Governance and leadership
There is no one way to define academic excellence, but it can be indicated by a number of identifiable factors. When students are highly satisfied and performing well, when academics are producing quality research and being highly cited and when people are being recognised with awards, the University is doing something right.
Our Academic Excellence program aims to define a path of performance excellence derived from a holistic approach and a collaborative academic culture that will sustain a world-class learning experience for students and support a high-performing research-intensive university.
- Nurture excellence and identify areas which require performance improvement across the University
- Drive excellence in the areas of teaching, research and engagement
- Promote academic awards and the celebration of excellence
- Monitor performance at the individual, school, faculty and institutional levels
The University of Newcastle continues to build its global reputation for being one of the world's most prestigious universities. For over 50 years, our outstanding educators have achieved a long list of accolades and our world-class researchers are recognised internationally for their contribution to many fields of inquiry. Our remarkable students continue to impress with stories of success within the region and on the national and world stage.
Policies and frameworks underpinning the University’s reward and recognition processes and research reporting have traditionally recognised scholarly outputs in the forms of academic journal publications and their scholarly impact. Today, research has expanded beyond journal publications to include screenings, software applications, licenses and patents, performances, architecture and exhibitions, all collectively known as ‘non-traditional research outputs’ (NTRO).
Academic Excellence and Human Resource Services have commenced a review and redesign of academic performance indicators in order to re-align measures with external performance drivers, the University’s key strategic priorities, and understand the integration of these measures within existing policies, procedures and frameworks.