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Research Degrees Committee

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The Research Degrees Committee is a committee of the Academic Board. Its role is to:

  • admit candidates, monitor and review candidates' progress and make decisions related to candidature and examinations for higher degrees by research
  • recommend to the Academic Board the admission of candidates to the award of a higher degree by research
  • monitor, and provide advice to the Academic Board and the Research Committee on, the quality of higher degree by research programs
  • liaise with and provide advice to the Research Committee on any matter pertaining to higher degree by research programs, and
  • provide advice to the Academic Board on policies for higher degrees by research

Terms of reference

  1. In accordance with the various policies for higher degrees by research:
    • to admit candidates, monitor and review candidates’ progress and make decisions related to candidature and examinations for higher degrees by research; 
    • to recommend to the Academic Board the admission of candidates to the award of a higher degree by research.
  2. To make recommendations to the Academic Board on proposals for the accreditation of all higher degree by research programs, major changes to higher degree by research programs, and discontinuation of higher degree by research programs, in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Accreditation – Academic Policy and associated procedures.
  3. To advise the Academic Board and Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor on strategic plans associated with research training.
  4. To monitor, and provide advice to the Academic Board and the Research Committee on, the quality of higher degree by research programs.
  5. To liaise with and provide advice to the Research Committee on any matter pertaining to higher degree by research programs.
  6. To provide advice to the Academic Board on policies for higher degrees by research.

Membership

Chairperson
Deputy Chairperson
  • Dr Marc Broadbent
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
  • Professor Marion Gray
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
Director, Office of Research
  • Mrs Michelle Searle
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students)
  • Professor Karen Nelson
Staff member active in higher degree by research coordination, Faculty of Arts, Business and Law
  • Associate Professor Don Kerr
Staff member active in higher degree by research coordination, Faculty of Science, Health, Education and Engineering
Staff member active in higher degree by research coordination, from the USC Law School
  • Dr Jay Sanderson
HDR Candidate
  • Mr Timothy Neville
Co-opted members
Invited to attend as appropriate (having participatory, but not voting rights)
  • Pro Vice-Chancellors and Directors as required
  • Chairperson, Research Committee
  • Any visitors with the approval of the Chairperson
In attendance (having participatory, but not voting, rights)
Observers (no rights)
  • Any person with the approval of the Chairperson

Tenure and frequency of meetings

  • All members will be members for the period during which they are the incumbent of a specified position which provides membership of the Committee or, in the case of a nominee appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) for a period up to two years.
  • The student member will serve for a period of one year, with a maximum of two consecutive terms of office.
  • There will be at least four meetings of the Committee each year.
  • The Committee will designate an alternate member for each substantive member of the Committee who may be co-opted by the Chairperson for a specific meeting if required to reach a quorum.

Call for Expressions of Interest - HDR Students

 

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