The Torrens Governing Board governs the University in accordance with the Board’s Constitution which outlines its role regarding strategy, risk management, academic governance, reporting and disclosure, management, performance, corporate governance and delegations.
The Torrens Governing Board uses the full range of expertise required for effective governance of a dual sector University and includes significant higher education, vocational education and training and financial expertise. The Governing Board meets quarterly and provides oversight of the management of Torrens.
The Torrens Academic Board, on delegated authority from the Governing Board, has principal responsibility for quality assurance of all the academic activities of Torrens University Australia verticals, including the maintenance of high standards in teaching and scholarship. The Academic Board contributes to:
- the quality of the University’s student learning experiences ensuring that the University meets the needs of relevant communities and stakeholders
- student retention, progression, and course completion
- successful student graduate outcomes of employability, self-employment, and entrepreneurship.
Academic Board participates in strategic planning through input, review and evaluation and endorsement of the Learning and Teaching Plan that is presented to the Governing Board for authorisation.
The Executive Leadership team oversees the operational leadership of Torrens with clear delegations and direction from the Board via the President. Each of the verticals are headed by a General manager supported by a Dean, who is responsible for academic standards and quality, and a Director of Industry, Innovation and Employability, who is tasked with ensuring an industry relevant product portfolio and driving industry engagement for the vertical. The President leads the alignment and coordination of activities across Torrens.
The Vice-Chancellor reports to the President and leads the Academic Leadership team, Research and academic quality team across Torrens.