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Academic Council is the primary internal authority responsible for academic affairs. Its terms of reference and membership are laid out in the Principal Statute of the University. Academic Council meets approximately 6 times per academic session.
Academic Council Meeting Documents
From 01 January 2019, the documents for Academic Council 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 Council Meeting Documents 2007-2018 are availalbe to members via the UCC Intranet. Members may request permission to access these minutes from the Committee Secretary.
Fridays at 14:00. Venue(s) to be confirmed
7th October 2022
4th November 2022
22nd November 2022 (Special 10am)
13th January 2023
3rd March 2023
5th May 2023
16th June 2023
Main Standing Committees
Sub Committees of Academic Board
- CIT-UCC Joint Board
- UCC-Turning Point Institute Joint Academic Standards Committee [JASC]
Learning and Teaching Committee
Research and Innovation Committee
Academic Development and Standards Committee
Academic Staff Development Committee
Information Strategy and Education Resources Committee
Graduate Studies Committee
Honorary Degrees Board
University Ethics Committee
Sub Committees of Academic Council
See for full details of Sub Committees, Terms of Reference and Composition in the Committee Handbook.
Academic Council Cover Sheet
When submitting an item to Academic Council for consideration please complete the following coversheet:
Academic Council membership list
Terms of Reference and Code of Practice
Code of Practice for Academic Council Committees
Academic Council Terms of Reference
See Principal Statute Chapter C: Academic Council.
Title of Emeritus Professor
Extract Principal Statute
F.1.f. Professor Emeritus/a. The Governing Body shall have power, on the recommendation of the Academic Council, to confer the title of Professor Emeritus/a upon any Professor or Professor (Scale 2), on or after his/her retirement, in recognition of services to the University. The University recognises the significant value and contribution of Emeritus/a Professors to the life of the University. Professors Emeriti/ae shall, for all purposes of courtesy and on ceremonial occasions, be regarded as Professors of the University. Professors Emeriti/ae may be invited by the Head of the relevant academic unit or a senior officer of the University to continue to contribute to the academic work of the University. Any such involvement shall be in line with University Policy. Professors Emeriti/ae shall not be entitled solely by virtue of holding the title of Professor Emeritus/a to be members of any body of the University or to assume any administrative or executive functions on behalf of the University. Governing Body reserves the right to remove the title in the event that the activities or actions of the holder of the title create the risk of reputational damage to the University. The decision of the Governing Body in this regard shall be final.
Academic Council has established the which considers applications and makes recommendations to Academic Council. Governing Body has final approval of all nominations. The Committee meets approximately twice a year (March/October). A completed application form should be submitted to email@example.com
Application FormEmeritus Professor Application Form
Current List of UCC Emeritus Professors
Process flowchart - award of title of Emeritus professor