Academic Board election
Published: Wednesday 30th September 2015
Nominations are invited for Academic Board representatives - two professors from each Faculty elected from and by the professoriate of the Faculty and two non-professorial academic staff members from each Faculty elected from and by the non-professorial academic staff of the Faculty.
The term of office of the professorial and non-professorial academic staff faculty representatives on Academic Board expires on 31 December 2015.
The Academic Board is responsible for administering and implementing the academic policies and programs of the University.
The Board has the principal responsibility to maintain the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research and to safeguard the academic freedom of the University.
It is also responsible for overseeing the development of academic courses of the University as well as formulating and reviewing policies, guidelines and procedures in relation to academic matters.
Working with the Course Concept Approval Committee, chaired by the Provost and Deputy-Vice Chancellor (Academic), it is also responsible for overseeing the development of new courses. The Board conducts a Governance Forum to discuss the nature of governance and topics of academic interest. Collegiality is an important aspect of how all these functions are carried out.
Being a member of the Academic Board provides a unique opportunity to discuss relevant higher education issues, provide input into the review of University policy and procedures and to contribute to the development of both undergraduate and postgraduate curricula.
Past members have found their time on the Academic Board to be a rewarding and valued experience which helps to develop collegiality and an understanding of higher education and of the University itself.
The Academic Board has five meetings per year in February, April, June, August and November. Meetings are face to face and held North Sydney.
Nominations are open for the election of 16 faculty representatives.
Professorial Faculty Representatives (Level E)
Nominations are invited, for the election of eight Academic Board representatives of the University, two Professors from each Faculty elected from and by the professoriate of the Faculty (excepting those Professors who are members of Academic Board ex officio) for appointment from 1 January 2016 for 2 years until 31 December 2017.
Non-Professorial Faculty Representatives (Levels A-D)
Nominations are invited, for the election of eight Academic Board representatives of the University, two non-professorial Academic Staff members from each Faculty elected from and by the non-professorial academic staff of the Faculty (excepting those who are members of Academic Board ex officio) for appointment from 1 January 2016 for two years until 31 December 2017.
Nominations should be on the specific nomination form and should be made by a proposer and seconder and accompanied by the signed consent to the nomination by the nominee. Forms are available.
Call for Nominations for Election of Professorial Staff (Level E) together with a Nomination Form for that category here.
Call for Nominations for Election of Non-Professorial Staff (Levels A-D) together with a Nomination Form for that category here.
The address for nominations: firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for nominations is noon on Wednesday 21 October 2015 (AEDT).
If more than 2 nominations for are received from each faculty in each category, an election by way of ballot will be conducted in the week following the close of nominations at which time an Election Notice will be sent to Academic Staff together with voting instructions.
Please contact Anne Robertson, Election Officer and Executive Officer Academic Board by email at email@example.com if you have any further enquiries.