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Executive Committee

A committee of Academic Board

The Executive Committee is an advisory committee to the Chair of Academic Board and its committees, providing support for the business of Academic Board and ensuring that Academic Board’s work assists UTS to achieve its strategic objectives.

2019 meeting dates

Tuesday 19 February
Tuesday 16 April (Reserve)
Tuesday 14 May
Tuesday 9 July
Tuesday 20 August
Tuesday 1 October
Tuesday 5 November

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm


  • 9 July meeting is in room 54, level 21, building 1, Broadway (CB01.21.50)
  • all other meetings are in room 60, level 21, building 1, Broadway (CB01.21.60)

Committee contact

Lucille Paterson
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1226

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Chair, Academic Board (as Chair) Professor Joanne Gray
Deputy Chair, Academic Board (as Deputy Chair) Professor Maryanne Dever
University Secretary William Paterson
Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Dr Richard Flowers
Deputy Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Professor Sara Denize
Chair, Research Committee Professor Kate McGrath
Deputy Chair, Research Committee Martin Lloyd
Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee Professor Shirley Alexander
Deputy Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee Professor Maryanne Dever

Terms of reference

  1. Develop, monitor and review annual program of business for Academic Board (including that of the board’s committees) to ensure that Academic Board conducts business as per its terms of reference to achieve the university’s strategic objectives.
  2. Provide advice and direction to Chair of Academic Board (and its committees), in relation to business of Academic Board (and its committees).
  3. Consider urgent matters which require executive action of Chair, Academic Board (as per Council delegation) and which cannot be deferred until the next scheduled meeting of the Board.
  4. Advise Academic Board on any other matters referred to the Executive Committee by Academic Board.
  5. Monitor progress on Academic Board’s key focus areas.
  6. Determine the accreditation of proposed or existing award courses on their academic merit, and the removal of the accreditation of award courses. Any such approvals by Executive Committee of Academic Board will be reported back to Academic Board at its next meeting.

Number of meetings

The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year and otherwise as required.


The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count toward the total membership of which one-half is required to reach a quorum.