Academic Council

The Academic Council (AC) oversees the University's academic activity. This responsibility is defined by statute and includes directing the educational matters of the University such as curriculum, education provision, academic policy and regulatory oversight through approval of Academic Regulations, Student Code and new academic policies.  Academic Council advises and makes recommendations to the University on academic institutional and sectoral initiatives and strategic priorities such as education strategy, HEA policy and other institutional and national initiatives. Academic Council also oversees the academic governance framework which is made up of a number of subcommittees, and has a key role in setting the annual work programme and reporting requirements for subcommittees.

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University Secretariat
email: univsec@ucd.ie 

The purpose of Academic Council is to:

  1. Direct the educational matters of the University such as curriculum, education provision, academic policy and regulatory oversight through approval of Academic Regulations, Student Code and new academic policies. Oversee and assure the quality and standards of academic matters of Recognised Colleges in general and in particular where programmes and activities lead to the award of degrees and qualifications of the University.

  2. Consider matters of academic governance of the University.

  3. Advise and make recommendations to the University on academic institutional and sectoral initiatives and strategic priorities such as education strategy, HEA policy and other institutional and national initiatives.

  4. Oversee the academic governance framework: constitute, reconstitute and discontinue committees.

  5. Maintain oversight of functions undertaken by subcommittees with a key role in approving an annual work programme for subcommittees and prescribing annual reporting requirements.

 

 

Academic Council Meeting Schedule 2020/21

 

Submission Deadline  Meeting Date
Thursday 27 August 2020 Thursday 24 September 2020, 2pm
Thursday 29 October 2020 Thursday 26 November 2020, 2pm
Thursday 25 March 2021 Thursday 22 April 2021, 2pm