Academic Board

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’s 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 Documentation (UCC Staff only)

Meeting Dates

Academic Board Meeting Dates, 2017-18

Wednesday (unless stated otherwise)

Time: 10.00

Venue: Council Room
6 September 2017 (Autumn Exam Results)  Council Room
20 September 2017  Council Room
25 October 2017  Council Room
6 December 2017  Council Room
7 February 2018  Council Room
18 April 2018  Council Room
16 May 2018 (Final Med Exam Results)  Council Room
20 June 2018  Council Room
4 July 2018 Exam Results  Council Room
5 Sept 2018 (Autumn Exam Results)  Council Room

Cover Sheets

Academic Board Cover Sheet Templates

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


Academic Board Membership

Term of Office: 3 years

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

Ex Officio:
Vice President for Teaching and Learning 
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

Heads of College
Professor Chris Williams
Professor Ursula Kilkelly
Professor Paul Ross
Professor Helen Whelton

Chairs of Academic Council Committees and Sub Committees
Professor Paul Hegarty
Professor Paul McSweeney
Professor John Morrison
Professor Alan Kelly
Professor Geoff Roberts
Dr Joan Buckley
Dr Louise Crowley Dr Eric Moore (Interim Chair to June 2018)
Dr Orla Murphy
Dr Conor O'Mahony
Dr Seamus O Tuama
Dr Aine Ryall
Dr Ed Shinnick

Director of the Quality Enhancement Unit Ms Elizabeth Noonan
Dean of Graduate Studies Professor Marie Leane
Academic Secretary Mr Paul O'Donovan
Director of Adult Continuing Education Dr Seamus O Tuama
Student Union President 
Student Union Education Officer
Student Union Postgraduate Officer

4 members of Academic Council, one from each College, nominated by Academic Council
Professor David Ryan
Professor Alan Morrison
Dr Ronan Carbery
Dr Eoin Fleming

Co-opted members:
Up to 3 members approved by Academic Council
Dr Francis Burke (appointed 05-03-14)
Professor John McCarthy (appointed 16-04-14)

Dr Karl Kitching (appointed 10-11-17)


Academic Secretary

Committee Secretary: Ms Aoife Ni Neill

Composition approved by Academic Council, 28th January 2011

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)



Terms of Reference

Academic Board Terms of Reference

Academic Secretariat

West Wing, UCC