Manual of Policies and Procedures

2011 MOPP Updates

January/February
March/April
May/June
July/August
September/October
November/December

January/February 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/3.5 Planning and Resources Committee - Minor policy revision

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/3.4 Classification and reclassification of professional staff positions: Policy rescinded, please refer to the QUT Enterprise Agreement

B/7.4 Periodic review - Minor policy revision

B/7.11 Periodic review - Policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument

B/8.4 Academic and Professional Staff Misconduct: Policy rescinded, please refer to B/8.1 Staff code of conduct

B/9.4 Probation Reviews - Academic Staff: Policy rescinded, please refer to the QUT Enterprise Agreement

B/9.6 Unsatisfactory Performance Procedures for Academic and Professional Staff: Policy rescinded, please refer to the QUT Enterprise Agreement

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

No updates

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/6.7 University Animal Ethics Committee - policy reviewed, minor policy revision

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

No updates

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

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OTHER

Changed all references from 'Faculty of Business' to 'QUT Business School' due to name change

Changed all references from 'Office of Teaching Quality' to 'Learning and Teaching Unit' due to name change

Changed all references from 'QUT Publications Unit' to 'Visual Communication Services' due to name change

Changed all references from Trade Practices Act 1974 to Competition and Consumer Act 2010

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March/April 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/1.5 QUT Assurance and Risk Management Charter - Periodic review - minor revisions only

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/4.8 Transfer of sick leave credits for academic staff on appointment – Policy rescinded

B/6.1 Staff Leave - Periodic review, policy revised to reflect the current industrial instrument

B/6.2 Recreation Leave - Revised policy to clarify arrangements relating to application for leave

B/6.3 Personal, Sick/Carer’s, and Compassionate Leave - Periodic review, policy revised to reflect the University's industrial instruments and incorporate policies B/4.8 Transfer of sick leave credits for academic staff on appointment and B/6.7 Personal Leave

B/6.4 Long Service Leave - Periodic review, policy revised to reflect the current industrial instrument

B/6.7 Personal leave – Policy rescinded

B/6.8 Other types of leave - Periodic review, policy revised to reflect the current industrial instrument

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

No updates

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

No updates

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

No updates

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

No updates

OTHER

Changed all references from 'Governance Services’ to ‘Governance and Legal Services’

Changed all references from ‘Office of Teaching Quality’ to ‘Learning and Teaching Unit’

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May/June 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/1.4 QUT Seal - Policy revised to clarify execution of documents under the QUT seal

A/3.2 QUT committees structure - policy rescinded

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/6.2 Recreation Leave - Revised policy to clarify arrangements relating to application for leave

B/8.1 QUT Staff Code of conduct - Periodic review - policy revised

B/8.7 Conflict of interest policy - new policy

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/1.2 Learning and Teaching Plan - policy rescinded

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/3.1 Intellectual property policy - Periodic review - minor changes

D/5.2 Research Degrees Committee - Policy revised - terms of reference and membership updated

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/9.2 Grievance resolution procedures for student related grievances - Periodic review - minor changes only

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

New entry added to Schedule of Authorities and Delegations - C152 - Relating to the execution of documents (other than award parchments) under seal

OTHER

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July/August 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/2.1 QUT's vision, goals and organisational values
A/2.4 QUT Quality Framework - Periodic review - Policy revised
A/8.4 Equal opportunity and diversity policy - Policy reviewed - No change required
A/8.7 Cultural diversity and anti-racism policy - Policy reviewed - No change required
A/9.2 Health and safety management - Policy revised to include information relating to health and safety in research

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/8.3 Public Interest Disclosure management - Policy revised and renamed due to changes in legislation

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

No updates

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

No updates

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

No updates

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

F/1.2 Information security - Periodic review - Policy revised

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

Major policy review and restructure of Chapter H

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

I/2.6 QUT Staff Community Welfare Fund Committee - Policy revised to reflect membership requirements, and change of Contact Officer

APPENDICES

No updates

OTHER

Universal change in terminology from VTE (Vocational and Technical Education) to VET (Vocational Education and Training)

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September/October 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/1.1 QUT Governance Framework – Periodic review, policy revised
A/3.6 University Academic Board – Membership updated to include Manager, Oodgeroo
A/3.7 Faculty academic boards - Revised terms of reference regarding the upholding of student appeals
A/9.3 Biosafety policy – Policy revised to include D/6.4 Biosafety Assurance
A/9.7 Policy on smoking – Periodic review, no changes required

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/1.1 Enterprise agreements and legislative environment – Policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument
B/3.2 Position descriptions – Policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument
B/3.8 Academic Internship Scheme – Policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument
B/7.8 Incremental progression – Policy revised to reflect current industrial instrument
B/8.2 Official misconduct – Periodic review, minor revisions only

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

No updates

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/2.2 Student Research Misconduct Committee – Minor amendments to clarify terms of reference

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/1.2 Appeals Committee - Revised terms of reference to clarify role Faculty Academic Boards in appeals process
E/1.3 Student Misconduct Committee – Minor amendments to clarify terms of reference
E/1.4 Faculty Academic Misconduct Committees – Minor amendments to clarify terms of reference
E/6.7 Unsatisfactory academic performance and exclusion - Revised policy to reflect changes to appeals process
E/9.3 Student Ombudsman – Periodic review, minor editorial changes only

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

F/1.1 Provision and use of information resources and services - Policy revised to include information from repealed F/1.9 Telecommunications policy
F/1.4 Policy on web pages and web servers – Periodic review, policy revised
F/1.7 Information Technology Governance Committee – Revised membership to include Head of School nominee of VCAC as an alternate to Executive Dean and chairs of advisory committees as ex officio position
F/1.9 Telecommunications policy – Deleted (see F/1.1)

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

I/2.1 International Steering Committee - Renamed committee and revised terms of reference and membership

APPENDICES

Appendix 3 – Updated to reflect changes to student appeals process – revised (C127), deleted (C153)

OTHER

Various Chapter B policies amended to reflect revised titles for Human Resources

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November/December 2011

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/1.1 QUT Governance Framework – Periodic review, policy revised

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/6.6 Parental leave - Periodic review, policy revised

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/4.6 Course quality assurance – Policy revised to reflect new terminology (“at risk” replaced by “underperforming”); removal of C/4.6.4 Midyear performance meetings with faculties and schools

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

No updates

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/10.3 Academic dress – Revised policy to update new faculty name (Science and Engineering)

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

H/1.2 Space management – Policy revised to include new section on work space planning

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

Appendix 5 QUT Organisational Structure – Removed Information Security Institute (ISI) and Institute for Sustainable Resource (ISR).  Added Institute for Future Environments (IFE)

Appendix 8 QUT Committees structure – Updated committee name change, International Steering Committee to International Strategy Committee

OTHER

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