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Academic Board

The UTS Academic Board is the principal advisory body to the UTS Council on academic matters.

Academic Board is concerned with policy development as it relates to the University's academic programs in education, scholarship and research, and community service. It refers policy recommendations to Council and discusses matters referred to it by Council.

Academic Board plays a key role in the UTS community in providing a forum for the discussion and debate of the academic directions of the University as well as the quality of its academic programs.


Academic Board meets at least six times a year.

See: meeting dates, agenda and papers and minutes.

Composition and membership

The composition of Academic Board includes ex-officio and elected members and is constituted under rule g3, division 1 of the General Rules of the University.

See: composition and membership.

Academic Board documents

From time to time, Academic Board makes approved documents available to clarify significant academic matters with university-wide impact.

Statement of Principles for Setting the Academic Year Calendar (July 2015) (171kb PDF)

Academic Board information kit

The Academic Board information kit (PDF) provides information about Board procedures and background.

The kit is especially useful for new members, returning members who need to refresh their knowledge, or for staff or students generally interested in the operation of the Board.

Governance and elections

Academic Board is governed by rules relating to its composition, elections, powers and functions and operates in accordance with its standing orders.

Note: information about current University elections is available on UTS: Elections.

Key focus areas

Each year, Academic Board defines key focus areas and develops a work plan.

Academic Board occasionally conducts forums on key focus areas. A recent Academic Board Forum addressed the topic The Future of Academic Work and Careers.


Newsletters about Academic Board meetings are published regularly.


Academic Board has its own standing committees and boards of studies that advise the Board on a variety of matters pertaining to the academic programs of the University.


Natasha Mitchell
Executive Officer to Academic Board
Senior Governance Support Officer
Tel: 02 9514 7810
Fax: 02 9514 1232