Governance

Academic Board Regulations made under Statute 19

Further information

  • Statute number 19  - Academic Board
  • Rules and regulations

Academic Board Regulations made under Statute 19.

Membership

1.(1) The Academic Board comprises:

(a) the Chair of the Academic Board;

(b) the Deputy Chair of the Academic Board;

(c) the Associate Chair of the Academic Board;

(d) the Vice-Chancellor;

(e) the Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar;

(f) the deputy vice-chancellors of the University;

(g) the Executive Director (Corporate Services);

(h) the pro vice-chancellors of the University;

(i) the deans of the University;

(j) the University Librarian;

(k) the Chief Information Officer;

(l) the professors of the University who are entitled to hold the title of Professor;

(m) the head of each school;

(n) the holders of any other positions as the Board may by resolution declare;

(o) 62 members elected, subject to the formula set out in sub-regulation (4), by and from those academic staff, below the level of Professor (Level E), who hold a fixed term or ongoing academic appointment on a full-time or 50 per cent or greater fractional basis, each to hold office for two years and be eligible for re-election;

(p) 20 members elected by and from those general staff who hold a fixed term or ongoing general staff appointment on a full-time or 50 per cent or greater fractional basis, each to hold office for two years and be eligible for re-election;

(q) the President of the Guild of Undergraduates;

(r) the President of the Postgraduate Students' Association;

(s) six students enrolled at the University nominated annually by the Council of the Guild of Undergraduates, of which two must be postgraduate students recommended by the Postgraduate Students' Association, or, if there is no such recommendation, nominated in accordance with Guild regulations, each student to hold office for one year and be eligible for renomination; and

(t) up to 10 co-opted persons, each to hold office for two years and be eligible for co-option for further terms.

(2) Academic staff holding emeritus, visiting, adjunct, clinical or honorary appointments are not eligible to serve on the Academic Board.

(3) For the purposes of this regulation, any of the ex-officio positions listed in paragraphs 1(a) to (k), (q) and (r) includes any person acting in any of these offices.

(4) In determining the number of members of academic staff that may be elected under (1)(o) from each faculty, from the School of Indigenous Studies and from non-faculty areas, the following formula is applied:

(a) 50 per cent of the positions are allocated according to relative numbers of ongoing or fixed term staff in each of the areas concerned using a 2:1 ratio of academic to general staff; and

(b) 50 per cent of the positions are allocated according to relative student load in each of the areas concerned.

Quorum

2. The quorum for meetings of the Board is 50.

Decision making

3. All questions which come before the Board are decided by the majority of the members present and voting.

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