UA DVCA resources available

Published by on the 6 December 2019

The three resources  developed by the DVCA Committee of Universities Australia are now publicly available.

Good Practice Principles for Course Accreditation and Review of Indigenous Curriculum
In 2017 all 39 Vice-Chancellors formally endorsed the UA Indigenous Strategy 2017 – 2020. Under the strategy,  four DVC Groups were tasked to develop initiatives that aligned to their portfolio responsibilities. The DVCA Committee was tasked to develop initiatives that ensured all internal course accreditation processes formally involve Indigenous consultation or input.The guiding document has been finalised and is now available on the UA website or here

Joint Statement on Professional Development and Recognition of Educators 
All 39 UA members represented on the DVC A Committee have endorsed the Joint Statement. The Statement is the culmination of work led by the professional development and recognition of Educators (PDRE) Working Group, which included consultancy work by Emeritus Professor Sally Kift. This project explored the different ways in which PDRE is delivered across the sector  (CAULLT’s 2019 PD survey report) and what an Australian framework might look like.The Statement is also available on the UA website or here

Academic Integrity Best Practice Principles
With Government planning to introduce contract cheating legislation and related initiatives, it is
important the sector continue its proactive approach to academic integrity matters. An example of
this approach was the development of the Academic Integrity Best Practice Principles in late 2017.
The principles draw on the findings and recommendations from a number of Office for Learning and
Teaching projects on academic integrity and complement existing legal requirements through
outlining commonly identified good practices for students, staff and university management. The link is here