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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.

Academic staff members

Second call for nominations

At the close of nominations at 5 pm Friday 21 November 2014, no nominations had been received for the following vacant positions in the Academic Staff category:

Faculty of Business and Law

  • One academic staff member (must be a Professor)

Faculty of Health

  • One academic staff member (must be a Professor)

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and Institute of Frontier Materials

  • Two academic staff members (one must be a Professor).


A second call will be made for nominations for the above positions.

Term of office

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

Nominations open

9am Monday 1 December 2014

Nominations close

5pm Friday 5 December 2014

Downloads - coming soon

  • Call for nominations notice
  • Nomination form


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.

Professors

Declaration of nominations

At the close of nominations at 5 pm Friday 21 November, the following nominations had been received for the election of the following Academic Board membership categories, two Professors, elected by and from Professors:

  • Professor Jack REYNOLDS
  • Professor Aaron RUSSELL.

Please see the Declaration of Election for the Professor category.

Academic staff members

Declaration of nominations

At the close of nominations at 5 pm Friday 21 November, the following nominations had been received for the election of the following Academic Board membership categories.

Four academic staff members from each Faculty and relevant Institute, of which two must be Professors, elected by and from the academic staff members (professors and non professors):

Faculty of Arts and Education and Alfred Deakin Research Institute

  • Associate Professor Keith BEATTIE
  • Professor Linda HANCOCK
  • Professor Andrea NOLAN
  • Dr Julie ROWLANDS
  • Dr Chad WHELAN

Faculty of Business and Law

  • Dr Bikram CHATTERJEE
  • Associate Professor Stella MINAHAN
  • Dr John MORSS
  • Professor Stuart ORR
  • Dr Andrea VOCINO

Faculty of Health

  • Ms Teresa CAPETOLA
  • Professor Jagat KANWAR
  • Dr Wendy SUTHERLAND-SMITH

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and Institute of Frontier Materials

  • Professor Gleb BELIAKOV
  • Associate Professor Jo COLDWELL-NEILSON.

Please see the Declaration of Election and Notice of Poll for the academic staff member category.

Notice of poll

As the number of nominations exceeded the available vacancies in the following Academic Staff categories, a poll will be held for these vacant positions:

  • Faculty of Arts and Education and Alfred Deakin Research Institute - two academic staff members
  • Faculty of Business and Law – two academic staff members.

Eligibility to vote in this election shall be those members of the academic staff (professors or non professors) of their respective Faculty and relevant Institute whose appointments are both 0.5 fraction or more and of twelve months duration or more

Voting in the poll opens for five working days from 9 am on Monday 1 December and will close at 5 pm on Friday 5 December 2014.

Candidate statements are available here.

More information on how to vote will be provided when voting is open.

Professors

Declaration of election

As a result of the election for membership to the Academic Board, the candidates below have been duly elected in the Professor category. Two Professors were called for, elected by and from Professors.  These positions have a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016:

  • Professor Jack REYNOLDS
  • Professor Aaron RUSSELL.

Academic staff members

Declaration of election

As a result of the election for membership to the Academic Board, the candidates below have been duly elected in the academic staff member category.  These positions have a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016:

Faculty of Arts and Education and Alfred Deakin Research Institute

  • Professor Linda HANCOCK
  • Professor Andrea NOLAN

Faculty Business and Law

  • Professor Stuart ORR

Faculty of Health

  • Professor Jagat KANWAR
  • Ms Teresa CAPETOLA
  • Dr Wendy SUTHERLAND-SMITH

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment and Institute of Frontier Materials

  • Professor Gleb BELIAKOV
  • Associate Professor Jo COLDWELL-NEILSON

General staff member

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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