Standing Committees of Academic Board

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Standing Committees of Academic Board

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Learning and Teaching Committee

The Learning and Teaching Committee advises the Academic Board on learning and teaching matters, including University policy and strategic plans associated with learning and teaching. The Committee makes recommendations to the Academic Board on proposals for the accreditation undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs including honours programs, in accordance with the Program Accreditation and Course Approval Governing Policy and its associated procedures.

The Committee also approves new courses, new study components, changes to study components and amendments to programs as specified in above mentioned policy and procedures.

Research Degrees Committee

The Research Degrees Committee monitors and provides advice to Academic Board on the quality of higher degree by research programs and policies. The Committee makes recommendations to the Academic Board on proposals for the accreditation and discontinuation of higher degree by research programs in accordance with the Higher Degree by Research Accreditation - Academic Policy and associated procedures.

The Research Degrees Committee liaise with and provide advice to the Research Committee on matters pertaining to higher degrees by research programs.

The Committee reviews the progress of HDR candidates; makes decisions related to candidature and examinations for higher degrees by research; and recommends to the Academic Board the admission of candidates to the award of a higher degree by research.

Research Committee

The Research Committee provides advice to Academic Board on research, research training and ethics matters, including University Policy on research, research training and ethics. The Committee advises the Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) on strategic plans associated with research and research training.

The Research Committee considers and recommends areas of research activity for support including the establishment of research centres or institutes within the University. The Committee assist with the formulation of research strategies to allow the achievement of the University’s Strategic Plan and monitors the work of the ethics committees to ensure that they meet internal and external requirements and develops recommendations to the Academic Board, as required. Both the Animal Ethics Committee and Human Research Ethics Committee report to the Research Committee.

The Committee provide leadership and advice on mechanisms to improve monitoring, benchmarking and reporting of the University’s research performance.

Note: Academic Board Standing Orders also apply for the Standing Committees of Academic Board.

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