Education Committee

The University Education(UE) Education Committee will develop education strategies and co-ordinate activity across the University to ensure alignment of policies and procedures, consistency of practice, and high quality outcomes in the education of all students and in the development of all teachers.

Terms of Reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and submission deadlines
Committee contact
Meeting papers

Terms of Reference

The purpose of UE Committees is to:

  1. Contribute to the ongoing development and implementation of University strategy;
  2. Review operational matters and consider business-as-usual matters;
  3. Consider planning and prioritisation proposals within the portfolio;
  4. Monitor performance against domain KPIs; and
  5. Be a conduit for institutional discussion and faculty discussions in the domain.

The UE Education Committee will:

  1. Provide advice to the University Executive on strategic educational issues and on implementation of the University’s educational strategy.
  2. Provide advice to the University Executive on measures designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning within the University, including through effective innovation in teaching and learning and its uptake.
  3. Provide advice to the UE Financial Performance Committee or the UE Operations Board on priorities and need for improvement in the University’s physical and virtual infrastructure for learning and teaching.
  4. Serve as an all-faculty forum on educational matters, encouraging alignment of Faculty educational strategies and the University’s Strategic Plan.
  5. Monitor indicators of the quality of the educational experience at the University and develop strategies for quality improvement.
  6. Develop and monitor policies and procedures on all aspects of the educational experience in cooperation with the Academic Board.
  7. Provide advice to the University Executive on co-curricular activities that support the University’s educational strategic priorities in collaboration with the Academic Board and relevant Portfolios.
  8. Work with the Academic Board and Portfolios to undertake a systematic review of educational policies and procedures.
  9. Consider and report on any matter referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor or Academic Board.
  10. Oversee management of risk within the education portfolio to ensure risks are managed within the University’s agreed appetite and tolerance levels, and escalate to the University Executive those risks that are outside of the Committee’s remit to resolve.

The UE Education Committee has the authority to:

  1. Make decisions on matters within the education portfolio, following the strategic direction agreed to by the University Executive;
  2. Make recommendations on financial allocation to the limit of the DVC (Education) delegation, on proposals formally supported by the BRT process.

Relationship with University Executive:

  1. The UE Education Committee will refer matters to the University Executive only if the matters have an impact on the responsibility of the other UE Committees, or the Chair considers the decision is of strategic importance;
  2. The UE Education Committee will refer financial decisions to the University Executive above the DVC (Education) delegation; and
  3. The UE Education Committee will report to the University Executive after each meeting.

Committee members have the responsibility to:

  1. Harness energy, contribute to discussion and decision making; lead activity within this portfolio domain and facilitate broad discussion within the University community;
  2. Contribute the perspectives of their Faculties and University Schools to the Committee;
  3. Feed back to other UE Committees of which they are members, the decisions and discussion of the Committee; and
  4. Feed back to Faculties, University Schools and other relevant University groups the decisions and discussions of the Committee.

The Committee's full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.

Composition and membership





Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa Pattison (Chair)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) (or nominee)

Dr Donna Hartz (Nominee)

Acting Director, National Centre for Cultural Competence

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Registrar) (or nominee)

Brendon Nelson (Nominee)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education - Enterprise and Industry)

Professor Richard Miles

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

Professor Katherine Belov

Chair, Academic Board (or nominee)

Associate Professor Anthony Masters

6 Faculty Associate Deans (Education)

Associate Professor Alyson Simpson

Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Professor Peter Bryant

Associate Dean, Education, The University of Sydney Business School


Professor David Lowe

Deputy Dean and Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies


Associate Professor Pauline Ross

Associate Dean, Education, Faculty of Science


Associate Professor Corinne Caillaud

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Faculty of Health Sciences


Professor Inam Haq

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, The University of Sydney Medical School

3 University School Associate Deans (Education)

Dr Adrienne Keane

Associate Dean, Education, The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning


Professor Matthew Hindson

Head of School and Dean and Associate Dean, Education, Sydney Conservatorium of Music



Associate Professor Rita Shackel

Associate Dean, Education, Sydney Law School

5 Heads of School (minimum of 1 from a University School)

Professor Arthur Conigrave

Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney Medical School


Professor Jacqui Ramagge

Head of School, School of Mathematics and Statistics


Professor Joellen Riley

Head of School and Dean, The University of Sydney Law School


Professor Yixu Lu

Head of School, School of Languages and Cultures


Professor Stefan Williams

Head of School, School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Student Representative(s)

Weihong Liang

President, SUPRA

Imogen Grant

President, SRC

Director, Educational Innovation, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Adam Bridgeman

Director, Educational Strategy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Associate Professor Peter McCallum



Executive Director, Office of the Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Ainslie Bulmer 

Chief Risk Officer

Nisha Graham

Director of University Libraries, University Library

Anne Bell

Head, Quality and Analytics, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Dr Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick

Chief Information Officer

Mike Day

Program Manager, Education Strategy

Sarah Vandeeper (Acting)

Executive Officer, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Myrophora Koureas

Staff Communications Specialist, Marketing, Communications and Engagement

Sarah Liebetrau

Director, Student Support Services

Jordi Austin

Associate Director, Education - Digital Strategy

Bridgette Dang

General Counsel, Office of General Counsel

Richard Fisher 

Head of Academic Enrichment

Dr Bronwyn James


Professor Elizabeth Martin, Sydney Dental School, Faculty of Medicine and Health 


Dr Jennifer Green, Sydney Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health


Associate Professor Bandana Saini, Sydney Pharmacy School, Faculty of Medicine and Health

Any others as determined by the Chair when necessary


2018 Meeting dates and submission timelines

Meeting dates for 2018

Agenda Deadline

Papers Distributed

Meeting Date

 Thursday 1 February 2018

 Monday 5 February 2018

 Monday 12 February 2018

 Thursday 1 March 2018

 Monday 5 March 2018

 Monday 12 March 2018

 Thursday 29 March 2018

 Monday 2 April 2018

 Monday 9 April 2018

 Thursday 3 May 2018

 Monday 7 May 2018

 Monday 14 May 2018

 Thursday 7 June 2018

 Monday 11 June 2018

 Monday 18 June 2018 

 Thursday 5 July 2018

 Monday 9 July 2018

 Monday 16 July 2018 

 Thursday 2 August 2018

 Monday 6 August 2018

 Monday 13 August 2018 

 Thursday 30 August 2018

 Monday 3 September 2018

 Monday 10 September 2018

 Thursday 27 September 2018

 Monday 1 October 2018

 Monday 15 October 2018

 Thursday 1 November 2018

 Monday 5 November 2018

 Monday 12 November 2018

 Thursday 29 November 2018

 Monday 3 December 2018

 Monday 10 December 2018 

Committee contact

Committee Officer
Sarah Hepworth
T +61 2 9114 1468

Meeting papers

Meeting papers are available on the secure UE Education SharePoint site.