Academic Secretariat

Meet the Team
Academic Secretariat
Further information on the function and remit of the Academic Secretariat unit.
Academic Council & Subcommittees
Academic Council & Subcommittees
Academic Council has responsibility for the academic affairs of the University, as defined by statute, including the curriculum of, and instruction and education provided by, the university.
Programme Approval
Validation and Accreditation
The following information is intended for those preparing proposals for new programmes of study which have to undergo University approval (known as the validation and accreditation processes).
Collaborative Provision
Collaborative Provision
The following page provides information for those preparing proposals for programmes of study involving single or multiple partner institutions, which have to undergo the University approval process (validation and accreditation process). The following should be read in conjunction with the accreditation and validation information.
Appeals
Appeals
There are a number of options available to a student whose examination results does not meet their expectations. Options include examination appeal, module re-check and module assessment review.
Periodic Programme Reviews
Periodic Programme Reviews
The purpose of DCU’s PPR process is to fulfill DCU’s commitment to consistent, transparent quality assurance, by means of a rigorous and effective quality monitoring process.
External Examiners
External Examiners
The appointment of external examiners is an important part of the University’s quality assurance system. The University ensures that, in approving all external examiner appointments, there is consistency of standards across the University and adherence to all relevant University policies.
Policies, Regulations & Guidelines
Policies, Regulations & Guidelines
A full list of programme specific regulations, marks and standards, and academic policies and regulations.
A to Z of Forms
A to Z of Forms
A to Z of all forms contained within the OVPAA website.