Academic Representative Election
Notice of elections for Academic Staff Representatives from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law to Academic Board
Eligible Level B/C and D/E academics from the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL) will have received a email calling for nominations from those who wish to be considered for election to the Academic Board for a term of 3 years. This is also a notice that elections for these positions will be held following the call for nominations period, assuming there are more than two eligible candidates for each position.
The Academic Board is the University's peak academic governance body, responsible under Section 21 of the University of New England By-law 2005 for reporting to Council and advising '… the Council and the Vice-Chancellor on all developments and initiatives relating to and affecting the University's teaching and research activities and its educational programs.'
The Academic Board Terms of Reference require two B/C and two D/E level academic representatives from each of UNE's three Faculties be elected to the Board. Nominations are called from eligible academic staff for the following elected positions on the Academic Board:
- 2 x representative of levels D or E academic staff from SABL; and
- 2 x representatives of levels B or C academic staff from SABL.
To be eligible for election, staff:
- must be a current academic staff member within the Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law at either B/C or D/E level, and not a Dean, Deputy Dean or Associate Dean;
- must be employed on a continuing basis or on a fixed-term basis with sufficient service remaining to fulfil their period of office (approx. 3 years, until 9am on the day of the first Board meeting of 2022);
- will need to have arranged a supporting 'nominator' and 'seconder' from among the eligible academic staff within the same Faculty and of the same academic level (i.e. either B/C or D/E), and identify these staff on the nomination form; and
- will be asked to make a declaration that they are a fit and proper person under the TEQSA Act and ESOS Act.
The call for nominations is now open and nominations (and confirmation emails of the nomination from the nominator and seconder) are requested by 5 pm Monday, 14 January 2019 via the link in the email received by eligible staff. Nominations may not be withdrawn after this date.
If the number of accepted nominations exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, an election will be called. Should an election be required, the following timetable for the elections is proposed.
- 17 January - 1 February 2019: voting if elections are required (i.e. more than two eligible academic staff members from either B/C or D/E level per Faculty are nominated). The election will be conducted electronically via SRM. As per the Standing Orders, those persons eligible to nominate for the positions are those who are eligible to vote.
- 4 February 2019: Returning Officer announces the result of the election.
If the number of accepted nominations does not exceed the number of vacancies to be filled, the Returning Officer shall declare the persons nominated to be elected.
If eligible academic staff from SABL would like to discuss their nomination and potential role on the board, please contact the Chair of Academic Board, Professor Mark Perry via by email or phone (x2910) prior to the close of nominations. Questions may also be directed to the Returning Officer, Mrs Gabrielle Price, Deputy University Secretary, email@example.com or by telephone on x3445.