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Academic Board 20 August 2014

Course Proposals
The Academic Board approved proposals to introduce, delete or amend the following courses:

  • Faculty of Science: the deletion of the major in Agricultural Chemistry from the Bachelor of Science and the addition of a provision for an optional, cross-disciplinary major for the degree.

Reports from Faculties:
The Academic Board approved the following proposals:

  • Faculty of Medicine: the continued offering of the Master of Clinical Trials Research, the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research the Master of Health Policy, the Graduate Diploma in Health Policy, the Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity), the Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity), the Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity and the Master of Surgery with their existing volumes of learning; the amendment of the Master of Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Trials Research, Graduate Certificate in Clinical Trials Research, Master of Health Policy, Graduate Diploma in Health Policy, Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, Master of Medicine (Infection and Immunity), Master of Science in Medicine (Infection and Immunity), Graduate Diploma in Infection and Immunity and Graduate Certificate in Infection and Immunity; and
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: the amendment of the Faculty Resolutions of the Faculty of Veterinary Science.

Policies
The Academic Board approved:

  • the amendment of the Admission to Undergraduate Courses policy.

Other Matters
The Academic Board also:

  • noted the report on the inquiry into ‘Australian Paradox’ research as circulated to members by email on 21 July 2014
  • noted the presentation from the Vice-Chancellor on the Federal Budget and university funding;
  • noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the Academic Rankings of World Universities (ARWU, formerly the Shanghai Jiao Tong) and the upcoming Town Hall meeting for staff, students and alumni;
  • approved the request from the Faculty of Veterinary Science to amend its semester dates for 2015;
  • approved the amendment of Schedule 1 (English Language Requirements) of the Admission to Undergraduate Courses Policy;
  • amended its resolution to recognise the Diploma of Tertiary Preparation for admission purposes with effect from 1 January 2015 (and not from 1 January 2016 as previously resolved);
  • endorsed the Annual Progress Review of Higher Degree by Research Students Guidelines;
  • approved the Faculty of Pharmacy Review report and advise SEG of its decision;
  • approved the recommendations in the report on Special Consideration which provide amendments to the Assessment Policy 2011 and Assessment Procedures 2011 for inclusion in the Coursework Policy currently under development, and the new application form and guidelines for professional practitioners, for introduction from Semester One 2015;
  • adopted the Committee’s report on its review of the Charter of Academic Freedom; and
  • noted the report on amendments to the Academic Promotions online system.