Academic Board 1 October 2014
The Academic Board approved proposals to introduce, delete or amend the following courses:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the introduction of the Master of Health Security, Graduate Diploma in Health Security and Graduate Certificate in Health Security, and the deletion of the Master of Buddhist Studies, Graduate Diploma in Buddhist Studies, Graduate Certificate in Buddhist Studies, Master of Professional Communication, Graduate Diploma in Professional Communication and Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication (subject to the faculty providing a plan for the approval of the Chair of the Academic Board on how to manage any students who return from suspension);
- Faculty of Education and Social Work: the introduction of an additional, off-campus mode of delivery for the Master of Education (Educational Management and Leadership); and
- Faculty of Medicine: the deletion of the Graduate Diploma in International Public Health and the Master of Brain and Mind Sciences in Psychiatry, and the amendment of the Master of International Public Health.
Reports from Faculties:
The Academic Board approved the following proposals:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the continued offering of the Graduate Diploma in Public Administration with its existing volume of learning;
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Master of Professional Engineering;
- Faculty of Health Sciences: the amendment of the Bachelor of Health Sciences and the Master of Physiotherapy;
- Faculty of Law: the continued offering of the Master of Global Law, the Master of Laws and the Graduate Diploma in Law with their existing volumes of learning;
- Faculty of Medicine: the continued offering of the Master of Indigenous Health Substance Use and Graduate Diploma in Indigenous Health Substance Use with their existing volumes of learning;
- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: the amendment of the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies);
- Faculty of Pharmacy: the amendment of the Master of Pharmacy; and
- Faculty of Veterinary Science: the amendment of the Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.
The Academic Board approved:
- the amendment of the Assessment Policy 2011; and
- the amendment of the Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism in Coursework Policy (a further amendment was approved at the meeting).
The Academic Board also:
- discussed the performance of the Academic Board in the context of reviewing the University of Sydney (Academic Governance) Rule 2003;
- noted the schedule of meeting dates for 2015;
- noted the reports of the SEG Working Party on eLearning and MOOCs;
- approved the appointment of Associate Professor Geoff Frost as the representative of the University of Sydney Business School on the Graduate Studies Committee;
- noted the report on the development of the proposed Coursework Policy;
- noted the Chair’s report on the University Governance and Regulations Forum 2014;
- noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the Westmead Precinct growth and redevelopment, the NHMRC Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre Recognition Scheme, and the budget response consultation process;
- approved the amendment of semester dates for 2015 for the Faculty of Education and Social Work, the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery;
- approved the amendment of the constitution of the Faculty of Veterinary Science;
- noted the statement from the Faculty of Medicine regarding the suspension of the Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics), Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics), Master of Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/Master of Philosophy and Master of Science in Medicine (Reproductive Health Sciences and Human Genetics)/ Master of Philosophy pending the restructuring of all four courses for initial offering in 2016;
- noted the statement from the Sydney College of the Arts regarding the suspension of the Master of Film and Digital Image, Master of Interactive and Digital Media and Master of Studio Art pending the future deletion of all three courses; and
- noted the information on survey-based indicators for teaching and learning.