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About the Academic Services

The Academic Quality Assurance Unit and the Academic Development Group are part of the wider Academic Services Group.

The Academic Quality Assurance Unit (AQuA), previously the Academic Policy and Programmes Unit, was formed in February 2005 to oversee academic regulations, policy, programmes, processes and academic quality assurance at the University of Canterbury.

The Unit has responsibilities in the following areas:

  • Academic quality assurance
  • Academic approval processes for new courses and programmes
  • Academic policy development and review
  • Academic Audit
  • Academic Progress Review
  • Academic dates and associated publications
  • Administrative support for the Academic Administration Committee, Academic Board, Academic Appeals Committee, Learning and Teaching Committee and sub-committees, Discipline Committee and Scholarships Advisory Committee
  • Assessment Development
  • Curriculum Development
  • Co-ordination of Academic Appeals & Grievances
  • Course and Teaching Survey
  • Institutional research and project management on academic issues
  • Special Admission to University
  • Summer School courses
  • Survey Co-ordinator
  • The STAR programme - extension and transition programme for secondary school students
  • Teaching Week
  • Teaching Awards and Medal
  • Teaching Consultations
  • Teaching Development Grants
  • Tutor training
  • Academic Services
    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800, Christchurch
    New Zealand
    Phone +64 3 369 3971 ext 93971
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