Governance

Call for nominations to Academic Board

Further information

  • Academic Board
  • Elections and nominations

Further to Senate's approval of Academic Board Regulations which came into effect on 9 December 2019, nominations are now invited for the election of Level E Academic staff and Levels A-D Academic staff to the Academic Board membership for 2022.

  1. Nominations - General Information
  2. Level E Professor Academic staff
  3. Level A-D Academic staff
  4. Professional staff
  5. Nomination forms

Nominations - General Information

Elections will be carried out by electronic ballot in these three categories, where relevant.

Given that there is considerable gender imbalance on the Board, nominations from women are encouraged.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email in order to be received by the Academic Secretary no later than COB 5:00PM Friday 17 September 2021.

Prospective nominees should note that the Academic Board has five scheduled meetings in 2022, at 10.00am on the third Wednesday of March, May, July, September and November. The meeting dates in 2022 will therefore be: 16  March, 18 May, 20 July, 21 September and 16 November. It is expected that elected members will attend Academic Board meetings across the duration of their membership.

If you have any queries regarding the above or would like further information on the role of the Academic Board, contact the Academic Secretary.

The closing date for nominations is COB 5:00PM Friday 17 September 2021.

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Level E Professor Academic staff

Senate approved the Academic Board Regulations which include provision for 39 members elected from, subject to an approved formula, those staff who hold a Level E (Professor) fixed term or ongoing academic appointment on a full-time or forty per cent or greater fractional basis.

In determining the number of academic staff members that may be elected from each 'cluster' (as defined in the Academic Board Regulations), the following formula is applied:

(a) Fifty per cent  of positions are allocated according to relative numbers of staff in each of the areas concerned using a 2:1 ratio of Academic to General/Professional Staff;

(b) Fifty per cent  of positions are allocated according to relative student load in each of the areas concerned; and

(c) the following clusters be established for the application of the formula set out in (a) and (b) above: 

  • Cluster 1: Arts, Business, Law, Education and Design
  • Cluster 2: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • Cluster 3: Health and Medical Sciences
  • Cluster 4: Life and Natural Sciences
  • Cluster 5: Non-discipline based entity, including SIS. 

Based on 2021 data, the allocation of places according to the formula produces the distribution shown below. At present, there are vacancies in the following categories:

Level E Professor Academic Staff Group

No. of positions allocatedNo. of positions vacant in 2022
Cluster 1: Arts, Business, Law, Education and Design

12

  1

Cluster 2: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

  6

  0

Cluster 3: Health and Medical Sciences

  7

  5

Cluster 4: Life and Natural Sciences

  7

   0 

Cluster 5: Non-discipline based entity, including SIS

       7     

   5 

Total

39

 11

Elected members hold office for three years.  At present, there are 11 vacancies in this category:

  • 1 vacancy in Cluster 1 (Arts, Business, Law, Education and Design)
  • 5 vacancies in Cluster 3 (Health and Medical Sciences)
  • 5 vacancies in Cluster 5 (Non-discipline based entity, including the School of Indigenous Studies) 

Proposers and seconders must be members of academic staff, with a classification level of Professor (Level E) who hold a fixed term or ongoing academic appointment on a full-time or 40% or greater fractional basis. 

Electorate:  All Academic Staff members. 

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email in order to be received by the Academic Secretary no later than COB 5:00PM Friday 17 September 2021.

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Level A-D Academic staff

Senate approved the Academic Board Regulations include provision for 21 members elected, subject to an approved formula, from those staff, below the level of Level E professor, who hold a fixed term or ongoing academic appointment on a full-time or forty percent or greater fractional basis. 

In determining the number of academic staff members that may be elected from each 'cluster' (as defined in the Academic Board Regulations), the following formula is applied:

(a) Fifty per cent  of positions are allocated according to relative numbers of staff in each of the areas concerned using a 2:1 ratio of Academic to General/Professional Staff;

(b) Fifty per cent  of positions are allocated according to relative student load in each of the areas concerned; and

(c)  the following clusters be established for the application of the formula set out in (3)(a) and (3)(b):

  • Cluster 1: Arts, Business, law, Education and Design
  • Cluster 2: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
  • Cluster 3: Health and Medical Sciences
  • Cluster 4: Life and Natural Sciences
  • Cluster 5: Non-discipline based entity, including SIS. 

Based on 2021 data, the allocation of places according to the formula produces the distribution shown below. Members will be asked to serve for three-year terms. At present, there are vacancies in the following category:

Level A-D Academic staff GroupNo. of positions allocatedNo. of positions vacant in 2021
Cluster 1: Arts, Business, law, Education and Design

 6 

 0 

Cluster 2: Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

 3 

 0 

Cluster 3: Health and Medical Sciences

 4 

0

Cluster 4: Life and Natural Sciences

4

 0 

Cluster 5: Non-discipline based entity, including SIS

 4 

  2  

Total

21

2

Elected members hold office for three years.  At present, there are 2 vacancies in this category:

  • 2 vacancies in Cluster 5 (Non-discipline based entity, including the School of Indigenous Studies) 

Proposers and seconders must be staff, below the level of Professor (Level E), who hold a fixed term or ongoing academic appointment on a full-time or 40% or greater fractional basis.

Electorate: All Academic staff members 

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email in order to be received by the Academic Secretary no later than COB 5:00PM Friday 17 September 2021.

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Professional staff

Senate approved the Academic Board Regulations which provide for 8 members elected from those staff who hold a fixed-term or ongoing professional staff appointment employed under the UWA Professional and General Employees Agreement 2017, on a full-time or forty percent or greater fractional basis.

At present, there are no vacancies in this category. 

Proposers and seconders must be staff who hold a fixed term or ongoing general staff appointment pursuant to the  UWA Professional and General Employees Agreement 2017, on a full-time or 40% or greater fractional basis.

Electorate: All Professional staff members employed under the UWA Professional and General Employees Agreement 2017. 

 

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Academic Board Election Process

The Academic Board is a committee of the Senate and therefore, its election process has been aligned with that of the Senate. That is, it involves:

  1. A call for nomination to be submitted to the Academic Secretary by COB 5:00PM Friday 17 September 2021.
  2. The closing time and date for ballots will be advised as required (voters must ensure that their ballot has been finalised by the published cut-off date and time). 

  3.     Electronic voting will occur where required.

For any queries please contact the Academic Secretary by email ([email protected]) or phone ext. 3213. 


Nomination forms

 

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