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Program Development Team Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

To establish the composition of Program Development Teams.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Program Accreditation Procedure and the Program Change, Suspension and Discontinuation Procedure and is subordinate to the Program Accreditation Procedure.

3 Schedule

Program Development Team members are selected with a view to ensuring inclusion of relevant stakeholder perspectives that are appropriate to the scope and the proposed work to be undertaken. The Team may include, as appropriate:

Program Director

The Program Director is the Chair of the Program Development Team and has oversight of the successful review, design and implementation of the program, as well as the management of the Program Development Team. More than one person can fill this role if required.

Relevant discipline leaders

Represent discipline interests on the Program Development Team and liaise with disciplinary colleagues to ensure review, design and implementation activities are carried out at discipline level. More than one person can fill this role if required.

At least two Industry Advisory Board Members and/or one plus one representative of a professional association, where appropriate

Represent interests of employer groups or professions that employ Graduates of the program or discipline.

Digital Curriculum Designer within the faculties

Provides specialist advice on integrating digital literacies and technologies into learning and teaching curriculum and pedagogy.

Course and Program Management representative

Manages and interprets procedural and administrative requirements associated with program development and review, including coordination of timelines, and implications of program changes, including required communication of approved changes to relevant institutional stakeholders.

An academic staff member from another school

With some stake in the program and can provide advice from an internal stakeholder perspective.

A senior academic staff member from another University

With expertise in a related discipline who can provide an external viewpoint and disciplinary advice to the team.

One Graduate and one current Student of the program

Able to provide a stakeholder perspective on the program experience.

Stakeholders with required professional expertise to ensure key aspects of curriculum design are embedded:

Educational Designer - provides Course level curriculum design advice and support.

Liaison Librarian - provides curriculum embedding advice, opportunities and support related to Student literacy development and requirements for programs of study, as well as appropriate resources for Student development of the relevant body of knowledge.

Learning Advisor - provides curriculum embedding advice, opportunities and support for successful Student transition, as well as academic and study skills development and support at the program and Course Level.

Careers and Employability - provides curriculum embedding advice, opportunities and support for Student careers and employability development, including Student career identity development; work-readiness; and the facilitation of curricular and co-curricular work-based learning opportunities/transition to employment.

4 Schedule Information

Accountable Officer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs)

Responsible Officer

Dean (Academic Transformation)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Policy Suite

Academic Programs and Courses Quality Policy

Approved Date

5/4/2022

Effective Date

5/4/2022

Review Date

29/7/2022

Relevant Legislation

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021

Related Policies

Coursework Curriculum Design Policy

Graduate Attributes Policy

Related Procedures

Coursework Curriculum Design and Structure Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Australian Qualifications Framework

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Course

A discrete element of a program, normally undertaken over a single Teaching Period, in which the Student enrols, and on completion of which the Student is awarded a grade....moreA discrete element of a program, normally undertaken over a single Teaching Period, in which the Student enrols, and on completion of which the Student is awarded a grade.

Graduate

A Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award....moreA Student upon whom Council has conferred an Award.

Head of School/College

An academic staff member responsible for the administration of the Course offerings in one or more discipline areas....moreAn academic staff member responsible for the administration of the Course offerings in one or more discipline areas.

Student

A person who is admitted to an Award Program or Non-Award Program offered by the University and is: currently enrolled in one or more Courses or study units; or not currently enrolled but is on an approved Leave of Absence or whose admission has not been cancelled....moreA person who is admitted to an Award Program or Non-Award Program offered by the University and is: currently enrolled in one or more Courses or study units; or not currently enrolled but is on an approved Leave of Absence or whose admission has not been cancelled.

University

The term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland....moreThe term 'University' or 'USQ' means the University of Southern Queensland.

Definitions that relate to this schedule only

Keywords

Program management, program review, program development, accreditation, re-accreditation, program change, Program Director

Record No

19/696PL

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