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Academic Senate - Higher Degree by Research Examinations Committee - Membership and Terms of Reference

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Section 1 - Membership

(1) Each Higher Degree by Research Examinations Committee shall comprise:

  1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (or nominee) - Presiding Officer;
  2. relevant Associate Dean, Research or appropriate alternate (refer clause 3);
  3. three other senior academic staff of the University, appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (or nominee) on the recommendation of the Associate Dean, Research, who are experienced HDR supervisors and have expertise relevant to the thesis.

(2) Right of Audience:

  1. Presiding Officer, Academic Senate
  2. co-opted registered HDR supervisors; and
  3. a Faculty administrative support staff member.

(3) Alternate member: Where the Associate Dean, Research is a supervisor of the candidate or otherwise has a conflict of interest, an alternate senior staff member shall be appointed by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) (or nominee).

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Section 2 - Terms of Reference

(4) The Higher Degree by Research Examinations Committee of the Research Committee shall:

  1. manage all matters relating to the examination process of higher degree by research candidates in accordance with the Academic Regulations; and
  2. refer to the Research Committee all difficult cases, cases which could set a precedent, and cases which have implications for the Higher Degree by Research or other Academic Regulations.