Office of DVC Education

Academic Programmes Committee (APC)

The APC focuses on the evaluation of proposals from Faculties of course revisions, and new programmes (the latter requiring Senate & Council approval) in accordance with its Terms of Reference (APC TOR). Staff or Schools review and consider needed revisions based on feedback from stakeholders including Programme Advisory Committees (PAC) and Regional Campus Advisory Committees (CAC), or as result of an external review of programme accreditation applications. These go to Faculty ASQC, and then to APC using approved processes and forms. Minor changes such as conversions from face-to-face courses to online modes may be approved by APC, with more substantive changes requiring Senate approval, in accord with the Senate Delegation of Authority. New programmes require Council approval, and approval by the Fiji Higher Education Commission (FHEC), Committee for the Accreditation of University Qualifications (CAUQ).

Recent interest has focused on the development and use of Open Education Resources (OER), which is currently being developed by the Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL).

APC and Senate recently approved clear pathways as shown below from USP TAFE qualifications to ensure students who begin further education at the TAFE level, or who return to study as a second chance learner, have a way to upgrade their qualifications to the undergraduate degree level.

Pathway Diagram