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. Such priorities might include strengthening of English language proficiency support, work integrated learning and employability services, transition and orientation programs.

Meeting Location Date and time
SEC 2018/01 BWC Senate Room Friday, 9 March 2018, 10:00
SEC 2018/02 BWC Room 566 Wednesday, 6 June 2018, 09:00
SEC 2018/03 BWC Room 566 Wednesday, 5 September 2018, 09:00
SEC 2018/04 BWC Room 566 Friday, 23 November 2018, 09:00

General information

  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Ms Andrea Strachan—Director, Student Services Directorate
  • Version (effective date): v9 (9 July 2018)
  • Sub-committees: Student Services Amenities Fees Sub-Committee; Working Groups/Working Parties as required
  • Quorum: 10
  • Notes: abbreviated as SEC

Terms of Reference

The Student Experience Committee promotes, sponsors and supports 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.

Specifically the role of the Committee is to:

  1. 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;

  2. formulate recommendations to the Academic Board and/or other University bodies or officers to enhance the non-class based student experience, undertaking this function in conjunction with other relevant committees of the University and in particular with the Teaching and Learning Committee;

  3. monitor relevant trends and review on an annual basis all data relating to the student experience, including benchmarking against other institutions (top 3 performers and relevant market comparators) and ensuring these data are utilised to underpin ongoing work priorities;

  4. review and make recommendations on the expenditure of student services and amenities fee revenue including setting priorities and monitoring outcomes;

  5. monitor and promote good practice in relation to faculty and central student experience initiatives including their alignment with relevant strategies and targets; and

  6. advise on the performance and priorities of student facing services.

Composition

Ex-Officio           
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) [Chair]
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)
  • 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
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor 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
Appointed
  • 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 student administration manager nominated by the Student and Academic Administration Managers Committee
  • Two elected members of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee

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

Administrative Arrangements

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.

Terms of appointments:

  • Staff members – 2 years;
  • Student members – 1 year;
  • Elected Academic Board members – 1 year.
Category Role Name Unit/Affiliation
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair) Professor Joanne Wright  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald  
Ex officio Chief Executive Officer, UQ Sport or nominee Mr Bryan Pryde  
Ex officio President, University of Queensland Union or nominee Mr Jeremy Lwin  
Ex officio President, UQ Chapter of University Colleges Australia or nominee Dr Lyndall Bryant The Women's College
Ex officio President, Academic Board or nominee Professor Karen Benson Nominee (Deputy President, Academic Board)
Ex officio Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or nominee Mr Rongyu Li Nominee (Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Future Students))
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) or nominee Professor Bronwyn Fredericks  
Ex officio Pro-Vice-Chancellor or nominee Professor Tim Dunne  
Ex officio Dean, Graduate School or nominee Professor Alastair McEwan  
Ex officio UQ Librarian or nominee Ms Annette McNicol  
Ex officio Chief Information Officer or nominee Ms Jodi Phillips Nominee (Deputy Director, Information Technology Services)
Ex officio Academic Registrar or nominee Mr Mark Erickson  
Ex officio Director, Student Affairs Division or nominee Mr Andrew Lee  
Ex officio Director, Office of Planning and Business Intelligence or nominee Dr Clare Hourigan  
Nominated Associate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A) Professor Nick Shaw Faculty of Medicine
Nominated Associate Dean (Academic) nominated by the DVC(A) Professor Michael Drinkwater Faculty of Science
Nominated International student nominated by the University of Queensland Union Ms Lulu Nkwazi  
Nominated Undergraduate student nominated by the University of Queensland Union Ms Joanne Kalaja  
Nominated Postgraduate coursework student nominated by the University of Queensland Association of Postgraduate Students Ms Trishna Yogesh Advani  
Nominated Research higher degree student nominated by the University of Queensland Union Association of Postgraduate Students    
Nominated Faculty student administration manager nominated by the Student and Academic Administration Managers Committee Ms Kristin Pavasovic Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Nominated Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Dr Paul Harpur Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Nominated Elected member of the Academic Board nominated by the Academic Board Standing Committee Professor Peta Ashworth Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Secretariat Secretary Ms Andrea Strachan Director, Student Services
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Kierra Champion Student Affairs Division

* As at 9 July 2018