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From an overall perspective the Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the institution. The Board of Directors through the Managing Directors and other Executive Directors seeks advice on all key matters from the Advisory Council which includes members from the community, industry and international higher education. The Advisory Council provides expert guidance and advice to the Botho University management and provides direction to the institution with regard to its goals and objectives.
There are two Board committees namely the Audit Committee and the Human Resources Committee. The committees are chaired by the non-executive directors or by experts. The purpose of the Human Resources Committee is to assist the Board in the oversight of matters relating to the long-term strategic plans, and management of human resources. The audit committee is appointed by the Board Of Directors to assist the board in discharging its oversight responsibilities. The Audit Committee oversees the financial reporting process to ensure the balance, transparency and integrity of published financial information.
- The highest academic governance body is the Academic Board.
- The role of the Academic Board is as the following: Development and implementation of policies and procedures for the assurance and enhancement of the quality of the School's taught academic programes Ensure adherence to the quality assurance procedures of partner/franchise institutions involved in franchise operations Establishment of staff development needs and programes required to maintain and develop the School's commitment to academic quality assurance and enhancement.
The primary responsibility of the Research Monitoring and Evaluation Committee is to spearhead Botho University's proactive efforts to upgrade faculty members knowledge and skills and to enable the integration of new technologies into current teaching and learning practices by providing the necessary training, support and resources to faculty. The role of the RMEC is to create and review the staff development and research policy and to manage staff development programes.
The Staff-Student Consultative Committees (SSCCs) allow student representatives at various levels to meet with senior members of staff for constructive and informative discussions on academic issues. The goal is to have ideas shared and discussed between students and staff to arrive at a consensus. These committees are joint-chaired by the Education Manager and the Course Leader for the respective programe levels. There are SSCCs for the First Year group, Network Engineering group, Software Engineering group and Final Year group of students. The committee includes the Education Manager, Course Leader, Staff representatives, representatives from various functional departments,Class representatives and student representatives.
Each location has an independently elected Student Representative Council (SRC). This is an elected body of student leaders whose day-to-day mandate is to represent the interests of students according to the SRC constitution.