Established by the Committee for Academic Programs Policy in August 2017, the Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee (CASSC) investigates, advises and makes recommendations on matters associated with the admission standards of the University, and special admission schemes and programs, for all coursework applicants.

The Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee replaces the Special Admission Programs Sub-Committee, which was formally disestablished on 17 August 2017.

2023 meeting dates

MeetingDate and Time
CASSC 2023/01Wednesday, 8 March 2023, 2.00pm
CASSC 2023/02Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 2.00pm
CASSC 2023/03Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 2.00pm
CASSC 2023/04Wednesday, 4 October 2023, 2.00pm

* As at 15 December 2022

General information

  • Committee Name: Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee
  • Reporting to: Committee for Academic Programs Policy
  • Contact: Dr Mark Ewen — Associate Director, Academic Services
  • Version (Effective Date): Version 5(a) (18 February 2022)
  • Sub-Committees: nil
  • Quorum: 5, including at least one from each of the following groups:
    • Deputy Vice-Chancellor
    • President or Deputy President, Academic Board
    • Associate Dean (Academic)
    • Senior Administrator
  • Notes: abbreviated as CASSC

Terms of Reference

The Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee investigates, advises and makes recommendations to the Committee for Academic Programs Policy (CAPP) on matters associated with the admission standards of the University, and special admission schemes and programs, for all coursework applicants.

In this role, the Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee will advise and make recommendations on—

  • Principles relating to admission standards at The University of Queensland
  • The default University standards of admission applicable to all University coursework programs and their application across cohorts, pathways and qualifications
  • Variations to the default University standards of admission for any coursework program
  • The approval of new special admission schemes/programs
  • The modification of existing special admission schemes/programs
  • The discontinuation of special admission schemes/programs that are no longer required
  • The monitoring of exceptions made to University standards of admission and incidents relating to the admission of applicants
  • The monitoring of outcomes from University admissions standards and approved special admission schemes/programs including:
    • the number of offers made
    • the ATAR/ranks of applicants admitted and the respective program cut-offs
    • the academic performance of the students following admission including GPAs
    • attrition rates
    • completion outcomes.
  • Monitoring and review of English Language Proficiency requirements and their implementation, including variations to the default minimum standard of English Language Proficiency for any coursework program.

Composition

Ex-Officio
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) or nominee
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee
  • President of the Academic Board OR Deputy President of the Academic Board
  • Academic Registrar
  • Director, Office of Prospective Students and Student Equity
  • Director, Planning and Business Intelligence
Nominated
  • Two Associate Deans (Academic) nominated by the Chair
  • One postgraduate student nominated by the UQU Association of Postgraduate Students (UQ APS)
  • One undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Student Union
  • One representative nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Administrative arrangements

  • Secretary: Associate Director, Academic Services
  • Assistant Secretary: Manager, UQ Admissions

Ex-Officio

PositionName
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)Professor Kris Ryan
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) or nomineeMs Ping Khoo
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nomineeProfessor Tracey Bunda
President, Academic Board OR Deputy President of the Academic BoardProfessor Lydia Kavanagh 
Academic RegistrarMrs Helen Morahan
Director, International Marketing, Recruitment and AdmissionsMs Alison Jenkins
Director, Planning and Business IntelligenceDr Clare Hourigan

Nominated

RepresentationNameTerm
Two Associate Deans (Academic) nominated by the ChairProfessor Julie Duck2023

Associate Professor Liza O'Moore

2023
Postgraduate student nominated by the UQU Association of Postgraduate StudentsJoy Hu2023
Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Student UnionLogan Beam2023
Representative nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)Professor Tim McIntyre2023

Secretariat

NamePosition
Dr Mark Ewen (Secretary)Associate Director, Academic Services
Ms Kyra Simondson (Assistant Secretary)Manager, UQ Admissions — Academic Services Division

 

 

*As of 23 January 2023

Agendas and minutes are available to CASSC members and UQ staff on CASSC SharePoint site.
For further information, including agendas and minutes, please contact the Secretariat
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