Purpose and Terms of Reference

The Courses and Academic Quality Committee (CAQC) is a Standing Committee of Academic Board and is responsible for providing advice to Academic Board on the quality and standards of all new courses, revisions and reviews of existing courses.

On behalf of the Academic Board, the CAQC undertakes quality assurance activities related to internal accreditation of courses awarded by the Australian Catholic University.

CAQC is governed by the Terms of Reference as set out below:

  • To undertake activities related to the approval, review, amendment, suspension and discontinuation of courses awarded by the Australian Catholic University.
  • To provide advice to Academic Board on guidelines for course reviews and revisions conducted by the Faculties.
  • To monitor and scrutinise the external benchmarking of ACU's curriculum arising from cyclical course reviews.
  • To advise Academic Board on internal benchmarks and performance measures related to all aspects of academic standards and to oversee the implementation of internal benchmarks and quality improvement and assurance measures.
  • To monitor and scrutinise faculty-based monitoring of quality matters related to course design, staffing sufficiency and expertise, learning resources, and learning outcomes and assessment in all courses awarded by the University including those taught under third-party arrangements.
  • To support Academic Board in the implementation and evaluation of the quality assurance processes for the full lifecycle of courses within the University.

Meeting Schedule: See Governance Committee Calendar.

Committee Templates: See Governance Committee Templates.

Chair: Associate Professor Jane McCormack.

Governance Support: Dr Glenys Eddy, Governance Officer.

For general CAQC enquiries, please contact CAQC@acu.edu.au.

Composition and Membership

Composition Membership
Chair, appointed by Chair of Academic Board from the Level D and E elected, appointed and ex officio members of the Academic Board and/or CAQC.

Associate Professor Jane McCormack

Chair, Academic Board

Professor Tim McKenry

Executive Dean or Deputy Dean or Associate Dean Learning and Teaching from each Faculty, as determined by the relevant Executive Dean

Professor Jan Seruga, FEA (nominee)

Professor Justin Kemp, FHS (nominee)

Associate Professor Bhavani Sridharan, FLB (nominee)

Dr Ian Elmer, FTP (nominee)

One academic staff member from each faculty appointed by the respective Executive Dean (2-year term)

Associate Professor Jennifer Carpenter (FEA)

Laurine Hurley (FHS)

Dr Amanda Alexander (FLB)

Dr Teresa Brown (FTP)

One academic staff member from each faculty appointed by the Chair of Academic Board following an expression of interest process (2-year term)

Associate Professor Ellen Warne (FEA)

Dr Kimberley Mallan (FHS)

Dr Juan Diaz-Granados (FLB)

Dr Margot Strohminger (FTP)

Up to two student representatives to be nominated by Director, Student Support Services (1-year term) Thomas Coles
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global and Education Pathways or nominee Diana Stevens (nominee)
Vice President or nominee Father Anthony Casamento csma
Academic Registrar or nominee Gerard Goodwin-Moore (nominee)
Director, Centre for Education and Innovation or nominee Associate Professor Christian Lorenzen (nominee)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) or nominee Kelly Humphrey

Quorum for CAQC meetings is half of the membership including at least one academic representative from each Faculty.

Page last updated on 17/04/2024

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