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:

  • provide advice and recommendations to Council and the University Executive on policy relating to all aspects of development and accreditation or re-accreditation of programs, admission of students, teaching, assessment, requirements for graduation, scholarships, and research planning and management;
  • establish an academic quality framework for the University and provide advice and recommendations to Council and the University Executive on academic quality assurance and academic risk management processes;
  • advise Council and University Executive on, and contribute to education and research aspects of the University’s Strategic Plan;
  • refer Academic Board matters, including formulation of advice to Council, to designated standing committees as the Board may from time to time establish;
  • monitor reports from Academic Board’s standing committees to ensure that their referred responsibilities are discharged;
  • monitor and review the implementation of academic policy and recommend to Council and University Executive such changes as may be deemed necessary;
  • discuss and facilitate communication on issues within the higher education sector, including learning, teaching and research;
  • monitor the academic activities of the University and recommend to Council and University Executive such changes as may be deemed necessary; and
  • consider and recommend on any matter referred to the Academic Board, by Council, Faculty Assembly, Faculty Board and the University Executive.

The Academic Board Terms of Reference (PDF 403KB) are available. The Terms of Reference are supported by the Academic Board Charter (PDF 755KB).

The membership (PDF 53KB) of the Academic Board includes:

  • Vice-Chancellor
  • 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.