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Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities

AQA provides external academic quality assurance for all New Zealand universities via a five-yearly cycle of audits. Key principles underpinning AQA academic audits are: peer review, evidence-based, externally benchmarked, and enhancement-led. Learn more about our current cycle of academic audits here.

Recent reports: 2015 Academic Audit of the University of Waikato
 

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The report of the 2015 Academic Audit of the University of Waikato was released on 4 December 2015. The Waikato academic audit was the fifth to be conducted of a New Zealand university using the Cycle 5 methodology. Cycle 5 audits cover all aspects of an institution which are related to teaching, learning and student support. The audit panel made a total of five commendations, seven affirmations and eleven recommendations. The full report and executive summary can be found here.

 

AQA External Review Report
 

The report of the 2015 External Review of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) has been released and is now available - click here. AQA will be responding to the report's recommendations and this response will also be published on the AQA website in due course. You can find the report of the previous (2009) external review in the Reports and Papers section of this website.

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Latest Newsletter

12 December 2015: Our December 2015 newsletter is available now. The AQA newsletter is produced four times each year - in March, June, September and December. You can subscribe to our email distribution list. To unsubscribe at any time, click here.

University of Waikato Audit Report

4 December 2015: The Board of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities has released the report of the 2015 Cycle 5 Academic Audit of the University of Waikato.

New Executive Director for AQA

18 November 2015: The Board of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Sheelagh Matear as the new Executive Director of AQA. Professor Matear will commence her new role on 29 February 2016 following the retirement of Dr Jan Cameron after six years as the AQA Director. Read more....