Manual of Policies and Procedures

2012 MOPP Updates

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

January/February

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/3.4 Chancellor’s Committee – Revised membership
A/4.1 Principal officers and organisational structurePolicy revised to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/8.1 QUT Staff Code of Conduct – Editorial change - referral to Whistleblower's Protection management policy changed to Public Interest Disclosure management policy

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

No updates

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/2.1 University Research and Innovation Committee - Policy revised to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors
D/4.5 Appointment of centre and institute directors - Policy revised to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors
D/6.7 University Animal Ethics Committee - Revised terms of reference and membership to reflect changes following the establishment of the new faculty (SEF) Science and Engineering Faculty
D/7.1 Outside work - academic staff - Policy revised to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/10.3 Academic Dress - Periodic review, no changes required
E/10.4 University Medals - Periodic review, minor editorial changes only

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

F/1.5 Email policy – Policy revised to reflect change on decommissioning email
F/1.7 Information Technology Governance Committee - Revised membership provisions to remove Chair of the Innovation Advisory Group

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

I/2.5 Engagement Committee - Policy revised to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors

APPENDICES

Appendix 1c QUT Legislative provisions – Rules – Changes to allow for student services and amenities fee
Appendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations - Revised and updated to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors
Appendix 5 QUT Organisational Structure - Revised and updated to include changes to reporting line of Institute directors, Oodgeroo Unit and Facilities Management

OTHER

No updates

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March/April

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/3.6 University Academic Board - Revised membership provisions - change Manager, Oodgeroo Unit to Director, Oodgeroo Unit
A/8.6 Disability services policy - Periodic review - policy revised
A/9.9 University Health and Safety Committee - new policy

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/8.6 Corruption and fraud control policy – Periodic review, policy revised to reflect Public Interest Disclosure Act 2010 definition of maladministration

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/3.2 Awards classifications – Policy revised to reflect the revised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) standards
C/5.2 QUT Grading system – Policy revised to reflect the revised Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)

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

Appendix 1c QUT Legislative provisions – Student Rules – Revised rule from 2011 annual review of delegations
Appendix 2 QUT Council Procedures – Editorial changes – references to Voluntary Code of Best Practice for Governance of Australian Universities replacing NGPs
Appendix 2 QUT Council Procedures – Revised to include Corporate Education and Partnerships as a category for prospective members
Apendix 3 Schedule of Authorities and Delegations – revised delegations from 2011 annual review of delegations
Appendix 8 QUT Committees Structure – Revised to include establishment of new University Health and Safety Committee

OTHER

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May/June

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/3.6 University Academic Board - Revised membership provisions - Revised membership to include Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Programs and Partnerships)
A/3.9 Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Committee – Revised membership provisions – addition of new position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Programs and Partnerships)
A/4.1 Principal officers and organisational structure – Addition of new position – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Programs and Partnerships)

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

No updates

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/3.1 Courses and awards – Policy revised to align to regulatory environment including the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and operational feedback
C/3.3 Non-award courses – Revised policy

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

No updates

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/6.7 – Academic Progress – Periodic review – policy revised

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

G/5.5 Travel policy – Addition of new position – Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Programs and Partnerships)

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

Appendix 5 QUT Organisational Structure – Inclusion of new position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Corporate Programs and Partnerships)

OTHER

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July/August

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/3.6 University Academic Board - Revised terms of reference to ensure QUT is compliant with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency Act 2011 (TEQSA)

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

B/4.5 Appointment by invitation - Periodic review - policy revised to include minor amendments to submission and process for assessment

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/5.3 Academic integrity - Revised policy to include specific information on the use of content matching software and other minor changes
C/6.4 Recording of lectures - Periodic review - inclusion of privacy provision

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/5.3 Higher degree research candidates - Policy revised to include rescinded Appendix 9 PhD Regulations

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

No updates

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

F/3.2 Social media - New policy

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

No updates

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

No updates

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

Appendix 9 Doctor of Philosophy Regulations - Rescinded

OTHER

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September/October

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/1.4 QUT seal – Periodic review, no changes required
A/9.1 Health and safety framework – New policy - Replaces former A/9.1 Health and safety policy and A/9.2 Health and safety management
A/9.2 Health and safety management – Policy rescinded. Incorporated into new policy A/9.1 Health and safety framework

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

No updates

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/1.3 Learning and teaching development grants and awards – Revised policy – minor editorial change to reflect new authorities and changes to grant schemes and grant giving bodies

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

G/4.1 Budget – Policy revised to reflect changes to budget forecast process and Australian Government funding and load management

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

H/2.4 Thermal comfort management/airconditioning - Revised policy - updated for revised structure and budget approach

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

Amendment to Schedule of Authorities and Delegations – VC147 – Relating to the delegation for signing Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT) agreements and contracts for grants not deemed research.
New entry added to Schedule of Authorities and Delegations – VC156 – Relating to the delegation for signing OLT agreements and contracts for grants deemed research

OTHER

Universal change of reference to A/9.2 Health and safety management amended to new A/9.1 Health and safety framework
Universal change in terminology from WHSO (Workplace Health and Safety Officers) to HAS (Health Safety Advisors) and Health and Safety Representatives (HSR)
Universal change in terminology from HR Health and Safety Advisory Services to Health and Safety Services (HSS)
Universal change – all reference from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) to Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE)

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November/December

CHAPTER A - GOVERNANCE AND ORGANISATION

A/4.1 Principal officers and organisational structure - Periodic review - minor editorial changes
A/9.9 University Health and Safety Committee - Amendment to membership

CHAPTER B - HUMAN RESOURCES

No updates

CHAPTER C - TEACHING AND LEARNING

C/2.1 University Learning and Teaching Committee - Revised policy - revised terms or reference and membership following disestablishment of Academic Policy and Procedures Committee
C/2.2 Curriculum Standards Reference Group - New policy (effective 01.07.13)
C/3.2 Award classification - Editorial amendment to clarify wording in relation to the single/embedded qualification option for an Honours degree
C/4.7 Evaluation of courses, units, teaching and student experience - Policy revised to integrate the approved Reframe approach to evaluation
C/7.1 High quality teaching - editorial amendments to ensure alignment with policy revisions within C/4.7

CHAPTER D - RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

D/3.1 Intellectual property policy - Revised policy - minor editorial changes to update references reflected in the new Enterprise Agreement

CHAPTER E - STUDENT SERVICES AND ADMINISTRATION

E/1.1 Academic Policy and Procedures Committee - Policy rescinded - Committee disestablished - policy review responsibilities merged into terms of reference for University Teaching and Learning Committee
E/5.1 Class timetabling, allocation and registration policy - amendments to reflect minor changes to timings for Publication of timetable and Opening of class allocation and registration
E/7.3 Student financial assistance - Revised policy - revised to reflect disestablishment of Student Financial Assistance Scheme Committee and changes in administrative processes and Approval Authority
E/10.1 Graduation requirements - Periodic review - policy revised to reflect minor changes to business processes and organisational responsibilities
E/10.5 Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement (AHEGS) - New policy reflecting Australian Government guidelines on AHEGS

CHAPTER F - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

F/1.2 Information security - Revised policy - Policy and classification scheme revised to reflect increasing cloud IT service provision

CHAPTER G - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

G/3.2 Investments - "Breach of policy" reporting changed from Planning and Resources Committee to Audit and Risk Management Committee

CHAPTER H - PHYSICAL FACILITIES

H/1.2 Space management - change of Approval Authority

CHAPTER I - INTERNATIONAL AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

No updates

APPENDICES

Appendix 5 QUT Organisational Structure - Change in Faculty of Education school structure
Appendix 8 QUT Committee Structure - Academic Policy and Procedures Committee

OTHER

No updates

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