Division of Student Administration


Deakin University - E-election - Academic Board

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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 three students, elected by and from the students of the University in the following categories:

  • Undergraduate Student - one member elected by and from undergraduate students
  • Postgraduate coursework student - one member elected by and from postgraduate coursework students
  • Higher degrees by research student - one member elected by and from the higher degrees by research students.

The call for nominations will open at 9 am on Monday 23 September and will close at 5 pm on Friday 4 October 2013.


The electorate comprises those students (and those who nominate them) whose names are entered on the University's register of enrolled students on the date on which the notice of election is published and who are not full time employees of the University.

Term of Office

The term of office will be from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014 for a term of one year.


Nomination forms are available via the link: Student nomination form (PDF-121kB)



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 4 October 2013. The form is to be emailed to elections@deakin.edu.au 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.

Personal Details

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.

Conduct of Poll

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.

Karen McFarlane
Returning Officer - Academic Board Elections


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19th September 2013