Review of the Department of Computing

Written submissions are invited from all interested staff for the review of the Department of Computing within the Faculty of Science.

Please see the Review Terms of Reference below and for a copy of the Self-Evaluation Review, please contact Melina Chan  ( or call ext. 9510.

Submissions should be sent to the secretary of the review, Melina Chan ( by Tuesday 5 November 2014. All submissions are confidential and will be sighted by the secretary to the review and the review panel itself. No anonymous submissions will be accepted. The review panel may request that the person making the submission appear before the panel if further information is required.

To review the activities of the Department of Computing.

Terms of Reference – 2014 External Review

1.    Governance, Leadership and Management
Review the effectiveness of the Department of Computing planning, leadership and management structure, processes and resources in responding to Faculty and University strategic planning directions.

2.    Academic Program
Review the appropriateness of the degrees, programs, and units offered by Department of Computing relative to Faculty and University priorities, employer and professional community demands.

3.    Research
Review current research outputs, activity, and capability relative to Faculty and University objectives including opportunities for developing research and knowledge leadership.

4.    Research Training
Review the HDR program, including admission standards, methodology and skills training, completion times and drop-out rates, supervision and reporting standards.

5.    Staff and Student Profile
Review the alignment of academic, professional, and student profile relative to current and future objectives and plans.

6.    Community Engagement
Review the scale, scope, and quality of community/industry engagement, including external/professional contribution to and referencing of, curriculum and research development.

7.    Future Directions
Recommend future development opportunities for Department of Computing in terms of its resources, research, teaching and community/industry engagement activity.