Academic Strategy, Standards and Quality Committee (ASSQC)

Terms of reference

Approved by Academic Board - 24 September 2020

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.


  • Provost and Chief Academic Officer (Chair)

  • Chief Academic Services Officer

  • Deans of Programs

  • Pro Vice Chancellor: International (or nominee)

  • Director: Teaching Innovation Unit (or nominee)

  • Chief Information Officer (or nominee)

  • 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.

Approved by Academic Board - 24 September 2020

Meeting Schedule 2023

The Committee will meet eight times per year.

Closing Date for Papers Meeting Date
30 January 2023 10 February 2023
27 February 2023 10 March 2023
1 May 2023 12 May 2023
29 May 2023 9 June 2023
3 July 2023 14 July 2023
28 August 2023 8 September 2023
2 October 2023  13 October 2023
30 October 2023  10 November 2023


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