Academic Board of Governance
The NIODA Academic Board of Governance (ABG) is the entity entrusted with academic leadership and governance at NIODA.
The Academic Board of Governance responsibilities include:
Teaching & Learning
Development and oversight of a teaching and learning plan, or similar, providing a road map for scholarship and pedagogical approaches across NIODA.
Academic Quality Assurance
Development and oversight of strong academic quality assurance processes which support NIODA’s teaching, learning and research activities, including those required to meet external requirements such as professional standards, Higher Education Standards Framework – Threshold Standards and the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Building relationships with postgraduate courses in related fields in Australian and overseas Universities for cross fertilisation and benchmarking purposes towards the maintenance of academic excellence.
Keeping informed and up-to-date with trends in tertiary education and higher education regulation in Australia, including maintaining links to TEQSA.
Ensuring effective course design and approval processes are in place and that established courses are monitored, reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
Development and oversight of scholarly activities to support staff scholarship.
Development and oversight of academic policies and procedures that are regularly reviewed for consistency, currency and adequacy.
Ensuring appropriate academic standards are set and upheld.
Oversight and reporting of academic risk to the Board of Governance.
Oversight of appropriate academic and student support services.
Development and oversight of a timely and relevant professional development strategy.
Regular monitoring of student performance and learning outcomes and reporting to the Board of Governance.
Building relationships with relevant industry and professional bodies to ensure industry relevance of the course.
Dr Jan Allen
Chair of Academic Board of Governance
Dr Kate Dempsey
Academic Board of Governance, Doctoral portfolio
Ms Susan Campbell
Academic Board of Governance Alumni Representative
Mr Rob Ryan
Academic Board of Governance
Mr Paul Dore
Academic Board of Governance, Board Representative
Ms Kelly Hallinan
Academic Board of Governance, Student representativey
Ms Jennifer Burrows
Academic Board of Governance, Academic Staff Representative
Dr Wendy Harding
Chief Executive Officer & Director of Academic Programs
Ms Sally Mussared
Director of Administration & Board Secretary
Entrusted Academic Leadership
The NIODA Academic Board of Governance (ABG) is the entity entrusted with academic leadership and governance at NIODA. Academic leadership and governance is concerned with guiding and steering all matters relating to the integrity and quality of teaching and learning activities, scholarship and research. The ABG is a permanent standing committee of the NIODA Board of Governance. The Board’s Academic Governance portfolio holder is an ex-officio member of the ABG.
The Academic Board of Governance delegates authority to committees and individuals to assist in its work. A committee or individual operating under such delegation must report on its activities to the ABG at the times and in the manner the ABG directs.