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Distance Learning Advisory Board

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Terms of Reference

  • To advise the Senate on policy and strategy 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 Board Member Expiry date (if applicable)
Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Convener) Professor Pat Cragg Ex-officio
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Commerce Dr Sarah Carr Ex-officio (appointed by the PVC)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences (Dunedin) Associate Professor David McBride Ex-officio (appointed by the PVC)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences (Northern) Dr Rob Griffiths; and Associate Professor Eileen McKinlay Ex-officio (appointed by the PVC)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Humanities Dr James Harding Ex-officio (appointed by the PVC)
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Sciences Associate Professor Andrew Trotman Ex-officio (appointed by the PVC)
Director (or nominee), International Mrs Megan Smith Ex-officio (appointed by the Director)
Head (or nominee), Student Experience Ms Sonya Stewart Ex-officio
Senior Operations Services Representative Mrs Niky Hunt (Senior Manager Client Services, Humanities) Ex-officio
Director, Distance Learning Dr Sarah Stein Ex-officio
Director (or nominee), Information Technology Services Mr Jeffrey Ormandy Ex-officio (appointed by the Director)
University Librarian (or nominee) Mr Mike Wall Ex-officio
Head of Department (or nominee), HEDC Associate Professor Joyce Koh Ex-officio (appointed by the Head, HEDC)
Nominee of OUSA Mr Geraldi Ryan (International Students’ Representative) December 2021
Co-opted Members Member Expiry date (if applicable)
Previous Chair, Distance Learning Reference Group Professor Paul Trebilco Ex-officio
Director, Centre of Distance Education and e-Learning Dr Keryn Pratt Ex-officio
Director, Summer School and Continuing Education Ex-officio

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

Serviced by: Specialist, Academic Committees and Services (Rebecca Connaughton, rebecca.connaughton@otago.ac.nz; ext 8696)

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Meeting dates for 2021

  • Wednesday 10 March at 2pm – Committee Room North
  • Wednesday 12 May at 2pm – Committee Room North
  • Wednesday 11 August at 2pm – Committee Room North
  • Wednesday 10 November at 2pm – Committee Room North

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