Learning and teaching roles

Learning and teaching roles

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This website explains some of the key roles in Learning and Teaching at Macquarie.

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)

A member of academic staff who provides leadership and strategy on learning and teaching within a Faculty.

Associate Dean (Quality and Standards)

A member of academic staff who provides leadership on the quality and standards of courses and units within a Faculty.

Course Director A member of academic staff responsible for a course. Coordinates the academic leadership, strategic direction, development, management, quality assurance, enhancement and ongoing review of a course; liaises with unit convenors to develop and monitor curriculum; supports marketing and student recruitment; evaluates assessment design and assessment load across the course; reviews student outcomes; ensures students are supported by accurate academic advice and information.
Demonstrator A member of academic staff who facilitates practical or workshop classes which do not require advanced preparation.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) An academic member of the University Executive with overall responsibility for the planning, quality and delivery of education provided to Macquarie's undergraduate and graduate students.

The current (interim) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) is Professor Mariella Herberstein.
Executive Dean A member of academic staff who is head of a faculty. Provides strategic and operational leadership to the Faculty for all learning and teaching, research and research training activities. As a member of the University Executive, also contributes to the management of the wider University.
Head of Department A member of academic staff responsible for leading their Department's research activity, learning and teaching and community engagement in service of the Faculty and University strategic objectives and ambitions.
Learning Designer A member of professional staff who supports learning and teaching needs within a Faculty or centrally. Works alongside teaching staff to design, produce and deliver resources to engage students in learning.
Lecturer A member of academic staff who presents lectures to students enrolled in a unit of study.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching) A member of academic staff who develops and implements the University's learning and teaching and employability strategies.

The current Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) is Professor Dominique Parrish.
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Programs and Pathways) A member of academic staff who develops and drives the University’s strategy for building and enhancing entry and progression pathways and leads the ongoing improvement of academic offerings at Macquarie.

The current Pro Vice-Chancellor (Programs & Pathways) is Professor Sean Brawley.
Teaching roles in iLearn There are different roles that can be assigned in iLearn which determines the level of control to create and modify content. Learn more about these iLearn roles.
Tutor A member of academic staff who teaches in tutorials and seminars. Marks student assessment tasks or participation. Supports students to meet unit learning outcomes.
Unit Convenor A member of academic staff responsible for a unit. Coordinates unit design, delivery and administration, including student support, curriculum development, assessment moderation, and evaluation; manages teaching staff.

Questions? Contact the Professional Development team via professional.learning@mq.edu.au

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