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.




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

Committee Coordination

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

Meeting Schedule

2023-2024 Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held 2:30pm-4:30pm

  • September 19, 2023
  • October 17, 2023
  • November 7, 2023
  • December 5, 2023
  • January 16, 2024
  • February 13, 2024
  • March 12, 2024
  • April 9, 2024
  • May 7, 2024
  • June 11, 2024

2024-2025 Tentative Meeting Plan:

  • Once per month typically on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30-4:30pm