The Board of Studies of the Connected Intelligence Centre was established in 2014 to advise the Centre Director on academic matters in respect of courses of study at the Centre, and on issues relating to students and not otherwise covered under the Rules of the University. Academic Board approved amendments to the composition of the Board of Studies of Connected Intelligence Centre at 16/3 meeting held on 27 July 2016.
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Composition and membership
|Director, Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC)
||Professor Simon Buckingham Shum
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Education and Students)
||Professor Shirley Alexander
|Pro Vice-Chancellor (Education)
||Professor Peter Scott
|Director, Advanced Analytics Institute, or nominee
|Responsible Academic Officer
|| Dr Theresa Anderson
|Course Manager, Connected Intelligence Centre
|Director, Institute for Interactive Multimedia and Learning, or nominee
||Associate Professor Jo McKenzie
|One academic staff member from each Faculty, to be nominated by the respective Deans
||Dr Saba Bebawi, Arts and Social Sciences
Associate Professor Bernhard Wieder, Business
Dr Kate Sweetapple, Design, Architecture and Building
Associate Professor Paul Kennedy, Engineering and Information Technology
Dr Jen Bichel-Findlay, Health
David Carter, Law
Professor Anthony Dooley, Science
|Other members of UTS academic staff
||Dr Mary Coupland, Subject coordinator, AEI
|One postgraduate coursework student member, elected by and from the postgraduate coursework students of the Connected Intelligence Centre
Terms of reference
Subject to the Rules and the resolutions of Council and Academic Board, including the strategic direction and priorities set for the University, the Board of Studies will have a responsibility to assess the quality of, and provide direction to, the academic work of the Centre, including teaching, learning, scholarship, research and research training.
In particular, the Board of Studies:
- is charged with advising Academic Board, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) and other senior officers of the Connected Intelligence Centre on matters such as the strategic academic direction of the Centre, academic standards, academic quality assurance and management of academic risk
- shall exercise such responsibilities and powers as are assigned to it by Academic Board and Council from time to time, and consider and report on all matters which are referred to it by the Academic Board, the Vice-Chancellor, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students), and the Director, Connected Intelligence Centre and make recommendations where appropriate
- shall consider proposals for the introduction of new courses and major changes to existing courses, reaccreditation or discontinuation of existing courses, changes to course nomenclature or course classification and make recommendations on these to the Vice-Chancellor and the Academic Board and its committees as appropriate
- shall maintain and develop courses to ensure a vital and contemporary relationship between UTS faculties and the professional fields which they seek to serve
- may refer any matter to a relevant sub-committee of the Board or an academic unit of the Centre, for report
- may establish such committees as it deems appropriate to assist the Connected Intelligence Centre’s work, noting:
- some Committees are mandated by Academic Board or Council resolution or Rules and Policy instruments
- it is not required that any or all of the members of a committee are members of the Board of Studies
- a sitting Chair of a Board of Studies committee, unless an ex officio position, is ineligible to be renominated if completion of the designated term would result in a member serving more than five consecutive years as Chair of that Committee
- the Director, Connected Intelligence Centre may, if he or she so desires, convene and/or preside at a meeting of a Board of Studies committee
- the Director, Connected Intelligence Centre shall be an ex officio member of all committees of the Board of Studies
- shall recommend to the Academic Board and its committees as appropriate the minimum requirements that will provide eligibility for entry to particular courses of study of the Connected Intelligence Centre
- shall submit to the Academic Board the names of students who have completed courses of study together with recommendations as to the award (including the grading) which should be made in each case
- shall carry out the duties prescribed for Faculty Boards in the Rules, delegations and policies of the University
- shall consult with the Graduate Research School Board should there be doctoral or other higher degree by research programs offered through the Connected Intelligence Centre.
There are currently no sub-committees of the Connected Intelligence Centre Board of Studies.
The Board of Studies may establish sub-committees as appropriate.
The length of membership term for Boards of Studies’ will be two years for staff (including co-opted members) and one year for students, commencing from 1 January, consistent with the term of membership for members of faculty boards. (AB/17-1/18.3)
The quorum for the Board of Studies shall be one-half of its members or the next higher whole number (excluding vacant positions and any members on recognised leave).
Minimum of four scheduled meetings per year.