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Courses Accreditation Committee

A committee of Academic Board

The Courses Accreditation Committee makes recommendations to Academic Board on the accreditation of proposed or existing coursework award courses and pan-university subjects, the discontinuation of accreditation and related policy and practice. It is also responsible for advising Academic Board on admission standards and, as necessary, the recognition and policy related to foundation programs and articulation arrangements.

2019 meeting dates

Thursday 24 January
Thursday 28 February
Thursday 14 March
Thursday 18 April
Thursday 13 June
Thursday 18 July
Thursday 15 August
Thursday 5 September
Thursday 17 October

Time: 2pm to 4pm
Location: Chancellery, room 26, level 4A, building 1, Broadway (CB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Rachel Caldwell
Committee Officer
Tel: 02 9514 9918
Email: Rachel.Caldwell@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Chair (elected by and from Academic Board) Dr Richard Flowers
Deputy Chair (nominated from Committee membership) Dr Wayne Brookes
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Leadership and Engagement) or nominee Professor Susan Page
Director, Institute for Interactive Media and Learning or nominee Associate Professor Jo McKenzie
Manager, Academic Programs Office or nominee Anne-Lise Daniel
Two Associate Deans (Teaching and Learning), nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) Professor Maryanne Dever

Associate Professor Peter Meier
Three academic staff members elected by Academic Board, not necessarily members of Academic Board Dr Wayne Brookes

Alexandra Crosby

Gavin Perin
Two coursework students elected by and from students of the university Charles Kekovich

Dana Marjan
One member of the University Course Accreditation Network, nominated by members of the network To be advised
Co-opted members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate Sita Chopra

Alvina Mak

Amanda White

On the recommendation of the chair, the committee has the power to approve the co-option of members on the basis of their skills and experience as appropriate.

Terms of reference

  1. To make recommendations to Academic Board on the accreditation of proposed or existing coursework award courses, and pan-university subjects on their academic merit.
  2. To make recommendations to Academic Board on the removal of accreditation of coursework award courses and pan-university subjects.
  3. To make recommendations to Academic Board or the Provost as applicable, on admission standards, including selection criteria and English language proficiency requirements, for undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs on faculties' advice and in accordance with the UTS Admissions Policy.
  4. To make recommendations to Academic Board or the Provost, as applicable, on the recognition of and policy related to foundation programs and policy related to articulation arrangements in accordance with the UTS Admissions Policy and the Credit Recognition Policy.
  5. To make recommendations to Academic Board on policy and practice related to the accreditation and removal of accreditation of coursework award courses and pan-university subjects.
  6. To identify and make recommendations on emerging issues pertaining to courses.

Membership term

The length of committee membership terms will be two years for staff and one year for students, consistent with the term of membership for elected members of Academic Board.

Number of meetings

Minimum of eight scheduled meetings per year.

Quorum

The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count toward the total membership of which one-half is required to reach a quorum.

Award course approval and accreditation procedures

For award course approval and accreditation procedures, see curriculum approval and management (staff only).

Courses Accreditation Committee proposals to be considered by Academic Board

Proposals to be considered at a specific meeting of Academic Board may be listed here, or contact Academic Programs Office on ext. 9918 or see APO contacts (Staff Connect).