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 proposals to introduce and discontinue programs are conducted in accordance with PPL 3.20.01 - Academic Program Approval.

Meeting Date and Time
CAPP 2019/01: meeting Wednesday, 27 February 2019, 10:00
CAPP 2019/02: meeting Wednesday, 17 April 2019, 10:00
CAPP 2019/03: meeting Wednesday, 5 June 2019, 10:00
CAPP 2019/04: meeting Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 10:00
CAPP 2019/05: meeting Wednesday, 18 September 2019, 10:00
CAPP 2019/06: meeting Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 10:00

General information

  • Committee name: Committee for Academic Programs Policy
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Mr Ian Vallely — Co-ordinator, Academic Policy and Programs
  • Version (effective date): v15 (11 January 2019)
  • 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.

Composition

Ex-Officio           

  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)
  • President of the Academic Board
  • Deputy President of the Academic Board
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Future Students)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, UQ Graduate School
  • Academic Registrar
  • 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.

Observer

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

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 Peter Adams  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Karen Benson  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Future Students) Mr Rongyu Li  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Training) and Dean, UQ Graduate School Professor Alastair McEwan UQ Graduate School
Ex officio Academic Registrar 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 Peter Sutton Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Ex officio Associate Dean (Academic) Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson 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 Ms Laura Simpson Reeves UQ Association of Postgraduate Students
Appointed Undergraduate student nominated by the UQ Union Mr Kaiyin Wu The University of Queensland Union
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Dr Deanne Gannaway  
Appointed Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Professor Lydia Kavanagh  
Observer Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald  
Secretariat Secretary Vacant   
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Mr Ian Vallely Academic Policy and Programs - Academic Services Division

* As on 23 January 2019