Higher Degree Research Committee

The Higher Degree Research Committee is a sub-committee of the University Research Committee. It is responsible for the provision of information and advice to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training) on matters relating to research training.

Terms of reference

Specifically the role of the committee is to:

  • advise the Chair, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the University Research Committee on all matters relating to the University's Higher Degree Research programs
  • foster excellence in research training programs by monitoring the quality and academic standards of research training
    • monitoring the quality and academic standards of research training
    • evaluating and reporting on matters including supervision, administration, physical infrastructure and facilities, information infrastructure and financing of scholarships and training.
  • evaluate recommendations on policy for the strategic development of research training in the context of the University and College strategic plans
  • monitor external developments relating to research training and provide advice to the University Research Committee on appropriate strategic responses
  • regularly review all rules, policies and procedures related to higher degree research; recommend revision to the University Research Committee and oversee implementation.

Administrative arrangements

The Chair will convene and preside at a minimum of four meetings per year. Secretariat and other support for the committee to be provided by the Office of the Vice Chancellor.

Whenever a member is unable to attend, they may nominate a deputy to attend the alternate will exercise all rights and privileges of the member.

Members

Category Member Term expiry
Chair Professor Imelda Whelehan
Dean, Higher Degree Research
Ex-officio
Deputy Chair Professor Margaret Harding
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Ex-officio
Service Division representatives Ms Ariel Edge
Registrar, Student Administration
Ex-officio
Ms Sarah Hawkins
Acting Director, Division of Student Recruitment Admissions
Ex-officio
Senior Project Officer (Higher Degree Research) Ex-officio
Director, Research Skills and Training Ex-officio
Postgraduate & Research Students Association Ms Alyssa Shaw
President
Ex-officio
College representatives Associate Dean Research Training, ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences Ex-officio
Associate Dean (Research), ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Ex-officio
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Engineering and Computer Sciences Ex-officio
Director of HDR, ANU College of Law Ex-officio
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment Ex-officio
Associate Dean (HDR), ANU College of Business and Economics Ex-officio

Meetings

2017
Date & location Deadlines
Wednesday 15 Mar, 2.30pm
Mills Room, Level 4, Chancelry 10
Agenda deadline HDRC 1/2017
1 Mar
Wednesday 17 May, 2.30pm
Ross Hohnen Room, Ground Floor, Chancelry 10
Agenda deadline HDRC 2/2017
3 May
Wednesday 2 Aug, 2.30pm
Mills Room, Level 4, Chancelry 10
Agenda deadline HDRC 3/2017
19 Jul
Wednesday 18 Oct, 2.30pm
Mills Room, Level 4, Chancelry 10
Agenda deadline HDRC 4/2017
4 Oct