The Vice-President for Academic Affairs (Registrar) is the Chief Academic Officer of the University and is responsible to the President for the management of the academic business of the University. Working with senior colleagues, Professor Lisa Looney has overall responsibility for the regulation and development of courses and programmes, examinations and assessments, and all matters relating to students and their studies.
As well as having responsibility for units within Academic Affairs, Professor Looney also leads both the DCU Futures project and the Student Information System project: two very significant transformational projects underway in the university.
Key Academic Initiatives
Over the coming years, DCU has committed to a number of projects that will transform how we interact with students and staff.
This includes a significant Student Information System (SIS) Project, which will ensure our future needs are met through a flexible and robust student system and DCU Futures, a radical re-imagination of the curriculum which will transform how our students learn.
Following the substantial review of the academic calendar, DCU also introduced a revised academic calendar in September 2021.