Policy

Recording of Teaching at UQ - Policy

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1. Purpose and Objectives

This policy outlines the requirements and conditions associated with recording of teaching at The University of Queensland.

The University supports the recording of teaching, for example lectures, to supplement face-to-face teaching. This policy reflects the University’s commitment to students taking responsibility for their own learning, as well as to flexible provision of access to supplementary learning resources.

2. Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Record(ing) - Audio and/or visual recording of teaching using University-approved technologies, unless a different type of recording is specifically identified

Lecture - A formally timetabled class where the focus is on the lecturer’s presentation, explanation and analysis of key academic content

3. Policy Scope/Coverage

This policy relates to recording of formally timetabled lectures at The University of Queensland.

4. Policy Statement

All formally timetabled lectures in recording-enabled teaching spaces will be recorded and made available to students through official University systems where this is academically and technologically feasible.

5. Principles

5.1 UQ is a university that provides leadership in teaching and learning excellence, including in the use of technology to enhance pedagogy.

5.2 Recording of teaching enhances the student experience by accommodating differing learning approaches, speeds and styles.

5.3 Recording of teaching expands upon the range of learning and revision experiences available to all students, and is viewed as a supplement to, rather than a replacement for, learning resources that enable students to engage in active and interactive learning, both on-line and face-to-face.

5.4 Recording of teaching supports the UQ teaching and learning strategy by providing ‘anywhere, anytime’ opportunities for revision and enhanced study.

6. Intellectual Property

The University holds ownership of all teaching materials and content. Refer to PPL 4.10.13 Intellectual Property for Staff, Students and Visitors - Policy for further information.

Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson

Procedures

Recording of Teaching at UQ - Procedures

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1. Purpose and Objectives

These procedures outline the process and steps relating to recording of teaching at UQ.

2. Definitions, Terms, Acronyms

Record(ing) - Audio and/or visual recording using University-approved technologies, unless a different type of recording is specifically identified

Lecture - A formally timetabled class where the focus is on the lecturer’s presentation, explanation and analysis of key academic content

3. Procedures Scope/Coverage

These procedures relate to recordings of teaching undertaken in recording-enabled learning spaces at UQ.

4. Procedures Statement

All teaching staff are required to ensure that lectures timetabled in recording-enabled venues are recorded where this is academically and technologically feasible.

5. Availability of Recordings

5.1 Under normal circumstances, recordings will be made available on the relevant course site within 48 hours of the learning event. To assist students with course revision and examination preparation, recordings will at a minimum remain accessible on the course website until after supplementary examinations have been finalised.

6. Non Recording of Teaching in Enabled Venues

6.1 The University recognises that there are circumstances where it may be inappropriate to record particular teaching content. Where course co-ordinators and lecturers need to stop recording (for example, in the interest of privacy), they may use the pause and resume recording functions. Lecturers and course co-ordinators may also edit a recording after it has been produced to improve its quality or to delete inappropriate or restricted content.

6.2 Non recording of classes must not be used as a mechanism to force attendance.

6.3 A course co-ordinator wishing to obtain permission not to record a lecture or series of lectures in enabled venues must apply for exemption through the Head of School to the Executive Dean prior to the commencement of the course and before publication of the Electronic Course Profile (ECP).

7. Applications and Approvals

7.1 Requests for exemption must normally be submitted to the Head of School no later than three weeks prior to commencement of the semester.

7.2 Where exemption is supported by the Head of School, it will be forwarded to the Executive Dean for a decision, and where approved, published in the ECP.

7.3 Executive Deans may permit course co-ordinators not to use recording facilities in the following circumstances:

a) the course co-ordinator will record the lectures using other approved methods and will make the recordings available to the students on the relevant course site; or

b) the course co-ordinator has strong and academically justifiable reasons for not recording the class.

7.4 At the beginning of each semester, the Executive Dean will submit a report to the Faculty Teaching and Learning Committee, identifying courses where such exemption has been approved and providing justification for each decision.

8. Student Recording of Teaching

8.1 Students are not permitted to record teaching in any venue without explicit permission of the course co-ordinator. Course co-ordinators may allow students to record teaching where academically and technologically appropriate. Students must not publish recordings.

8.2 Students with a disability may, through agreement in their Student Access Plan (Disability), be permitted to record classes. (See PPL 3.50.06 Academic Adjustments - Policy.)

Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson
Custodians
Academic Registrar
Mr Mark Erickson