Learning and Teaching at UNSW
The UNSW Blueprint to Beyond (B2B): UNSW Strategic Intent forms the enduring and overarching strategy for the University. It reflects the fundamental university mission of education, research and community engagement, and its guiding principles and objectives inform our policies, processes and procedures.
There are many goals that a leading research-intensive university could seek to achieve. UNSW focuses on what we do and can do best (see a summary of our performance in the most recent national Learning and Teaching Performance Fund rankings.)
Thus, our Aspirations for Learning and Teaching are aimed at preserving and building on our tradition of the highest academic standards, our record of leading the way with industry and community partnerships, and our history of engaging internationally.
Our primary aspiration for learning and teaching is to develop:
"globally focused graduates who are rigorous scholars, capable of leadership
and professional practice in an international community" (B2B).
This aspiration provides direction of the development of the University's:
- Graduate Capabilities
- Program-Level Learning Outcomes
- Beliefs about Learning
- Guidelines on Learning that Inform Teaching at UNSW
- Strategic Goals and Priorities for Learning and Teaching
- Learning and Teaching Enhancement Plan
- and our Quality Assurance and Improvement Processes for Learning and Teaching
While the University Council, Vice-Chancellor, Academic Board, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Director L&T @ UNSW, Faculties, Schools and Divisions each play particular roles in realising the University's learning and teaching strategic goals and priorities, this is a collective responsibility of all staff. (See Governance of Learning and Teaching.)
- The Learning and Teaching Unit provide advice, guidance and support to the university, to Faculties, to Schools and to individuals on the enhancement of learning and teaching.