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Welcome to the Deakin University - E-election web-site.
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.
Nominations are called for four academic staff members from each Faculty, elected by and from all academic staff within the Faculty, of whom a minimum of two must be Professors. The call for nominations will open at 9 am on Monday 14 October and will close at 5 pm on Friday 25 October 2013.
The electorate comprises those members of the Faculty academic staff of the University whose appointments are both 0.5 fraction or more and of twelve months’ duration or more.
The term of office will be from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015 for a term of two years.
Nomination forms are available via the link: Academic staff nomination form (pdf file - 123KB)
To lodge a nomination, the duly completed form must be received by the Returning Officer - Academic Board Elections, Governance Unit, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong Waterfront Campus, no later than 5 pm Friday 25 October 2013. The form is to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or a hard copy forwarded by post ensuring that it is received by the Returning Officer by the timeline indicated above. (Please note that lodgement of nominations by email would be preferred.)
Nominations must be made on the prescribed form which must be returned to the Returning Officer.
Nominees must forward with their nomination form a brief (no more than 100 words) personal statement for publication. This should be a factual statement of qualifications and experience relevant to the position. The Returning Officer reserves the right to edit personal statements.
In the event of there being more nominations than there are vacancies, a poll will be conducted electronically. Due notice of the poll will be given. Voting papers and envelopes will not be distributed manually.