Elections

Academic Board 

Academic Board is the primary body for academic governance and decision-making at the University.

The Board is established under legislation and provides advice to the Vice-Chancellor and University Council on issues that affect academic excellence. It provides a forum for information and debate within the University and is responsible for policy on matters such as admissions, assessment, teaching, student conduct, research and academic appointments and promotion.

Membership

Academic Board membership includes the ex officio members - membership is tied to specific roles. Ex officio members include the senior executive, Deans, heads of regional campuses and the University Librarian.

Membership of the Board also includes elected academic and professional staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and one graduate research candidate.

The Academic Board Regulations 2019 set out the requirements for election of staff and student members of Academic Board.

Nomination and election processes for student and candidate positions on Academic Board will open on Monday 3 October 2022. Staff elections will be held in 2023.

Student Positions

There are 6 elected student members of  Academic Board – 1 graduate research candidate, 3 undergraduate students and 2 postgraduate students. The term of office is for one year, ending on 31 December 2022. These positions are voluntary.

Graduate Research Candidate:

In accordance with the provisions of Academic Board Regulations 2019, an electronic ballot was conducted for one (1) Graduate Research Candidate position and concluded at 5.00pm on Thursday 16 June 2022.

The following Graduate Research Candidate was elected:

  • Sumina Shrestha

Undergraduate Students:

In accordance with the provisions of Academic Board Regulations 2019, an electronic ballot was conducted for the 3 positions of undergraduate students (at least one from a regional campus and at least one from a metropolitan campus) and concluded at 5.00pm on Thursday 11 November 2021.

The following Undergraduate Students were elected:

  • Isabella Currie (Metropolitan)
  • Zainab Noor (Regional)
  • Ansh Verma (Metropolitan)

Postgraduate Students:

At the close of nominations on 5 October 2021, 2 nominations were received:

  • Jose Jairo Villarreal Diaz (Metropolitan)
  • Mark Burgemeister (Regional)

These students were elected unopposed for a one-year term – 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.

Staff Positions

There are 60 elected staff members of Academic Board

  • 20 Level E academic staff
  • 15 Level A/B academic staff
  • 15 Level C/D academic staff
  • 5 Level 1-8 professional staff
  • 5 level 9 or above professional staff

The term of office is two years, ending on 31 December 2023.

Level A-B Academic Staff

At the close of nominations on 19 November 2021, thirteen (13) nominations were received for the fifteen (15) positions for Level A-B academic staff members on Academic Board.  In accordance with the provisions of the Academic Board Regulations 2019, where the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, the candidates nominated are declared to be elected. Accordingly, the following staff have been elected unopposed for a two year term commencing on 1 January 2022:

  • Belinda D’Angelo
  • Kerryn Bagley
  • Shan Bergin
  • Andrew Buldt
  • Jabed Chowdhury
  • Shalinka Jayatilleke
  • Ghazanfar Khan
  • Matthew King
  • Lauren Lawson
  • Helena Menih
  • Tania Romano
  • Md Safiullah
  • Victoria Weale

The further call for nominations for the remaining two (2) positions for Level A-B academic staff closed on 1 March 2022.  An electronic ballot was conducted from 9.00am Thursday 10 March 2022 to 5.00pm 17 March 2022.  The following members were elected:

  • Matthew Mitchell
  • Carolyn Taylor

Level C-D Academic Staff

At the close of nominations on 19 November 2021 eighteen (18) nominations were received. In accordance with the provisions of Academic Board Regulations 2019, an electronic ballot was conducted for the 15 positions for Level C-D Academic Staff and concluded at 5.00pm on Tuesday 7 December 2021.  The following members were elected:

  • Katherine Ashman
  • Josephine Barbaro
  • Dan Bendrups
  • Carina Chan
  • Elly Djouma
  • Khalil Hanan
  • Anne-Marie Laslett
  • Carol McKinstry
  • Susan McLeod
  • Sarah Midford
  • Corina Modderman
  • Ross O’Shea
  • Keir Strickland
  • Colleen Thomas
  • Laura Whitburn

Level E Academic Staff

At the close of nominations on 1 March 2022, seven (7) nominations were received for the twenty (20) positions for Level E Academic Staff on Academic Board.  A further call for nominations was made and at the close of nominations on 31 May 2022, eleven (11) nominations were received for the remaining thirteen (13) positions.  In accordance with the provisions of the Academic Board Regulations 2019, where the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, the candidates nominated are declared to be elected. Accordingly, the following staff have been elected unopposed for a two year term commencing on 1 January 2022:

  • Christine Bigby
  • David Edvardsson
  • Warwick Grant
  • Richard Gray
  • Darren Henry
  • Katie Holmes
  • Helen Irving
  • Marcel Jackson
  • Chaojie (George) Liu
  • Adam Mechler
  • Meg Morris
  • George Moschonis
  • Robyn Murphy
  • Luke Prendergast
  • Nora Shields
  • Coral Warr
  • Yvonne Wells
  • Lawrie Zion

A further call for nominations to fill the remaining two (2) positions was made on 30 June 2022 and closed on 14 July 2022.  At the close of nominations two (2) nominations were received. In accordance with the provisions of the Academic Board Regulations 2019, where the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, the candidates nominated are declared to be elected. Accordingly, the following staff have been elected unopposed for a two year term commencing on 1 January 2022:

  • Teresa Iacono
  • Pamela Snow

Level 1-8 Professional Staff

At the close of nominations, seven (7) nominations were received for the five (5) positions for level 1-8 professional staff. The electronic ballot for Level 1-8 Professional Staff was conducted from 9.00am Thursday 10 March 2022. The following staff were elected:

  • Ellyse Roper
  • Sally McGregor
  • Lynda Chapple
  • April Vocale
  • Sukhveer Bains

Level 9 and above Professional Staff

At the close of nominations on 19 November 2021 four (4) nominations were received for the five (5) positions for level 9 and above professional staff members on Academic Board.  In accordance with the provisions of the Academic Board Regulations 2019, where the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, the candidates nominated are declared to be elected. Accordingly, the following staff have been elected unopposed for a two-year term commencing on 1 January 2022:

  • Caitlin Beasley
  • Nikhil Bhagat
  • Anthony Gartner
  • Andrea Young

A further call for nominations for the remaining one (1) position for Level 9 and above professional staff closed on 1 March 2022.  As the number of nominations (five) exceeded the number of positions (one) an electronic ballot was conducted from 9.00am Thursday 10 March 2022. The following staff member was elected:

  • Danielle Mengel

Chair and Deputy Chair

The Chair and Deputy Chair of Academic Board are elected biennially for two-year terms commencing on 28 February 2022.

At the close of nominations at 5.00 pm on Friday 19 November 2021, one nomination was received for the position of Chair and one nomination was received for the position of Deputy Chair.  Accordingly, the following have been elected unopposed for a two-year term commencing on 28 February 2022:

Chair:                James Walker

Deputy Chair:  Bircan Erbas

For further information email the Academic Board elections team.