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.

2023 meeting dates

MeetingLocationDate and time
SEC 2023/01Senate Room, Level 5, BWCWednesday, 8 March 2023, 9.00am
SEC 2023/02Senate Room, Level 5, BWCWednesday, 24 May 2023, 9.00am
SEC 2023/03Senate Room, Level 5, BWC Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 9.00am
SEC 2023/04Senate Room, Level 5, BWCWednesday, 11 October 2023, 9.00am

 

General information

  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: sec.secretary@uq.edu.au
  • Version (effective date): v12 (1 December 2022)
  • Sub-committees: Working Groups/Working Parties as required
  • Quorum: 50% of voting membership plus one
  • Notes: abbreviated as SEC

Terms of Reference

The role of the Student Experience Committee is to:

  • promote, sponsor and support 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.
  • 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;
  • formulate recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other University bodies or officers to enhance the extracurricular student experience, undertaking this function in conjunction with other relevant committees of the University and in particular with the Teaching and Learning Committee;
  • monitor relevant trends and review on an annual basis of all data relating to the student experience, including benchmarking against other institutions (top three performers and relevant market comparators) and ensuring these data are utilised to underpin ongoing work priorities;
  • monitor and promote good practice in relation to faculty and central student experience initiatives including their alignment with relevant strategies and targets; and
  • advise on the performance and priorities of student-facing services.

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021

Student Experience Committee contributes to the University of Queensland meeting the requirements of the following Domains and Standards within the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 (HESF 2021): 
  • Domain 1 Student Participation and Attainment
    • Standard 1.3 Orientation and Progression
  • Domain 2 Learning Environment
    • Standard 2.1 – Facilities and Infrastructure
    • Standard 2.2 – Diversity and Equity
    • Standard 2.3 – Wellbeing and Safety  
  • Domain 3 Teaching 
    • Standard 3.1 – Course Design
  • Domain 4 Research and Research Training
    • Standard 4.2 – Research Training
  • Domain 5 Institutional Quality Assurance
    • Standard 5.3 – Monitoring, Review and Improvement
  • Domain 6 Governance and Accountability
    • Standard 6.3 Academic Governance
  • Domain 7: Representation, Information and Information Management
    • Standard 7.2: Information for Prospective and Current Students

Composition

Ex-Officio members           
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) [Chair]
  • 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
  • Deputy Provost 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
Other Members
  • 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 academic services manager nominated by the Academic Services Management Committee
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

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

Administrative Arrangements

  • If the Chair is absent from any meeting of the Committee, the Chair will appoint another member to Chair that meeting. If the Chair is unexpectedly absent from any meeting of the Committee, members of the Committee present at that meeting will appoint a member as Chair for that meeting.
  • 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.
  • The term of membership for:
    • staff members of the Committee is two years.
    • student members of the Committee is one year.
    • the two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee is one year.

Category

Role

Name

Unit/affiliation

Ex officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) (Chairperson)Professor Doune Macdonald  
Ex officioChief Executive Officer, UQ Sport or nomineeMs Adin HewatCampus Engagement Manager
Ex officioPresident, Academic Board or nomineeProfessor Craig FranklinPresident of the Academic Board 
Ex officioDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) or nomineeMr Rongyu Li 
Ex officioDeputy Provost or nomineeProfessor Pauline Ford 
Ex officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nomineeMr Jason Curtis 
Ex officioDean, Graduate School or nomineeDr Dan Walker 
Ex officioUQ Librarian or nomineeMr Jeff Cruz 
Ex officioChief Information Officer or nomineeMs Tabetha Bozin 
Ex officioDirector, Student Affairs Division or nomineeMr Andrew Lee 
Ex officioAcademic Registrar or nomineeDr Mark EwenAssociate Director, Academic Services Division
Ex officioDirector, Planning and Business Intelligence or nomineeDr Clare Hourigan 
Ex officioPresident, UQ Union or nomineeRichard Lee 
Ex officioPresident, UQ Chapter of University Colleges Australia or nomineeMs Flo Kearney 
AppointedAssociate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A)Professor Blake McKimmieFaculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
AppointedAssociate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A)Associate Professor Louise KuchelFaculty of Science
AppointedInternational student nominated by UQ UnionAlice Domain 
AppointedUndergraduate student nominated by UQ UnionJoshua Marsh 
AppointedPostgraduate coursework student nominated by UQ APSSaumya Jain 
AppointedResearch higher degree student nominated by UQ APSNaga Bandari 
AppointedFaculty student administration manager nominated by the Academic Services Management CommitteeMs Julie BaglotFaculty of Science
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeAssociate Professor Jason LodgeSchool of Education
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeDr Annie PohlmanSchool of Languages and Cultures
Co-optedOtherMr Kevin O'Sullivan Property and Facilities Division 
SecretariatSecretaryMs Andrea StrachanDirector — Student Services
SecretariatAssistant SecretaryMs Bridget Cashin

 

* As at 23 January 2023