Academic Board 30 March 2016
The Academic Board received no proposals to introduce, delete or make major amendments to courses.
Reports from Faculties
The Academic Board approved the following proposals:
- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences: the amendment of the Master of Development Studies, the Master of US Studies and its Faculty Resolutions;
- Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies: the amendment of the Bachelor of Engineering Honours to include majors in Humanitarian Engineering and Internet of Things, and the amendment of the Master of Engineering to include a major in Risk Management; and
- Faculty of Science: the amendment of the Board’s resolution made at its meeting of 2 July 2014 to allow the Faculty of Science to continue offering the Graduate Diploma in Psychology with its existing table of units of study until 2018, and the amendment of the Board’s resolution made at its meeting of 24 February 2016 to allow the Faculty of Science to introduce amendments to the Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from 1 January 2018, and changes to the Bachelor of Science/Master of Nutrition and Dietetics from 1 January 2017.
The Academic Board:
- approved amendments to the Coursework Policy arising from decisions made regarding the Dux Entry Scheme and Simple Extensions; and
- approved amendments to the Assessment Procedures 2011.
The Academic Board also:
- discussed the composition of the Academic Board under the University’s proposed new organisational structure;
- approved the appointment or co-option of academic staff and student members to the Academic Standards and Policy Committee, Admissions Committee, Graduate Studies Committee and Undergraduate Studies Committee, noting that the term of membership will be until 31 December 2016 for student members and until 31 December 2017 for staff members, and the amendment of the terms of reference for the Admissions Committee;
- 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 the report from Dr Saleeba on the formation of the Equity and Diversity working group;
- noted the report of the student members of the Academic Board on anonymous marking, simple extensions, the centralised University phone line and the NTEU and Student Rally;
- noted the report of the Vice-Chancellor on the approval of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan by Senate and current national debates in the Higher Education sector;
- approved the request from the University of Sydney Business School to amend its semester dates for 2017 for the Master of Business Administration;
- approved amendments to the Dux Entry Scheme to broaden the scheme to become the Future Leaders Scheme;
- approved a proposal from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies to correct the assumed knowledge details for the Bachelor Information Technology/Bachelor of Commerce combined degree;
- accepted the findings of the Simple Extensions Working Group, including r elated amendments to the Coursework Policy 2014 and the Assessment Procedures 2011; and
- noted the Academic Standards and Policy Committee’s advice that it supports the use of anonymous marking for examinations.