Teaching and Learning

Mandate

The Committee on Teaching and Learning (Committee) is established by the General Faculties Council (GFC) under its general authority for academic matters under the Post-Secondary Learning Act. The Committee provides academic oversight from a cross-program/institutional perspective. It serves as GFC’s primary advisory group on promotion of excellence in teaching and of an optimal learning environment.

Terms of Reference

Committee on Teaching and Learning Terms of Reference

Mandate

The Committee on Teaching and Learning (Committee) is established by the General Faculties Council (GFC) under its general authority for academic matters under the Post-Secondary Learning Act. The Committee provides academic oversight from a cross-program/institutional perspective. It serves as GFC’s primary advisory group on promotion of excellence in teaching and of an optimal learning environment.

Responsibilities

Delegated Authorities

The Committee shall:

  • Approve criteria for student evaluation of teaching

  • Set priorities and endorse strategic direction for teaching and learning initiatives and for professional development to support those initiatives

  • Approve criteria for the adjudication of faculty development funding, in alignment with teaching and learning strategies

  • Recommend to the GFC policies and procedures related to teaching, learning, teaching awards, and faculty development

  • Recommend to the GFC, jointly with the Academic Planning and Quality Assurance Committee, key performance indicators and metrics for teaching and learning, including learning outcomes

  • Monitor the evolution of learning technology applications, including eLearning and their impact on pedagogy in order to advise on and endorse the vision and strategy for learning spaces and learning technologies

  • Act in an advisory capacity to the Teaching and Learning Centre and eLearning and to the GFC on all matters which affect teaching and learning at the University

  • Receive reports related to teaching and learning services, and student engagement, and provide feedback

  • Provide insight, advice and recommendations on other topics related to teaching and learning

  • Undertake other duties related to its mandate as assigned by GFC from time to time

Creation of Subsidiary Bodies and Sub-Delegation

The Committee may:

  • Strike sub-committees, ad hoc committees, or working groups to support its functions, and approve terms of reference for such bodies

Workplan

  • The Committee will maintain a workplan, to be updated annually, and shared with the GFC for feedback

Reporting

  • The Committee will regularly report to the GFC on its activities and decisions

  • These Terms of Reference and delegated authority herein will be reviewed by the committee at least every three years

Membership:

Voting

Ex-Officio

  • President

  • Provost and VP, Academic, or delegate, who shall serve as administrative co-chair

  • AVP, Students and Teaching, or delegate

  • Dean of the Library, or delegate

Elected

  • Four (4) academic staff members of the GFC, one of whom shall be elected by the Committee as faculty co-chair of the Committee

Appointed:

  • One (1) student member of the GFC, appointed by the Students’ Association of MacEwan University

  • Three (3) additional academic staff members at large who shall be nominated by the Committee and appointed by the Executive Committee of the GFC

Non-Voting

  • Chief Information Officer, or delegate

  • Director, Office of Teaching and Learning Services

  • Director, Office of eLearning

  • University Secretary

  • Recording secretary

  • The Committee may invite additional resource members or special consulting members who do not vote

Meetings

The meeting schedule will be posted here when it is finalized.

Membership

Teaching and Learning Members 2020-21

Member Role/Position Term End
Annette Trimbee President (ex-officio) ongoing
Craig Monk Provost, co-chair (ex-officio) ongoing
Cassie Prochnau AVP, Students and Teaching (ex-officio) ongoing
Karen Keiller Dean of the Library (ex-officio) ongoing
Alycia Stewart Student member (appointed) 04/30/21
Cynthia Zutter GFC member, co-chair (elected faculty) 08/31/22
Nataliya Zadorozhna GFC member (elected faculty) 08/31/21
Eva Revitt GFC member (elected faculty) 08/31/22
Sherif Elbarrad GFC member (elected faculty) 08/31/21
Rose Ginther Faculty at large (appointed faculty) 31/08/22
Lee Makovichuk Faculty at large (appointed faculty) 31/08/22
Dave Kato Faculty at large (appointed faculty) 31/08/22
Shelagh Hohm Chief Information Officer (non-voting) ongoing
Lynne Honey Director, Teaching and Learning Credit (non-voting) ongoing
Lynn Feist Director, Office of eLearning (non-voting) ongoing
Gwen Bauer University Secretary (non-voting) ongoing