Academic Board

Academic Board

Academic Board

The senior University Standing Committee of Academic Council, established in University statute, responsible for the discharge of functions delegated to it by Council and for the formulation of strategy and policy to meet the University‚Äôs education and research objectives. The Academic Board, as the senior Standing Committee of Council, shall consider and consult on business from other Council Standing Committees and College Councils prior to bringing forward policy recommendations and proposals to Council for approval. The Board shall also bring to the attention of Council developments in the national and international higher education arena concerning academic affairs, staff and student matters and may recommend institutional responses as appropriate.  The Board shall undertake any other duties or tasks assigned to it by Council from time to time.

Academic Board Meeting Documents

From 01 January 2019, the documents for Academic Board are hosted on QuickMinutes. New members will receive an email with Sign In instructions from the Committee Secretary inviting them to access the documents.

Archived Academic Board Meeting Documents 2007-2018 are availalbe to members via the UCC Intranet. Members may request permission to access these minutes from the Committee Secretary. 


Meeting Dates

Academic Board meeting dates, 2019-2020

Wednesday (unless stated otherwise)

Time: 10.00

Venue: Council Room
11 September 2019  Council Room
23 October 2019  Council Room
04 December 2019  Council Room
05 February 2020  Council Room
15 April 2020  Council Room
17 June 2020  Council Room


Cover Sheets

Academic Board Cover Sheet Templates

When submitting items to Academic Board please use one of the following coversheets as appropriate:


Term of Office: 3 years

Chair: Deputy President and Registrar (as appointed by the President) Professor John O'Halloran

Ex Officio:
Vice President for Learning and Teaching, Professor Paul McSweeney
Vice President for Research and Innovation Professor Anita Maguire
Head of Student Experience, Mr Paul Moriarty
Head of Student Records and Examinations, Dr Siobhan Cusack
Head of Academic Programmes and Regulations, Ms Eleanor Fouhy
Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr Ruth Ramsay
Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Professor Stephen Byrne
Director of Quality Enhancement Unit, Ms Elizabeth Noonan
Academic Secretary, Mr Paul O'Donovan
Director of Adult Continuing Education, Dr SEamus O Tuama
Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Dr Karl Kitching
Student Union President, Ben Dunlea
Student Union Education Officer, Catherine Dawson
Student Union Postgraduate Officer, Rory O'Donnell (until Sept 2019)

Heads of College
Professor Chris Williams, CACSSS
Professor Ursula Kilkelly, CBL
Professor Sarah Collotty, CSEFS (interim)
Professor Helen Whelton, COMH

Chairs of Academic Council Committees and Sub Committees
Dr Fiona Chambers, Learning and Teaching
Professor Patricia Keaner, Research and Innovation
Professor Rob McAllen, Academic Development and Standards
Dr Patricia Leahy Warren, Graduate Studies
Dr Mark Chu, External Examiners
Dr Orla Murphy, E-Learning
Dr Louise Crowley, Academic Staff Development 
Dr Darius Whelan, Library Users
Dr Joan Buckley, Mitigation


4 members of Academic Council, one from each College, nominated by Academic Council
Dr Orla Lynch, CACSSS
Dr Fidelma White, CBL
Professor Alan Kelly, CSEFS
To be confirmed, COMH

Co-opted members:
Up to 3 members approved by Academic Council
Dr Francis Burke, COMH
Professor William O'Brien, CACSSS
Dr Tara Ryan, IMI


Academic Secretary & Assistant Registrar

Committee Secretary: Ms Aoife Ni Neill

Updated on web 20 June 2019

Sub Committees

Academic Board Sub Committees

  • IMI-UCC Joint Programme Development and Approval Committee (JPDAC)
  • CIT-UCC Joint Board 
  • UCC-Turning Point Institute Joint Academic Standards Committee (JASC)



Academic Affairs and Governance

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