The Academic Development unit oversees the university’s academic regulations and processes for the provision of academic programmes throughout the system. The task includes:


  • The development of academic policies, regulations and guidelines for the purpose of attainment of educational objectives, execution of academic strategic plans and implementation of academic programmes across campuses. 
  • Regulating the level of academic capacity (campus academic capacity, program, academic staff), optimisation of teaching responsibility and acknowledgement of expertise and excellence among academics.
  • Operationalising the academic cycles and managing both systems and processes related to academic scheduling, student registration, plans of study, delivery, reporting of academic results and completion of studies.
  • Spearheading innovations and design of learning and learning spaces to support delivery and achievement of student learning outcomes.
  • Optimisation of data and constant evaluation of teaching and learning in the university.


The academic development unit is helmed by a director and four heads of sub-units. These are the Director of Academic Development, Head of Academic Capacity Development, Head of Academic Management, Head of Delivery and Learning Development, and Head of Academic Policy and Information Management. The unit works closely with faculty and campus management to ensure internalisation of the University’s educational objectives and seamless implementation of relevant policies and initiatives. 


This unit is responsible for the management of the entire academic system of the University and this includes the Student Information Management System (SIMS), Academic Information Management System (AIMS), academic load and task management (MyATP), Results Entry System (RES) and scheduling system (iCRESS). The unit is also responsible for the virtual Center for Innovative Delivery and Learning Development (CIDL) and teaching evaluation (Student Feed Online (SuFO), Teaching Self Evaluation (TESA) and peer evaluation (PRO-PENS)).

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