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Terms of Reference - Academic Standards and Quality Committee

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Section 1 - Purpose

(1) The Academic Standards and Quality Committee is a subcommittee of Academic Board.  It is the principal advisory committee of the Academic Board on issues relating to academic standards and quality for curriculum delivery. The Committee will:

  1. develop, monitor, review, and advise the Academic Board on, University Rules, Policies, Procedures and Guidelines relating to developing, maintaining and assuring academic standards and quality in delivery of the University's curriculum;
  2. monitor and report on academic performance of units and courses with respect to student outcomes against internal and external benchmarks;
  3. monitor and report on equivalence of academic standards in delivery of units and courses through external benchmarking;
  4. assure the effectiveness of processes for monitoring and review of units and courses;
  5. monitor and report on maintenance of academic integrity in delivery of units and courses;
  6. identify, monitor and report on risks to academic quality, including risks to compliance with related Threshold Standards under the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021;
  7. and consider and report to Academic Board on any matters referred to it by the Vice Chancellor, the Academic Board or by the Chair, Academic Board.
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Section 2 - Composition

(2) The membership of Academic Standards and Quality Committee is:

  1. Chair: Pro Vice Chancellor (Academic Quality);
  2. Chair, Accreditation Committee;
  3. Chief International Officer or nominee;
  4. Director, Teaching and Learning;
  5. Director, Business Intelligence and Quality;
  6. Director, Student Administration Services or nominee;
  7. One Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) academic staff member (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a two-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment);
  8. One other academic staff member (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a two-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment);
  9. One undergraduate student (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a one-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment);
  10. One postgraduate coursework student (appointed by the Chair, Academic Board for a one-year term commencing on the date of the first meeting after their appointment).

(3) The Committee may co-opt such other persons to its membership as it determines from time to time.