Academic Secretariat

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Led by the Academic Secretary, the Academic Secretariat supports the Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Registrar in discharging her remit specifically in relation to matters of academic quality assurance and governance


Members of the team provide high-level secretariat support to Academic Council and its sub-committees, support the development of academic policies, regulations and procedures, enable and implement academic quality assurance initiatives across DCU, manage DCU’s curriculum approval process, and oversee the University’s examination appeals process. The unit also coordinates multiple academic-related functions across the University including the university schedule of meetings, the Student Recognition Framework, and external examiner appointments for taught programmes. 


The Academic Secretariat also discharges a strategic project brief and members of the team provide leadership, expert input into, and project management support for key strategic initiatives and projects that lie within the remit of the Vice-President for Academic Affairs/Registrar.