Academic Board Committees - Expressions of Interest

Call for Expressions of Interest in membership of Academic Board Committees

Expressions of interest, which should be no more than one page, should address the required attributes and your motivation for applying, and outline the skills and/or experience you would bring to the role.

Expressions of Interest should be emailed to academicboard@latrobe.edu.au and must be received by 5.00pm Wednesday 9 June.

Selection of committee members will be undertaken by Academic Board Executive Committee, taking into consideration the skills mix, diversity and geographical location of the existing members of the Committee. Recommendations will then be made to Academic Board for approval. If Academic Board Executive Committee considers that there are no suitable nominees, a further call for expressions of interest may be made.

Academic Quality Committee

Academic Quality Committee monitors and advises Academic Board on compliance with key academic policies, including recommended actions and effectiveness of procedures, and monitors the academic policy framework and its compliance with the relevant TEQSA Higher Education Standards.

Membership on Academic Quality Committee will increase your understanding of the Higher Education Standards Framework and the University’s Policy Framework.  Monitoring quality aspects of the University’s third-party arrangements provides insight into these arrangements and the associated regulatory requirements. The Committee meets for two hours quarterly.

Two Academic Board nominees with experience in policy compliance and an understanding of the Higher Education Standards Framework – one from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce and one from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.

Coursework Committee

Coursework Committee considers proposals for new or substantially changed courses, new instances of existing courses, and closure or suspension of courses and makes recommendations to Academic Board regarding approvals. The Committee also considers reports of academic course reviews, including monitoring progress on key recommendations.  The Committee meets for two hours each month.

Membership on Coursework Committee will increase your understanding of the factors influencing the development and revision of course proposals, academic governance and the implementation of the Higher Education Standards Framework and associated Australian Qualifications Framework.  The Committee meets for two hours each month.

  • Two Academic Board nominees: academic staff members with expertise in the develop and design of courses and subjects, one from each College.

Education Committee

Education Committee provides advice to Academic Board on curriculum, teaching and learning, credit and admissions policies, quality and performance, including student lifecycle data, and quality improvement initiatives and their impact, and provides advice to Academic Board on the strategic direction, priorities, and the University’s Teaching and Learning Plan.

Membership on Education Committee provides opportunities to contribute to University strategies in learning and teaching and student support.  Membership also provides opportunities to interact with colleagues from different areas and share/learn from best practice in all aspects of the student lifecycle.  The Committee meets for two hours eight times each year.

  • Deputy Chair - senior academic with expertise in learning and teaching, student equity, and retention or higher education policy.
  • Two Academic Board nominees: academic staff members with expertise or interest in learning and teaching, student equity, retention or higher education policy, one from each College.

Research and Graduate Studies Committee

Research and Graduate Studies Committee considers and advises Academic Board on research and research training policy development and review, monitoring research related quality and standards, the establishment, disestablishment and renewal of Research Centres and Institutes, and the development and implementation of the University’s Research Strategy.

Membership on Research and Graduate Studies Committee will increase understanding of the regulatory environment which governs research nationally and provide opportunities to contribute to University strategies for research and research training.  The Committee meets for two hours six times each year.

  • Two Academic Board nominees with experience in research or ethics, one from each College.

Board of Graduate Research

The Board of Graduate Research provides Academic Board with advice on the University’s strategic objectives and targets for research training, monitors and makes recommendations regarding levels of financial support and resources for graduate research candidates, monitors the progress, candidature, and examination and completion outcomes of candidates enrolled in higher degree by research courses, and provides Academic Board with advice and recommendations on matters of administration, policy and legislation relating to higher degrees by research and research training.

Membership on the Board will deepen understanding of all aspects of research training and the regulatory environment that governs this area.  Membership provides an opportunity to contribute to the governance of research training, including development of degrees, the candidate lifecycle, research integrity, candidate support and supervisor registration.  The Committee meets for two hours nine times each year.

One Academic Coursework Leader from the College of Science, Health and Engineering.

Expressions of Interest should be emailed to academicboard@latrobe.edu.au and must be received by 5.00pm Wednesday 9 June.