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Governance

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors of the Institute of Health Management (IHM) is responsible for the overall conduct, management administration and control of the affairs of the organisation. The basic responsibility of the Board is to represent the interests of IHM in directing its affairs and to do so within the statutes relating to the organisation as a private higher education provider.

The Board of Governors carries out its responsibilities through a stewardship role, and delegates the day-to-day management of IHM to the Senior Management Team of the organisation, governance and organisational committees.

Policies and procedures that are developed and implemented to underpin the ethical conduct and compliance will be approved by the Board.

The Board of Governors is responsible for the establishment of governance and organisational Committees to assist the Board to meet its corporate and regulatory obligations. With the establishment of these Committees, the Board understands that these structures will play a significant part in the Board’s deliberations and operation at a strategic level. As such, the committee structures will be reviewed on a regular basis and the Board will receive annual performance reports from the committees.

In addition to the governance committees, the Board of Governors may from time to time establish specific sub-committees or working parties to address particular projects or issues.

All operations of the Board of Governors and the related committees are to be undertaken in a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, good faith, due diligence, sound governance, risk management and sustainability on behalf of the organisation as a private higher education provider.

Academic Board

The purpose of the Academic Board is to ensure that academic activity is promoted and conducted, as the primary activity undertaken IHM, in a manner that is conducive to IHM’s success as a Higher Education institution and in accordance with all relevant legislative and ethical requirements. The Board will encourage the development and maintenance of high standards of teaching, learning and scholarship. The Academic Board oversees the academic governance and provides advice to the Board of Governors on all relevant matters and is responsible for advising on all academic matters of IHM with particular emphasis on the overview of academic programs of the organisation, assessment standards and practices and accreditation accountability requirements. The advice may relate to, but is not to be limited to the following:

  • Academic policies and procedures
  • Academic quality assurance mechanisms including community engagement
  • Teaching, learning and research activities
  • Assessment monitoring/moderation
  • Benchmarking academic standards
  • Teaching staff succession planning

To assist with these matters the Academic Board has established a number of committees, principally the Teaching and Learning Committee, the Course Advisory and Development Committee, the Library Committee, the Survey Management Committee and the Research Committee.

Committees

The committees set out in the IHM governance are delegated responsibility for specific operational and academic areas.

All committees responsible for academic matters report, either directly or indirectly, to the Academic Board, which in turn reports to the Board of Governors.

Committees responsible for operational matters report to the Board of Governors.

Each committee has its own Terms of Reference, which make provision for the establishment of subcommittees and for the oversight of projects carried out by staff or groups of staff, known as working parties.

Policies, Procedures and Guidelines

The Policy Bank page contains information about the policy framework applicable to IHM.

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