Academic unit reviews

Academic units with responsibilities for teaching and research are reviewed by an external panel within a 10-year cycle.

Six to eight reviews are carried out each year. These reviews are chaired by a senior member of the academic staff of the University and have a tight focus on curriculum, teaching and research.

Policy and Procedures

Review schedule

Department of Electrical, Computer, & Software Engineering March
Teaching Catalyst  May
DELNA August
Master of Engineering September
School of Optometry & Vision Science Early Oct
Department of Psychology Late Oct
School of Music March
Art History (TBC) May
Department of Information & Systems Operations Management June
History (TBC) August
Department of Computer Science September
Thematic Review (TBC) October
School of Architecture & PlanningMarch
School of Biological SciencesApril
Psychological Studies in Education & Social WorkMay
Law June
Classics & Ancient History (TBC)August
Politics & International Relations (TBC)September
Department of Management & International Relations (TBC)October

Review reports and implementation

External review reports and an implementation plan prepared by the Academic Head are submitted for consideration by Research Committee, Education Committee, Senate and Council.

One year after its consideration of the initial review report, a status report on progress against the implementation plan is submitted to Education Committee. The status report may also be reviewed by Research Committee as needed.

The following link is to a resource available to staff only.

Further information

Contact: Bridget Fox
Academic Reviews Manager