University of Technology, Sydney

Voting: Academic Board — election of Chair

Election of Chair of Academic Board
Terms two years: 1 January 2023 to 31 December 2024
Electorate Only members of the 2023 Academic Board are eligible to vote in this ballot.
A list of the 2023 Academic Board members can be found here.
Ballot opens Tuesday 8 November 2022
closes at 3pm Tuesday 22 November 2022
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Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates' statements

Sara Denize

I am the Associate Dean (Education) at the UTS Business School, Chair of the Courses Accreditation Committee (2019-2022) and an ex-officio member of Academic Board and its Executive Committee.

Over the last three years, I have been privileged to work collaboratively with many academic colleagues and Faculty teams on their course accreditation projects. As Chair of Academic Board, I would hope to continue this collaborative journey, bringing to the fore issues of vital importance for the academy, our students and our communities.

As the main advisory body to UTS Council on academic matters, the connections we create on Academic Board will ensure greater inclusion in the development of the university’s academic direction as it aligns with our strategy. To this end, I hope to strengthen the links with Faculty Boards, particularly in the joint work of overseeing quality in all aspects of academic endeavour.

Anthony Dooley

I have completed a two year term as Chair of the Academic Board. It has been an interesting time, as we come out of COVID and endeavour to keep the University’s missions of teaching, research and engagement on target. This year, we are applying to TEQSA for reaccreditation, and grappling with learning, teaching, assessment in this new phase of our existence.

In addition to maintaining the business of the Board, we organised the 2021 Academic Board Forum on Climate Change, and are about to hold one on Global and International Initiatives. I have strengthened links between the Academic Board and Faculty Boards, implemented a solution to the terms of elected student members, and represented the Board on Council. I have also been Chair of the Committee of Chairs of NSW Academic Boards, organised a national meeting of Chairs in November, and served on the ATAR review committee for NSW.

How to vote in an online ballot

  1. Note your candidate choices and preference order
  2. Log in to UTS: Elections Online Polling Booth
  3. Choose the election you wish to vote in
  4. Select the candidates you wish to vote for
  5. Check your vote
  6. When you are ready, choose 'submit' to record your vote.


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Further information

The schedule for this election has information about the election rules, Returning Officer and Academic Board.

See Voting for information about votes, confidentiality and results.