Flexible and Active Learning: This steering group aims to guide and enable flexible learning options, increase the authenticity of assessment, and ensure a high-value, active on-campus learning experience.

2017 Priorities:

  • Create flexible and active learning definitions and options papers
  • Evaluate eLearning platforms to inform a eLearning strategy
  • Consider options for an alternative academic calendar
  • Expand summer course offerings
  • Plan for a provision of active teaching space


  • Issued a request for additional summer courses
  • Drafted a FaAL definitions paper
  • Collected data on active teaching spaced
  • Completed a Spaces EOI

2018 Priorities:

  • Trial U-TEACH
  • Targeted renewal of courses
  • Finish FutureLearn pilot
  • Create a toolkit for FaAL
  • Increase the Learning Designer team and hire additional academic staff
  • Implement the eLearning strategy
  • Increase active teaching spaces
  • Develop a plan for an alternative academic calendar
  1. Membership

Role / Representation




Associate Professor Phil Bodman

Associate Dean (Academic), BEL


Professor Doune Macdonald

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Member / BEL

Professor Sarah Derrington

Head of School, School of Law

Member / EAIT

Dr Greg Birkett

Senior Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering

Member / HaBS

Dr Sowmya Shetty

Lecturer, School of Dentistry

Member / HASS

Dr Juliana De Nooy

Senior Lecturer, Sch of Languages and Cultures

Member / HASS

Professor Annemaree Carroll

School of Education

Member / Medicine

Professor Nick Hawkins

Director, Office of Medical Education

Member / Science

Professor Peter Adams

Associate Dean (Academic)

Member / ITaLI

Dominic McGrath

Learning Design Team Leader

Member / ITaLI

Associate Professor Pedro Isaias 

Assoc. Professor of Higher Education Innovation

Member / ITaLI

Linda MacDonald

Educational Design Team Leader

Member / Library

Dr Simon Collyer

eLearning Team Manager

Member / Registrar

Mark Erickson

Academic Registrar, Dir of Academic Services

Member / UQ Int’l

Alison Campbell
(with Corinne Francken)

Deputy Director, UQ International

Member / Student

Shannon Fogarty

Student Representative

Member / Student

Wanwan Guo

Student Representative

Project Manager

Caroline Dunne

Project Manager, Program Schedule Alternatives


Sam McKenzie

Program Manager, Student Strategy