Roles & Responsibilities

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The coordination of teaching-related activities at the University, School, course and unit levels is achieved through a number of identified roles (described in more detail below).

At the University level, the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is responsible for directing the University’s commitment to providing high-quality university teaching and student learning outcomes. This involves promoting a culture of excellence in teaching and learning, providing a distinctive student experience and the regular review of academic policies and procedures through Academic Board.

At School level, the Head of School has overall accountability for academic programs hosted by the School.  The Chair of a School’s Teaching and Learning Committee is responsible, under the direction of the Head of School, for overseeing teaching and learning and academic programs through the School’s Teaching and Learning Committee.  ‘The role requires the ability and willingness to work constructively and collegially in support of the strategic and operational direction of the School and University. The Chair of Teaching and Learning will assume a leadership and decision-making role and help lead the School in developing and promoting attractive units and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in online and on-campus modes’ (HRS 2014a).

The School Academic Manager is responsible for a range of duties that underpin academic program management and quality assurance within the School to ensure efficiency and effectiveness of the School’s academic operations and provides expert advice and support to the Head of School, the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee and Course Coordinators.

At the course level, ‘the Course Coordinator is responsible for course leadership, quality compliance and enhancement, student management, management of relationships with accrediting and professional bodies, and ensuring the School is able to develop and promote attractive units and courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in online and on campus modes. The role supports increasing student enrolments and completions and assists with enhancing the learning experience for students. The role requires the ability and willingness to work constructively and collegially in support of the strategic and operational direction of the School and University’ (HRS 2014b).

Unit Coordinators are responsible to the Head of School for coordinating the preparation, delivery and assessment of their units.  They play a critical role in ensuring the high-quality learning experiences UNE is renowned for, and ensuring relevant course learning outcomes are realised.   The Unit Coordinator should ensure a unit is:

  • Conducted in manner that is consistent with the approved unit description on CAUC;
  • Conducted within the resources that are available;
  • Reviewed on a regular basis; and
  • Conducted in accordance with University policies, particularly the Assessment Policy.

Education Scholars contribute to the further development and enhancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning through School and University-wide initiatives and projects.

Teaching and Learning Support (TaL) provides University staff with the pedagogical and technical support they need to continue to develop a rich learning environment for our students.