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Academic Board Event

UTS Academic Board held a special event for UTS community members on 26 July 2012.

Academic Board best practice

Professor Hilary Winchester gave a presentation on Academic Board best practice to the morning session. Professor Winchester is Professor Emeritus, University of South Australia, and a higher education quality assurance consultant.

Higher education: risky business?

At the afternoon session, Academic Board hosted a Q&A-style panel of visiting experts who addressed the topic, 'Higher education: risky business? Everything you ever wanted to know but were afraid to ask', considering questions like:

  • What does this new world of higher education mean for universities?
  • How do the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Initiative affect our work?

The panel included:

  • Moderator: Jenna Price, Lecturer, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UTS
  • Carol Nicoll, Chief Commissioner, Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA)
  • Di Booker, Director (Policy), Australian Qualifications Framework Council (AQF)
  • David de Carvalho, Head of Higher Education Group, Department of Industry Innovation Science Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)
  • Professor Richard James, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Participation and Engagement), Director, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, The University of Melbourne, Advancing Quality in Higher Education Reference Group
  • Vicki Thomson, Executive Director, Australian Technology Network of Universities (ATN) — Vicki has presented and written widely in the area of research impact
  • Jade Tyrrell, President, UTS Students' Association

Report and presentation

See the report from the event (access restricted to UTS staff and students).