Education and Arts

Ms Norris appointed as local board member of BSSS

The Faculty of Education and Arts is pleased to announce that Ms Judith Norris, Deputy Head of School Education NSW/ACT Canberra has been appointed as a member of the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS) until the end of 2019.

The ACT BSSS is a statutory authority responsible for the certification of senior secondary school studies in government and non-government schools in the Australian Capital Territory.

Board members come from a variety of backgrounds, including the government and non-government education sectors, tertiary education (universities and vocational), unions and professional associations, parent groups and industry.

“This appointment positions ACU well with other tertiary providers in the ACT,” commented Ms Norris.

The ACT BSSS develops policy to ensure that all high schools have common:

  • course accreditation processes
  • processes regarding unit assessment and awarding of unit grades
  • calculation of unit and course scores
  • content and distribution of Unit Outlines
  • late submission of work policy
  • attendance policy
  • appeal processes

Ms Judith Norris said given the rapidly changing landscape in both national and local jurisdictions in education, this is a timely appointment and she wishes to thank Associate Professor Patrick McArdle, Campus Dean (Canberra) who instigated this ACU representation on the BSSS board.

For more information on the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies, click here.