Board of Interdisciplinary Studies

As per the University of Sydney (Governance of Faculties and University Schools) Rule 2016, Part 7, the Board of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) manages the Bachelor of Advanced Studies, the curriculum of the new Open Learning Environment and the majors, minors and units of study offered in the shared pool (Table S). The BIS also exercises academic oversight of interdisciplinary non-award courses. GOFUS Rules for BIS (Part 7, pages 36-40) (PDF 283KB)

Responsibilities
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and submission deadlines
Agendas, papers and minutes
Forms
Committee contact

Responsibilities

The Board’s responsibilities include:

  1. cross-faculty supervision of the award of the cross-faculty qualifications listed in the related Senate resolutions
  2. academic oversight of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies
  3. academic oversight of the Open Learning Environment
  4. academic oversight of the shared pool (Table S)
    - approve changes to or removal of approved Table S majors, minors and electives
    - approve proposals for new Table S majors, minors and electives
  5. oversight, via a report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), on non-award courses.

BIS sub-committee sites can be found at:


Composition and membership

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Stephen Garton (Chair)

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa Pattison

Chair, Academic Board

Associate Professor Tony Masters

Senior Lecturer FASS

Dr Melissa Hardie

Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Professor David Lowe

Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Health Sciences

Associate Professor Corinne Caillaud

Associate Dean (Undergraduate), Sydney Business School

Associate Professor Rae Cooper

Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Science

Professor Pauline Ross

Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre

Professor Stephen Simpson

Director and Future Fellow, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Professor Michele Ford

Director, China Studies Centre

Professor  Luigi Tomba

Director, Centre for Continuing Education and Sydney Learning

Kylie Mayes

Co-President, SUPRA

Mariam Mohammed or Kiriti Mortha

President, SRC

Isabella Brooke


2018 Meeting dates and submission timelines

Agenda item and papers deadline

Meeting

25 January 

5 February (reserve meeting) 

21 March 

4 April

10 April

24 April

6 June

20 June

2 August

16 August

27 September

11 October


Agendas, papers and minutes

Committee agenda, papers and minutes for the current and previous year are available below. Enquiries and requests for historical information can be directed to the Committee Officer.

2017 meeting papers

Meeting date

Agenda and Papers

 Minutes

20 April

Agenda and Papers

Outcomes and Actions

6 July

Agenda and Papers

Outcomes and Actions

7 September

Agenda and Papers

Outcomes and Actions

24 October

Agenda and Papers

Unconfirmed Outcomes and Actions

2016 meeting papers

Meeting date

Agenda and Papers

Minutes 

22 August

Agenda and papers

Minutes

15 September

Agenda and papers

Minutes 

27 October

Agenda and papers

Minutes

24 November

Agenda and papers

Minutes 


Forms

Form

Link

BIS Approval coversheet Dalyell units in Table S

 

WORD

BIS approval coversheet OLE unites in Table O

 

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Committee contact

Committee Officer
Dr Matthew Charet
T +61 2 9114 1356
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