Agenda for Teaching Committee Meeting - 18 August 2000

  1. New program proposal: B.E. in Bioinformatics.
    This is a proposal to create a new program in which the major players would be CSE, the Faculty of Life Sciences, and Maths.

  2. Change of prerequisite for postgrad networks subject(s). Mahbub Hassan and Sanjay Jha are requesting that (COMP9331 or COMP3331) be made a prerequisite for COMP9332 Network Switching and Routing, except for certain MInfSc/internetwork (8508/3000 and 5453/3000) who may need to take COMP9331 as a co-requisite in order to finish in minimum time.

    They have also foreshadowed making COMP9332 a prerequisite for COMP9333 Advanced Computer Networks.

  3. COMP9022 in second sessions. We are currently feeling the displeasure of PG students who have been forced to enrol in COMP2021 in second session because COMP9022 is currently only run in first session. Should we reconsider on this? Should all/popular/core PG courses have repeat lectures so that they are available day and evening? Particularly UG/PG pairs like COMP3231/9201, COMP3131/9102, COMP3111/9008, COMP3121/9101 (using second session examples)? John Shepherd will introduce the discussion.

  4. Future of COMP1091: This course was taught for the first time in first session this year. Should it be taught in both sessions next year? What is it's future and how does it fit in with other courses that we offer?

  5. The TC's attention is drawn to the fact that a competitor, Sydney University, runs a talented student program. Should we be doing this as well? Comments.

  6. The School of Physics has a person, the "Physics Friend" who I am told spends her full time sorting out students' problems and giving course advice (particularly in difficult areas such as double degrees). Should we be taking this approach too?

  7. School reaction to School of ISTM's proposed Master of Information Technology.

  8. IEAust accreditation 30 October-2 November.

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