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Schedule: Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology — election of academic staff

This is the schedule for the election to fill academic staff positions on the Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology.

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 from the schools: Biomedical Engineering three positions
Civil and Environmental Engineering three positions
Electrical and Data Engineering two positions
Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering one position
Software three positions
Systems, Management and Leadership one position

Updated 12 October 2017. See Update note for explanation.

Term of office

Biomedical Engineering positions one position: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019
two positions: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Civil and Environmental Engineering positions one position: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019
two positions: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Electrical and Data Engineering positions one position: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019
one position: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering positions 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Software positions one positions: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2019
two positions: 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020
Systems, Management and Leadership 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2020


Note: As outlined above, some elected members will hold office for three years, with the remainder holding office for two years. Specific terms of office will be determined by lot.

Updated 12 October 2017. See Update note for explanation.

Electorate

Any academic staff member (continuing or fixed-term) from the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology can stand as a candidate, nominate candidates and vote for staff positions within their respective school (Rule G3-24(1)(b), 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 Friday 13 October 2017
  • Close Friday 27 October 2017 at 3pm

Updated 12 October 2017. See Update note for explanation.

Nomination form

To nominate a candidate in this election use the Nomination form: Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology — election of staff (100kb 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.

A new Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology composition will be voted on at the December 2017 meeting, and if passed, will come into effect on 1 January 2018. This election is to fill positions in the 2018 Faculty Board in Engineering and Information Technology composition.

Updated 12 October 2017. See Update note for explanation.

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).

Updated 12 October 2017. See Update note for explanation.

Further information

See Faculty Boards

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

Committee Officer
Email Fiona Denton
Telephone +61 (02) 9514 4442

Update note

  1. Originally published 10 October 2017.
  2. Updated 12 October 2017 with new composition, terms and nomination period.