‘The Academic Board is responsible to the Higher Education Governing Council for the academic governance of the Institute. The Academic Board is comprised of senior academic staff external to the Institute, representatives from the professions, members of the Institute’s academic staff and a representative of the alumni. The high level of external representation assures the academic integrity of the Board.
Academic Board is responsible for academic policy-making, academic administration and oversight of the educational process to ensure that the Institute’s educational objectives are met. The Board forms standing committees and working parties to assist in monitoring academic standards including course development, course delivery and assessment.
The major standing committees of the Board include the Teaching and Learning Committee which monitors and reports on quality assurance processes for teaching and learning and to advise the Board on policies and guidelines relating to teaching and learning.
The Board also convenes a Course Advisory Committee for each broad academic discipline. The committees advise the Board on new course proposals and on the review of accredited courses. Each Course Advisory Committee has significant external representation to ensure the quality and relevance of each of the Institute’s courses.’