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Academic Audit

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: 2014 academic audit of the University of Canterbury

Cover photoThe report of the 2014 Academic Audit of the University of Canterbury was released on 24 March 2015. The Canterbury academic audit was the fourth 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 six commendations, five affirmations and fourteen recommendations. The full report and executive summary can be found here.


Latest Newsletter

25 September 2015: Our September 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.

AQA Executive Director

12 September 2015: AQA is seeking a new Executive Director to succeed Dr Jan Cameron on her retirement in early-2016. AQA is looking for a dynamic leader with senior academic management experience, preferably in a university, who shares our commitment to academic quality excellence. Click here for more details about the position and the application process.

Board Vacancy

9 September 2015: The Board of the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities is seeing a community member with expertise in quality assurance for a three-year term beginning 1 January 2016. Click here for further information.