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Committees of Academic Board

Academic Board has its own standing committees and boards of studies that advise the Board on a variety of matters pertaining to the academic programs of the university.

Appeals committees

Appeals committees hear appeals under section 17 of the Student Rules.

Board of Studies of the Connected Intelligence Centre

The Board of Studies of the Connected Intelligence Centre advises 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 UTS Rules.

Board of Studies of the Graduate School of Health

The Board of Studies of the Graduate School of Health assesses the quality of, and provides direction for, the academic work of the Graduate School of Health, including teaching, learning, scholarship, research and research training.

Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures

The Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures advises the institute director on academic matters in respect of courses of study at the institute, and on issues relating to students not otherwise covered by the UTS Rules.

The board refers matters to and seeks advice from the institute’s Postgraduate Research Committee.

Courses Accreditation Committee

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.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is an advisory committee to the Chair of Academic Board and its committees, providing support for the business of Academic Board and ensuring that Academic Board’s work assists UTS to achieve its strategic objectives.

Graduate Research School Board

The Graduate Research School Board has a dual role, operating as equivalent to a faculty board (in the Graduate Research School), dealing with matters related to the administration of research education, and as a committee of Academic Board, dealing with academic matters related to graduate research training and supervision.

Research Committee

The Research Committee is a university-wide advisory and consultative committee, established by Academic Board. It deals with matters pertaining to the strategic planning and policy directions for research as well as the development of the university’s research culture and research profile.

Teaching and Learning Committee

The Teaching and Learning Committee provides advice and makes recommendations to Academic Board and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education and Students) on the university’s strategic directions, priorities and quality assurance processes for teaching and learning, and policies and guidelines related to teaching and learning in coursework programs