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, Heads of School, Levels A-D Academic staff and Professional staff to the Academic Board membership for 2021.

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

Nominations - General Information

Elections will be carried out by electronic ballot in these four 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 Wednesday 21 October 2020.

Prospective nominees should note that the Academic Board has five scheduled meetings in 2021, at 2.00pm on the third Wednesday of March, May, July, September and November. The meeting dates in 2021 will therefore be: 17  March, 19 May, 21 July, 15 September and 17 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 Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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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 Faculty and from the School of Indigenous Studies/non-Faculty areas, 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; and

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

Based on 2019 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 GroupNo. of positions allocatedNo. of positions vacant in 2021
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

12

  3

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  6

   1

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  8

   5

Faculty of Science

  8

   0

School of Indigenous Studies/non-Faculty Academic Staff

     5   

   5

Total

39

  14

Elected members hold office for three years.  At present, there are 13 vacancies in this category.

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 Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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Heads of School

Senate approved the Academic Board Regulations which include provision for 12 members elected by and from those staff who hold a fixed term or ongoing appointment as a Head of School on a full-time or forty per cent or greater fractional basis. 

Elected members hold office for three years or until the end of their Headship, if this comes sooner.  At present, there are 4 vacancies in this category.

Proposers and seconders must be staff, who hold a fixed term or ongoing appointment as a Head of School on a full-time or 40% or greater fractional basis.

Electorate:  Heads of School 

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email in order to be received by the Academic Secretary no later than COB 5:00pm Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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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 faculty and from the School of Indigenous Studies/non-faculty areas, 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; and

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

Based on 2019 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 categories:

Level A-D Academic staff GroupNo. of positions allocatedNo. of positions vacant in 2020
Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

  6

  6

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

  3

  1

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

  4

  1

Faculty of Science

  5

  5

School of Indigenous Studies/non-Faculty Academic Staff

  3

  1

Total

21

  14

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 Wednesday 21 October 2020.

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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 5 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. 

Completed nomination forms must be submitted by email in order to be received by the Academic Secretary no later than COB 5:00pm Wednesday 21 October  2020.

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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 Wednesday 21 October 2020.
  2. Ballots closing at noon on COB 5:00pm Friday 6 November 2020 (voters must ensure that their ballot has been finalised by this 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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