About the Office of Learning and Teaching

The Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) is aligned with four key actions of the Bond University Strategic Plan 2013-2017.

  • Develop new delivery methods that involve blended learning that is centred on staff-student interaction supplemented by educational technology
  • Build a set of activities and events that communicate the influence and impact of Bond’s activities, especially research and community
  • Enhance the distinctiveness of our student experience by focusing on personal development and the concept of a graduate portfolio
  • Ensure the highest quality of teaching

In keeping with these strategic actions, Bond OLT has four key goals:

  1. Provide professional development / training to academics and pedagogical / multimedia design consultation to improve blended learning to threshold standards
  2. Extend the influence and impact of Bond’s contribution to higher education learning and teaching through nominations and proposals for internal and external awards and projects including initiatives of the Australian Office for Learning and Teaching
  3. Evaluate, improve and enhance learning aspects of the student experience through working collaboratively with faculties through the University Learning and Teaching Committee and Academic Advisory Committee and students through the Student Association
  4. Sustain the highest quality of teaching across the university through administering, reporting and improving teaching based on student evaluation of subjects and teaching (TEVALs) and running professional development workshops on a demand-driven basis on such topics as tutor-training and early career teaching.

The Bond Office of Learning and Teaching has:

  • 1 Director
  • 1 Deputy Director / Academic Developer
  • 2 Administrative Coordinators (part time)
  • 1 Project Coordinator
  • 1 Educational Developer
  • 1 Blended Learning Coordinator
  • 2 Educational Developers - Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • 2 Blended Learning Editors
  • 1 Project Manager 
  • 1 Learning and Teaching Advisor

Who we are

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Prof. Keitha Dunstan
​The Pro Vice-Chancellor Learning and Teaching is responsible for leading the University strategic, operational and policy initiatives in the area of learning and teaching. The role ensures the highest quality of teaching and promotes a culture of innovation and excellence in learning and teaching across the University. The Pro Vice-Chancellor provides strategic oversight of the Office of Learning and Teaching, and chairs the University Learning and Teaching Committee. 
Tel: 07 559 54088
Email: kdunstan@bond.edu.au

Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching
Dr Sarah Long
Sarah leads academic development and professional growth in teaching and learning at the university. She provides individual academic support and runs courses and workshops for university staff. Sarah also manages aspects of the service unit. 
Tel: 07 559 53078
Email: slong@bond.edu.au

Administrative Coordinator (P/T)
Dr Caroline Lovell
Caroline provides administrative support to the Office of Learning and Teaching and provides general advice to academic staff on Learning and Teaching workshops, events and awards.
Office hours: Monday – Friday 8.30am - Noon
Tel: 07 559 51293
Email: olt@bond.edu.au

Administrative Coordinator (P/T)
Ms. Richelle Blackshaw Smith
Richelle provides administrative support to the Office of Learning and Teaching and provides general advice to academic staff on Learning and Teaching workshops, events and awards.
Office hours: Monday – Friday Noon - 3.30pm
Tel: 07 559 51293
Email: olt@bond.edu.au

Strategic Initiatives Officer
Ms. Brittany Richardson
Brittany manages the finance and budgeting  of award recipients, as well as coordinating their travel.  She also manages OLT finances, travel and orders, coordinates Bond learning and teaching events and other requests.
Tel: 07 559 52147
Email: brrichar@bond.edu.au

Educational Developer
Ms. Ashley Stark
Ashley supports academic development and teaching and learning projects at the university. She coordinates workshops for Bond academics and HDR students and assists with additional educational development initiatives such as outdoor learning and FULT. 
Office hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs 8.30am – 5pm
Tel: 07 559 55592
Email: astark@bond.edu.au

Blended Learning Coordinator
Mr. Ron Kordyban
Ron is in charge of blended learning strategy and policy, coordinating and conducting academic blended learning training and development, overseeing and producing digital learning assets, and managing the blended learning team.
Email: rkordyba@bond.edu.au
Tel: 07 559 55540

Educational Developer - Technology Enhanced Learning 
Mrs. Sandra Thwaites
Sandra's focus is the iLearn Improvement Project, supporting and training academics in the use of iLearn, and designing, producing and enhancing iLearn sites and related e-learning resources.
Tel: 07 559 51023
Email: sthwaite@bond.edu.au

Blended Learning Editor
Mr. Daniel Hollands
Daniel’s role involves planning and conducting video shoots, editing audio and video resources, overseeing storyboarding, scripting and lighting, and creating and managing finished educational videos and other multimedia resources.
Tel: 07 559 53092
Email: dholland@bond.edu.au

Blended Learning Editor
Mr. Ben Griggs
Ben’s role involves planning and conducting video shoots, editing audio and video resources, overseeing storyboarding, scripting and lighting, and creating and managing finished educational videos and other multimedia resources.
Tel: 0431 206 667
Email: bgriggs@bond.edu.au

Project Manager
Ms Amy Bannatyne
Amy project manages the Bond University Core evaluation, and government funded National Office for Learning and Teaching research projects.
Email: abannaty@bond.edu.au
Tel: 07 559 53086

Honorary Learning and Teaching Advisor
Professor Fay Haisley PhD
Fay’s voluntary work in the office involves supporting teaching staff to develop and implement high quality teaching practice and curriculum. Fay also supports learning and teaching enhancement initiatives and provides advice on strategic educational projects.
Tel: 07 559 55668
Email: fahaisle@bond.edu.au