Research and Research Training Committee

The Research and Research Training Committee is responsible to the Academic Board for assuring academic standards relevant to research and research training. Through its Thesis Examination Subcommittee, the Committee also receives, considers and decides upon matters pertaining to the examination of higher degrees by research theses.

Role of the Research and Research Training Committee

The Research and Research Training Committee is responsible for:

  • proposing, monitoring, reviewing and advising on academic standards relevant to the quality of research and research training
  • monitoring the requirements for higher degrees by research (HDR) admission, supervision, academic progress and assessment
  • providing advice to the Academic Board regarding policy and procedures to ensure academic quality of research and research training
  • receiving, considering and responding to annual quality assurance reviews from faculties and academic units in relation to research and research training
  • receiving, considering and deciding upon matters pertaining to examination of HDR theses (through its Thesis Examination Subcommittee).

Composition

  • Two members of the Academic Board, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board, one of whom shall be chair and one of whom shall be deputy chair
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research or nominee
  • Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Development and Training
  • University Librarian (or nominee)
  • Associate Dean (Research) of each faculty
  • Director, Academic Governance and Standards
  • Chair, Thesis Examination Subcommittee (or nominee)
  • Director, International Research Training
  • One higher degrees by research coordinator or appropriate nominee nominated by the Geelong Technology Precinct
  • A representative from the Institute of Koorie Education
  • One faculty general manager, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board
  • One higher degrees by research coordinator, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board
  • One higher degrees by research student of the University, 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, Ethics and Biosafety
  • Executive Officer, Higher Degrees by Research – Deakin Research
  • A representative from Deakin Research Commercial
  • Secretary (the Secretary of the Research and Research Training Committee shall be a member of Academic Governance and Standards)

Further information

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Contact us

Chair
Associate Professor Doug Creighton

Deputy Chair
Professor Trish Livingston

Contact the Secretary for further information and enquiries.

Secretary
Judith Maunders
+61 3 5227 8547
Email the Secretary