Institutional academic audit: The experiences of New Zealand’s newest university

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Research and Development in Higher Education: Quality Conversations Vol. 25

July, 2002, 794 pages
Published by
Tony Herrington
ISBN
0 908557 54 X
Abstract 

On the 1 January 2000, the Auckland Institute of Technology (AIT) became the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), the eighth university in New Zealand. With the change of status from a polytechnic to a university, AUT is now required to undergo biennial institutional academic audit by the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit (AAU). This paper documents AUT’s experience of its first institutional academic audit by the AAU, from the initial planning to the public release of the Academic Audit Report. It examines the approach used to “sell” the idea to stakeholders, including staff, and considers what improvements can be made as AUT goes into its next academic audit cycle.

Keywords: academic audit, New Zealand universities, Auckland University of Technology

Institutional academic audit: The experiences of New Zealand’s newest university

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