The Office of Academic Governance manages and provides advice on all aspects of the University’s approval process for new and amended courses, unitsets and units, and manages the Course Management System (CMS).
The Office provides support to the Academic Board and its key sub-committees and is the point of contact for submitting agenda items for committee meetings. We provide advice about how to submit items and which committee/s matters should be referred to. The Office provides advice on academic policies and Rules, takes part in their development and review, and assists staff with compliance.
We provide support to the Academic Board, the Academic Services Committee, the Curriculum, Teaching & Learning Committee, the Research & Higher Degrees Committee and some other strategic University committees. We can provide information about the committees, including the following:
- Terms of Reference;
- Meeting dates;
- Membership lists;
- How to submit committee agenda items and the documentation required;
- Approval processes and how to get policies, rules or guidelines approved;
- Resolution lists from the Academic Board and its sub-committees Reporting requirements;
Academic approvals – courses, units and unitsets
The Academic Secretary/Manager of the Office of Academic Governance plays a key role in the course approval process, providing quality and compliance advice into the development of new and revised courses, majors and specialisations, to academic staff, School and Faculty staff, Associate Deans (Teaching & Learning) and the academic committees.
- Information on timelines and the delegations and policies that govern the approval of new and amended academic offerings;
- Management of the Stage 1 course and unitset approval processes;
- Approval and publication timelines;
- Advice on timelines and exception processes for the withdrawal and archiving of courses, unitsets and units;
- Information and links relating to course approval policies, guidelines and pathways;
- Information and advice on the range of academic polices and teaching and learning guidelines.