Role of the Academic Board
The Academic Board is responsible for governance of all aspects of the University's academic mission inclusive of learning and teaching, scholarship, research and research training. The Board fulfils its responsibilities by monitoring and providing oversight of academic quality, standards and outcomes, academic and research integrity, innovation and risk, and academic freedom.
The functions of the Board are established pursuant to the RMIT Statute No. 1 (Amendment No. 2) and the Academic Board Regulations.
Key functions of the Board include:
- Approving the requirements for all Higher Education, Vocational Education and Higher Education Degrees by Research awards conferred by the University;
- Developing, reviewing and approving academic and research policies;
- providing advice and reporting to Council on academic matters.
Academic Board Membership
The Board is chaired by Professor Mark McMillan.
The composition of Academic Board is outlined in the Academic Board Regulations.
The Board’s membership and is designed to represent the interests and voice of the academic community and students and includes:
- Ex-officio members: appointed on the basis of their substantive position
- Elected staff: academic, teaching and professional (2-year term)
- Elected students: higher degree by research, postgraduate, undergraduate higher education and vocational education (1-year term)
To view the Board’s current membership, forward planner, meeting papers and minutes, and Handbook please click this link (staff login required).
Standing Committees of Academic Board
The Academic Board has established four standing committees that provide advice and support to the Board. These Committees work under the guidance of the Academic Board to consider matters set out in their respective Terms of Reference.
As a central component of the University’s academic governance framework, the Committees provide independent academically informed advice on governance, quality and integrity matters, allowing the Board as the decision-making body to act on the basis of rigorous scrutiny and review at the standing committee level. The Standing Committees are Chaired by an elected member of the Academic Board.