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Executive Committee

A committee of Academic Board

The Executive Committee oversights the work and processes of Academic Board and ensures that Academic Board's work assists UTS to achieve its strategic objectives.

Meeting dates


Tuesday 21 February (Planning meeting)
Tuesday 11 April
Tuesday 9 May
Tuesday 11 July
Tuesday 15 August (cancelled)
Tuesday 26 September
Thursday 26 October

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm, except 26 October, which will be held from 12pm to 2pm
Location: Chancellery, room 26, level 4A, Building 1, Broadway (CB01.04A.26)


Tuesday 20 February (Planning meeting)
Tuesday 17 April (Reserve)
Tuesday 15 May
Tuesday 10 July
Tuesday 21 August
Tuesday 2 October
Tuesday 6 November

Time: 12.30pm to 2.30pm
Location: Chancellery, room 26, level 4A, Building 1, Broadway (CB01.04A.26)

Committee contact

Komal Jagad
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1464

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Chair, Academic Board (as Chair) Associate Professor Joanne Gray
Deputy Chair, Academic Board Professor Mike Ford
University Secretary William Paterson
Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Dr Richard Flowers
Chair, Research and Research Training Committee (or nominee) Professor Charles Rice
Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee Associate Professor Robert Jarman
Chair, Graduate Research School Board Professor Lori Lockyer

Terms of reference

  1. Review the conduct and substance of business conducted by Academic Board, including that of the board's committees.
  2. Monitor progress on Academic Board's key focus areas.
  3. Monitor and advise Academic Board and other relevant parties on the appropriate participation of Academic Board in the review, monitoring and development of the academic matters of the university, including academic policy, strategy, risk and standards.
  4. Approve the establishment, terms of reference and composition of working groups of Academic Board in order to fulfil its obligations outlined under terms 1–3.

The committee has the power to co-opt members on the basis of their experience as appropriate.

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.