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 professoriate and ex officio members (membership is tied to specific roles).  Ex officio members include the senior executive, college and school leadership, heads of regional campuses and the University Librarian.

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

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

Nomination processes for student members opened on 21 September 2021.

The nomination process for staff members will commence in November 2021 (staff, Chair and Deputy Chair).

Student Positions

There are 5 elected student members of Academic Board – 3 undergraduate students and 2 postgraduate students.  The term of office is for one year, ending on 31 December 2022. These positions are voluntary.

A call for nominations was made to all students on Tuesday 21 September 2021.  At the close of the nomination period on Tuesday 5 October, there were no nominations from undergraduate students from a regional campuses.  Accordingly, a second call for nominations was made on 12 October 2021.  Nominations will close at 5.00pm on Tuesday 26 October 2021.

Nominations must be submitted via the online form

Nominations from postgraduate students have closed.

You must read the eligibility and nomination criteria for students before submitting a nomination.

Before nominating you are also encouraged to complete the following

Staff Positions

There are 40 elected staff members of Academic Board

  • 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.

You must read the eligibility and nomination criteria for staff before submitting a nomination.

Before nominating you are also encouraged to complete the following

Chair and Deputy Chair

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

You must read the eligibility and nomination criteria for Chair/Deputy Chair before submitting a nomination.  

Before nominating you are also encouraged to complete the following

For further information email the Academic Board elections team.