School reviews

ANU has a long history of academic excellence. Five-yearly independent reviews of academic schools and departments have been introduced to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of our research and teaching, underpinned by efficient and effective services.

The purpose of school reviews is to undertake an independent evidenced-based assessment to ensure the school’s activities contribute effectively to achieving the University’s Strategic Plan, recognise areas of excellence, and to identify opportunities and make recommendations on areas for improvement.

ANU review schedule

Document/Procedure Description
ANU School Review - Schedule 2015-2020 (PDF, 75 KB) ANU review schedule 2015 – 2020.

Pre review

Document/Procedure Description
ANU School Review - Timeline (PDF, 87 KB) Outlines when different stages of the review process should occur. 
ANU School Review - Role statements (PDF, 326 KB) A summary of the roles and responsibilities of each of the key stakeholders in the review process.
ANU School Review - Guidelines for schools (PDF, 137 KB) Guidelines for Schools on procedures and processes for managing a school review.
ANU School Review - Terms of reference (DOCX, 64 KB) The standard Terms of Reference to be used as a guide when establishing the requirement for a school’s review.
ANU School Review - Self-evaluation report template (DOCX, 67 KB) Template for a School to complete their Self-Evaluation report.
ANU School Review - Guidelines for panel members (PDF, 263 KB) Guidelines to assist panel member in the preparation for, and conduct of, the review.
ANU School Review - Guidelines for students meeting review panel (PDF, 109 KB) Brief overview of the School review process and what students can expect during the meeting with the review panel.

Review

Document/Procedure Description
ANU School Review - Site visit schedule template (DOCX, 67 KB) Template for the site visit, including recommendation of who the panel should meet during their visit.

Post review

Document/Procedure Description
ANU School Review - School response template (DOCX, 62 KB) Template for a School's response to the recommendations in the panel report.
ANU School Review - 12 month progress report template (DOCX, 63 KB) Template for the 12 month progress report on a School's response and implementation plan.