Academic Council Executive Committee

The Academic Council Executive Committee (ACEC) sets the agenda for Academic Council to ensure that meaningful and strategic discussion occurs at Academic Council. The ACEC may also carry out functions delegated to it by Academic Council. 

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The ACEC shall, subject to review by Academic Council

1. Carry out any delegated functions assigned by Academic Council.

2. Act on behalf of Academic Council in intervals between Academic Council meetings.

3. Following direction from Academic Council, identify appropriate bodies for the development and review of university academic policy, oversee associated drafting processes, and approve minor editorial changes to policy.

ACEC Membership 2019/2020 Academic Session

President and Chair
Prof. Andrew Deeks

Deputy President, VP Academic Affairs, Registrar (alt Chair)
Prof. Mark Rogers

Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact
Prof. Orla Feely

College Principal - Arts & Humanities
Prof. Sarah Prescott

College Principal - Business
Prof. Anthony Brabazon 

College Principal - Health & Agricultural Sciences
Prof. Cecily Kelleher

College Principal - Engineering & Architecture
Prof. Aoife Ahern

College Principal - Science
Prof. Joe Carthy

College Principal - Social Sciences & Law
Prof. Colin Scott

Deputy Registrar - Graduate Studies 
Prof. Barbara Dooley

Dr John Howard

Chair of AC Committee - UPB
Prof. Mark Rogers

Chair of AC Committee - ACCE
Prof. Alain Baird

Chair of AC Committee - ACQEC
Prof. Aoife Ahern

Chair of AC Committee - ACCHDMA
Prof. Sarah Prescott

Chair of AC Committee - ACCAC
Prof. Alexander Evans

Chair of AC Committee - ACCSAC
Prof. Barbara Dooley

Chair of AC Committee - ACCSCC
Prof. Michelle Norris

Chair of AC Committee - ACCASP
Dr Alexander Thein 

Elected Representative of Academic Council
Prof. Michael Gilchrist

Elected Representative of Academic Council
Assoc. Prof. Crystal Fulton

Elected Representative of Academic Council
Prof. Nerys Williams

Member of AC, nominated by President, appointed by AC 
Prof. Kenneth Stanton

Member of AC, nominated by President, appointed by AC 
Prof. Julie Berndsen

Member of AC, nominated by President, appointed by AC
Prof. Eilis Hennessy

Students’ Union President
Conor Anderson

Students’ Union Education Officer
Hannah Bryson


ACEC Meeting Schedule 2020/21


Submission Deadline  Meeting Date
Thursday 3 September 2020 Thursday 24 September 2020; 2pm
Thursday 1 October 2020 Thursday 22 October 2020; 10am
Wednesday 18 November 2020 Wednesday 9 December 2020; 2pm
Thursday 21 January 2021 Thursday 11 February 2021; 10am

Wednesday 3 March 2021


Wednesday 24 March 2021; 10am


Thursday 13 May 2021 Thursday 3 June 2021; 10am