CAPP considers and advises the Academic Board on matters of academic significance, such as program rules and policy relating to admission, enrolment and progression (excluding Postgraduate Research Awards).

CAPP maintains oversight of the Academic Program Approval Process, and ensures program proposals are conducted in accordance with the following policies and associated procedures:

2022 meeting dates

MeetingDate and Time
CAPP 2022/01Wednesday, 23 February 2022 10:00am
CAPP 2022/02Wednesday, 6 April 2022 10:00am
CAPP 2022/03Wednesday, 18 May 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/04Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/05Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/06Wednesday 21 September 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/07Friday, 28 October 2022, 10:00am

General information

  • Committee name: Committee for Academic Programs Policy
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Louise Wilson — Coordinator, Academic Policy and Programs
  • Version (effective date): v17 (1 January 2021)
  • Sub-Committees: Programs Sub-Committee, Coursework Admissions Standards Sub-Committee
  • Quorum: eight (8)
  • Notes: abbreviated as CAPP

Terms of reference

The role of the Committee for Academic Programs Policy (CAPP) is to consider and advise the Academic Board on matters of educational significance.  To do so, CAPP will:

  • develop and uphold policies that maintain the quality and effectiveness of the University's programs, including consideration of proposal for —
    • new coursework programs, including those offered offshore only and new dual programs;
    • structural changes to existing coursework programs (may include new majors and fields of study);
    • discontinuations of coursework programs, majors and fields of study;
    • the offshore offering of programs;
    • introduction of, and changes to, non-award programs;
  • advise the Academic Board on program rules and policy relating to admission, enrolment and progression (excluding Postgraduate Research Awards);
  • recommend to the Academic Board policies, guidelines and procedures relating to prizes, scholarship and University Medals; and
  • act on the delegated authority of the Academic Board and make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor regarding candidates for the award of University Medals.

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021

The Committee for Academic Policy and Programs 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 1.1 – Admission
    • Standard 1.2 – Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning
    • Standard 1.3 – Orientation and Progression
    • Standard 1.4 – Learning Outcomes and Assessment 
    • Standard 1.5 – Qualification and Certification
  • Domain 2 Learning Environment
    • Standard 2.1 – Facilities and Infrastructure
  • Domain 3 Teaching 
    • Standard 3.1 – Course Design
    • Standard 3.2 – Staffing 
    • Standard 3.3 – Learning Resources and Educational Support 
  • Domain 4 Research and Research Training
    • Standard 4.2 – Research Training
  • Domain 5 Institutional Quality Assurance 
    • Standard 5.1 – Course Approval and Accreditation  
    • Standard 5.2 – Academic and Research Integrity 
    • Standard 5.3 – Monitoring, Review and Improvement 
    • Standard 5.4 – Delivery with Other Parties
  • Domain 6 Governance and Accountability
    • Standard 6.1 – Corporate Governance
    • Standard 6.2 – Corporate Monitoring and Accountability
    • Standard 6.3 – Academic Governance
  • Domain 7 Representation, Information and Information Management 
    • Standard 7.1 – Representation
    • Standard 7.2 – Information for Prospective and Current Students
    • Standard 7.3 – Information Management

Composition

Ex-Officio           

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)
  • President of the Academic Board
  • Deputy President of the Academic Board
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) or Director, Future Students
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
  • Dean, UQ Graduate School or Deputy Dean, UQ Graduate School
  • Academic Registrar or Deputy Director, Academic Services
  • Associate Deans (Academic) from each of the six (6) faculties

Appointed   

  • One (1) postgraduate student nominated by the UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
  • One (1) undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union
  • Two (2) elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee.

Administrative Arrangements

The Committee meets six times per year; additional meetings may be scheduled as necessary.

Membership CategoryRoleNameUnit/Affiliation
Ex officioDeputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chairperson)Professor Doune Macdonald (Acting) 
Ex officioPresident of the BoardProfessor Craig Franklin 
Ex officioDeputy President of the BoardProfessor Lydia Kavanagh 
Ex officioDeputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or Director, Future StudentsMr Rongyu Li 
Ex officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nomineeProfessor Tracey Bunda 
Ex officioPro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)Professor Susan Rowland (Acting) 
Ex officioDean, UQ Graduate School or Deputy Dean, UQ Graduate SchoolProfessor Pierre Benckendorff (Acting)UQ Graduate School
Ex officioAcademic Registrar or Deputy Director, Academic ServicesMr Mark EricksonAcademic Services Division
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Professor Polly ParkerFaculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Associate Professor Liza O'MooreFaculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Professor Blake McKimmie (Acting)Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Professor Julie DuckFaculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Professor Nick ShawFaculty of Medicine
Ex officioAssociate Dean (Academic)Associate Professor Louise Kuchel (Acting)Faculty of Science
AppointedPostgraduate student nominated by the UQ APSMr Paul MalanUQ Association of Postgraduate Students
AppointedUndergraduate student nominated by the UQ UnionMs Cara Rowe 
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeProfessor Jack CleggElected member of the Academic Board
AppointedElected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing CommitteeAssociate Professor Peter SuttonElected member of the Academic Board
SecretariatSecretaryMs Rowena BowerAcademic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division
SecretariatAssistant SecretaryMs Louise WilsonAcademic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

* As at 23 November 2022