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Schedule: Academic Board — election of academic staff

This is the schedule for the election to fill academic staff positions on Academic Board.

The schedule specifies the term of office, electorate, dates for nominations and ballots, Returning Officer and election rules. It also includes the nomination form that should be used to nominate as a candidate in this election, and information about Academic Board.

For the election of

Academic staff from the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation one position
Academic staff members (levels A, B and C) four positions*
Deputy deans, associate deans and heads of schools (or equivalent) two positions
Members from the professoriate and associate professoriate (levels D and E) eight positions*

* Note: no more than two from any one faculty.

Term of office

  • Two year term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019
  • Three year term: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020

Note: One-half of elected members in each category will hold office for three years, with the remainder holding office for two years. Specific terms of office will be determined by lot. The exception being the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation academic staff position, which will be two years.

Electorate

Academic staff from the
Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation
Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) in the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for the Faculty of Transdisciplinary Innovation academic staff position (Rule G3-24(1)(b), UTS General Rules).
Academic staff members
(levels A, B and C)
Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term at levels A, B or C) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for the academic staff (levels A, B and C) positions (Rule G3-24(1)(h)).
Deputy deans, associate deans and
heads of schools (or equivalent)
Any academic staff member with the title of deputy dean, associate dean, or head of school (or equivalent) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for the deputy deans, associate deans and heads of schools (or equivalent) positions (Rule G3- 24(1)(h)).
Members from the professoriate and
associate professoriate (levels D and E)
Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term at levels D or E) can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for the professoriate and associate professoriate (levels D and E) positions (Rule G3-24(1)(h)).

Restrictions

Students, undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postgraduate research students who are also members of academic or professional staff of the University (either continuing or fixed-term) are not entitled to stand as candidates, nominate candidates or vote in this election (Rule G3-24(2)).

Nominations

  • Open Tuesday 10 October 2017
  • Close Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 3pm

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election, use the nomination form: Academic Board — election of academic staff (99kb PDF).

Ballots

A ballot is required if more valid nominations are received than positions vacant. Ballots will take place in the UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

  • Open Tuesday 7 November 2017
  • Close Tuesday 21 November 2017 at 3pm

The names of candidates and candidate statements will be made available in voting before ballots open.

Returning Officer

University Secretary, William Paterson

Election rules

The Academic Board (Rule G3, Part 1)*

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)

* Note: A new Academic Board composition comes into effect on 1 January 2018. This election is to fill positions in the 2018 Academic Board composition (PDF).

Conduct

Participants in elections (candidates, their representatives and voters) are expected to follow the same high standard of conduct and behaviour during the campaign process as is expected on campus generally. The behaviour of election candidates and their representatives should meet expected standards of conduct. See Code of Conduct for UTS Elections.

Concerns about security due to election-related conduct should be reported to UTS Security. Phone +61 2 9514 1192, or dial ‘6’ on any UTS phone.

Results

The results of these elections will be made available in results around two weeks after close of voting, following the declaration of poll by the Returning Officer (Rule G3-38(3) and (4)).

About Academic Board

Number of meetings The Academic Board meets at least six times a year.
Terms of reference

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 direction of Academic Board is aligned with and reflects the strategic direction of UTS.

See also functions and powers and standing orders of Academic Board.
Composition On 16 August 2017, the UTS Council approved a new composition (PDF) for Academic Board. This new composition will come into effect on 1 January 2018.
Membership term To facilitate staggering of membership terms for this newly constituted Board, terms for elected staff will initially be two or three years (see term of office).
Further information

Academic Board Guide (PDF) and Academic Board website

Electoral Officer
email Electoral Officer
telephone +61 (02) 9514 1235

Academic Board Executive Officer
email Academic Board Executive Officer
telephone +61 (02) 9514 1464