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Academic Senate - Indigenous Board of Studies - Membership and Terms of Reference

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Section 1 - Membership

Composition

(1) The Indigenous Board of Studies shall comprise of:

  1. Head, School of Indigenous Australian Studies (Presiding Officer);
  2. all School of Indigenous Australian Studies academic staff at Level B or above;
  3. two Indigenous Australian academic staff at Level B or above (or nominated delegate) from each of the Faculties; and
  4. one Faculty Manager, nominated by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic).

(2) Administrative support is to be provided by the Administrative Officer, School of Indigenous Australian Studies.

Terms of Office

(3) Nominate members of the Board shall hold office for a two year term.

Right of Audience and Debate

  1. Indigenous Academics at Level A;
  2. Faculties presenting subjects to the Board will have the right of attendance and debate (that right of attendance to present subject material can be done by either the course of subject coordinator); and
  3. Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Coordinator.
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Section 2 - Terms of Reference

(4) The Indigenous Board of Studies is to advise on the inclusion of Indigenous Australian Content in undergraduate programs of the University and development of Indigenous programs.

(5) The Indigenous Board of Studies is a committee of the Curriculum, Learning and Teaching Committee operating at the School Board level in the course and subject approval process (AS08/156 on 3 December 2008 and AS11/14 on 9 March 2011).

(6) The Indigenous Board of Studies is:

  1. to meet six times a year and on other occasions as the need arises;
  2. to monitor the development and implementation of Indigenous Australian Content in undergraduate programs at the University and provide advice to Faculties and IESCG;
  3. to approve subjects with Indigenous Australian content including: Indigenous Australian Studies; Hybrid Indigenous Australian Studies; and Discipline-specific Indigenous Australian studies, as defined in the Indigenous Education Strategy.

(7) Note: these subjects are to be approved by the Indigenous Board of Studies prior to being submitted to Faculty Boards and Courses Committees for consideration.

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Section 3 - Meetings

(8) In order to provide feedback and allow sufficient time for any changes, meetings are to be held at least 10 days prior to the relevant Faculty Courses Committee meetings.