Academic Board

Title Approved on Purpose
Academic Board Terms of Reference Thursday, 23 June, 2022
Role of the Academic Board
The quality of Higher Education providers is overseen and regulated by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA), applying standards set by the Minister for Education, primarily under the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2021 (HESF) or such other guidelines enacted from time to time.  It is recognised by TEQSA that a degree of separation between corporate governance and academic governance is a long-standing practice and facilitates effective oversight of academic issues.  Consistent with this practice, the Governing Board of Eastern College Australia (the Board) wishes to delegate academic oversight to the Academic Board under the following terms of reference.
Pursuant to this delegation, the Academic Board, as a sub-committee of the Board, shall be the peak academic body of Eastern College Australia for consideration of academic issues including policy development and decision-making to assure the quality of teaching, learning, research and research training. 
Academic Freedom Policy Thursday, 9 August, 2018

To clarify the rights and responsibilities that faculty have regarding academic freedom.

Academic Integrity Policy Monday, 15 November, 2021

Academic honesty is a fundamental principle in teaching, learning, research and scholarship. This policy reflects the College’s commitment to promote academic integrity in its staff and students and to detect and manage breaches of academic integrity.

Academic Standards and Risk Committee Terms of Reference Monday, 20 April, 2020

To outline the purpose, membership and terms of reference of the Academic Standards and Risk Committee.

Accreditation of Faculty and Other Academics as Research Supervisors Monday, 23 April, 2018

To provide a process whereby faculty and other academics can be accredited by Eastern College Australia as research supervisors.

Appointment and Role of Honorary Staff Thursday, 14 April, 2022

This policy describes a key measure through which the College may recognise members of the community who contribute to the life of the College, or are expected to do so, in a substantial and ongoing manner.  

Assessment and Grading Policy Monday, 21 September, 2015

The Assessment and Grading Policy establishes a framework for development and implementation of learning strategies; validation of marking and assessment; grading of assessments; and subdivision of grades.

Assessment Moderation Policy Monday, 13 November, 2017

The aim of assessment moderation is to ensure consistency and fairness of the marking and grading processes. Moderation is especially important where units are delivered in multiple modes, at multiple campuses or where the assessment is subjective. Assessment moderation enhances confidence in assessment outcomes for both academics and students, Assessment moderation is applied at three stages: assessment design and development; implementation, marking and grading; and review and evaluation.

Commonwealth Supported Places Policy Sunday, 15 November, 2015

The purpose of this policy and accompanying information is to:

  • Promote compliance with government requirements in the offering of Commonwealth supported places to students at the College
  • Ensure offers are made in a way which maintains the principles of integrity and justice.
    • For postgraduate students this will be by making offers in rounds based on the academic merit of eligible prospective and current students.
    • For undergraduate students this will be by making offers in rounds based on the date and time of completion of application
Completion of Study Policy Friday, 17 May, 2019

Specifies when the Dean of Academic Administration may allow someone to complete studies from a previous semester

Copyright Compliance Policy Monday, 20 November, 2017

This policy outlines how the College will ensure it complies with Copyright law in its use and provision of copyrighted materials.

Course Management Policy Thursday, 10 November, 2022

This policy describes the requirements and principles governing changes to the College's accredited coursework courses.

This policy:

  • Provides a framework to guide decisions regarding the College's courses;
  • Sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for management of academic courses.
Course Review (Annual) Policy Thursday, 23 June, 2022

This policy sets the requirements for Annual Course Reviews by the Dean of Studies and appraisal by the ASR and LTR committees for the Academic Board.

Course Structure Policy Monday, 20 July, 2015

This policy defines Course Structures in alignment with the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Transition and Teaching Out Policy Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

To outline the process to be undertaken when varying a course structure or discontinuing a course.

Coursework Course Development Policy Monday, 1 April, 2019

This policy describes the requirements and principles governing the College’s accredited coursework courses.

This policy:

  • Provides a framework to guide decisions regarding the (re)development of the College’s coursework courses;
  • Sets clear responsibilities and accountabilities for approvals and management of the (re)development of academic courses; and
  • Ensures that academic course structures, rules and approval processes are transparent, consistent and fair.
Credit Transfer Policy Monday, 7 February, 2022

This document sets out the College’s policy and process for granting credit for prior learning that contributes towards satisfying the requirements for an award of the College. Credit may be granted based on recognition of formal studies from a previously completed or partially completed program or qualification, and recognition of prior informal or non-formal learning.

Deferring, suspending or cancelling an overseas student’s admission Thursday, 2 July, 2020

This policy addresses the requirements of the National Code of Practice (2018) standard 9. Specifically it documents the College:

  • processes for assessing, approving and recording a deferment, suspension or cancellation of study
  • will notify the overseas student in writing of the intention to suspend or cancel their enrolment
  • will tell the overseas student to seek advice from the Department of Home Affairs on the potential impact on their visa if enrolment has been deferred, suspended or cancelled
  • will not let a suspension or cancellation take effect until the overseas student has been given a chance to complete an internal appeals process, unless their health or wellbeing, or the wellbeing of others, is likely to be at risk. 
English Proficiency Policy Friday, 10 May, 2019

The English Proficiency Policy is to set the standard of English proficiency required for admissions to the college for all courses.

External Course Advisory Panel Terms of Reference Monday, 15 November, 2021

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

Faculty Equivalence Policy Monday, 29 October, 2018

To outline how faculty equivalence is determined for ensuring a unit is being delivered by an academic with a qualification that is one level above that which is being taught.

Grants Policy Monday, 5 March, 2018

To provide clarity as to reasonable expectations when applying for, and managing, competitive grants.  The roles and responsibilities of both Chief Investigators and the College are discussed.

Higher Education Awards and Certification Policy Thursday, 14 April, 2022

This policy sets out the requirements for determining and ratifying student eligibility for an award, and requirements for ensuring documentation issued is accurate and prevents against fraudulent use.

Learning Teaching and Research Committee Terms of Reference Monday, 15 November, 2021

To outline the purpose, membership and terms of reference of the Learning Teaching and Research Committee.

Library Policy Monday, 11 April, 2016

To provide guidelines for the operation of the library

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