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Terms of Reference - Teaching and Assessment Committee

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Section 1 - Purpose

(1) The Teaching and Assessment Committee is a sub-committee of the Academic Standards and Quality Committee that provides advice on issues relating to teaching and assessment practices and standards. The Committee will:

  1. develop, monitor, review, and advise the Academic Standards and Quality Committee on, University Rules, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines relating to practices and standards in teaching and assessment;
  2. consider and report on issues related to practices and standards in teaching and assessment, including with respect to curriculum design;
  3. monitor and report on continuous improvement strategies in course and assessment design based on student feedback;
  4. monitor and report on equivalence of assessment practices and standards through moderation and benchmarking;
  5. monitor and report on the suitability of learning resources for students to meet the requirements of their course; and
  6. consider and report on any matters referred to it by the Academic Standards and Quality Committee, Academic Board, or Chair, Academic Board.
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Section 2 - Composition

(2) The membership of the Teaching and Assessment Committee is:

  1. Chair: Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Innovation);
  2. Vice President (Students) and Registrar, or nominee
  3. Director, Centre for Teaching and Learning;
  4. Director, Library Services, or nominee
  5. University Academic Directors, Educational Partnerships, or equivalent;
  6. Associate Dean (Education) from each Faculty and College;
  7. Chair, Accreditation Committee;
  8. Deputy Chair (Teaching and Learning), Academic Board;
  9. One undergraduate student (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a one-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment)
  10. One postgraduate coursework student (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a one-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment)

(3) The Committee may co-opt such other persons to its membership as it determines from time to time.