Academic Board

The Academic Board regulates the academic affairs of the University subject to the financial control of the Council.

I. Membership Composition

(A) Ex-officio Members:

Chairman

President

Vice-Chairman

Provost

Members

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

(B)

Appointed Members:

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

(C)

Elected Members:

1 elected academic staff member from each School (excluding all full professors)

(D)

Secretary

Registrar

II. Terms of Reference

(a)

to approve the development and offering of all sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and courses/modules proposed by Schools, or other Units, and to make delegation of such approval power on offering of new courses/modules or their syllabus amendments, where appropriate;

(b)

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

(c)

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

(d)

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

(e)

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

(f)

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

(i)
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
(v)
(vi)
(vii)
(viii)
(ix)

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

(g)

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