Governance and Management

Policy around quality, strategy and performance is set by Governing Authority or Údarás na hOllscoile and implemented through the University Management Team. Goverance is defined by comprehensive legistlation and statutes. In addition to general legislative requirements, the Irish University Sector implements the IUA and HEA Code of Governance, 2012. The Office of the Secretary provides legal and governance oversight for the University.  Key committees oversee policy implementation including Academic Council and the Support Services Committee representing Administration and Support Services. The Academic Management Team whose Deans represent all of the University’s Colleges and Schools implements policy related to academic matters.  Learners (students) are represented on all major committees.

Údarás and the Academic Council have a number of key subcommittees or decision-making fora that implement policy around quality, strategy and performance including:

  • Quality and Innovation Committee
  • Support Services Committee
  • Graduate Studies Board
  • Research Committee
  • Standing and Strategic Planning Committee
  • Academic Council – Standing
  • Finance and Resources Committee
  • Academic Planning and Resources Committee
  • Academic Management Team
  • Colleges and School Boards
  • Risk Management Committee
  • Library Policy Committee

Key University Meetings provide regular decision making fora for goverance and policy implementation.

Policy related to internal monitoring and Quality Review (QR) is implemented by the Quality & Innovation Committee (QIC). The Director of Quality is responsible for executing the decisions of the QIC through the Quality Office and also for supporting all staff and units in policy implementation.

The Registrar and Director of Quality also meet with counterparts from other Universities through the Irish Universities Association (IUA) Quality Committee to discuss quality policies across the sector.  The Director of Quality also represents the University at a number of national forums arranged by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), IUA and Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) and that informs the University’s key decision making fora and in particular the QIC and AC committees.

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Quality and Innovation Committee
Quality Director