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Schedule: Academic Board — election of Deputy Chair

This is the schedule for the election to fill the Deputy Chair position 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

Deputy Chair, Academic Board one position

Term of office

Declaration of poll to 31 December 2018


Members of 2017 Academic Board can stand as a candidate, make nominations and vote in this election (UTS General Rules, G3-24(1)(h)).


  • Open Tuesday 11 April 2017
  • Close Wednesday 26 April 2017 at 3pm

Nomination form

The nomination form is available on request from Richard Birrell, Manager Policy and Secretariat, phone +61 2 9514 1249 or email

Nominations must be completed in accordance with the instructions on the nomination form.

Candidates may also submit a candidate statement of up to 150 words.

Completed nominations forms (and candidate statements) must reach the Electoral Officer by the close of nominations.


If more valid nominations are received than positions vacant, a ballot is required. The ballot will take place in UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth.

  • Open Tuesday 9 May 2017
  • Close Tuesday 23 May 2017 at 3pm

The names of candidates and candidate statements will be made available in voting before the ballot opens.

Returning Officer

University Secretary, William Paterson

Election rules

UTS General Rules, Rule G3-4 and Rule G3, Part 3


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.


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.

About Academic Board

Role of the Deputy Chair See G3, Part 1, Division 2 and Role of the Deputy Chair, Academic Board (54 PDF)
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 The Academic Board consists of ex-officio and elected members.
Membership The length of Academic Board membership will be two years for staff and one year for students.
Further information

Academic Board website

Electoral Officer
Email: Electoral Officer
Telephone: +61 2 9514 1235

Academic Board Executive Officer
Email: Academic Board Executive Officer
Telephone: +61 2 9514 1464