The Student Experience Committee addresses priority issues regarding improvement projects and initiatives, and sponsors a coordinated and coherent University-wide strategy pertaining to the quality of the UQ student experience that is not connected to matters of curriculum or teaching and learning quality and policies. Priorities might include strengthening of English language proficiency support, work integrated learning and employability services, transition and orientation programs.

Meeting Location Date and time
SEC 2019/01 BWC Room 566 Thursday, 21 February 2019, 09:00
SEC 2019/02 BWC Room 566 Wednesday, 29 May 2019, 09:00
SEC 2019/03 BWC Room 566 Wednesday, 28 August 2019, 09:00
SEC 2019/04 BWC Room 566 Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 09:00

General information

  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Andrea Strachan—Director, Student Services Directorate
  • Version (effective date): v9 (9 July 2018)
  • Sub-committees: Student Services Amenities Fees Sub-Committee; Working Groups/Working Parties as required
  • Quorum: 10
  • Notes: abbreviated as SEC

Terms of Reference

The Student Experience Committee promotes, sponsors and supports a coordinated and coherent University-wide strategy pertaining to the quality of the UQ student experience, a fundamental component of the University’s Strategic Plan and the underpinning tenet of the Student Strategy.

Specifically the role of the Committee is to:

  1. guide and oversee the conceptualisation, development, implementation and performance measurement of University strategies and targets aimed at delivering key enhancements to the broader student experience;

  2. formulate recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other University bodies or officers to enhance the non-class based student experience, undertaking this function in conjunction with other relevant committees of the University and in particular with the Teaching and Learning Committee;

  3. monitor relevant trends and review on an annual basis all data relating to the student experience, including benchmarking against other institutions (top 3 performers and relevant market comparators) and ensuring these data are utilised to underpin ongoing work priorities;

  4. review and make recommendations on the expenditure of student services and amenities fee revenue including setting priorities and monitoring outcomes;

  5. monitor and promote good practice in relation to faculty and central student experience initiatives including their alignment with relevant strategies and targets; and

  6. advise on the performance and priorities of student facing services.

Composition

Ex-Officio           
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) [Chair]
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
  • Chief Executive Officer, UQ Sport or nominee
  • President, University of Queensland Union or nominee
  • President, UQ Chapter of University Colleges Australia or nominee
  • President, Academic Board or nominee
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or nominee
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor or nominee
  • Dean, Graduate School or nominee
  • UQ Librarian or nominee
  • Chief Information Officer or nominee
  • Academic Registrar or nominee
  • Director, Student Affairs Division or nominee
  • Director, Office of Planning and Business Intelligence or nominee
Appointed
  • Two Associate Deans (Academic) nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
  • One international student nominated by the University of Queensland Union
  • One undergraduate student nominated by the University of Queensland Union
  • One postgraduate coursework student nominated by the University of Queensland Union Association of Postgraduate Students
  • One research higher degree student nominated by the University of Queensland Union Association of Postgraduate Students
  • One faculty student administration manager nominated by the Student and Academic Administration Managers Committee
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

The Chair may co-opt other members to the Committee as required.

Administrative Arrangements

The Committee will meet three or four times a year. Additional meetings may be scheduled if needed. The work of the committee will be supported by active working groups/working parties.

Terms of appointments:

  • Staff members – 2 years;
  • Student members – 1 year;
  • Elected Academic Board members – 1 year.

Category

Role

 

Name

Unit/affiliation

Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chairperson) Professor Joanne Wright  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald  
Ex officio Chief Executive Officer, UQ Sport Mr Bryan Pryde  
Ex officio President of the Board or nominee Professor Karen Benson Nominee (Deputy President — Academic Board)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or nominee Mr Rongyu Li  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor or nominee Professor Tim Dunne  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee Mr Shane Drahm  
Ex officio Dean, Graduate School or nominee Professor Alastair McEwan  
Ex officio UQ Librarian or nominee Ms Annette McNicol  
Ex officio Director, Information Technology Services or nominee Mr Rowan Salt  
Ex officio Director, Student Affairs Division or nominee Mr Andrew Lee  
Ex officio Academic Registrar or nominee Mr Mark Erickson Director, Academic Services Division
Ex officio Director, Office of Planning and Management Information or nominee Dr Clare Hourigan  
Ex officio President, UQ Union or nominee Ms Georgia Millroy  
Ex officio President, UQ Chapter of University Colleges Australia or nominee Ms Kate Tully Duchesne College
Appointed Associate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A) Professor Nick Shaw Faculty of Medicine
Appointed Associate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A) Professor Michael Drinkwater Faculty of Science
Appointed International student nominated by UQ Union Ms Tian Tian Zhao  
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by UQ Union Mr Ethan Van Roo Douglas  
Appointed Postgraduate student nominated by UQ APS Mr Rowan Evans  
Appointed Research higher degree student nominated by UQ APS Ms Nicole Stormon  
Appointed Faculty student administration manager nominated by AD(A)s Ms Sharmaine Wells  
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Professor Peta Ashworth  
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Professor Adam Ye  
Secretariat Secretary Ms Andrea Strachan Director — Student Services
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Sarah Campbell

UQ Student Employability Centre

* As at 26 February 2019