Minutes of Teaching Committee Meeting - 13 September 2002
Present: billw (chair), chak, bradh, Xianhang (student representative),
kenr, steve, sridevan, charlesw, carrollg, ashesh, lambert
- Change of credit points for COMP9242 to 6 uoc was approved.
(That is, it will go forward to Faculty Education Committee.)
- Australian Computer Society accreditation for BSc CompSc:
working party of Bill Wilson, Tim Lambert and Achim Hoffmann
- Revue participation be counted against Gened requirements?
After some discussion, it was decided to await the outcome of
Brad Hall's enquiries about what happens in this regard for students
involved in the Med and Law Revues.
- Java course for PGs Item
deferred in the absence of Paramesh and John Shepherd.
- Future of COMP4001: members of the committee wanted to
hear the views of John Potter in relation to the interaction of
this matter with the COMP20yy proposal, so the item was deferred.
- Prizes for top students: Brad Hall, Carroll Graham, and
Andrew Taylor will investigate the difficulty of choosing recipients
of such prizes, using data from past enrolments. (No, retrospective
prizes are not proposed.)
- The proposal to change the way CS honours results are determined
was approved in the following form:
Honours will be awarded on the basis of straight WAM:
The cases of any student who would receive 3rd class honours under this
scheme will be considered individually.
- Quality control in teaching
Recommendations to Head of School/HoSAC:
- that each course should have, as well as an LIC, a course director,
or perhaps a small group performing this function. Details of
course director role should be worked out within the ambit of
proposal 3 (below), but would be broadly quality control, including
appropriate assessment and timely marking and feedback, content,
website, and others;
- that the School should establish a Teaching Support Unit, which would
include an expert in teaching/teacher education. This person would
work with lecturers, initially in mission-critical courses and courses
with low survey ratings;
- that a School Teaching Quality Retreat should be held in late
November. This retreat would work out, inter alia, the way that the
course direction would work (see 1 above).
- IEAust re-accreditation for BE Soft Eng: Ken Robinson
to contact IEAust, directly or via the Head of School, to find
out the official outcome of last year's accreditation round for
Software Engineering. [Ken wrote a response to the draft
recommendation of IEAust but has not received a reply. It is not
the School has received any official confirmation of the final
outcome, or a final report from IEAust.]
- IEAust accreditation - development of a case for BE Bioinformatics.
- Student comment on difficulty of obtaining IT (Industrial Training)
- should we relax our conditions?
Deferred pending a report that Peter Ho (IT
Coordinator) plans to provide. It was stated that other Engineering
Schools have been permitting students to do unpaid IT for some years;
we may have to do likewise.
- Allocation of examination marking. Item deferred
- Discussion of Program Transfer Process. Item deferred
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