This policy sets out the principles that underpin ACU’s approach to achieving excellence in teaching practice to support quality learning.
The ACU Learning and Teaching Policy (and associated Procedures document) was approved by Academic Board on 10 May 2017.
The policy seeks to ensure that teaching practice at ACU engages with the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and that all ACU teaching, curricula and the learning provided for students give expression to the principles of Catholic Social Thought.
The development of the Learning & Teaching policy arose from the TEQSA re-registration working party.The policy was developed with extensive feedback from stakeholders across the University including student representatives and replaces a series of outdated policies in learning and teaching.
The seven principles which underpin the policy are:
Principle 1: Excellent teaching provides an engaging learning experience.
Principle 2: Excellent teaching integrates scholarship and research.
Principle 3: Excellent teaching involves diverse community cohorts and inclusive learning environments and curricula.
Principle 4: Excellent teaching provides enriched learning and teaching, co-curricular support, and technology enhanced learning.
Principle 5: Excellent teaching develops knowledge, skills and personal values developed through active learning and real world experiences.
Principle 6: Excellent teaching supports and develops critical reflection and continuous improvement.
Principle 7: Excellent teaching is consistent, comparable and equitable in curricula delivery across the national University.