Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committee

The major role of the Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committee (FoALTC) is to foster the development of research-inspired, evidence-based and student-focused learning and teaching practices. The FoALTC reports to the Faculty Board and the Senate Learning and Teaching Committee (SLTC). The FoALTC also reports on initiatives to members of staff and students via its representative membership and regular reports and articles on the  Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Hub. In the case of major initiatives, it will also conduct briefings with Heads of Department, and, where appropriate, special reports at departmental meetings.

Terms of Reference

  • To foster the collaborative development of research-inspired, evidence-based and student-focused learning and teaching practices that align with the goals of the University.
  • To exchange and disseminate information on departmental, faculty and university learning and teaching innovations, policy development and change.
  • To advise the Executive Dean and Associate Dean Learning and Teaching on priority areas for quality enhancement in learning and teaching activities.
  • To assist the Faculty of Arts Standards and Quality Committee in the development of appropriate qualitative and quantitative indicators of performance in learning and teaching activities that will be used by departments in a routine development cycle of reflection, innovation, monitoring and feedback.
  • To develop and monitor progress against the Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Strategic Framework, which aligns with the goals of the University’s Learning for the Future Framework 
  • To obtain regular reports from all departments regarding compliance with University and Faculty policies, alignment with University and Faculty strategies and initiatives in the areas of learning and teaching.
  • To establish working parties where needed to develop learning and teaching strategies, implementation plans and procedures.
  • To establish and maintain procedures for communication to ensure that Faculty staff, Department learning and teaching committees, Faculty management, and the Senate Learning and Teaching Committee are informed of recommendations and initiatives


Associate Dean Learning and Teaching [Chair] Peter Keegan
Associate Dean Quality and Standards Panos Vlachopoulos
Manager, Learning and Teaching/Quality and Standards Lynn Negus
Department Directors of Learning and Teaching (or approved nominee), and an additional member of staff in all departments comprising 30 or more continuing academic staff appointments See below
Faculty PACE Coordinator John Uychoco
One Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Team (monthly rotation) See here
Student Engagement Coordinator Vacant
Associate Director, MUIC Programs

Can Yalcinkaya

Library Discipline Group Leader, MQL Access and Advisory Services incl. LIH

Geraldine Marsh, Robyn Westcott, Jeremy Hind

Career Development Consultant Lena Corzo Neisser
Timetable Manager, MQP Campus Planning Craig Oliver
Two student representatives, one undergraduate student and one graduate student, nominated by the Faculty of Arts Student Engagement Coordinator Unlisted
One member of professional staff, Student Administration

Alice Maher (Officer of the Committee), Heather Sainsbury


Department/School Representatives


Head of Department/Dean of School

Discipline Chair

FLTC director

Department/School Administrators

Macquarie School of Education 

Mary Ryan


Michael Cavanagh 

Owain Matthews
Helen Fang 

Department of History and Archaeology 

Malcolm Choat

Ancient History:
Ray Laurence

Modern History:
Clare Monagle

Matthew Bailey 

Ancient history:
Angela Abberton
Nataliya Pysarenko 

Modern history:
Betty Ha 

Department of Indigenous Studies 

Bronwyn Carlson


Sandy O'Sullivan  Tetei Bakic 

Macquarie Law School 

Marc de Vos


Lise Barry 

Debbie Loo
Chidny Praeseuthsouk 

Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature 

Hsu-Ming Teo 

Media and Communications: 
Julian Knowles 

Creative Arts:
Diane Hughes 

Languages and Cultures: 
Jane Hanley 

Stephanie Russo 

Jillian Kramer 

Media comms and creative arts: 
Justine Martin
Stephany Yeap
Michelle Lin 

Languages and culture: Eva Gabrielson, Sheyanna Le Brooy 

Vacant [Shared by the above] 

Department of Philosophy 

Richard Menary 


Jennifer Duke-Yonge 

Clara Wong 

Department of Security Studies and Criminology   

Ben Scheer


Yves Heng Lim 

Michelle Lee 

Macquarie School of Social Sciences 

Chris Dixon 

Chris Houston 

Geography & Planning:
Kristian Ruming 

Ben Spies-Butcher 

Politics & IR: 
Jonathan Symon 

Sara Fuller 

Payel Ray 

Letitia Baker 

Kelli-lee Drake 

Farhana Haque