Governance at The College of Law
The governing body is the Board of Governors which, pursuant to the Articles and Memorandum of Association of TCOL, is responsible for all College policy and operations.
The governing body maintains control over corporate governance via its monthly meetings, its subcommittees and close liaison with executive staff. The governing body has delegated academic governance to The College of Law Academic Board (COLAB), but retains the ultimate authority over academic matters.
The College’s AUQA Audit was released in May 2008. Auditees are required to report on progress against all Recommendations within two years: Accordingly, the College’s report on progress was sent to DEEWR and AUQA on 28 May and is reproduced here for your interest.
Corporate governance relates to the policies, structures and decision-making systems in place to enable the smooth functioning of the College as a corporate entity; for example planning documents (including business plans and budgets), Human Resources and Information Technology Plans, financial policy and audit, and institutional leadership.
For further details, please see our Corporate Governance Charter.
Academic governance relates to the policies, structures and systems in place to ensure that the College’s academic programs are delivered successfully and continue to develop as a result of measurement of outcomes, evaluation and analysis.
The foundation to the College’s concept of academic governance lies in the Principles distilled from the Vision and Mission of our Education Philosophy:
The Principles are high level policy statements which indicate the College’s academic objectives which then flow through into the design, delivery and improvement of programs.