Subcommittees

Committees Reporting to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB)

In order to give effect to its various functions, the COLAB operates via some specialist committees with specific terms of reference and which report as required to the COLAB:

  • Course Review Committee and Course Approval Panels
  • Research and Scholarship Committee (RSC)
  • Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs)
  • Group Course Committee (GCC)

Academic and General Grievance Committees Reporting to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB) via the Group Course Committee (GCC) or the Board of Governors

The following committees are convened on an ad hoc basis and submit reports to the COLAB as required:

  • Assessment Review Committee (ARC)
  • Academic Appeals Committee (AAC)
  • External Appeals Panel
  • Work Experience Committee (WEC)
  • Work Experience Appeals Committee

Course Review and Course Approval

In August 2007, the COLAB determined to create a new sub-committee with the role of considering new course proposals and evaluating existing courses. The Course Review Panel (CRP) is convened on an ad hoc basis and formally reviews existing courses every three years to ensure that they are effectively meeting their objectives. The Course Approval Panel (CAP) makes recommendations to the COLAB on new course proposals and major changes to existing courses.

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The Research and Scholarship Committee

The Research and Scholarship Committee (RSC) co-ordinates and drives research activities at the College with the aims of developing knowledge in support of the College’s Principles in Research and Scholarship and ensuring that the products of research and scholarship, where appropriate, are utilised in the development of curriculum and delivery.

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Curriculum Advisory Committees

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Group Course Committee

The Group Course Committee (GCC) deals with the day-to-day administration of the curriculum and attendant policies.

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Assessment Review Committee

The Assessment Review Committee (ARC) convenes at the end of every course and endorses lists of graduands for completion/graduation. The ARC also considers the case of any student who has failed an assessment twice and makes determinations as to what remedial action may be required before the student is eligible to transfer/resit.

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Academic Appeals Committee

Pursuant to the Assessment Rules in the Program Manual, a student may appeal (on procedural grounds only) to the Academic Appeals Committee (AAC) from any decision of the Assessment Review Committee (ARC), or from any decision of the General Manager, Education in respect of a finding or investigation of academic misconduct.

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External Appeals Panel

Pursuant to the Assessment Rules in the Program Manual, a student may appeal (on procedural grounds only) to the External Appeals Panel from any decision of the Assessment Appeals Committee (AAC).

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Work Experience Committee

The Work Experience Committee (WEC) is an administrative delegation which ensures compliance with the Work Experience Component Rules.

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Work Experience Appeals Committee

Pursuant to the Work Experience Component Rules, where the Work Experience Committee (WEC) makes a determination with which a student wishes to take issue, an appeal lies to the Work Experience Appeals Committee.

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