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Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures

A committee of Academic Board

The Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures was established in 2003 to advise the institute director on academic matters in respect of courses of study at the Institute of Sustainable Futures, and on issues relating to students and not otherwise covered under the Rules of the university, such as granting Institute for Sustainable Futures scholarship. The board refers matters to and seeks advice from the institute's Postgraduate Research Committee. Academic Board approved amendments to the composition of the Board of Studies of the Institute for Sustainable Futures at 16/3 meeting held on 27 July 2016.

Committee contact

Suzanne Cronan
Operations Manager, Institute for Sustainable Futures
Tel: 02 9514 4638
Email: Suzanne.Cronan@uts.edu.au

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Responsible Academic Officer, Institute for Sustainable Futures (Chair) Professor Stuart White
Responsible Academic Officer, Institute for Sustainable Futures (Deputy Chair) Associate Professor Chris Riedy
Responsible Academic Officer, Institute for Sustainable Futures Associate Professor Jason Prior
Research Administrator, Institute for Sustainable Futures Liz Jenkins
Associate directors of postgraduate program, Institute for Sustainable Futures Associate Professor Jason Prior

Dr Samantha Sharpe
Two postgraduate research students, elected by and from the postgraduate research students of the Institute for Sustainable Futures Ian Cunningham

Jeremy Kohlitz

Terms of reference

The Board of Studies shall:

  1. Operate within the framework of the Rules of the university, including, with the Vice-Chancellor's designation under Rule 1.2.2(c) as being equivalent to a faculty board for the purposes of the Rules of the university, doing all things required by a faculty board under the Rules of the university in relation to the students and functions of the institute.
  2. Advise the director of the institute for Sustainable Futures on academic matters in respect to courses of study at the institute.
  3. Advise the director on issues relating to students and not otherwise covered under the Rules of the university, such as granting Institute for Sustainable Futures scholarships.
  4. Refer matters to and seek advice from the institute's Postgraduate Research Committee.

Membership term

The length of membership term for boards of btudies will be two years for staff (including co-opted members) and one year for students, commencing from 1 January, consistent with the term of membership for members of faculty boards. (AB/17-1/18.3)

Number of meetings

Minimum of four scheduled meetings per year.

Quorum

One half of members.

Sub-committees

  1. The Postgraduate Research Committee shall be a standing sub-committee of the Board of Studies. It will meet quarterly to consider student applications and make recommendations to the board of studies.
  2. The board of studies may establish sub-committees as appropriate.