University Appeals Committee

The University Appeals Committee is a standing committee of the Academic Board established to hear and determine appeals by students against faculty and other University decisions.

Their role

The University Appeals Committee (UAC) is responsible for:

  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of Faculty Committees (FC), Higher Degrees by Research Academic Progress Committee or Thesis Examination Subcommittee (TES) regarding academic progress and performance
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of an FC not to consider a late submission to show cause
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of an FC regarding academic misconduct (including misconduct in research) worth more than 10 per cent
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of full Student Misconduct Committees (SMC) regarding general misconduct
  • hearing and determining late appeal applications to the UAC for academic progress
  • reporting and making recommendations to the Academic Board regarding trends and issues arising from appeal hearings.

Composition

  • Two members of the Academic Board (appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board, one who shall be Chair and one who shall be Deputy Chair)
  • Four members, appointed by the Chair of Academic Board, including at least one member from each faculty, or their nominees
  • One member, appointed by the Chair of Academic Board, from the student population, or their nominee, whenever practicable
  • Co-opted members, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board on a needs basis.

The Secretary of the University Appeals Committee shall be a member of Student Complaints and Appeals.

Contact us

Chair
Professor Damien Kingsbury

Deputy Chair
Professor David Jones

Secretaries
Jo Lawson
Fiona Schleussinger
+61 03 5227 8532
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