Academic Governance

Academic Council


The Academic Council structure is depicted in the following diagram:

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The Academic Council comprises all tenure-track faculty and some categories of non-tenure track academic staff of the University. The Council provides input on academic matters through its elected Advisory Board and Senate, as well as various committees set up by the Senate. Meetings for the Council are held once a year. Any head of College, or School, or Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), National Institute of Education (NIE), S Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) or Interdisciplinary Graduate School who is not otherwise a member of the Academic Council will be an ex-officio member of the Council. The other ex-officio members are CEO-NTU Innovation, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Human Resource Officer and Chief Planning Officer/Registrar.



The Senate is the core representative body of the Academic Council.

It is formed by 50 Academic Council members elected from the Colleges, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine), National Institute of Education (NIE) and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)

The ex officio members are President, Provost and Chief Planning Officer/Registrar.

The Senate's responsibilities include the following:

  • Receive and endorse or approve recommendations from Senate committees
  • Recommend changes to rules governing academic matters
  • Elect Steering Committee of the Senate



Advisory Board

The Advisory Board comprises nine members elected from among members of the Academic Council who are tenured full professors. It provides advice on matters that President or Provost may refer to it. Such matters may include faculty appointments, promotions and tenure review, as well as the creation of new academic programmes.

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