Committee for Academic Programs Policy (CAPP)
The Committee for Academic Programs Policy (CAPP) commenced in January 2005. Associated with implementation of the revised Academic Program Approval Process in October 2007, the membership and Terms of Reference of CAPP were amended. Sub-Committees of CAPP include the Admissions Sub-Committee and the Programs Sub-Committee. CAPP was previously known as the Academic Programs Policy Committee (APPC), and was formed following the 2004 review of the APPC and the Academic Programs Review Committee (APRC).
The role of the Committee for Academic Programs Policy (CAPP) is to consider and advise the Academic Board on matters of educational significance. To do so, CAPP will develop and uphold policies that maintain the quality and effectiveness of the University’s programs, including consideration of proposals for: new coursework programs, including those offered offshore only and new dual programs; structural changes to existing coursework programs (may include new majors and fields of study); discontinuations of coursework programs, majors and fields of study; the offshore offering of programs and introduction of, and changes to, non-award programs. CAPP also advises the Academic Board on matters of policy relating to admission, enrolment, progression and the general award rules (excluding Part 4 – Postgraduate Research Awards).