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Academic Board

Academic Board, the principal advisory committee to Council on academic matters, is concerned with monitoring the academic activities of the University’s faculties, and the promotion and encouragement of teaching, scholarship and research. Underpinning this is the role of academic policy development and review. Academic Board is supported by a number of standing committees.

The functions of the Academic Board are:

  • Set institutional standards for academic quality and outcomes and monitor the effectiveness of initiatives to improve the quality of teaching and learning, programs and courses and the student experience, domestically, internationally and through Third Party arrangements. 
  • Make determinations on proposals for the accreditation and reaccreditation of all academic programs of study offered by the University.
  • Maintain oversight of academic and research integrity, including monitoring of potential end emerging risks.
  • Review and provide advice on the development and effectiveness of policies, procedures and schedules that guide all academic and educational activities, including approval of Academic Quality policies.
  • Monitor the quality of research, research training and research-related matters and associated policies and foster the development and maintenance of high standards and support for research and scholarship.
  • Monitor and review the effectiveness of delegations made under policies and procedures relevant to the role and functions of the Board and its standing committees, ensuring delegations are appropriately implemented.
  • Advise Council and/or the Vice-Chancellor on the academic aspects of the University's strategic plans, priorities and risk management, including evaluating the quality and effectiveness of educational innovations or proposals for innovations.
  • Evaluate annual self-reviews of Academic Board’s standing committees to ensure that their referred responsibilities are effectively discharged.
  • Provide a forum to facilitate communication on issues within the higher education sector, and encourage discussion and dissemination of information within the University regarding good practices in scholarship and research.
  • Advise on matters referred to the Academic Board, within the remit of its delegated authorities, by Council, the Vice-Chancellor or other University officers.

The Academic Board Terms of Reference (PDF 420KB) are available. The Terms of Reference are supported by the Academic Board Charter (PDF 735KB).

The membership (PDF 94KB) of the Academic Board includes:

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • Provost
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellors
  • Deans
  • senior members of the University
  • elected members of the academic staff
  • President of the USQ Student Guild
  • elected members from the student body.

For additional information on the Academic Board or meeting documentation please contact:

Secretary to Academic Board.