Terms of Reference

The Teaching, Learning and Academic Resources committee of University Council is responsible for:

  1. Commissioning, receiving and reviewing scholarship and reports related to teaching, learning and academic resources, with a view to supporting the delivery of academic programs and services at the University of Saskatchewan.

  2. Making recommendations to Council and the planning and priorities committee on policies, activities and priorities to enhance the effectiveness, evaluation and scholarship of teaching, learning and academic resources at the University of Saskatchewan.

  3. Promoting student, instructor and institutional commitments and responsibilities, as set out in the University of Saskatchewan Learning Charter and as reflected in the priority areas of the University of Saskatchewan integrated plans.

  4. Designating individuals to act as representatives of the committee on any other bodies, when requested, where such representation is deemed by the committee to be beneficial.

  5. The committee will carry out all of the above in the spirit and philosophy of equitable participation and an appreciation of the contributions of all people. As one of the university’s priority areas is Indigenization, this includes rigorous and supportive programs for Indigenous student success, engagement with Indigenous communities, and the creation of learning outcomes tied to Indigenous content and experiences grounded in Indigenous world views. In this context, Indigenous refers to First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada. In addition, the prioritization of internationalization calls the committee to a focus on intercultural and international engagement among students, educators, and staff.

Reports and Projects



Eleven members of the General Academic Assembly, at least five of whom will be members of Council, and among the members from the General Academic Assembly there will be some expertise in Indigenous teaching and learning. Normally one of the five members of Council will be appointed chair of the committee.
One sessional lecturer
One graduate student appointed by the GSA
One undergraduate student appointed by the USSU
Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience

Resource Personnel (non-voting)

Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice-President, ICT
Dean, University Library
Director, Distance Education Unit
Director, Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning
Director, Academic Technology
Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Administrative Support

Office of the Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning, and Student Experience

Membership 2020-21

Council Members

Vince Bruni-Bossio (Chair)-Exec Management and Marketing 2023
Paul Jones Toxicology 2022
Jo Ann Murphy Library 2023
John Gjevre Medicine 2023
Chris Willenborg Plant Sciences 2021

General Academic Assembly Members

Jaris Swidrovich Pharmacy & Nutrition 2021
Manar Angrini Biology 2022
Loleen Berdahl (Vice-chair)-Exec Political Studies 2022
Jorden Cummings Psychology 2021
Kathleen James-Cavan English 2022
Gail Mackay Curriculum Studies 2021
Ann Martin English 2023

Student Members

Kiefer Roberts USSU Designate 2021
Carmen Marquez GSA Designate 2021

 Ex-officio (voting)

Patti McDougall-Exec Vice-Provost, Teaching, Learning and Student Experience


Liv Marken Student Learning Services 2021

Resource Members (non-voting)

Shari Baraniuk CIO, Information and Communications Technolgies
Rachel Sarjeant-Jenkins (designate for) Dean, University Library
Cheri Spooner Director, Distance Education Unit
Nancy Turner-Exec Director, Teaching and Learning Enhancement
Candice Weingartner Director, ICT Academic and Research Technologies
Candace Wasacase-Lafferty Director, Indigenous Initiatives
Erin Holcomb-Exec Committee Secretary

Associate Members

Associate members are administrative and technical staff with valuable expertise and experience, who receive committee agendas and can attend TLARC meetings on request or at their initiative.

Kate Langrell Copyright Coordinator

Meeting Schedule

2020-2021 Meeting Schedule

  • September 8, 2020
  • September 29, 2020
  • October 20, 2020
  • November 17, 2020
  • December 1, 2020
  • December 22, 2020
  • January 12, 2021
  • February 2, 2021
  • February 23, 2021
  • March 16, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • April 27, 2021
  • May 18, 2021
  • June 8, 2021