The University Board is the highest executive authority within the University. It ensures that the University fulfils its mission in an effective and responsible manner.
The Academic Council is the highest academic authority within the University and is instrumental in ensuring that the University fulfils its mission.
Through standards, frameworks and process, the Academic Council ensures that key decisions are fairly discussed amongst academic stakeholders and that high standards of academic quality are maintained. At the same, it provides the structure to support and promote continuous innovation in teaching, research and external engagement.
The Academic Council has responsibility for the following:
The Academic Council delegates much of operational and implementation activity to academic committees. Academic committees typically deal with important academic issues that affect the university as a school. The Academic Council identifies a Chair for each academic committee. Academic committees report back accordingly to the Academic Council and, where required, make recommendations to the Academic Council.
Schools have the responsibility for the delivery of academic programs. Each school is represented by a Dean who has a seat in the academic council.
All programs must have regulatory approval before being offered.