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), the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) Academic Progress Committee or Thesis Examination Committee regarding academic progress and performance
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of a FC not to consider a late submission to show cause
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of a single member or full Academic Integrity Committee or Student Research Integrity Committee regarding breaches of academic and research integrity
  • hearing and determining appeals against decisions of a single member or full Student Misconduct Committee regarding breaches of conduct amounting to 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, including at least one member from each Faculty who are the Faculty Committee Chairs, or appropriate nominees, appointed by their Faculty
  • Co-opted members, appointed by the Chair of the Academic Board on a needs basis.

Contact us

Chair
Professor Damien Kingsbury

Deputy Chair
Professor David Jones

Secretaries
Bernadette Ballard 
Fiona Schleussinger
+61 03 5227 8532
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