Review of the Department of Sociology

Written submissions are invited from all staff for the review of the Department of Sociology, within the Faculty of Arts.

Please see the Review Terms of Reference (below). For a copy of the Self-Evaluation Review, please contact Rimma Myton at ( or call ext 8078.

Submissions should be sent to the Secretary of the review, Rimma Myton at ( by 1 October 2015. Submissions will be treated in confidence and only 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 Sociology, including a range of management, resourcing, and quality enhancement issues relating to research, HDR, academic, and community engagement programs.

Terms of Reference – 2015 External Review

  1.  Governance, leadership and management
    Review the effectiveness of the Department of Sociology’s planning, leadership and management structure, processes and resources in responding to Faculty and University strategic planning directions.
  1.  Academic program
    Review the appropriateness of the degrees, programs, and units offered by the Department of Sociology relative to Faculty and University priorities, employer and professional community demands.
  1.  Research
    Review current research outputs, activity, and capability relative to Faculty and University objectives including opportunities for developing research and knowledge leadership.
  1.  Research training
    Review the HDR program, including admission standards, methodology and skills training, completion times and drop-out rates, supervision and reporting standards.
  1.  Staff and student profile
    Review the alignment of the academic, professional, and student profile relative to future objectives and plans.
  1.  External engagement
    Review the scale, scope, and quality of community/industry engagement, including external/professional contribution to and referencing of, curriculum and research development.
  1.  Future directions
    Recommend future development opportunities for Department of Sociology in terms of its resources, research, teaching and community/industry engagement activity.