The Academic Secretary is responsible for the planning and the formulation of academic policy, together with the continuous review and monitoring of its implementation.
She is responsible for the review of the academic and operational plans of the Colleges of the University, of the Office of Adult and Continuing Education, of the Library, of the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and, in consultation with the Secretary, of Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, with a view to ensuring their consistency with the Strategic Plan of the University.
The Academic Secretary shall assist the Registrar and Deputy President in his responsibility for leading the development and implementation of the University’s Academic Policy and Plan, including establishing the basis for strategic decisions as to where the University will focus resources and develop centres of excellence in both teaching and research, allocation of academic resources across the University and is responsibility for the major strategic initiatives.
The Academic Secretary is responsible for the oversight, on behalf of the President, the admission and registration of students, the maintenance of student records and the registers of students and graduates, and the conduct of the examinations of the University.
The Academic Secretary is Secretary to Academic council and to conduct the correspondence of the University in relation to Academic matters.
Ms. Caroline Loughnane has worked as Director of Marketing and Communications before being appointed as Academic Secretary in 2014.
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