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External faculty review

The University is implementing an external faculty review process, as required by the higher education sector regulator, the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and in line with sector best practice. While the specific review processes vary between institutions, there are some common principles and procedures, including:

  • appointment of external assessors
  • compilation of comprehensive documentation and data by the faculty to support the review process
  • development of a Faculty Self-Assessment Report or Executive Dean Report
  • engagement with appropriate members of the faculty undergoing review and opportunity for all interested faculty, students, staff and other stakeholders to provide confidential feedback.

These elements have been incorporated in the University of Canberra External Review process for the faculty external reviews. The Faculty of Health is now undertaking this review process. Faculty activity and performance is evaluated against standard terms of reference while also considering current and future objectives of the faculty and the University. Oversight of the review and governance of the review mechanism is provided by the University Executive.

Scope of review

The review will determine the extent to which the faculty has contributed to the University’s Strategic Plan, achieved its objectives and those of the University, and addressed challenges and opportunities to ensure sustainability and viability.

The review should give recognition to good practices, successful outcomes and faculty strengths in addition to providing recommendations for improvements in practices, performance or approach to assure and continually improve quality. It should also identify approaches to ensure sustainability and viability by addressing challenges and reflecting on opportunities now and into the future.


The feedback mechanism is designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data to enable the perspectives of stakeholders on particular themes concerned with the performance of the Faculty, to be incorporated into the review process. The feedback from stakeholders will be collated and provided directly to the External Review Panel for analysis and consideration in their assessment of Faculty performance. Comments may also be included in the final Panel Review Report.

The feedback form results of the Faculty of Health External Review can be seen below.

Feedback form results

Feedback form cohort results

Faculty of Health external review

The membership of the External Review Panel for the Faculty of Health 2022 External Faculty Review is:

Position on Panel Nominee Position/Organisation
Chair Professor Esther May Executive Dean: University of South Australia Clinical & Health Sciences and Dean of Clinical Education and Equity
External member Professor Catherine Dean

Deputy Dean Education and Employability Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences Macquarie University

Academic staff member Professor Roland Goecke Professor of Affective Computing, Human-Centred Technology Research, Faculty of Science and Technology, University of Canberra  
Professional staff member

Mr Peter Carling

Faculty Manager, Faculty of Education
HDR student Miss Hollie SpeerPhD Candidate in Health (Physiology)
Coursework student Ms Alanah PikeHonours student, Student Representative Council President, and Academic Board UG Student Representative.

Read the faculty self assessment report

Read the Terms of Reference of the External Faculty Review