Academic Governance

Academic Senate Elections

Call for Expressions of Interest

Vacancies for two members of University Course and Unit Proposals Committee

Academic Senate established the University Course and Unit Proposals Committee at its 4 November 2017 meeting.  The Committee replaces the Course and Unit Proposals Sub-committee of University Learning and Teaching Committee and the Associate Degree Course and Unit Proposals Committee.

The University Course and Unit Proposals Committee provides recommendations to Academic Senate relating to

  • compliance of pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses and units with the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework and the Higher Education Standards Framework
  • the approval of all new pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses and related course and unit proposals and significant amendments to existing pre-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate coursework courses.

Two vacancies, to be filled by an expression of interest process, exist for members nominated by Academic Senate:

  • One Academic Staff member appointed by Academic Senate (term of office to 31 December 2018)
  • One Academic Senate member appointed by Academic Senate (term of office to 31 December 2017)

Expressions of Interest will be considered by Academic Senate Nominations Committee in conjunction with the Chair of the University Course & Unit Proposals Committee.  Selection will be based on ensuring a balanced skill set on the Committee, with a particular focus on experience in academic governance of course proposals and/or associate degrees.

Interested nominees should submit an expression of interest detailing their relevant skills and experience to Sonia Nelson, Senior Executive Officer, Academic Senate, Private Bag 51, Hobart, or by email to Sonia.Nelson@utas.edu.au, by 5.00pm on Thursday 15 June 2017.

Outcome of Election

Casual Vacancy for one male Academic Staff member Academic Senate 

A Call for Nominations for the vacancy was made at the 24 February 2017 Academic Senate Meeting and by email to all academic staff (academic staff electorate).

Following the close of the Call for Nominations to fill a casual vacancy for one male Academic staff member an electronic ballot was conducted. That ballot closed on 21 April 2017 and Associate Professor Mark Dibben was elected as a member of Academic Senate for the remainder of the previous member's term (31 December 2017).