The Academic Quality Agency for New Zealand Universities (AQA), previously known as the New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit, was established in 1993 by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors’ Committee to carry out audits of the processes in universities which underpin academic quality.
AQA's governing Board is appointed by the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee. AQA is operationally independent of Universities New Zealand.
The mission and terms of reference of AQA encompass both academic quality assurance and academic quality enhancement, including the dissemination of good practice.
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