The Institute for Interactive Media & Learning (IML) is the academic development unit of the university. It is in the division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) and comprises these areas of support:
1. The Learning and Teaching Group
The Learning and Teaching group is made up of six academic staff, each with a faculty liaison role and other roles, such as including strategic project work and teaching in graduate certificate and foundations programs.
This groups supports the Associate Dean (teaching and learning or equivalent) in their respective faculties, including advising on and contributing to course review, renewal and reaccreditation. All academics in this group can work on general learning and teaching matters but they also have particular areas of focus:
Assessment of student learning: Peter Kandlbinder
Curriculum design: Peter Kandlbinder
Groupwork: Adam Morgan
General teaching and learning development including new staff program, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHed): Peter Kandlbinder
Teaching for learning.futures program: Jan McLean
Casual academics programs: Nicola Parker
Work-integrated learning: Franziska Trede
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Peter Kandlbinder
Faculty of Business: Adam Morgan
Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building: Katrina Waite
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology: Franziska Trede
Faculty of Law: Nicola Parker
Faculty of Health & Graduate School of Health: Jan McLean
Faculty of Science: Jan McLean
Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching and Learning (GradCertHEd): Peter Kandlbinder
2. LX Team
The LX (learner Experience) team is based in the LX.lab in Building 6 on campus. The team offers a range of workshops, online help and one-on-one consultation to support the effective use of technology-enhanced learning, in line with the learning.futures framework.
Learning Design and Technology Specialists work with each of the faculties.
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Olivia Rajit
- Faculty of Business: Phillip Mills
- Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building: Andrew Francois
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology: Detlev Kerkovius
- Faculty of Law: Wenes Gunawan
- Faculty of Health and Graduate School of Health: Anna Stack
- Faculty of Science: Ollie Coady
- Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation: Andrew Francois
- Manager: Lucy Arthur
3. The Academic Language and Learning Group
The Academic Language and Learning Group collaborates with faculty academics to embed academic literacies across the UTS curriculum.
The team works with course and subject teams to develop discipline-specific approaches to teaching academic language and literacies. These approaches can include curriculum development, co-design of subjects and tutorials that focus on language and literacy, guest lectures on academic language and literacy and some team teaching.
- Academic Manager: Kerry Hunter
Contact staff in the Academic Language and Learning Group for matters regarding embedding academic literacy in the curriculum or the English language testing.
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: Deborah Nixon
- Faculty of Business: Emily Edwards
- Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building: Emily Edwards
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology: Rosalie Goldsmith
- Faculty of Law: Deborah Nixon
- Faculty of Health: Caroline Havery
- Faculty of Science: Neela Griffiths
4. First Year Experience Project
As part of the widening participation scheme, UTS run a First-year experience project. The goal of the project is ensuring that the experience of the students entering the undergraduate programs at UTS, is rewarding and positive so that each student has the opportunities to reach their potential both in and outside class, and in their academic development.
- Project Coordinator: Kathy Egea
5. The Academic Programs Office (APO)
Responsible for overall curriculum data management, the APO supports the administrative side of course review, renewal and reaccreditation, including advising course leaders on the University's curriculum policies, curriculum management processes, maintaining curriculum systems and supporting central institutional approval committees.
The APO is also responsible for managing the Register of Admissions Standards. (Login required)
The APO can assist with inquiries regarding:
- approval of new courses
- changes to existing courses
- phasing out and discontinuing courses
- reaccreditation of existing courses
- course and award nomenclature
- external articulation arrangements
- committees and timelines
- CASS data management
- CIS data management.
When developing a new course, reviewing an existing course for reaccreditation purposes or making significant changes to an existing course structure or content, faculties should contact the relevant APO staff member(s) early in the process to discuss the proposal.
Other administrative units, such as the Student Administration Unit (SAU), UTS International and the Planning and Quality Unit (PQU), may also provide assistance and information in relation to specific course matters.