Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee of Council

Terms of Reference

Terms of Reference 


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, Learning and Student Experience

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.


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 2018-19

Council Members

Vince Bruni-Bossio (chair)

Management and Marketing


Kathleen James-Cavan



John Gjevre



Jo Ann Murphy



Petros Papagerakis



Jaris Swidrovich

Pharmacy and Nutrition



General Academic Assembly Members

Marie Battiste

Educational Foundations


Jorden Cummings



Gail MacKay

Curriculum Studies


Sean Maw

Ron and Jane Graham School of Professional Development, College of Engineering


Eric Micheels

Agricultural and Resource Economics




Darrell Bueckert




Other Members

Patti McDougall

Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

Shari Baraniuk

Chief Information Officer, Information and Communications Technology

Melissa Just

Dean, University Library

Cheri Spooner

Director, Distance Education Unit

Nancy Turner

Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement

Chad Coller

Director, ICT Academic and Research Technologies

Candace Wasacase-Lafferty

Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Sheldon Moellenbeck

USSU Designate

Marie-Eve Presber

GSA Designate

Wendy Klingenberg

Committee Secretary – Office of the Vice-provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

 The President and the Chair of Council are also ex-officio non-voting members of all University Council committees.


Associate Members


Associate members are administrative and technical staff with valuable expertise and experience, who receive committee agendas and can attend TLARC meetings on request or at their initiative.

Kate Langrell

Copyright Coordinator



Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee Meeting Dates 2018-19

All meetings run from 3-5pm

Date                                                  Location

Tuesday, September 11, 2018               PMB238
Tuesday, October 2, 2018                      ADMIN C210
Tuesday, October 23, 2018                    PMB238
Tuesday, November 6, 2018                   PMB238
Tuesday, November 27, 2018                 PMB238
Tuesday, December 18, 2018                 PMB238
Tuesday, January 8, 2019                      PMB238
Tuesday, January 29, 2019                    PMB238
Tuesday, February 12, 2019                   PMB238
Tuesday, March 5, 2019                         PMB238
Tuesday, March 26, 2019                       PMB238
Tuesday, April 16, 2019                         PMB238
Tuesday, May 7, 2019                            PMB238
Tuesday, May 28, 2019                          PMB238

Projects and Reports

Committee Projects and Initiatives 

Learning Charter and commitments:

Evaulation of Teaching

SEEQ Implementation (Institutional Planning & Assessment Website)

Policies and guidelines

Reports to Council


October 25, 2018

Request for Decision: Approval of the Learning Charter

September 20, 2018

Notice of Motion: Approval of the Learning Charter


June 2018

Report for Information: Annual Report of the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee for 2017-18

Request for Decision: Student Experience of Teaching and Learning Instrument

Student Experience of Teaching and Learning Instrument


Environmental Scan - Indigenous Teaching and Learning Experiences
Annual Report of the Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources Committee
Definition of "Indigenizing"
Learning Charter Update


Annual Report to Council for 2015/16
Inclusion of Indigenous knowledges in all degree programs at the University of Saskatchewan


Language for Acknowledgement of Indigenous Peoples and Lands
TLARC Year-end Report
Report from TLARC Working Groups
TLARC response to Planning and Priorities Committee regarding TransformUS reports:  request   response  table of results


TLCC Annual Report 2013-14
Experiential Learning Concept Paper Item for information February 2014
Academic Advising Charter Item for information November 2013


TLCC Annual Report 2012-13