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Schedule: Faculty Board in Arts and Social Sciences — election of staff

This is the schedule for the election to fill academic and professional staff positions on the Faculty Board in Arts and Social Sciences.

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 Faculty Boards.

For the election of

Academic staff eight positions
Professional staff one position

Term of office

Two years: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019

Electorate

Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) or professional staff member from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for staff positions within their respective staffing designation (Rule G3-24(1)(b) and (c), UTS General Rules).

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: Faculty Board in Arts and Social Sciences — election of 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

Faculty Boards (Rule G3, Part 2)

Elections (Rule G3, Part 3)

Composition and membership (section 3, Standing Orders for Faculty Boards)

Elections and filling of remaining vacancies (section 6, Standing Orders for Faculty Boards)

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 Faculty Boards

Number of meetings The Faculty Board meets at least four times each calendar year.
Terms of reference

Each faculty of the university has a Faculty Board. The Faculty Board constitutes the primary forum in the faculty for the discussion and resolution of academic issues and matters.

See duties and powers of Faculty Boards
Composition The Faculty Board currently consists of ex officio members, nominated members, elected staff members and elected student members.
Membership term Membership terms on Faculty Boards will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

See Faculty Boards

Electoral Officer
Email Electoral Officer
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 1235

Committee Officer
Email Katy Hughes
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 3919