Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee of Council

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference 

Membership

Eleven members of the General Academic Assembly, at least five of whom will be members of Council, and among

the members from the General Academic Assembly there will be some expertise in Aboriginal teaching and learning.

Normally one of the five members of Council will be appointed chair of the committee.

One sessional lecturer

One graduate student appointed by the Graduate Students’ Union

One undergraduate student appointed by the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union

Vice-provost, Teaching and Learning

Resource Personnel (non-voting)

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-president, ICT

Dean, University Library

Director, Distance Education Unit

Director, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness

Director, ICT Academic and Research Technologies

Director, Planning and Development, Facilities Management Division

Director, Aboriginal Initiatives

Administrative Support

Office of the University Secretary

The Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources committee is responsible for:

  1. 1)  Commissioning, receiving and reviewing reports related to teaching, learning and academic resources, with a view to supporting the delivery of academic programs and services at the University of Saskatchewan.

    2)  Making recommendations to Council and the Planning and Priorities committee on policies, activities and priorities to enhance the effectiveness, evaluation and scholarship of teaching, learning and academic resources at the University of Saskatchewan.

    3)  Promoting student, instructor and institutional commitments and responsibilities, as set out in the University of Saskatchewan Learning Charter and as reflected in the top priority areas of the University of Saskatchewan Integrated Plans.

    4)  Designating individuals to act as representatives of the committee on any other bodies, when requested, where such representation is deemed by the committee to be beneficial.

    Carrying out all of the above in the spirit of philosophy of equitable participation and an appreciation of the contributions of all people, with particular attention to rigorous and supportive programs for Aboriginal student success, engagement with Aboriginal communities, inclusion of Indigenous knowledge and experience in curricular offerings, and intercultural engagement among faculty, staff and students.

The Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee was established effective July 1, 2013, following the dissolution of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Academic Support Committee.

Membership

The Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committete reviews and advises on pedagogical issues, support services for teaching and learning, Aboriginal teaching and learning, and policy issues on teaching, learning and academic resources. Membership comprises 11 members of the GAA, at least 5 of whom will be members of Council; includes 1 sessional lecturer.

Membership 2017-18

Schedule

Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee Meeting Dates 2017-18

Date                                         Time                                        Location

September 18                3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

October 16                     3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

October 30                     3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

November 20                  3:00pm to 5:00pm                            PMB 238

December 11                 3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

January 8                      3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

January 29                    3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

February 12                   3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

March 5                         3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

March 26                       3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

April 16                          3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

May 7                            3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

May 28                           3:00pm to 5:00pm                             PMB 238

Projects and Reports

Committee Projects and Initiatives

January 28, 2014 - TLARC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports:  request   response  table of results

Learning Charter and commitments:

Evaulation of Teaching

SEEQ Implementation (Institutional Planning & Assessment Website)

Policies and guidelines

Reports to Council

2016-17

June 2017

Item for Information - Environmental Scan - Indigenous Teaching and Learning Experiences

May 2017

Report for Information - Annual Report of the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee

February 2017

Report for Information - Definition of "Indigenizing"

October 2016

Report for Information - Learning Charter Update

2015-16

May 2016

Report for Information: Annual Report to Council for 2015/16

January 2016

Request for Decision: Inclusion of Indigenous knowledges in all degree programs at the University of Saskatchewan

2014-15

June 2015

Request for Decision: Language for Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Lands

Report for Information:TLARC Year-end Report

February 2015

Report for Information: Report from TLARC Working Groups

January 28, 2014 - TLARC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports:  request   response  table of results

2013-14

TLCC Annual Report 2013-14

Experiential Learning Concept Paper Item for information February 2014

Academic Advising Charter Item for information November 2013

2012-13

TLCC Annual Report 2012-13