Academic Board 18 May 2016
The Academic Board received a proposal from the Faculty of Pharmacy to amend the Master of Pharmacy following a review of the degree.
Reports from Faculties
The Academic Board approved the following proposals:
- Faculty of Dentistry: the amendment of the Doctor of Dental Medicine;
- Faculty of Education and Social Work: the amendment of the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood);
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Master of Engineering, Master of Professional Engineering, Master of Information Technology and the Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Technology Management;
- Faculty of Medicine: the amendment of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, the Doctor of Medicine and the introduction of new postgraduate elective units of study;
- Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: the amendment of the Bachelor of Nursing (Honours); and
- Faculty of Science: the amendment of the English language requirements for admission to the Master of Clinical Psychology (MCP) and the Master of Clinical Psychology / Doctor of Philosophy (MCP/PhD).
The Academic Board:
- noted administrative amendments to the Coursework Policy 2014; and
- noted that the Academic Standards and Policy Committee had received draft reports on a range of policy matters arising from the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan on educational matters, including the draft Learning and Teaching Procedures, draft amendments to the Coursework Policy 2014 and Learning and Teaching Policy 2015.
The Academic Board also:
- noted a presentation by the Director, Educational Innovation and the Director, Graduate Research;
- recommended that Senate accept the Academic Board’s report on its activities for 2015;
- noted the report on the Inherent Requirements 2016 Renewal, and the invitation to faculties to make recommendations to the Inherent Requirements Advisory Committee (IRAC) by 11th April 2016;
- noted a report from Dr Saleeba on the Equity and Diversity working group;
- noted the report of the student members of the Academic Board on Bullying and Safety; the Federal Budget; the University Restructure; Restructure at the SCA; Indigenous Student Engagement with West Papua; and International Student Travel Concessions;
- noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the 2016-2017 federal budget and 2016 federal election and their impact on the higher education sector; members also discussed recent media reports regarding the residential colleges located on campus;
- expressed its confidence in the university’s research integrity processes;
- endorsed the proposal to amend the constitution of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, and recommended that Senate approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Constitution of the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies, with immediate effect;
- endorsed the proposal from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences to amend the faculty constitution, and recommended that Senate approve the amendment of the Resolutions of Senate related to the Constitution of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, with effect from 1 July 2016;
- endorsed the submission of the University’s response to the Public Consultation on Transparency in Higher Education Admissions discussion paper from the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP);
- noted that the Academic Standards and Policy Committee endorses anonymous marking (identification by SID only) for all assignments and examinations, and note that related policy amendments will be submitted for approval to a later meeting; and
- adopted the draft guidelines for assessment types risk evaluation, noting that these guidelines will be included in the draft Academic Honesty Procedures to be submitted for approval to a later meeting.