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Academic Review Policy

Purpose

To specify the principles guiding the review of academic organisational units and areas.

Scope

All academic areas on all campuses of the University, including faculties, schools, departments, centres, institutes, disciplines or cross-disciplinary areas.

Policy Statement

Monash University undertakes academic reviews to:

  • Provide a strategic assessment of an academic area
  • Evaluate and benchmark current performance
  • Identify future directions and opportunities consistent with the University's strategic goals and resource availability.

Academic reviews will focus on a school, department, centre, institute, discipline or cross-disciplinary area.  The faculty may be the focus where it has no schools or departments. A review may focus on academic areas that span more than one faculty, school or department.

Academic reviews may be initiated as an outcome of the annual faculty strategic planning process.   Deans (or Pro Vice-Chancellors of offshore campuses) and/or the Provost or Vice-Chancellor may elect to review academic areas at any time.

Supporting procedures

Academic Review Procedures

Supporting guidelines

Responsibility for implementation

Vice-Chancellor
Provost
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Performance)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Deans
Director Monash Quality Unit

Status

Revised

Key Stakeholders

Vice-Chancellor
Provost
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Performance)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Social Inclusion)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research and Research Training)
Pro Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of offshore campuses
Academic Board and standing-committees
Deans
Faculty Managers

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 07/2013
Date: 27-November-2013
Agenda item: 7.3

Endorsement body

Name: Academic Standards Committee
Meeting: 4/2013
Date: 03-September-2013
Agenda item: 6

Definitions

Related legislation

Related policies

Centres and Institutes Policy
Coursework Courses and Units Accreditation Policy
Program Review Policy

Related documents

Date Effective

27-November-2013

Review Date

27-November-2016

Owner

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Performance)

Author

Quality and Standards Manager

Content Enquiries

helen.spittle@monash.edu

University Policy Use

Version Number: 2.0

Contact: adm-PolicyBank@monash.edu

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