Several groups meet regularly to provide the university with advice, guidance and assessment on academic activities, programs and research, schools, leadership, enrolment and quality.
Royal Roads University’s Academic Council is mandated to:
- develop educational policies applicable to all Royal Roads University programs
- outline criteria and priorities for the development of new and existing programs based on the RRU Academic Portfolio Plan
- periodically review the RRU Academic Portfolio Plan and recommend changes
- review all programs to ensure they meet the criteria and standards consistent with the RRU Academic Portfolio Plan
- provide the Board, through the President, with advice pertaining to the establishment or discontinuance of programs, faculties, schools and academic or research centres at the university
The Academic Council meets every two months, or as required to carry out council business. It also has these standing committees:
- admissions committee
- awards committee
- curriculum committee
Program and Research Council
- program priorities
- research priorities
- program objectives
- desirable learning outcomes
School Advisory Councils
Our advisory councils are critical to the success of the Royal Roads applied program mandate. They provide guidance and advice on strategic and operational issues related to each school and its programs.
Each council is designed to reflect a diversity of academic and professional expertise, which is one of the key features of our degree programs.
Council members help us maintain the innovative nature of our degrees. They also help us revise our program offerings as industry needs, instructional practices and scholarship evolve.
The insights and expertise of council members are our invaluable link to the "real world."
Our school advisory councils:
- School of Business Advisory Council
- School of Communication and Culture Advisory Council
- School of Education and Technology Advisory Council
- School of Environment and Sustainability Advisory Council
- School of Humanitarian Studies Advisory Council
- School of Leadership Advisory Council
- School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Advisory Council
Academic Leadership Team
Monthly Academic Leadership Team meetings update members on the status of priorities and projects within the academic portfolio and beyond.
The meetings offer an inclusive and consultative forum to discuss issues. They provide an opportunity to review and update academic regulations, process and planning. They also share and review information on current initiatives.
The main goal of the group is to ensure timely, transparent and consistent communication across the portfolio.
Regular meetings help members better understand the interconnectivity between key elements within the portfolio, and their impact on students, staff and faculty.
Scheduled on the first Wednesday of every month, the core group includes the VPA and senior leaders in the academic portfolio.
The extended group meets monthly on the third Wednesday. It includes the core group plus representatives from the program areas, student and academic services, and other key stakeholders from across the portfolio.
Strategic Enrolment Management
Strategic Enrolment Management meetings provide a data-based integrated cross-functional planning forum. The group advises on strategy and execution around the student-centred continuum cycle that includes recruitment, retention, marketing and alumni engagement. It focuses on proactively pursuing opportunities, building strengths and mitigating risks.
Scheduled on the third Wednesday of every month, meetings alternate between the core and extended groups.
The core group focuses on strategic issues. It includes all executive vice-presidents, deans, and multiple associate vice-presidents and directors. They represent student and academic services, admissions and registrar, business development, marketing, recruitment and alumni relations, international collaboration and development, finance, and business planning and performance.
The extended group focuses on execution and tactical issues. It includes the core group, school directors and key managers who directly impact the SEM cycle.
Our university’s Academic Quality Assurance Policy and Academic Programs Policy help make sure all our academic programs keep continuously improving. The BC advanced education ministry’s Degree Quality Assessment Board audited our programs in 2017. View the audit results summary.