Our role in Governance


The Learning and Teaching Technologies (LaTTe) Advisory Group provides connectivity between the strategic role of Education Committee; ITDS and academic units to ensure the needs of learning and teaching (and research) drive technological deployment. The Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning Futures) sponsors the meeting on behalf of the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice President (Academic), and provides a direct link to the Senate and the University Executive, where decisions about learning and teaching directions and the allocation of funds and resources to support innovation in teaching practices are ratified.

Terms of Reference (revised 2017)

In line with strategies outlined in Securing Success (opens in a new window), LaTTe will:

1. Provide expert advice

LaTTe will consider and advise on all aspects of the digital learning experiences including online learning and the technology in teaching spaces.

2. Explore specific requirements and assess the best solution

The Advisory Group will seek and consider advice from academic areas and expert practitioners, internally and externally as to education-driven technology needs and how these could be best met (e.g: LaTTe may establish an Expert Reference Group to ascertain academic need to inform its work);

3. Guide the strategic directions and use of learning technologies

LaTTe will guide the strategic directions and use of learning technologies to ensure that they meet learning and teaching needs. This will include appropriate review and measurement of technology use and effectiveness.

4. Provide consistent review mechanisms of learning technologies

Learning Technologies will be reviewed and governed by LaTTe to ensure the University remains distinctively student centred.

5. Provide expert recommendations to Governance committees within the University

Recommendations will be made by LaTTe to Education Committee and University governance groups about enterprise-wide systems, technologies and policies supporting learning and teaching.

Contact the chair of LaTTe via email at l.venaruzzo@westernsydney.edu.au.