Chapter 1: Introduction
1.6 Faculty of Arts Committees Directly Responsible for the Administration of Research Candidates
1.6.1 Faculty Board
The Faculty is a statutory body and all teaching staff who are lecturer A and above, 0.4 fraction and above are members. The major academic responsibilities of the Faculty are vested by legislation in the Faculty Board, which comprises a smaller body of about sixty, including all Heads of Schools and, other School representatives elected on a proportional basis by staff. There is also one graduate and three undergraduate, one Higher Degree research candidate and one international research candidate members, who are elected by their respective student associations across all campuses. The Faculty Board meets four times a year. Except in certain matters the Board makes recommendations to the University's Academic Board or through the Academic Board to the Council.
The organisation of teaching and research rests with the heads of schools who consult with other members of their school within the framework provided by the degree regulations and any other conditions which may be agreed upon from time to time by the Faculty Board.
The Faculty Board is concerned with issues that affect the School, with interpreting and amending the regulations, and, in particular, with new developments within the Faculty. The Faculty Board has certain committees that have power to act on behalf of the Board when an immediate decision is needed.
1.6.2 Arts Research Graduate School Committee
The Arts Research Graduate School Committee (ARGSC ) is a standing Committee of Faculty Board. The Committee's role is to advise the Faculty on matters relating to graduate research candidates as they arise, including policies on admission of candidates to research programs; scholarship selection; examination of theses; formulation of policy and approval of new research courses and coursework units. In addition, the Committee acts for the Faculty Board in cases involving the use of discretionary powers conferred on the Faculty by degree regulations.
Each School nominates a Graduate Co-ordinator who is a member of the Arts Research Graduate School Committee.