Academic Programs Committee (APC)

Meeting Dates 2017

APC meetings are scheduled on the following Fridays from 10.00am to 12.00 noon, in the Jim Potter Room, Old Physics Building.

3 February

10 March

28 April

26 May

23 & 30 June

18 August

22 September

10 November


Chairperson

Professor David Shallcross

Tel: 8344 6614

Secretary

Ms Bernadette Harris

Tel: 9035 4765



Meeting Papers (Committee Members Only)

The Meeting Information Manager contains the APC meeting papers from 2009 onwards.


Composition and Terms of Reference

1.  Composition

President of the Academic Board
Vice-President of the Academic Board or the Deputy Vice-President of the Academic Board
A chairperson appointed by the President of the Academic Board
Provost or nominee
Director, Student Enrolment
Chair of the Selection Procedures Committee (or nominee)
Chair of the Melbourne Custom Programs Committee
Academic Secretary or Academic Governance Officer
Six members of the Board elected by the Academic Board for a term of three years; two members to retire each year
Six members of the academic staff not being members of the Academic Board, elected by the Academic Board for a term of three years; one member to retire each year
Two Academic Support Officers (or equivalent), nominated by the President, Academic Board
The President of UMSU or nominee and one additional nominee
The President of GSA or nominee and one additional nominee
Up to six members of the Academic Board appointed as members of the Committee by the President of the Academic Board for a term of up to two years in order to take into account matters such as the balance of membership by discipline
Up to six additional members, not being members of the Academic Board, nominated for a term of up to two years by the President of the Academic Board having regard to gender balance and disciplinary expertise of the membership.

2.  Chairperson

The Board must appoint a person to chair the Committee for a period of up to two years. A person so appointed will be eligible for re-appointment. The Board must also appoint one or more Deputy Chairperson(s), in consultation with the Chairperson.

3.  Quorum

A quorum for the committee is 30% of the current membership.

4.  Terms of Reference

4.1 The Academic Programs Committee, on its own initiative or on referral from the Board, will, in consultation with the Academic Secretary, develop policies relating to all courses, including teaching & learning practices and assessment & examinations, for approval by the Board, taking into account national and international best practice in order to ensure that academic programs are of the highest quality and standards.

4.2 The Academic Programs Committee shall regularly monitor compliance with the policies referred to in 4.1 and, where appropriate, shall make recommendations to the Board.

4.3 The Academic Programs Committee, on its own initiative or on referral from the Board, shall determine criteria to be used by faculties in the development of proposals for new courses.

4.4 In accordance with Statute 11.1, Academic Board policies, procedures and guidelines and principles developed by the Committee, the Academic Programs Committee shall review and, as appropriate, make recommendations to the Board on all proposed new courses, discontinuation and/or suspension of courses.

4.5 In accordance with Statute 11.1, with Academic Board policies, procedures and guidelines and with principles developed by the Committee, the Academic Programs Committee shall review and, as appropriate, make recommendations to the Board for major changes to courses.

4.6 The Academic Programs Committee shall advise the Board on proposals for the suspension of subjects.

4.7 The Academic Programs Committee shall be responsible for monitoring delegations to faculties, graduate schools and course standing committees to ensure that they are regularly reviewing the appropriateness of existing courses and the delegated responsibility for approving minor course changes.

4.8 The Academic Programs Committee shall monitor non-award courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level offered under the name of the University of Melbourne and, as required, develop policies regarding these programs for approval by the Board.

4.9 The Academic Programs Committee shall monitor policies regarding the University of Melbourne Extension Program for approval by the Board.

4.10 The committee may provide advice to the Board on matters concerning examinations policy.

4.11 To refer to the Teaching and Learning Quality Assurance Committee (TALQAC) matters concerning quality assurance of examination processes and examination conditions.

4.12 To provide advice to Student Management Services on academic issues on the conduct and monitoring of examinations, including examination conditions.

4.13 To receive and make recommendations to the Board on reports from the Melbourne Custom Programs Committee.

4.14 The Academic Programs Committee may from time to time make recommendations to amend these terms of reference or the specification of its delegated authorities or to provide for the regulation of its own procedures.

5.  Reporting

The Academic Programs Committee will report to the next meeting of the Board after each meeting of the committee.

6.  Secretariat

The Academic Secretary, or nominee, will provide secretariat support to the committee.

Approved AB 08/2010, 08/2013; 26/2/2014; 04/12/2014


Membership

Committee Members who have a designated responsibility for one or more faculties or graduate schools should note the Guidelines for APC Shepherds.

The list of shepherding allocations and contact details for shepherds can be viewed at Academic Programs Committee Shepherds.

Student members should note the Information for Student Members of Academic Board Committees, particularly with regard to the role of student members and submission of reports.


Academic Programs Committee - 2016 Members

PositionMember
President of the Academic BoardProfessor Rachel Webster
Vice-President of the Academic Board or the Deputy Vice-President of the Academic BoardProfessor Penelope Nicholson
Provost or nomineeProfessor Margaret Sheil
A chairperson appointed by the President of the BoardProfessor David Shallcross
Director, Student EnrolmentDr Evan Kritikakos
Chair of the Selection Procedures Committee (or nominee)Professor Doreen Thomas
Chair of the Melbourne Custom Programs CommitteeProfessor Mark Elgar (Deputy Chair)
Academic Secretary or Academic Governance OfficerMs Penelope Pepperell
Six members of the Board elected by the Academic Board for a term of three years; two members to retire each yearProfessor Alison Lewis
Professor Anne Maxwell
Professor Lea Delbridge
Professor Barry Hughes
Professor Ian Everall
Professor Felicity Baker
Six members of the academic staff not being members of the Academic Board, elected by the Academic Board for a term of three years; one member to retire each yearAssociate Professor Elizabeth Tudor
Associate Professor Louise Keogh
Associate Professor Andrew Hutson
Associate Professor Parshia Lee-Stecum
Associate Professor Larissa Mclean Davies
Associate Professor Helen Dickinson
Two Academic Support Officers (or equivalent)Ms Belinda Day
The President of UMSU or nominee and one additional nomineeMr Tom Crowley
Ms Ravini Abeywickrama
The President of GSA or nominee and one additional nomineeMr James Bashford
Ms Rozita Vaskoska
Up to six members of the Academic Board appointed as members of the Committee by the President of the Academic Board for a term of up to two years in order to take into account matters such as the balance of membership by disciplineProfessor Barbara Downes
Professor Kate Darian-Smith
Professor Andrew Ooi
Professor Anne McLaren
Professor Andrew Melatos (Deputy Chair)
Professor Meredith Temple-Smith
Up to six additional members, not being members of the Academic Board, nominated for a term of up to two years by the President of the Academic Board having regard to gender balance and disciplinary expertise of the membership.Ms Nicolette Freeman
Associate Professor Sean Pinder
Dr John Quay
Dr Paul Bergey
vacant
vacant
SecretaryMs Bernadette Harris