The School has mechanisms for consulting with students, one of which is the Student Consultative Committee. See the ITEE grievances resolution page for information and guidelines on handling student grievances.
The Student Consultative Committee (SCC) commenced in 2004. Recently the student members of the committee have created a dedicated facebook page where you can provide feedback or put forward suggestions to make the School of ITEE better. You can also complete a feedback form.
ITEE Student Consultative Committee
Initially formed with undergraduate representatives, the SCC was expanded in 2005 to include postgraduate coursework and research higher degree student representatives and again in 2008 to include Bachelor of Multimedia Design and Master of Interaction Design students (upon their relocation from the Ipswich campus to St Lucia).
The role of the committee is to facilitate two-way communication between the student body and the School:
- The School consults and advises students on policy developments and changes affecting them
- Students raise concerns and make suggestions about the operation of the School as it affects them
- Student representatives
- Head of School, ITEE
- Director of Coursework Studies
- Leaders of the Engineering and IT program families
- School Manager
- IT Client Services Manager
Students are invited to nominate to join the Committee- selection is based on ensuring each year of the School's main programs are represented. Consideration is also given to ensure international students and female students are represented. Similarly, a representative from the Research Higher Degree student cohort is sought.
Committee Membership (UQ login required)
Meetings take place at least twice each semester, typically in weeks 5 and 10. Other meetings can be arranged as the need arises. A student is elected as the Chair of the SCC, who ensures the orderly conduct of the meetings. A Student Secretary assists the Staff Secretary to assemble items for the meeting agendas and checks the drafts of the minutes. There is a formal, minuted session where items are raised, results from previous enquiries reported as well as an exchange of information. This can be followed by an informal session where a more free exchange can take place. Meetings typically occur over lunchtime.
The student population is emailed ahead of each meeting so that individuals can raise issues with their representatives. Minutes of meetings are available.
The Head of School and/or the Student Consultative Committee (by consensus) may decide that a general meeting of students of the School should be called.