Program Development Team Schedule

Schedule overview

1 Purpose

A Program Development Team will be established to manage each program Accreditation, Re-Accreditation, or significant change to an existing Accredited Academic Program. This Schedules establishes the composition of the Program Development Team.

2 Scope

This schedule must be read in conjunction with the Program Accreditation Procedure and is subordinate to it.

3 Schedule

The Program Development Team will be assembled by the Head/s of School/College to manage each program Accreditation, Re-Accreditation, or significant change to an existing Accredited Academic Program (when approval is required by the Faculty Academic Program Committee or the Academic Board).

The composition and background of team members ensures 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 Accredited Academic 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.

Program Development Consultant, Office for the Advancement of Learning and Teaching

Provides specialist advice and feedback on program learning and teaching design elements and supports preparation for and facilitation of collaborative program quality enhancement activities and workshops.

Course and Program Management representative

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

An academic staff member from another school

Who has 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

Who can provide a stakeholder perspective on the program experience.

Any other stakeholders as required by faculty and other Student-facing support team members including:

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)

Responsible Officer

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)

Policy Type

University Procedure

Policy Suite

Academic Programs and Courses Policy

Approved Date

28/6/2019

Effective Date

29/7/2019

Review Date

29/7/2022

Relevant Legislation

Australian Qualifications Framework

Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015

Related Policies

Admissions Policy

Quality Management Framework

Risk Management Policy and Procedure

Related Procedures

Admissions Procedure

Assessment Procedure

Program Accreditation Procedure

Related forms, publications and websites

Nil

Definitions

Terms defined in the Definitions Dictionary

Academic Program

An approved Higher Education Award of the University, consisting of a combination of Courses the successful completion of an offering of which, together with any credit transfers and Exemptions in accordance with the relevant requirements, will fulfil the prescribed requirements for that particular Award....moreAn approved Higher Education Award of the University, consisting of a combination of Courses the successful completion of an offering of which, together with any credit transfers and Exemptions in accordance with the relevant requirements, will fulfil the prescribed requirements for that particular Award.

Course

The basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program....moreThe basic unit of study and assessment for which a Student may be awarded a grade, and may accumulate credit units towards completion of a Program.

Graduate

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

Level

The stage of a program specified for completion during the equivalent of a single Academic Year of Full-time Study....moreThe stage of a program specified for completion during the equivalent of a single Academic Year of Full-time Study.

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

Record No

19/696PL

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