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Academic Board 16 April 2014

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

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the introduction of the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics;
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the introduction of the Master of Information Technology/Master of Information Technology Management degree and the amendment of the Bachelor of Engineering combined degrees to the Bachelor of Engineering Honours / combined degrees;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: the introduction of the Master of Medical Imaging Science, Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science and Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science and the amendment of the Master of Health Science (Developmental Disability) and Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Developmental Disability);
  • Faculty of Pharmacy: the introduction of the Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management;
  • Faculty of Science: the amendment of the Master of Marine Science and Management, Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management and Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management;
  • Sydney College of the Arts: the introduction of the Master of Contemporary Art and Graduate Diploma in Contemporary Art and the Master of Moving Image and Graduate Diploma in Moving Image; and
  • Sydney Conservatorium of Music: the introduction of the Master of Music Studies (Composition).

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

  • Faculty of Agriculture and Environment: the amendment of the Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Bachelor of Environmental Systems, Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness and Bachelor of Food and Agribusiness (Honours);
  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the amendment of the Diploma of Language Studies;
  • Faculty of Dentistry: the amendment of the Doctor of Dental Medicine;
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Master of Information Technology and Master of Information Technology Management;
  • Faculty of Health Sciences: the amendment of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Physiology) degree;
  • Faculty of Medicine: the amendment of the Doctor of Medicine;
  • Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery: the amendment of the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies) degree; the continued offering the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) with its existing volume of learning, the amendment of the Master of Nursing (Nurse Practitioner) and the Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry);
  • Faculty of Science: the continued offering the Master of Science in Coaching Psychology and the Graduate Diploma in Coaching Psychology with their existing volumes of learning; and
  • Faculty of Veterinary Science: the amendment of the Master of Wildlife Health and Population Management.

Policies
The Academic Board approved:

  • the amendment of the Admission to Undergraduate Courses policy; and
  • the amendment of the Student Academic Progression Policy.

Other Matters
The Academic Board also:

  • noted the response on the question raised regarding the review of Academic Board policies;
  • noted the presentation from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) on the Research Rankings Strategy;
  • noted the University Digital Strategy;
  • approved the co-option and nomination of various members to the standing committees;
  • gave in principle approval to the proposal from the Office of General Counsel to draft a new Coursework Policy
  • recommended that Senate approve the proposed amendment of the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (as amended) and approved the related amendment of the Student Academic Progression Policy;
  • noted the report on the Board’s activities in 2013 for referral to Senate;
  • noted the Chair’s report on the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal Decision against the University of Newcastle;
  • noted the report from International Services on the University’s response to the New Colombo Plan;
  • noted the proposed, draft amendments to the Assessment Policy and Procedures 2011;
  • noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the recent appointment of new Deputy Vice-Chancellors, progress with the Sydney Student Project, the Student Administrative Services Review and the Australian Institute for Nanoscience;
  • discussed issues raised regarding the “Ten Year Rule”;
  • noted a report from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences regarding the Australian Consortium for In-Country Indonesian Studies for the delivery of In-Country Indonesian Studies;
  • accepted a report from the Faculty of Dentistry that the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry meets the criteria for an AQF Level 9 Masters (Extended) qualification; and
  • approved the report of the Faculty of Science Review.