Quality and Innovation Committee

Reports to

Údaras na hOllscoile 


To work with the staff, the management and other committees in NUI Galway to implement a total quality culture throughout the University, and to develop systems to assure and improve the quality of the University’s services and programmes to students, staff and its external publics. 

Terms of Reference

1. The Committee is responsible to Údaras na hOllscoile for the formulation of policies and procedures relating to quality assurance and improvement in the context of the Strategic Plan of the University, and for ensuring the implementation of such policies and procedures as are agreed by an tÚdaras. The quality of the student experience shall be a primary concern in all evaluations of the success of quality related activities.

2. Accordingly, the Committee shall:

  • Develop and recommend policies to Údaras na hOllscoile, its own subcommittees and to other University bodies.
  • Promote collective responsibility for the quality of all the activities of the University.
  • Oversee procedures for the identification and dissemination of best practice and
  • Ensure that University policy and procedures are in compliance with the requirements of the Universities Act, 1997.

3. The Committee shall establish such sub-committees and working groups, with specific briefs, as are deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Committee.