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Elections - Academic Board

The Academic Board is the principal academic authority within the University and is responsible to Council for maintaining highest standards in teaching, assessment and research.

The Academic Board provides quality assurance for the academic activities of the University including admission to courses, content of courses, assessment and academic progress, makes recommendations to the Council on the approval of new courses and establishes academic policy.

Professoriate

Nominations are called for two Professors, elected by and from Professors of the University. 

Term of office
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016 for a term of two years.

Nominations open
9 am Monday 10 November 2014

Nominations close
5 pm Friday 21 November 2014

Downloads

  • Call for nominations notice (PDF, 187.6 KB)
  • Nomination form  (PDF, 619.2 KB)


Note for nominees
The nomination form is a pdf form. Please use Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader to complete the form.
Mac users: it cannot be completed in Apple Preview.
The nominee and each nominator must complete and sign the form before submitting to the Returning Officer.

Academic staff

Nominations are called for four academic staff members from each Faculty and relevant Institutes, elected by and from all academic staff within the Faculty and relevant institute, of whom a minimum of two must be Professors.

Note: in September 2014, amendments to Regulation 02.2(2) – The Academic Board were approved to enable academic staff from relevant Institutes to be eligible as nominees and voters in Academic Board elections for the Academic Staff category. These changes are reflected in this election with the:

  • Alfred Deakin Research Institute part of the Faculty of Arts and Education election
  • Institute of Frontier Materials part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment election.

Term of office
1 January 2015 to 31 December 2016 for a term of two years.

Nominations open
9 am Monday 10 November 2014

Nominations close
5 pm Friday 21 November 2014

Downloads

  • Call for nominations notice (PDF, 186.8 KB)
  • Nomination form (PDF, 184.7 KB)


Note for nominees
The nomination form is a pdf form. Please use Adobe Acrobat Pro or Reader to complete the form.
Mac users: it cannot be completed in Apple Preview.
The nominee and each nominator must complete and sign the form before submitting to the Returning Officer.

Declaration of Poll

As a result of the poll for election to membership of the Academic Board, the following candidate in the General Staff category has been duly elected:

  • Ms Jo Collins with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016.

Deputy Chair of the Academic Board

Declaration of election

At the close of nominations at 5 pm on Friday 31 October 2014, the following nomination was received. 

As the number of nominations did not exceed the number of vacancies in the Deputy Chair of the Academic Board category, the following candidate has been duly elected:

  • HICKEY, Professor Chris with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016.

Chair of the Academic Board

Declaration of poll

As a result of the poll for election to membership of the Academic Board, the following candidate in the Academic Board Chair category has been duly elected:

  • Professor Ruth Rentschler with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2017.

Students

Declaration of election - Postgraduate Coursework student category

As the number of nominations did not exceed the number of vacancies in the Postgraduate by coursework student category election for membership of the Academic Board, the following candidate has been duly elected:

  • Mr Benjamin MUCHANGA.

Declaration of poll - Higher degree by research student category

As a result of the poll for election to membership of the Academic Board, the following candidate in the relevant student category has been duly elected:

  • Matthew Larkin with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016.

Declaration of poll - Undergraduate student category

As a result of the poll for election to membership of the Academic Board, the following candidate in the relevant student category has been duly elected:

  • Janish Kumar with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016.


If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact the Returning officer.

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