Academic Governance

Academic governance relates to the policies, structures and systems in place to ensure that the College’s academic programs are delivered successfully and continue to develop as a result of measurement of outcomes, evaluation and analysis.

The foundation to the College’s concept of academic governance lies in the principles of our Education Philosophy:

  • Principles in Research and Scholarship
  • Principles in Teaching and Learning
  • Principles of Engagement with the Profession and Community

The Principles are high level policy statements which indicate the College’s academic objectives which then flow through into the design, delivery and improvement of programs.

The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB) was created on 16 August 2005 to oversee academic governance.

The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB)

Main Accountabilities

The COLAB’s main accountabilities are:

  • to oversee academic policy
  • to assure the quality of the College’s programs, and
  • to report and make recommendations on matters of academic policy and quality to the Board of  Governors of The College of Law Limited.

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Committees Reporting to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB)

In order to give effect to its various functions, the COLAB operates via some specialist committees with specific terms of reference and which report as required to the COLAB:

  • Course Review Committee and Course Approval Panels
  • Research and Scholarship Committee (RSC)
  • Curriculum Advisory Committees (CACs)
  • Group Course Committee (GCC)

Academic and General Grievance Committees Reporting to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB) via the Group Course Committee (GCC) or the Board of Governors

The following committees are convened on an ad hoc basis and submit reports to the COLAB as required:

  • Assessment Review Committee (ARC)
  • Academic Appeals Committee (AAC)
  • External Appeals Panel
  • Work Experience Committee (WEC)
  • Work Experience Appeals Committee

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