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In accordance with the Deakin University Act 2009 (Vic.) Council has established the Academic Board.
The Academic Board is responsible to Council and has general powers. 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 Functions of the Academic Board details the responsibilities of the Board.
The Academic Board conducts its meetings in an environment of mutual respect and is ‘the embodiment of collegiality’ within Deakin University. It is charged with supporting a University culture based on the highest academic quality and contributing to the upholding of the academic freedom of staff.