Academic Board Membership

The Academic Board is the peak academic governance body at UNE. The board’s functions are defined under Section 21 of the UNE By-law as advising the Council and the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer on all developments and initiatives relating to and affecting the University’s teaching and research activities and its educational programs. Further functions are as delegated by the Council.

The Academic Board is the body that oversees Academic Governance at the University.  The Academic Board is the link between the University’s internal quality assurance arrangements and the accountability of the Council for the quality of the higher education the University offers and for meeting the requirements of the Higher Education Standards Framework.

The Academic Board’s role is to provide assurance (or otherwise) to the Council about the following matters at the University:

  1. Processes and structures are established and responsibilities are assigned that collectively:
    1. achieve effective academic oversight of the quality of teaching, learning, research and research training
    2. set and monitor institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    3. establish and maintain academic leadership at an institutional level, consistent with the types and levels of higher education offered, and
    4. provide competent advice to the corporate governing body and management on academic matters, including advice on academic outcomes, policies and practices.
  2. Academic oversight assures the quality of teaching, learning, research and research training effectively, including by:
    1. developing, monitoring and reviewing academic policies and their effectiveness
    2. confirming that delegations of academic authority are implemented
    3. critically scrutinising, approving and accrediting or advising on approving and accrediting, courses of study and their associated qualifications
    4. maintaining oversight of academic and research integrity, including monitoring of potential risks
    5. monitoring and initiating action to improve performance against institutional benchmarks for academic quality and outcomes
    6. critically evaluating the quality and effectiveness of educational innovations or proposals for innovations
    7. evaluating the effectiveness of institutional monitoring, review and improvement of academic activities, and
    8. monitoring and reporting to the corporate governing body on the quality of teaching, learning, research and research training.
  3. Students have opportunities to participate in Academic Governance.

The Academic Board will consider University rules and policies that are developed to form part of Academic Governance, and any replacement of or major changes to them. If the rule or policy is considered to be in order then the Academic Board will endorse it to the Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer (or delegate) for approval. The Academic Board will also take into consideration any recommendations from its committees about such rules and policies.

The full terms of reference of Academic Board provide further information regarding the membership, functions and conduct of the board.

Membership

Member

Name

Process

Timeframe

Chair

Professor Mark Perry

Elected by Academic Board membership

until June 2020

Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Robyn Bartel

Elected by Academic Board membership

until February 2022

Deputy Chair

Associate Professor Amy Lykins

Elected by Academic Board membership

until February 2021

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer

Professor Brigid Heywood

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor Todd Walker

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research

Professor Heiko Daniel

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Academic Innovation)

Professor Jonathan Powles

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Dean of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law (SABL)

Professor Aron Murphy

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Dean of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education (HASSE)

Professor Michael Wilmore

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Dean of Medicine and Health (M&H)

Professor Rod McClure

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Director of the Oorala Centre (Acting)

Mr Guido Posthausen

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of Teaching and Learning Committee

Associate Professor Brenda Wolodko

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of Curriculum Committee

Associate Professor Robyn Bartel

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

Chair of Research Committee

Professor Hugh Barrett

ex officio

for the period they hold the ex officio role

SABL D/E representative

Professor Mark Perry

Elected by eligible SABL Faculty Academic staff

until February 2022

SABL D/E representative

Associate Professor Gudrun Dieberg

Elected by eligible SABL Faculty Academic staff

until February 2022

HASSE D/E representative

Associate Professor Robyn Bartel

Elected by eligible HASSE Faculty Academic staff

until February 2023

HASSE D/E representative

Associate Professor Brenda Wolodko

Elected by eligible HASSE Faculty Academic staff

until February 2023

M&H D/E representative

Associate Professor Amy Lykins

Elected by eligible M&H Faculty Academic staff

until February 2021

M&H D/E representative

Associate Professor Leah East

Elected by eligible M&H Faculty Academic staff

until February 2021

SABL B/C representative

Dr Sam Clark

Elected by eligible SABL Faculty Academic staff

until February 2022

SABL B/C representative

Dr Sharl Marimuthu

Elected by eligible SABL Faculty Academic staff

until February 2022

HASSE B/C representative

Dr Francois Soyer

Elected by eligible HASSE Faculty Academic staff

until February 2023

HASSE B/C representative

Dr Tristan Taylor

Elected by eligible HASSE Faculty Academic staff

until February 2023

M&H B/C representative

Dr Bruce Stevenson

Elected by eligible M&H Faculty Academic staff

until February 2021

M&H B/C representative

Dr Jane Clark

Elected by eligible M&H Faculty Academic staff

until February 2021

Professional staff HEO6-HEO10

Mrs Kerrie Sheelah

Elected by eligible Professional Staff

until  February 2023

Professional staff HEO6-HEO10

Mrs Milly Taylor

(temporary replacement for Ms Carmel Velleley)

Elected by eligible Professional Staff

until February 2021

Undergraduate student

Mr Ray Harris

Elected by students

until February 2022

Undergraduate student

Ms Annette Rudd

Elected by students

until February 2022

Postgraduate coursework student

Mr Adrian Cardinali

Ms Winnie Yip (deputy)

Elected by students

until February 2022

Postgraduate HDR student

Mr Abu (Rafi) Saleh Rafi

Elected by students

until  February 2022

Co-opted members

  

Meetings are held in Room 224 Education Building (E07) from 9.00am - 12noon Mondays unless otherwise advised.

Observers (right of attendance and debate)

Mr Brendan Peet – University Secretary and Chief Legal & Governance Officer

Members of the University's Senior Executive

Observers are welcome to attend a board meeting but are asked to advise the Secretary to Academic Board one week prior to the meeting.