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:

2021 meeting dates

Meeting Date and Time
CAPP 2021/01: meeting Wednesday, 17 February 2021, 10:00am
CAPP 2021/02: meeting Wednesday, 3 March 2021, 10:00 Cancelled
CAPP 2020/01a meeting Wednesday, 24 March 2021, 1:00pm
CAPP 2021/03: meeting Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 10:00am
CAPP 2021/04: meeting Wednesday, 19 May 2021, 10:00am
CAPP 2021/02a meeting Wednesday 30 June 2021, 3:00pm
CAPP 2021/05: meeting Wednesday, 21 July 2021, 10:00am
CAPP 2021/+1 meeting Thursday, 12 August 2021, 12:00pm Cancelled
CAPP 2021/+2 meeting Friday, 3 September 2021, 1:00pm
CAPP 2021/06: meeting Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 10:00am
CAPP 2021/07 meeting Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 10:00am

 

2022 meeting dates

Meeting Date and Time
CAPP 2022/01 Wednesday, 23 February 2022 10:00am
CAPP 2022/02 Wednesday, 6 April 2022 10:00am
CAPP 2022/03 Wednesday, 18 May2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/04 Wednesday, 29 June 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/05 Wednesday, 17 August 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/06 Wednesday 21 September 2022, 10:00am
CAPP 2022/07 Wednesday, 2 November 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 (External 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 Associate 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 Category Role Name Unit/Affiliation
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chairperson) Professor Joanne Wright  
Ex officio President of the Board Professor Craig Franklin (Acting)
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Lydia Kavanagh (Acting) (Acting)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or Director, Future Students Mr Rongyu Li  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee Professor Bronwyn Fredericks  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald  
Ex officio Dean, UQ Graduate School or Deputy Dean, UQ Graduate School Professor Helen Klaebe UQ Graduate School
Ex officio Academic Registrar or Deputy Director, Academic Services Mr Mark Erickson Academic Services Division
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Polly Parker Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Associate Professor Liza O'Moore Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Pauline Ford Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Julie Duck Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Nick Shaw Faculty of Medicine
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Michael Drinkwater Faculty of Science
Appointed Postgraduate student nominated by the UQ APS Mr James Wheeler UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union Mr Liam Heseltine The University of Queensland Union
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Professor Susan Rowland Elected member of the Academic Board
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Associate Professor Peter Sutton Elected member of the Academic Board
Secretariat Secretary Ms Rowena Bower Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Louise Wilson Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

* As on 13 September 2021