Policies and Guidelines
The University has a number of rules, policies and procedures that govern teaching and learning practice. Much of the policy and administrative work done at UQ is accomplished through a range of committees, some of which are primarily concerned with teaching and learning issues. There are a number of committees that are particularly relevant to the formation and management of teaching and learning policy at UQ:
- Teaching and Learning Committee - Chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Enhancements to the University's teaching and learning direction are overseen by the Teaching and Learning Committee, which reports to the Academic Board on matters of teaching and learning policy.
- Assessment Sub-committee of the Teaching and Learning Committee - Chaired by the President of the Academic Board. The University's assessment policies and practices are under constant review by the Assessment Sub-Committee as part of the University's quality assurance practices.
- eLearning Strategy Committee of the Teaching and Learning Committee - Chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
- Teaching and Learning Space Committee - Chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Assessment is an integral part of the teaching and learning process and contributes significantly to student learning outcomes. Given the importance of assessment, the University of Queensland strives to ensure that its policies and practices are designed as far as possible to maximise learning.
The Rules are particularly relevant for teaching and learning practice:
- General Award Rules (GARs) - governs the conditions for granting undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research awards, credit, examinations (including the award of special and supplementary examinations), calculation and finalisation of grades
- Enrolment and Academic Progression Rules - govern enrolment requirements, course entry requirements, academic standing and refusal of enrolment due to poor academic standing
- Other Rules include - Interpretation Rules, Admission Rules and Fee Rules
Section 3 of the PPL details policies relating to teaching and learning. A full list can be obtained from the index, but listed here are some of the more commonly referred to policies. While policy expresses the University’s official position on a particular issue, many policies have associated procedures/guidelines that detail how the policy is to be enacted or implemented. Those procedures/guidelines are also highlight here:
|Assessment 3.10.02||The Timing and Function of Moderation Activities|
Student and related matters (not an exhaustive list)
3.30 Quality Assurance and Enhancement (not an exhaustive list) -
|Policy||Guidelines or Administrative Procedures|
|Teaching and Learning Awards|
|Curriculum and Teaching Quality Appraisal and Academic Program Review
Curriculum and Teaching Quality Appraisal
Academic Program Review
|Course and Teacher Surveys||
Please refer to the PPL for a full list of policies and procedures related to teaching and learning.
The TEDI website provides access to a range of support services and resources to assist staff to improve assessment practices and to ensure adherence to University policies and procedures on assessment.
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