The Committee for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching is a committee of Senate. Its purpose is to support and promote excellence in learning and teaching across the University.
Terms of Reference
- To develop new strategies directed at contemporary topics in teaching and learning, primarily through the establishment of thematic subcommittees and working groups.
- To initiate, create and advance policies and guidelines on teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation.
- To recognise, support and promote excellence and innovative developments in teaching and learning, and the effective use of information and communication technologies.
- To work with University bodies and external agencies to disseminate information on innovative practice in teaching, learning and assessment, including the Internationalisation Committee.
- To administer, evaluate and award the annual Otago Teaching Excellence Awards and to select nominees for the national awards.
- To foster and facilitate research and scholarship into university teaching and learning, including disbursing, administering and reporting on University funds.
- To encourage applications for externally funded grants for the development and support of excellence in teaching and learning.
- To serve as an Advisory Group to the Higher Education Development Centre.
- To discuss and, where appropriate, act upon regular reports from the Academic Integrity Group, Higher Education Development Centre, Information Technology Services, Internationalisation Committee, Library Services and Digitally-Enhanced Learning and Teaching Group.
|Composition of the Board||Member||Expiry date (if applicable)|
|Dean of Learning and Teaching (Convener)||Professor Tim Cooper||Ex officio|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Enterprise) or nominee||Professor Richard Blaikie||Ex officio|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Commerce||Dr John Williams||31 December 2024|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences||Associate Professor Alesha Smith||31 December 2024|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Humanities||Dr Fairleigh Gilmour||31 December 2024|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Sciences||Professor Shiela Skeaff||31 December 2024|
|Director, International||Jason Cushen||Ex officio|
|Head, Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)||Professor Ben Daniel||Ex officio|
|Director, Distance Learning||Dr Sarah Stein||Ex officio|
|Director (or nominee), Student and Academic Services||Dr Stephen Scott||Ex officio|
|Director, Academic Integrity and Advisory Group||Dr Lee Adam||Ex officio|
|Director, Summer School and Continuing Education||To be confirmed||Ex officio|
|OUSA representative||Mia Heaphy Butts||31 December 2023|
|Director, Quality Advancement||Margaret Morgan||Ex officio|
|Information Technology Services Division representative||Nicola Walmsley||31 December 2024|
|Library representative||Cate Bardwell||31 December 2024|
|Co-opted||Dr Russell Butson||31 December 2024|
|Māori and Pacific representatives||Dr Tracy Perry||31 December 2024|
|Dr Rachel Martin||31 December 2024|
|Professor Rose Richards||31 December 2024|
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The Board has the power to co-opt as required.
Meeting dates for 2023
|CALT Meeting dates (Thursdays at 2:00pm)||Deadline for Agenda Item submissions|
|26 January||Monday 16 January|
|30 March||Monday 20 March|
|25 May||Monday 15 May|
|27 July||Monday 17 July|
|28 September||Monday 18 September|
|30 November||Monday 20 November|
University Teaching Development Grants
The primary purpose of University Teaching Development Grants is to foster active and scholarly development of teaching in order to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the University.
Grants are to be used for scholarly project work such as planning, implementing and evaluating a curriculum intervention of some kind (e.g. new course design, further development of an existing course or programme), or incorporating the use of e-technology in teaching and learning (eLearning Enhancement).
Grants may also be used for Strategic Projects. For more information go to University Teaching Development Grants.
Applications for 2024 grants close on Monday 2 October 2023.