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Executive Committee

A committee of Academic Board

The Executive Committee is an advisory committee to the Chair of Academic Board and its committees, providing support for the business of Academic Board and ensuring that Academic Board’s work assists UTS to achieve its strategic objectives.

2021 meeting dates

Tuesday 23 February
Tuesday 13 April
Tuesday 11 May
Tuesday 6 July
Tuesday 24 August (reserve)
Tuesday 14 September
Tuesday 26 October
Tuesday 30 November

Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm, except for Tuesday 13 April and Tuesday 11 May, which will be held at 1pm.
Location: To be confirmed, except for Tuesday 23 February, which will be via Zoom.

Committee contact

Komal Jagad
Executive Officer (Governance Support)
Tel: 02 9514 1464

Composition and membership

Composition Membership
Chair, Academic Board (as Chair) Professor Anthony Dooley
Deputy Chair, Academic Board (as Deputy Chair) Associate Professor Lynn Sinclair
University Secretary William Paterson
Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Professor Sara Denize
Deputy Chair, Courses Accreditation Committee Associate Professor Julie Robert
Chair, Research Committee Professor Kate McGrath
Deputy Chair, Research Committee Professor Debra Anderson
Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee Professor Shirley Alexander
Deputy Chair, Teaching and Learning Committee Associate Professor Maxine Evers

Terms of reference

  1. Develop, monitor and review annual program of business for Academic Board (including that of the board’s committees) to ensure that Academic Board conducts business as per its terms of reference to achieve the university’s strategic objectives.
  2. Provide advice and direction to Chair of Academic Board (and its committees), in relation to business of Academic Board (and its committees).
  3. Consider urgent matters which require executive action of Chair, Academic Board (as per Council delegation) and which cannot be deferred until the next scheduled meeting of the Board.
  4. Advise Academic Board on any other matters referred to the Executive Committee by Academic Board.
  5. Monitor progress on Academic Board’s key focus areas.
  6. Determine the accreditation of proposed or existing award courses on their academic merit, and the removal of the accreditation of award courses. Any such approvals by Executive Committee of Academic Board will be reported back to Academic Board at its next meeting.

Number of meetings

The committee shall meet a minimum of four times per year and otherwise as required.


The quorum shall be one-half of the current members of the committee, if one-half is not a whole number, the next higher whole number shall be used.

Vacant positions on the committee do not count toward the total membership of which one-half is required to reach a quorum.