UWA Governance

Academic Board

The University of Western Australia is governed by the University of Western Australia Act 1911. The 21-member Senate is the University's governing body, empowered with the authority to make statutes, regulations and by-laws, while the Academic Board is the chief academic body. The University has four faculties and is led by a Vice-Chancellor and an Executive.

The Academic Board is the chief academic body in the University.

The Board's functions, powers and membership are set out in the UWA Statute and in the Regulations made pursuant to this Statute. It has delegated authority for its general business to the Academic Council.

2022 Academic Board Elections

Call for nominations for Academic Staff appointments to the membership of the Academic Board for terms to 31 December 2024; nominations close 5:00pm Friday 17 September 2021, details are available at the following page Call for nominations to Academic Board

Contact the Academic Secretary for more information. 

Nominating Committee

The Board has nominees on Academic Council and on Senate and Council sub-committees. In the event that these positions are not filled through the standard nomination processes, it is the task of the Board's one sub-committee, the Nominating Committee, to nominate suitable persons.

The Nominating Committee consists of the Chair, Deputy Chair, Chair Elect and Past Chair of the Board.

Meeting dates

The Board has five scheduled meetings each year commencing at 10:00am and last approximately two hours.

2021 Meeting datesCut-off dates for receipt of agenda itemsVenue
Wed 17 March12md Monday 1 MarchEconomics and Commerce Conference Room
Wed 19 May12md Monday 3 MayEconomics and Commerce Conference Room
Wed 21 July12md Monday 5 JulyEconomics and Commerce Conference Room
Wed 15 September12md Monday 30 AugustEconomics and Commerce Conference Room
Wed 17 November12md Monday 1 NovemberEconomics and Commerce Conference Room


Topics for consultation are available at the following link Academic Board Consultations.

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Committee induction

Academic Board induction information including Decision-making and Communications maps are available at the following link: