Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Examinations Subcommittee

Terms of reference
Composition and membership
Meeting dates and deadlines
Contact
Agendas, papers and minutes

Terms of reference

This committee was re-constituted at the 28 November 2017 meeting of the Academic Board, at which draft Terms of Reference were approved. The Terms of Reference presented below are subject to discussion at the first meeting of the Committee in 2018, with final approval anticipated at the 6 March 2018 meeting of the Academic Board.

Purpose

The HDR Examinations Subcommittee advises the Academic Quality Committee about resolutions, policy and procedures relating to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and other higher degrees by research and takes decisions in accordance with the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Policy 2015, the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degrees by Research Procedures 2015, resolutions of the Senate and the Academic Board relating to the examination process for higher degrees by research.

Terms of Reference

  1. To advise the Academic Quality Committee on resolutions, policy and procedures relating to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and other higher degrees by research.
  2. To take decisions in accordance with the Resolutions of the Senate and the Academic Board relating to the examination and award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and other higher degrees by research at the University of Sydney.
  3. To advise on the development of processes for the effective implementation of resolutions, policy and procedures relating to the examination and award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy and other higher degrees by research.
  4. To provide academic oversight in relation to domains 1.4.5, 1.4.6, 1.4.7 and 4.2.1 (d) and (e), of the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015.
  5. To provide regular reports on its activities under its terms of reference to the Academic Quality Committee.
  6. To consider and report on any matter referred to it by the Academic Board, the Vice-Chancellor or the Academic Quality Committee.

The Committee's full terms of reference can be downloaded as a PDF.


Related University policies and documents

University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011

Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy 2015

Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Procedures 2015

HDR Forms

 Link

Statement of Student and Supervisor on Submission of Doctoral Thesis

WORD

Appointment of Examiners

PDF

Guidelines for Examiners

PDF

Examiner's Report

WORD

Examiner's Report (Revised thesis)

WORD

Early submission of thesis

WORD

Composition and membership

Position

Member

Nominee of the Chair of the Academic Quality Committee (Chair)

Associate Professor Kathleen Nelson (Sydney Conservatorium of Music)

Six academic staff members appointed biennially by the Chair of the Academic Board on the nomination of the Chair of the Academic Quality Committee.

Name

Faculty

Associate Professor Javid Atai

Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

Professor Geoffrey Clarke

Faculty of Science

Professor Frank Lovicu

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Dr Danijela Gnjidic

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Professor Peter Wilson

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Associate Professor Tim Allender

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Education)

Co-opted member(s)

Associate Professor Emily Crawford

The University of Sydney Law School

Meeting dates and deadlines

2019 Meetings

 

Agenda items due

Agenda distributed

Meeting date

Friday, 18 January 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Tuesday, 29 January 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Friday, 15 February 2019

Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Friday, 15 March 2019

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Friday, 12 April 2019

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 17 May 2019

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 14 June 2019

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 19 July 2019

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Friday, 16 August 2019

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 13 September 2019

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 18 October 2019

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 15 November 2019

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Friday, 6 December 2019

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

1:30pm - 2:30pm 

 

 


Contact

Committee Officer
Jacqueline Toroian
T +61 2 8627 6906
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Agendas, papers and minutes

Meeting papers are available on the secure HDRESC SharePoint site.