University of Technology, Sydney

Voting: Courses Accreditation Committee — Special election of academic staff

Election of one academic staff
Term date of declaration or resignation of the incumbent officer (whichever is the latest) until 31 December 2023.
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 Thursday 17 November 2022
closes at 3pm Thursday 1 December 2022
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Candidates in ballot paper order

Candidates’ statements

Rick Flowers

I have extensive knowledge of TEQSA and internal UTS accreditation requirements. With research and teaching expertise in the field of curriculum design, and extensive experience in mid-level leadership positions in teaching and learning portfolios at a Faculty and School level, I will be able to cast a keen eye over accreditation and re-accreditation proposals.

Chris Wong

As an academic staff representative on the CAC, I bring my expertise from my current role as Director, Education and Chair, Faculty Courses Committee (Faculty of Engineering and IT) into the Course Accreditation Committee. As the proposer for many OCAP items including new courses and internal re-accreditation, I also bring a nuanced perspective from the faculty and school administration.

In addition, my personal research and interests in educational recommender systems and curriculum design and visualisation will enhance my role as a CAC member. I find joy in helping our UTS community (both academic, management and professional staff) get their ideas and concepts through the various commitees - I see myself as a positive enabler tempered with a practical viewpoint from my 20 years experience in the higher education sector.

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 Courses Accreditation Committee.

See Voting for information about votes, confidentiality and results.