Terms of reference

  1. To undertake the scrutiny of proposals for courses designed or redesigned according to the 'curriculum transformation' process, principles and academic framework.
  2. In relation to new courses*:
    • (a) to consider and make recommendations for approval to Senate, at the end of Phase 2;
    • (b) to consider and approve the outcomes of Phase 3.
  3. In relation to existing courses:
    • (a) to consider and approve the outcomes of Phase 1 of curriculum transformation, where there is no strategic impact on the University's portfolio of courses*;
    • (b) to consider and approve the outcomes of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of curriculum transformation.

*Academic Programmes Committee remains responsible for the approval of Phase 1 outcomes for all new courses, and for those existing courses where the proposed changes have a strategic impact e.g. the withdrawal of a course, or a change of course title.

Procedural rules

Membership

The term of office for nominated members of the Committee is three years (renewable). In the event that a nominated member ceases to be eligible to serve, a replacement to serve for the remainder of their term of office will be nominated (renewable).

Co-option

At the discretion of the Committee in accordance with Senate Standing Order 16.

Alternates

Permitted in accordance with Senate Standing Order 17.

Quorum

One third of the membership of the Committee (Senate Standing Order 16).

Rules for Voting

None

Minutes

Submitted to Senate, Academic Programmes Committee and Learning, Teaching and Quality Committee.