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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.

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 second call poll

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

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

  • Dr Shui Yu with a term of office commencing 1 January 2015 and expires on 31 December 2016.

Declaration of second call

At the close of nominations at 5 pm Friday 5 December, the following nominations had been received for the election of the Academic Staff category for the following Faculties and relevant institutes.

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 Business and Law: one Academic Staff member (must be a Professor)

  • Nil

Faculty of Health: one Academic Staff member (must be a Professor)

  • Nil

Declaration of poll

As a result of the poll for election to membership of the Academic Board, the following candidates in the relevant Academic Staff categories have been duly elected:

Faculty of Arts and Education and Alfred Deakin Research Institute

  • Dr Julie Rowlands
  • Dr Chad Whelan

Faculty of Business and Law

  • Assoc Prof Stella Minahan
  • Dr Andrea Vocino

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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