Registrar and Senior Vice President AcademicProfessor Paul Giller
Office of the Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic
West Wing, University College Cork
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Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic:
Professor Paul Giller
Welcome and Overview
Welcome to the website of the Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic, Professor Paul Giller.
The Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic has overall administrative responsibility for the Academic Affairs of the university including Student Related Services. The Registrar and Senior Vice President Academic is a member of the University Management Team, Governing Body, chairs a wide range of University Committees and acts as Deputy President of UCC carrying the full responsibilities of the position as required.
The Registrar is the senior academic and senior statutory academic officer of the university having responsibility for academic affairs and the academic management of the University. The key duties include:
i) a major policy role and responsibility for the formulation and implementation of the University’s academic strategy
ii) ensuring the strategic objectives of attracting the best quality students
iii) developing and diversifying UCC’s portfolio of academic programmes
iv) to provide for change in the structure, design and delivery of programmes and in the composition of the student body
The main role of the Registrar under statute is to
i) act as Secretary to Academic Council, monitor the implementation of the University’s academic policy
ii) carry out instructions of the Governing Body and Academic Council for the conduct of the general academic business of the University
iii) be responsible for the administration of student recruitment, admission and registration
iv) be responsible for the administration and conduct of examinations
v) be responsible for the maintenance of good conduct of students and for the establishment and implementation of appropriate disciplinary procedures
The Registrar and Senior Vice President reports directly to the President, and receives direct reports from the Vice Presidents for the Student Experience and Teaching and Learning, Heads of Colleges, the Academic Secretary and the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Given the nature and extent of responsibilities, the Registrar maintains close working relationships with a large range of staff across the University, including all other members of the University Management Team (Operations) and University Management Team (Strategy), as well as Heads of Offices across the Registrar’s area and senior managers in Finance and HR. Management of academic business involves strong interactions with the Chairs of AC Standing Committees, discipline, appeals and mitigation committees, committee members, Faculty Deans and College Managers and Heads of Schools/Departments and Research Institutes.
Externally, there are regular interactions with a range of senior staff at the HEA and IUA, and close interactions with senior management from the other Universities and higher education institutions. There is additionally an important high level ambassadorial role both domestically and internationally and a significant level of interaction takes place with senior management of international partners (particularly associated with joint degrees). Strong relationships also exist with the City Council and with a range of industrial/business/professional interests and accreditation bodies.
The role of Registrar covers a diverse range of activities, functions and responsibilities, from the day-to-day and ongoing management of academic affairs and academic business across the institution, to longer term university strategic and policy development. It also ranges from detailed and complex issues concerning, for example, individual student and staff cases, specific course design, marks and standards and student applications, to large scale institution-wide developments such as strategic alliances, internationalisation, academic restructuring and organisational change and involvement in national HE policies.