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In accordance with the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic.) Council has established the Academic Board.
Council is the governing body of the University and is responsible for the 'general direction and superintendence of the University’. Council is publicly accountable for the University’s actions.
The Academic Board is responsible to Council and has general powers under the Deakin University Act:
Statute 2.2 - The Academic Board sets out the powers and duties of the Academic Board and states that:
The Academic Board is the principal academic authority within the University. It has responsibility to the Council for maintaining the highest standards in teaching and research.
The Board makes recommendations to the Council on a range of matters, including:
The Academic Board also calls for and considers advice from the faculty boards and reports to the University Council on the outcome of discipline, School and Faculty reviews.
The Academic Board presently consists of ex-official members, elected members and nominated members to ensure representation of professors, other members of the academic staff, other staff and enrolled students.