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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.

2015 Support for Quality Conference

AQA is pleased to confirm that the 2015 AQA Support for Quality Conference will be held in Wellington on Thursday 1 October preceded by an afternoon discussion forum for New Zealand universities devoted to programme reviews. Conference registration is now open.

News

30 June 2015: AQA is pleased to confirm that the 2015 AQA Support for Quality Conference will be held in Wellington on Thursday 1 October preceded by an afternoon discussion forum for New Zealand universities devoted to programme reviews. Conference registration is now open.

30 June 2015: Our June 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.

16 June 2015: AQA has released the report of the 2015 Academic Audit of National University of Samoa. This audit was undertaken by AQA at the request of the University and uses a modified version of the Cycle 5 Framework.

24 March 2015: The report of the 2014 Cycle 5 academic audit of the University of Canterbury has been released. You can find copies of this report and previous AQA audit reports in the Reports and Papers section of our website. You can read more about Cycle 5 academic audits - here.