Academic Strategy, Standards and Quality Committee (ASSQC)

Terms of reference

To recommend to Academic Board approval of new coursework programs and amendments to existing coursework programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels on the basis of: 

  • the identified program profile of the University
  • the business case for the establishment and sustained operation of the program, including an assessment of the viability of a program and consideration of the impacts on University services and resources
  • the quality of academic outcomes as expressed through the qualities of a UniSA graduate
  • demonstrated support for the program from key stakeholders.

To establish, as required, expert review panels to assist with the conduct of business.

To carry out the development and review of quality assurance and improvement policies in relation to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs and to provide recommendations on such policies to Academic Board.

To foster course and program development within the strategic directions of the University.

To receive reports from the Academic Unit Boards in relation to:

  • devolved aspects of the program amendment processes
  • summaries of program evaluation activity.


Professor Alan Evans Provost & Chief Academic Officer (Chair)
Professor Marie Wilson Chief Academic Services Officer
Associate Professor Shylie Mackintosh Dean of Programs, UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance
Associate Professor Craig Williams Dean of Programs: UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences (Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences)
Associate Professor Racheal Vernon Dean of Programs, UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences (Nursing & Midwifery)
Professor Abelardo Pardo Dean of Programs, UniSA STEM
Associate Professor Veronika Kelly Dean of Programs, UniSA Creative
Associate Professor Victoria Whitington Dean of Programs, UniSA Education Futures
Associate Professor Sharron King Dean of Programs (UniSA College), UniSA Education Futures
Associate Professor Deirdre Tedmanson Dean of Programs, UniSA Justice & Society
Professor Lin Crase Dean of Programs, UniSA Business (Accounting & Finance)
Associate Professor You-il Lee Dean of Programs, UniSA Business (Management & Marketing)
Professor Carol Grech Pro Vice Chancellor: Student Engagement & Equity
Ms Gabrielle Rolan Pro Vice Chancellor: International (or nominee)
Associate Professor Sheridan Gentili Director: Teaching Innovation Unit (or nominee)
Mr Paul Sherlock Chief Information Officer (or nominee)
Mr Peter Cardwell Executive Officer (non-voting)

Staff with additional expertise in, for example, finance, transnational operations, flexible delivery, or online education, may also be invited to attend Committee meetings.

Meeting Schedule 2020

The Committee will meet eight times per year.

Meeting Date  Close of Papers 
14 February 2020 3 February 2020
13 March 2020 2 March 2020
8 May 2020 27 April 2020
12 June 2020 1 June 2020
10 July 2020  29 June 2020
11 September 2020  31 August 2020
9 October 2020  28 September 2020
13 November 2020  28 October 2020

Meeting Schedule 2019

The Committee will meet eight times per year.

Meeting Date  Close of Papers 
8 February 2019 28 January 2019
8 March 2019  25 February 2019
 10 May 2019  29 April 2019
14 June 2019  3 June 2019
 12 July 2019  1 July 2019
 13 September 2019  2 September 2019
11 October 2019  30 September 2019
8 November 2019  28 October 2019