Other stakeholder feedback

Feedback from tutors

Feedback from tutors is gathered each semester via the tutor development program survey. The survey gathers feedback from tutors on the tutor development program and teaching and learning issues. The feedback is used to improve the tutor development program and is also provided to other Faculty decision making groups as appropriate.

Academic Board Review

The Academic Board's policy structures are intended to encourage the maintenance and development of high standards of teaching, scholarship and research. To be confident that the policy structures properly sustain academic quality assurance and are appropriate to the University's needs, the Board monitors their implementation and effectiveness.
Much of this monitoring is effected through Academic Board reviews. The review process is formative and collegial. The aim is to provide constructive feedback on the quality of a Faculty's educational provision.
For more information, see the review process, and Faculty's self-evaluation report (intranet).

AACSB

In April 2004 the Faculty received accreditation by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) for its business and specialised accounting programs. The University of Sydney is the first in Australia to have achieved both business and accounting accreditations, and only the third in our region - the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the Chinese University of Hong Kong being the others. Internationally, AACSB has accredited 480 institutions, of which 165 have received accreditation of their specialised accounting programs.

EQUIS

The Faculty recently completed a similar initiative with EFMD (the European Foundation for Management Development) and was awarded accreditation in November 2004. EFMD plays a central role in shaping an international approach to management education and development. Its quality assurance scheme, EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System), aims to raise the standard of management education worldwide by facilitating standard setting, benchmarking, mutual learning, and the dissemination of good practice. Earning EQUIS accreditation indicates that a business school is judged to be of international standing.

Board of Advice

The Faculty Board of Advice - the Faculty's external advisory body - comprises prominent members of the business and professional communities and distinguished secondary school principals. It provides strategic advice on a wide range of matters and has greatly assisted the Faculty in building and sustaining links with the business related professions, industry, government and the secondary school sector.

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