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Seeking Expressions of Interest
Voluntary Student Panel Members

The University of Adelaide places great value on student / staff partnerships to enhance learning and teaching quality, the student experience and outcomes for students. Student involvement in the review of a university program or school, alongside discipline experts in a partnership capacity, is a vital aspect of our processes.

Benefits

The benefits for participating students include:
  • having an opportunity to inform future developments of your program
  • acquiring a greater understanding of how the University functions
  • gaining exposure to a wide range of potentially influential individuals in your field
  • honing professional communication skills in formal and informal situations (including attendance at a complimentary dinner)
  • receiving formal recognition of participation and involvement
  • being able to attribute the hours invested in the review towards the Adelaide Graduate Award, or Career and Research Skills Training (if you are undertaking either).

Eligibility

Student panel members on program reviews:
  • may be enrolled currently in the program under review, or will have graduated very recently from the award program
  • must have completed at least 36 units of study prior to the commencement of the review
  • must be making satisfactory academic progress
School review panels:
  • require an undergraduate student or a postgraduate coursework student undertaking a program offered by the school (either currently enrolled or recently graduated); and an HDR candidate (or very recent graduate) whose main supervisor is a member of staff of the school under review
  • The undergraduate student member
    • must have completed at least 36 units of study prior to the commencement of the review
    • must be making satisfactory academic progress

Conditions

Student panel members need to:
  • be willing to participate on an entirely voluntary and unpaid basis
  • complete a confidentiality agreement
  • participate in the review for the duration scheduled
  • attend an induction, pre-read review material and provide feedback on the final report

Capabilities

Student panel members are expected to:
  • show tact and diplomacy in dealing with people
  • respectfully interact with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • build trust in relationships through maintaining confidentiality and keeping commitments
  • show flexibility in coping with multiple and changing priorities
  • provide ideas for improvement and constructive input into change initiatives
  • accomplish shared goals through accepting joint responsibility
  • provide appropriate information, support and encouragement to enable successful task completion

Availability

The schedule of reviews for 2019 can be found here.

The tentative schedule of reviews for 2020 can be found here.

Example of review timetables are:

Program Review
Day 1 8.15am - 5.00pm
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Interviews
Dinner
Day 2 9.00am - 3.30pm
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Discussion/Report Writing Stakeholder Forum
School Review
Day 1 8.15am - 5.00pm 6.30pm - 9.00pm Interviews
Dinner
Day 2 9.00am - 5.00pm
6.30pm - 9.00pm
Interviews
Dinner
Day 3 9.00am - 3.30pm
3.30pm - 4.00pm
Discussion/Report
Writing Stakeholder Forum

Complimentary food and refreshments are provided for morning and afternoon teas, lunch and dinner/s for all panel members. Dinner attendance is optional.

Queries may be directed to lqs@adelaide.edu.au or phone 8313 5754.

Division of Academic and Student Engagement
Address

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Australia

Street Address

Level 7, Wills Building
North Terrace Campus
THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA

Contact

T +61 8 8313 5901
F +61 8 8313 8333

dvca@adelaide.edu.au