The Learning and Teaching Performance Fund was one of the major initiatives of the Commonwealth Government’s 2003 higher education reforms package, Our Universities – Backing Australia’s Future. The fund was developed to reward higher education providers that best demonstrate excellence in learning and teaching.

$54.4 million was allocated in 2006, $82 million in 2007 and an expected $83 million will be available in 2008.
 
Funding is allocated each year on the basis of student experience criteria measured from the Graduate Destination Survey and Course Experience Questionnaire, as well as student attrition and progression data provided to DEST.
 
UQ’s commitment to quality teaching and learning experiences has been highlighted by our success in the past two funding rounds:
-         2006 $10.424 million – Highest allocation nationally
-         2007 $8.05 million – Second highest allocation nationally
 
This funding has been earmarked for a number of initiatives across the University which include:
 
-         $2.5 million Teaching and Learning Strategic Grants scheme
-         General Purpose North 4 Advanced Concept Teaching Space and Collaborative Teaching and Learning Space
-         Refurbishment of laboratories
-         Enterprise Lecture Recording System
-         e-Learning strategy implementation funding
-         Implementation of the Teaching and Educational Development Institute review

All universities must meet the LTPF's participation requirements each year to be eligible for assessment of teaching and learning performance.

Learning and Teaching Performance Fund: Participation Requirements


Requirement

Documentation

1. A current and recent institutional learning and teaching plan or strategy that is publicly available on the University’s website. - UQ Teaching and Learning Enhancement Plan
2. Evidence of systematic support for professional development in learning and teaching for sessional and full-time academic staff. - Professional Development Programs for staff

3. Evidence of probation and promotion practices and policies which include effectiveness as a teacher.

- Career Progression and Appraisal
- HUPP 5.80.12 Academic Promotion (level A - D) - Part C, criteria 3
- Promotion, mid-term and final review website
- Promotion, mid-term and final review booklet - Refer Section 7 (Teaching), sub-section D)
4. Evidence of systematic student evaluation of teaching and subjects that informs probation and promotion decisions for academic positions. - Promotion, mid-term and final review booklet - Refer Section 7 (Teaching), sub-section D)
- HUPP 5.80.12 Academic Promotion (level A - D) - Part C, criteria 3
5. Evidence that student evaluations of subjects are publicly available on the University’s website. - Student Evaluation

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