University of Technology Sydney

Head of Centre

Assoc Prof Jo McKenzie

Reporting Relationship for Head

Reports to the DVC (Education and Students)


Structure and Staffing

IML comprises the Director, an admin officer, four ongoing groups of staff and project officers as relevant to particular strategic projects.

The Learning and teaching group includes six academics who undertake a broad range of learning and teaching and academic development work.  Each has a faculty liaison role and other roles, such as strategic project work and teaching in graduate certificate and foundations programs.

This group collaborates with the Associate Deans (teaching and learning or equivalent) in their respective faculties, including advising on and contributing to course review, renewal and reaccreditation.  All academics in this group can work on general learning and teaching matters but they also have particular areas of focus such as curriculum, assessment, online learning, collaborative learning, peer review, casual academics etc

This group also includes the UTS First Year Experience coordinator who works across the university to build community and effective practices to support first year students.

The LX (learner Experience) team is based in the LX.lab . The team offers a range of workshops, online help and one-on-one consultation to support the effective use of technology-enhanced learning, in line with the UTS learning.futures framework.  They also produce the Futures blog. The team comprises:

  • A team manager
  • Eight learning design and technology specialists
  • Four professional staff members who focus on lab operations, online helpdesk, digital content, video support and events. These are assisted by student interns.

The Academic Language and Learning Group comprises six academics who collaborate with faculty academics to embed academic literacies across the UTS curriculum.

The team works with course and subject teams to develop discipline-specific approaches to teaching academic language and literacies.  These approaches can include curriculum development, co-design of subjects and tutorials that focus on language and literacy, guest lectures on academic language and literacy and some team teaching.

The Academic Programs Office comprises a manager with six staff members (most of whom work part-time). The APO is responsible for overall curriculum data management, including managing central course and subject information and university handbook data.  The APO team supports the administrative side of course review, renewal and reaccreditation, including advising course leaders on the University’s curriculum policies, curriculum management processes, maintaining curriculum systems and supporting central institutional approval committees.