Interim process for course proposals, suspensions and phase outs.
The new Academic and Course Delegation Schedule 9 delegates business case approval to the Provost and DVC (Academic) or the DVC (Research Development and Industry) on recommendation of the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Team. Over the coming months we will work with all stakeholders to review the business case templates and develop a University process for submitting, endorsing, approving and providing feedback about business cases. In the meanwhile, the interim process is:
Changes to courses that require executive approval, changes to the Course Availability List (CAL) and Subject Availability List (SAL)
Courses changes that require executive approval should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Changes to the CAL should continue to be managed via the High Impact / Low Impact categories outlined below and forwarded directly to email@example.com.
The Executive Dean and Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnerships) have the delegated authority for approving changes to subject offerings and the SAL as per the existing SAL+ process.
The course proposal template is used for all additions of new courses, changes to an existing course such as adding/removing modes and/or locations (offerings), or adding new courses/awards to an existing course and course suspensions and phase outs.
The Course Availability List (CAL) provides the course offerings available for intake into award courses.
Information represented on the CAL is used for intake purposes, it is not a comprehensive set of course information, and consequently will vary from the information held in CASIMS and Banner.
To manage the course profile CAL changes are categorised into low impact and high impact changes.
Phase outs operate under very precise timelines. The removal of a course from the CSU course profile represents a major decision for the University, and the timeline for phase out allows for consultation with all affected parties.
All phase outs require a period of suspension (12 months) before phasing out.
It is a requirement of all course phase outs that the implications of removing the course on students be outlined considering communication and management processes.
The course, or component of the course (award, offering), is removed from the overall course profile completely.
Enrolments are not accepted into the course for the period in which the suspension has been approved.
Courses may have suspended intake at any time, provided this suspension can be administered and does not disadvantage students or the University.