Academic Senate Projects and Priorities

Academic Senate Projects and Priorities

Academic Senate Projects

The Academic Senate projects for 2018 are detailed below. If you would like additional information or you are interested in becoming involved with any of the projects identified please contact the Chair of the Working Group or identified project contact.

Information on projects conducted in 2017 can be found on this page.

2018 Academic Senate Projects

PROJECTLEADSCONTACTSTATUS

Purpose and Composition of Academic Senate

WORKING GROUP CHAIR - Professor Mariella Herberstein

Zoe Williams, Head of Governance Services
E: zoe.williams@mq.edu.au

Complete

Developing the Model for Shared Responsibility of Academic Governance

STEERING GROUP CO-CHAIRS

Professor Mariella Herberstein, Chair of Senate; Professor Kevin Jameson, DVC(A)

WORKING GROUP CO-CHAIRS

Professor Mariella Herberstein, Chair of Senate; Associate Professor Catriona Lavermicocca, Chair of ASQC

Zoe Williams, Head of Governance Services
E: zoe.williams@mq.edu.au

Phase 1: Complete. Principles for Delegated Authority approved by Academic Senate in November

Phase 2A: Resources. This phase a project of ASQC.

Phase 2B: Cultural Change – to commence Quarter 4, 2018

Post-implementation review of the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF)

WORKING GROUP CHAIR - Professor Jim Denier

Paul Fairweather. Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager E:paul.fairweather@mq.edu.au

Active

Post-implementation review of the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF)

WORKING GROUP CHAIR - Professor Jacqueline Phillips, Deputy Chair of Academic Senate

Paul Fairweather. Quality Assurance and Compliance Manager E:paul.fairweather@mq.edu.au

Active

External Review of Academic Senate

TBC

Zoe Williams, Head of Governance Services E: zoe.williams@mq.edu.au

Postponed to 2019

Curriculum Architecture

Professor Mariella Herberstein, Chair of Senate; Professor Kevin Jameson, DVC(A)

Zoe Williams, Head of Governance Services E: zoe.williams@mq.edu.au

Active

Policy Review

WORKING GROUP CHAIR - Professor Peter Radan

Ellen Carlson, Policy Manager. E: ellen.carlson@mq.edu.au

Ongoing

Proposed 2019 Academic Senate Projects

At the October meeting of Academic Senate five suggestions for Senate projects in 2019, along with four projects that are continuing in 2018 were prioritised using an online ranking exercise. The outcome of this exercise is listed below. If you have any feedback on the prioritisation of these projects, their scope, how they relate to existing projects you may have planned, or suggestions for additional projects please submit to chair.senate@mq.edu.au, or using the feedback form below.

ProjectTimeframeComments

Implementation of Shared Academic Governance

Continues from 2018-

Review of General Coursework Rules

Quarter 3

Includes review of HDR rules

Quality Assurance Finalisation for 2020 Programs

-

-

Review of Academic Freedom

-

e.g. Academic Freedom Statement, Public Comment Policy, Social  Media Guidelines.

External Review of Academic Senate

Quarter 3

Required in 2019
Post-implementation review of Support and Recognition for Students project-Suggested at Student Senators Projects workshop
Review of Scholarships, Awards and Prizes-Suggested at Student Senators Projects workshop
Recommendations from the Post-implementation review of the Higher Education Standards Framework (HESF)Continues from 2018Report will be complete in 2018 and will issue recommendation e.g. development of Qualifications Issuance Policy, review of Admissions policy.
Review of Academic Quality Assurance & Quality Enhancement.  Phase 2: Responding to recommendations.Continues from 2018Potential to develop an Academic Governance policy (e.g. policy reviews, reviews of Senate and Committees)

Provide feedback on the Academic Senate Projects

You are invited to submit comment or feedback on any of the Academic Senate projects using the form below.  For those matters that are open for consultation, please see the latest consultation or discussion paper provided in the status column above.

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