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Research and Research Training Committee

The Research and Research Training Committee is responsible to the Academic Board for assuring the quality and integrity of research and research training as well as advice and recommendations on strategic initiatives related to research and research training.

Terms of reference and composition (below)
Business schedule
Agendas and minutes
Membership 

Contact the Secretary of the Research and Research Training Committee.



Terms of reference and composition

Updated 10 June 2014


Purpose

The Research and Research Training Committee is responsible to the Academic Board for assuring the quality and integrity of research and research training as well as advice and recommendations on strategic initiatives related to research and research training.


Functions

  1. To propose, monitor, review, and advise on academic standards relevant to the quality of research and research training.
  2. To oversee and monitor the requirements for higher degrees by research (HDR) admission, supervision, academic progress and assessment
  3. To provide advice to the Academic Board regarding policy and procedures to ensure academic quality of research and research training.
  4. To receive, consider and respond to annual quality assurance reviews from faculties and academic units in relation to research and research training.
  5. Through its Thesis Examination Subcommittee, to receive, consider, and decide upon matters pertaining to examination of HDR theses.


Rules of Operation

The Committee shall conduct its business subject to the Standing Orders of the Academic Board and its committees (PDF, 138.0 KB) .


Composition

  • Two members of the Academic Board, appointed by the Chair of Academic Board, one shall be chair and one shall be deputy chair
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) or nominee
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development and Training)
  • Dean of Research Training
  • University Librarian (or nominee)
  • Associate Dean (Research) of each Faculty
  • One higher degrees by research coordinator or appropriate nominee nominated by the Geelong Technology Precinct
  • A representative from the Institute of Koorie Education
  • Director, Quality and Standards
  • Chair, Thesis Examination Subcommittee (or nominee)
  • One Faculty General Manager, appointed by the Chair of Academic Board
  • One higher degrees by research student of the University, appointed by the Chair of Academic Board
  • One higher degrees by research coordinator, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board
  • Co-opted members (the committee may co-opt up to three additional members at any given time for a period of up to one year. The co-option may be renewed on an annual basis)
  • Standing Invitation (with Right of Audience and Debate)
    • Manager, Research Integrity
    • Executive Officer, Higher Degrees by Research - Deakin Research


Secretary

The Secretary of the Research and Research Training Committee shall be a member of the Governance Unit.


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