Report of the 2022 Review of the Committee on University Academic Programmes

Publication type: 
CUAP Reviews
Publication date: 
April 2022

The Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP) is a sub-committee of the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee (NZVCC) (operating as Universities New Zealand – Te Pōkai Tara (UNZ)). CUAP fulfils an academic quality function for UNZ in undertaking programme approval, accreditation and moderation for universities. CUAP also makes make recommendations to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on University Entrance (UE) criteria.

As part of its own commitment to quality assurance, CUAP undergoes an external review every five years. Reviews are undertaken by the Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA) which agrees terms of reference with NZVCC and forms a Panel to conduct the Review. Due to COVID-19, the 2022 Review of CUAP was conducted remotely. The Panel has made a series of commendations, affirmations and recommendations intended to help CUAP remain fit for purpose against a backdrop of increasing change in tertiary education globally, the context of current day Aotearoa New Zealand and increasing student diversity.