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.

General information

  • Committee Name: Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee
  • Reporting to: Committee for Academic Programs Policy
  • Contact: Ms Helen Morahan — Director, Student Administration
  • Version (Effective Date): Version 1 (17 August 2017)
  • Sub-Committees: nil
  • Quorum: 5, including at least one from each of the following groups:
    • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chair)
    • 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 OP/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 (External Engagement) or nominee
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement)
  • 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 studented nominated by the UQ Student Union
  • One representative from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning)

Administrative arrangements

  • Secretary: Director, Student Administration
  • Assistant Secretary: Manager, UQ Admissions

Coursework Admission Standards Sub-Committee membership as at 17 August 2017:

Ex-Officio

Committee Role Position Name
Chair Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Joanne Wright
  Deputy Vice-Chancellor (External Engagement) or nominee Professor Iain Watson
  Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Engagement) Mr Shane Drahm (Acting)
  President, Academic Board OR Deputy President of the Academic Board Professor Fred D'Agostino OR Professor Peter Adams
  Academic Registrar Mr Mark Erickson
  Director, Office of Prospective Students and Student Equity Mr Steve Forster (Acting)
  Director, Planning and Business Intelligence Dr Clare Hourigan

Nominated

Representation Name Position Term
Two Associate Deans (Academic) nominated by the Chair Associate Professor Phil Bodman   2017
Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson   2017
Postgraduate student nominated by the UQU Association of Postgraduate Students Ms Jocelyn Bosse   2017
Undergraduate studented nominated by the UQ Student Union to be confirmed   2017
Representative from the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) nominated by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Teaching and Learning) Professor Doune Macdonald   2017

Secretariat

Committee Role Name Position
Secretary Ms Helen Morahan Director, Student Administration — Academic Services Division
Assistant Secretary Ms Melissa Cross Manager, UQ Admissions — Academic Services Division
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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