Board

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Terms of Reference

  • To advise the Senate on policy and procedures relating to Distance Learning,
  • To assist the Director, Distance Learning to ensure that Distance Learning operates in accordance with policy and to provide guidance for the ongoing development of Distance Learning,
  • To promote the University of Otago as a centre for excellence in Distance Learning,
  • To promote Distance Learning in Divisions and Departments, in accordance with the Strategic Direction for the University approved by Council,
  • To promote Distance Learning as a means to further the University's commitment to internationalisation,
  • To recommend guidelines and provide advice to those responsible for the administration and technological support of Distance Learning, particularly on the academic dimensions of these facets of Distance Teaching,
  • To consider any other matters relating to Distance Learning and Teaching referred to it.

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Membership

Composition of the BoardMemberNomineesExpiry date (if applicable)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Convener)Professor Vernon SquireEx-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of CommerceProfessor Robin GauldTBCAppointed by the PVC
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences (Dunedin)Professor Peter CramptonAssociate Professor David McBrideAppointed by the PVC
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences (Northern)Dr Rob GriffithsAppointed by the PVC
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of HumanitiesProfessor Tony BallantyneDr Peter WalkerAppointed by the PVC
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of SciencesMs Penny FieldAppointed by the PVC
Director, InternationalMr Jason CushenEx-officio
Director (or nominee), Academic ServicesMr John PriceMr David CrossEx-officio
Director, Distance LearningDr Sarah SteinEx-officio
Director (or nominee), Information Technology ServicesMr Mike HarteMr Emerson PrattEx-officio
University LibrarianMr Howard AmosEx-officio
Nominee of HEDCDr Jenny McDonaldEx-officio
Nominee of OUSAMax Chan31 December 2017
Co-opted MembersMemberExpiry date (if applicable)
Previous Chair, Distance Learning Reference GroupProfessor Paul Trebilco 
Director, Centre of Distance Education and e-LearningProfessor Kwok Wing Lai 

The Board has the power to co-opt as required.

Serviced by: Administrative Assistant, Distance Learning (Fiona Stuart, Fiona.Stuart@otago.ac.nz; ext 4138)
Reports to: Standing Committee of Senate

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Meetings for 2017

The Distance Learning Advisory Board will meet on Wednesdays at 2 pm as noted below:

  • 22 March
  • 17 May
  • 16 August
  • 15 November

Meetings will be held in the AVC1 Conferencing Suite, Information Services Building (ISB).

Meeting dates for 2018

The Distance Learning Advisory Board will meet on Wednesdays at 2 pm as noted below:

  • 21 March
  • 16 May
  • 22 August
  • 14 November

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