Parallel with the current development and requirement of higher education in Malaysia, UiTM has made significant changes and improvement to the Academic Governance to enhance and strengthen the academic management of the University. The Academic Governance was approved by the Board of Directors of UiTM on 15th January 2013 and documented as a guide and official reference for many departments directly involved in the management of academic at the faculty, academic centers, branch campuses and stake holders.
UiTM Academic Governance is the manifestation of the complexity of the academic management of UiTM that has no less than 25 campuses (main state campuses, city and satellite campuses) scattered in every state throughout the country involving a wide range of faculties and academic centers. The governance takes into account the need of UiTM to meet the challenges of academic development in the future.
The Academic Governance is formed based on the Universiti Teknologi MARA Act 1976 (Act 173) that stipulates that the Senate is the highest academic body in the University. Senate makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on all matters relating with the formulation of academic policies and procedures, control and monitoring of the teaching and learning activities, research, examination and award of degrees for the academic programs.