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Role of the Faculty Honours Convener

Scope
  • Faculty of Arts on all campuses
  • all Faculty Honours Conveners
Policy Statement The Faculty Honours Convener is the key academic administrative role within the faculty in relation to Honours matters. The Honours Convener:
  • Works with the Associate Dean (Education) and Associate Dean (Graduate Research) to oversee Honours candidature in the faculty and to develop and implement faculty policy on Honours;
  • Attends relevant faculty-level education committees (particularly ESEC) and is responsible for disseminating related information to the schools’ honours coordinators, particularly on matters relating to honours coursework matters, policies and development;
  • Communicates and provides expert advice on administrative, educational and policy information to honours coordinators in the schools ;
  • Offers support and oversight in the development of Honours programs and initiatives to schools;
  • Provides expert advice and guidance to newly appointed Honours coordinators/staff on relevant Honours faculty policies and procedures in relation to teaching and learning;
  • Contributes to the development of Honours policies and teaching culture by participation in relevant faculty and university committees/working parties, in collaboration with the Associate Dean (Education);
  • Oversees the administration of Honours scholarships;
  • Approves student applications for variations in the terms of their Honours candidature;
  • Convenes ad hoc working parties on Honours, as the need arises;
  • Subsequent to the developments and outcomes relating to Honours strategic directions and teaching initiatives at the faculty and university levels, supports and promotes these schemes to the schools’ honours coordinators and other academic staff, when required, accordingly.
Supporting procedures  
Responsibility for implementation Faculty Honours Conveners
Heads of Schools
Status New
Approval body Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts
Meeting number: 2/09
Meeting date: 4 June 2009
Agenda item: 7.1
Endorsement Body Education and Student Experience Committee of the Faculty of Arts
Meeting number: 2/09
Meeting date: 6 May 2009
Agenda item: 17
Related Policies Role of the School ESEC Representative
Role of the Faculty GPG Convener
Date Effective 20 July 2009
Next Review Date 2012
Policy Owner Faculty of Arts
Policy Author Associate Dean (Education)
Contact Faculty of Arts Secretariat