The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University. The purpose of Academic Board is twofold:
- academic oversight of programs and courses of study in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training in the University;
- advice of an academic nature to Council on the conduct and content of those programs and courses.
In particular, the Academic Board is responsible for:
- creating awareness of and providing leadership in relation to contemporary educational issues;
- establishing a quality assurance framework for learning, teaching and research;
- providing advice and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to learning, teaching and research;
- regularly reviewing and evaluating the performance of the Academic Board and reporting outcomes to Council; and,
- providing Council with information as requested.
The Board comprises 32 members of which 20 are ex officio members and 12 elected members from students and academic, professional /general and teaching staff of the University.