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Illustrative Practice Note: Academic Governance

Effective academic governance is at the heart of the governance of UK Higher Education (HE). It is separate from (but related to) corporate governance for which the governing body is unambiguously responsible. It concerns all academic related work of the institution including learning and teaching, research and knowledge transfer, wherever these activities may take place. In relation to students, academic governance will include management of: the curriculum, admission of students, assessment regulations, the management of academic courses or programmes, establishing and maintaining academic standards, the management and enhancement of academic quality and the overall student experience.

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