Academic Board

The Academic Board is the supreme academic body which directs and regulates the academic and student affairs of the College.

I. Membership Composition

(A) Ex-officio Members:






Associate Vice-President ;
Deans of Schools;
Heads of Departments;
University Librarian;
Director of Student Affairs;
All full professors or above (not serving in the above capacities); and
President of HSUHK Students’ Union (student member)


Appointed Members:

Up to 5 administrative / academic unit heads appointed by the President


Elected Members:

1 elected academic staff member from each School (excluding all full professors) nominated by the Dean of School




II. Terms of Reference


to approve the development and offering of all degree/sub-degree programmes and courses proposed by Schools, or other Units;


to draw up a framework of guidelines and principles to guide the development, validation, operation, evaluation and review of programmes and courses;


to plan, promote and regulate the teaching, learning and research activities in the College;


to approve examination results, student graduation, and the conferment of academic awards of the College with the Statutes and all relevant College regulations currently in force;


to report to the College Council on any academic matters, where appropriate;


to approve, monitor and review the academic standards for quality assurance of all programmes and courses regularly with particular reference to the following aspects:


student admissions and academic regulations;
programme management and review;
teaching and learning;
assessment and examinations;
research and scholarly work;
library and learning resources;
student services and activities;
staff student consultation; and
any other academic aspects as deemed appropriate; and


to exercise any other responsibilities and functions of academic governance as assigned to it by the College Council.