Project Governance

The two main governance committees for the Learning Analytics project are the Learning Data Committee, providing oversight and responsibility for the development of principles and a policy framework to support the aims of the project, and the project Steering Committee, which oversees the activities of the community engagement and technical strands of the project.


The following high-level structure will be used for project governance and operations for Learning Analytics.

Learning analytics governance


The Learning Data Committee is a high-level academic committee charged with discussing and proposing institutional principles, policy, and practice with respect to learning data, and this committee will advise LTLT. It will engage with some of the “big issues” around collection and use of learning data and liaise with various other groups and committees across campus to operationalize these.

The project Steering Committee advises on the priorities and direction of the community engagement through research pilots (“LA research” in the above structure) and technical infrastructure work (“LA technical”), ensuring that the technical considerations meet the emerging needs and requirements from research pilots.

The majority of the heavy lifting in the two areas of research pilots and technical infrastructure will be undertaken by two project working groups, reporting into the Steering Committee. The project Learning Analytics Research and Community Engagement working group is led by Leah MacFadyen (Program Director, Evaluation & Learning Analytics, Arts ISIT) and Ido Roll (Senior Manager, Research and Evaluation, CTLT). The Learning Analytics Technical working group is led by Derek White (Senior Manager, Learning Applications, Integrations and Analytics, CTLT).