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Education Quality and Policy Office


The Digital Teaching and Learning Sub-committee, or DTLS (formerly the Teaching and Learning Services Steering Group, TLSSG), reports to the General Board through the Education Committee, and to the Information Services Committee (ISC). The Sub-committee was reviewed during Michaelmas Term 2015 and a new name and Terms of Reference were agreed, to provide a clearer focus on development and support of technology in teaching and learning.

Terms of Reference

Reporting to the General Board through the Education Committee, and the Information Services Committee, the Committee’s primary responsibility will be to steer development of pedagogic support and innovation across the University.  It will do this by:

  1. Developing, promoting and monitoring the University’s Digital Strategy for Education and associated Action Plan;
  2. Keeping under review the implementation and use of digital/electronic materials in the University’s teaching programmes and the wider sector, consistent with the University’s high academic standards and achieving value for money;
  3. Developing and promoting ‘Digital Learning Advocates’ across the University;
  4. Working with the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning to promote reflection and good practice in the use of digital/electronic materials across the University;
  5. Working with the Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning and the Office of External Affairs and Communications to disseminate information and good practice about teaching and learning in the Collegiate University;
  6. Administering the Teaching and Learning Innovation Fund;
  7. Overseeing the introduction of Moodle and development of the University’s VLE.



(a) The Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education), as Chair Professor Graham Virgo
(b) One member appointed by the Information Services Committee Dr Rachael Padman
(c) Six members to represent each of the Schools (appointed by the General Board)

Dr Christof Schwiening

Dr James Keeler

Dr Michael Ramage

Dr Ella MacPherson

Professor Jaideep Prabhu

Dr Deepak Jadon

(d) One member appointed by the Teaching & Learning Joint Committee Dr Michelle Ellefson
(e) One member appointed by the Senior Tutors' Committee Dr Guy Williams (2017-18 only)
(f) The University Librarian and the Deputy Director of Education, Administration, and Student Services (UIS)

Dr Jessica Gardner

Richard Hey

(g) Up to three members, co-opted at the discretion of the Committee

John Norman

Dr Jim Gazzard

Daniel Bates

(h) A CUSU representative Florence Oulds

In attendance: 

Professor Ian Leslie

Dr Kate Maxwell

Andy Kent

Barney Brown

Dr Litsa Biggs

Margaret Griggs

John Harding 

  Secretariat provided by Educational and Student Policy Daniela Manca

Meeting dates for 2017-18

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 11.00am-1.00pm

Thursday, 1 February 2018,11.00am-1.00pm

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 11.00am-1.00pm