Charles Sturt University

Head of Centre

Professor Lisa J. Cary PFHEA

Reporting Relationship for Head

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC Academic) and ProVost


Structure and Staffing

The Division of Learning and Teaching (DLT) works in partnership with Faculties, Schools and Divisions to deliver exceptional learning and teaching experiences for our staff and students. We do this through providing leadership and support in course and subject design and development, academic development and learning technologies.

The Division sits within the Academic portfolio and reports to the Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). There are three main portfolios within the Division all led by a respective Sub-Dean:

Academic and Professional Development: This team offers leadership in excellence in teaching in courses and subjects ensuring quality learning experiences for all our students. It provides leadership in a range of programs that provide: Professional Learning and Development for Teaching; Academic Career Development; Reward and recognition of excellence in teaching; and Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Design and Development: This team provides leadership and support to the faculties in course and subject design and development. It facilitates: course and subject review, design and development; consultation on, and evaluation of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy; and the creation of high quality digital learning resources to enhance the student learning experience.

Learning Technology: This team provides leadership to the faculties on the latest learning technologies, innovations and developments, while also delivering professional development programs and resources for professional and academic staff. It focuses on using learning technologies and learning analytics to enable high-quality design, development and teaching.

Gulaay: Gulaay is a Wiradjuri word for ‘bridge’ or ‘to cross over’ and was given by Aunty Gloria Dindima Rogers to acknowledge the work being done across cultures. Gulaay reflects the Division’s ongoing commitment to Indigenous curriculum and cultural competency. It supports the Indigenous Australian content in courses and Charles Sturt Indigenous Education Strategy and also oversees the Indigenous Cultural Competency Program (ICCP).

Following a restructure in 2020, the Division has a matrix structure with academic and professional staff working across these portfolios and in three faculty-aligned service teams supported by a number of specialist roles. Each of the faculty service teams works in partnership with a respective faculty.


Typical Activities of the Centre

  • University-wide academic development and professional learning
  • Reward and recognition of academic and professional staff
  • Support and leadership of course review, design and accreditation
  • Support and leadership of curriculum design and development
  • Support and leadership of Indigenous curriculum and learning resources
  • Facilitation of innovative online learning design
  • Support and facilitation of quality teaching and learning to drive positive student experiences
  • Creation of multi-media resources
  • Engagement with learning analytics to track and inform quality teaching and learning
  • Engagement with, and support of, educational technology to enable quality teaching and learning
  • Quality assurance of teaching and learning
  • Liaison and partnership with Divisions and Faculties