Universities Act, 1997

Chapter V

Academic Council

Academic Council.

27.—(1) Each university shall have an academic council which shall, subject to the financial constraints determined by the governing authority and to review by that authority, control the academic affairs of the university, including the curriculum of, and instruction and education provided by, the university.

(2) Without limiting the generality of subsection (1), the functions of the academic council shall include, within those constraints and consistent with the functions of the university and those applying to its academic council immediately before the commencement of this Part—

(a) to design and develop programmes of study,

(b) to establish structures to implement those programmes,

(c) to make recommendations on programmes for the development of research,

(d) to make recommendations relating to the selection, admission, retention and exclusion of students generally,

(e) to propose the form and contents of statutes to be made relating to the academic affairs of the university, including the conduct of examinations, the determination of examination results, the procedures for appeals by students relating to the results of such examinations and the evaluation of academic progress,

(f) to make recommendations for the awarding of fellowships, scholarships, bursaries, prizes or other awards,

(g) to make general arrangements for tutorial or other academic counselling,

(h) to perform any other functions, not in conflict with this Act, which may be delegated to it by the governing authority, and

(i) to implement any statutes and regulations made by the governing authority relating to any of the matters referred to in this subsection.