Senate Committee on University Teaching and Learning

Standing committee (Reporting Category "B")

Last updated August 13, 2022
Members Conditions Term Expiry Date Name
Associate Vice-President, Learning and Teaching Chair. Ex-officio (non-voting except in case of a tie)     Elizabeth Elle
Faculty Member (Applied Sciences) Elected by Senate 3 years May 31, 2025 Diana Cukierman
Faculty Member (Arts and Social Sciences) 3 years May 31, 2023 Amanda Watson
Faculty Member (Business Admin) 3 years May 31, 2025 Kathleen Burke
Faculty Member (Communication, Art & Technology) 3 years May 31, 2024 Susan Clements-Vivian
Faculty Member (Education) 3 years May 31, 2024 Kristiina Kumpulainen
Faculty Member (Environment) 3 years May 31, 2024 Scott Harrison
Faculty Member (Health Sciences) 3 years May 31, 2024 Mark Lechner
Faculty Member (Science) 3 years May 31, 2023 Sarah Johnson
Senator Elected by and from Senate 3 years May 31, 2024 John Stockie
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Judit Nagy
Undergraduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Abhishek Parmar
Undergraduate Student (Alternate) Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Allan Lam
Graduate Student Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Sonia Orlu
Graduate Student (Alternate) Elected by Senate 1 year May 31, 2023 Parsa Rajabi
Senior Director, Centre for Educational Excellence Ex-officio (voting)     Nanda Dimitrov
Dean of Lifelong Learning (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Julia Denholm
Associate Dean of Libraries, Learning and Research Services (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Donna McGee-Thompson
Executive Director, Student Affairs (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Tracey Mason-Innes
Director, Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Sheri Fabian 
Associate Director, Application Services, ITS (or designate) Ex-officio (voting)     Mike Stanger
Recording Secretary (avp_ltsec@sfu.ca)
Ex-officio (non-voting)     Rita Boustani

NOTE: In general, a delegate (non-voting) may attend meetings when a regular member is not available with prior notice to the Chair. 

Meetings

Meetings are held monthly.  Upcoming 2022 meetings:

  • Wednesday, January 12 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 9 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 9 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, April 13 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 11 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, June 8 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 14 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, October 12 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, November 9 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Deceember 14 - 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (tentative)

Terms of Reference

Purpose

  1. To provide institutional oversight on matters related to teaching and learning.  These include but are not limited to educational goals, curriculum development and assessment, teaching and course evaluation processes, instructional development needs, and evolving teaching practices.
  2. To provide advice, guidance, and support to relevant University bodies and stakeholders on matters related to teaching and learning.
  3. To consider the teaching and learning needs of all campuses and diverse academic disciplines in our work. 
  4. To consider such matters, related to teaching and learning, referred to the Committee by Senate and its committees.

Operation

  1. The Committee quorum shall be nine members.
  2. The Committee may establish sub-committees to gather information, develop expertise, conduct pilot projects or perform other tasks as assigned.
  3. Committee meetings shall be open.
  4. In general an "alternate" member may attend meetings when a regular member is not available with prior notice to the Chair. 
  5. Committee meetings will be held monthly at times established before the beginning of each semester.
  6. The Committee shall report to Senate in May of each year.
  7. The Committee shall regularly solicit and review teaching and learning related surveys such as the annual SFU Undergraduate Survey, as well as reports of various units including but not limited to the Centre for Educational Excellence and the Student Learning Commons (SLC).
  8. The Committee shall regularly communicate with other relevant committees. At the present time (Fall 2021) these committees include the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Studies, the Education Systems Stewardship Committee, the Learning Spaces Design Committee, and the Academic Integrity Committee.

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes

2019

2017