External Course Advisory Panel Terms of Reference

Status


Approved

To outline the purpose, membership and terms of reference of External Course Advisory Panels.

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visibility
Approved on: 21 Sep 2015
Review cycle: 3 Years
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Academic Board

Approved by

Academic Board

Policy Contact: 
Dean of Academic Administration
Purpose: 

To outline the purpose, membership and terms of reference of External Course Advisory Panels.

Statement: 

Purpose

The External Course Advisory Panel (ECAP) assists the College to ensure that: 
 
a.    The course remains aligned with the expectations of the profession
b.    The course reflects current scholarship
c.    Course staff are advised regarding their professional development
d.    Where courses are available to offshore cohorts appropriate pastoral care strategies and sufficient teaching and learning resources are available.
 
An ECAP may serve more than one course in the same discipline.

Membership

1.    Course co-ordinator(s)
2.    At least one external Representative from the Academic Community
3.    At least one external Representative from the Profession
4.    At least one external Representative from each location of offshore cohorts
5.    Dean of Academic Administration

Meetings

The ECAP will meet annually normally in June of each year.  Meetings may be held electronically.

Quorum

As this is an advisory panel there is no need for a quorum though meetings should be scheduled to include as many members as possible.

Terms of Reference

1.    General Guidelines

The ECAP shall work with the College to advise the college regarding alignment with industry expectations and current scholarship requirements and professional development opportunities for the staff associated with the course.
 
Where the course is offered to overseas cohorts the ECAP will advise on appropriate strategies for pastoral care and teaching and learning resourcing of offshore student cohorts.

2.    Reporting

The ECAP will report its advice to the Academic Board.