External Reviews

All academic units are reviewed on a periodic basis, normally once every seven years. The purposes of such reviews are to enable units to:

  • conduct their own assessments of their strengths and weaknesses
  • obtain the view of external experts in the field
  • support academic planning.

The review process is intended to ensure that:

(a) The quality of the unit's programs is high and there are measures in place to ensure the evaluation and revision of the teaching programs.

(b) The quality of faculty research is high and faculty collaboration and interaction provides a stimulating academic environment.

(c) Unit members participate in the administration of the unit and take an active role in the dissemination of knowledge.

(d) The unit's environment is conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the department.

Check here for External Review supporting documents.

Check here for information on Educational Goals.

External Reviews which will be conducted during the 2018-2019 Academic Year include:

  • Department of Archaeology 
  • School of Communication
  • School for the Contemporary Arts
  • Department of English
  • Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • Department of Sociology and Anthropology (Deferred from 2016/17).
External Reviews which were conducted during the 2017-2018 Academic Year include:
  • Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
  • Department of Earth Sciences
  • Department of Economics.

A copy of the Senate Guidelines for External Reviews is attached for information:

Senate Guidelines for External Reviews

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