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 Higher Education Development Centre and Information Technology Services.
|Composition of the Board||Member||Expiry date (if applicable)|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Convener)||Professor Pat Cragg||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 2020|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Health Sciences||Dr Alesha Smith||31 December 2022|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Humanities||Associate Professor Zach Weber||31 December 2020|
|Pro-Vice-Chancellor (or nominee) of the Division of Sciences||Professor Shiela Skeaff||31 December 2021|
|Director, International||Mr Jason Cushen||Ex officio|
|Head, Higher Education Development Centre (HEDC)||Associate Professor Ben Daniel||Ex officio|
|Director, Distance Learning||Dr Sarah Stein||Ex officio|
|Director (or nominee), Student and Academic Services||Dr Stephen Scott|
|Director, Summer School and Continuing Education||Dr Elaine Webster||Ex officio|
|OUSA representative||Ms Emily Coyle||31 December 2020|
|Director, Quality Advancement||Ms Margaret Morgan||Ex officio|
|Information Technology Services Division representative||Ms Nicola Walmsley||31 December 2021|
|Library representative||Ms Cate Bardwell||31 December 2020|
|Professor Rachel Zajac||31 December 2020|
Mr Matt Angel (email@example.com)
The Board has the power to co-opt as required.
Meeting dates for 2020
|CALT Meeting dates (Thursdays at 2:00pm)||Deadline for submission|
|30 January||21 January|
|26 March||17 March|
|28 May||19 May|
|30 July||21 July|
|24 September||15 September|
|26 November||17 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 2020 close on Tuesday 1 October 2019.