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1 Academic Board

2 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Governance system by which organisations are directed and controlled –relationships between management, board, stakeholders –structure for setting objectives –direct activity and monitor performance Cadbury Report (UK) 1992

3 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY CDU Act advise the Council or the VC on any matter relating to the University –instruction, studies, examinations and assessments, research and awards report on any matter as required by Council or VC

4 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY WHERE WE WERE

5 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

6 Governance Issues Rubber stamp Disjointed & unruly structure Poorly articulated policies Challenging communication Membership Relevance to VET Administrative support

7 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY

8 Academic governance review Support and enhance: –Academic regulation and accreditation (Bradley review) –Appropriate and effective academic governance HE and VET –Collegiality and communication –Communication and responsibility between AB and VCAG –Community engagement

9 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Academic governance review Support and enhance: –Academic regulation and accreditation (Bradley review) –Appropriate and effective academic governance HE and VET –Collegiality and communication –Communication and responsibility between AB and VCAG –Community engagement

10 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY MOVING ON

11 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Research & Research Training Committee Academic Board Council Fac L&T CommitteeFac Research & Research Training Committee L&T Committee School/ Dept Fac/ Div Uni L&T Committee Chair: PVC LT&CE Research & Research Training Committee Chair: DVC – R&I Academic Appeals Committee Chair: Chair AB AB Executive Committee

12 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ToR - Policy Determine and review academic policies –admission, progression, exclusion, academic misconduct, examination, assessment, special consideration, undergraduate course structure and nomenclature, postgraduate coursework structure and nomenclature, research higher degree structure and nomenclature, honours degree structure and nomenclature, and research examination

13 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ToR - Courses framework for unit/course changes accreditation and reaccreditation

14 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ToR – Reports in standing committees and working parties reviews of academic units Vice-Chancellor and senior managers

15 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ToR – Reports out Council and VC

16 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY ToR – Monitor/analyse academic policies and procedures course/unit changes accreditation and reaccreditation academic quality assurance framework academic performance measures and standards

17 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Membership Ex-officio Elected –Chair, Deputy Chair –2 HE HoS, 2 VET Division Heads –4 VET academic staff –4 HE academic staff Elected students –1 VET, 1 UG, 1 PG Observers

18 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Terms Chair, Deputy Chair –3 years Elected staff –2 years –3 consecutive Elected students –1 year

19 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Meetings Min 5 per year –about 3 hours each –agendas pages –preparation about 4 hours Committees –variable

20 CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY Elections Chair, Deputy Chair (Dec 2012) Heads of Academic Units Elected staff –half Dec 2011; half Dec 2012 Voting –On-line

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