Academic Quality Assurance Committee (AQAC)

Role

The objective of the Academic Quality Assurance Committee (AQAC) is to monitor, advise and provide assurance to the Academic Board on the quality of the educational programs and activities of the University.

Responsibilities

The Committee's responsibilities are to:

  • make recommendations to the Academic Board on accrediting and reaccrediting programs and University wide courses,
  • develop, monitor and coordinate University policies, procedures and guidelines on load planning, admissions, pathways, credit, programs and courses,
  • monitor best practice initiatives and evidence based research to drive innovation through an accreditation and standards framework,
  • monitor and coordinate the University's entry standards for onshore and offshore applicants, including recommendations to the Academic Board on English-language proficiency and articulation and entry agreements,
  • advise the Academic Board and the University Executive on the higher education standards environment, and
  • consider and report on any matter referred to it by the Academic Board or the University Executive.  

Member

CategoryMemberTerm expiry
Chair Professor Royston Gustavson Ex-officio
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Deputy Chair Associate Professor Geoff HinchcliffeEx-officio
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Grady Venville Ex-officio
ANU College Representatives Dr Merryn McKinnon 26 Feb 2024
Professor Martyn Kirk 26 Feb 2024
Associate Professor Mathew Davies 26 Feb 2024
Associate Professor Wayne Morgan 26 Feb 2024
Associate Professor Jeremy Smith 26 Feb 2024
Dr Dana Hanna 26 Feb 2024
Dr Lucy Neave 26 Feb 2024
College General Manager Ms Anita Fitch27 Feb 2026
Elected Academic Board member appointed by the Chair of AB Dr John Debs 01 May 2024
Professional Staff Member Dr Wendy Dimond 26 Feb 2024
Registrar Student Administration Mr Scott Pearsall Ex-officio
Dean of Students Dr Peter Hendriks Ex-officio
University Librarian Ms Roxanne Missingham Ex-officio
Director Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre Ms Anne Martin Ex-officio
Director Planning and Service Performance Ms Debra Mewett Ex-officio
Deputy Registrar, Admissions and Scholarships Mr Andrew Alcorn Ex-officio
Elected academic member appointed by the Chair Vacant
Assistant Registrar, Academic Standards and Quality Office Ms Cait Rawson Ex-officio
Student Representatives (ANUSA) Mr Harrison Oates 30 Nov 2024
Rishik Reddy Maram 30 Nov 2024

Meetings

2024
Date & LocationDeadlines
Thursday 14 Mar, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
22 Feb
Wednesday 24 Apr, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
03 Apr
Thursday 23 May, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
02 May
Thursday 25 Jul, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
04 Jul
Thursday 15 Aug, 9.30 am
By video-conference (Extraordinary Meeting X01/2024)
Agenda deadline
25 Jul
Thursday 19 Sep, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
29 Aug
Thursday 17 Oct, 9.30 am
By video-conference (Extraordinary Meeting X01/2024)
Agenda deadline
26 Sep
Thursday 07 Nov, 9.30 am
By video-conference
Agenda deadline
17 Oct