FoALTC

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

Membership

Faculty Executive

Associate Dean Learning and Teaching [Chair] Peter Keegan
Associate Dean Quality and Standards Panos Vlachopoulos
Executive Officer Laura Aubrey

Faculty Professional Staff

Officer of the Committee  Alice Maher
Student Services Lynn Negus
Professional Staff Representative Gai Ramesh
One Senior Learning Designer, Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Team (monthly rotation) See here

Department/School Representatives

Macquarie School of Education  Michael Cavanagh 
Department of History and Archaeology 

Matthew Bailey 

Department of Indigenous Studies 

Sandy O'Sullivan 

Macquarie Law School  Lise Barry
Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language and Literature  Jillian Kramer 
Department of Philosophy  Jennifer Duke-Yonge 
Department of Security Studies and Criminology    Yves Heng Lim
Macquarie School of Social Sciences  Sara Fuller 

University Offices

Careers Lena Corzo Neisser
Higher Degree Research

Kristen Mills

Learning Skills

Robyn Westcott

Library Geraldine Marsh
Learning Enhancement Amanda Parker
L&T Application Support Jeremy Hind
Timetables Louise Goddard
PACE TBD
MUIC

Can Yalcinkaya