About Academic Board

The Academic Board is the principal academic body of the University. The purpose of Academic Board is twofold:

  • academic oversight of programs and courses of study in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training in the University; and
  • to provide advice to Council on the conduct and content of those programs and courses.

In particular, the Academic Board is responsible for:

  • creating awareness of and providing leadership in relation to contemporary educational issues;
  • establishing a quality assurance framework for learning, teaching and research;
  • recommending and reporting to the Vice-Chancellor on matters relating to learning, teaching and research;
  • regularly reviewing and evaluating the performance of the Academic Board and reporting outcomes to Council; and lastly it
  • provides Council with any requested information.

Academic Board comprises 34 member positions of which 22 are ex officio positions and 12 elected positions from academic,  professional/general and teaching staff and students of the University.

Terms of reference

Induction presentation and Academic Board Profile

Membership 2022

Position on Academic BoardName
Chair Professor Bernadine Van Gramberg
(term ends 31/12/24)
Deputy Chair
(term ends 31/12/24)
Ex officio members
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Wendy Cross
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Chris Hutchison
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement) Carolyn Chong
Pro Vice-Chancellor, VET and Chief Executive Officer TAFE Liam Sloan
Chief Learning Experience Officer Samantha Bartlett
Chairs of Academic Board Standing Committees
Chair, Curriculum Committee Professor Christina Lee
Chair, Learning and Teaching Committee

Associate Professor Nina Fotinatos

Co-Chair, Research Committee Professor Shane Thomas
Co-Chair, Research Committee Professor Syed Islam
Executive Deans 
Executive Dean, Institute of Education, Arts and Community (IEAC) Professor Claire McLachlan
Executive Dean, Institute of Health and Wellbeing (IHW)Professor Remco Polman
Executive Dean, Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability (IISS)Professor Iven Mareels
Elected members:
HE academic member (Level D - E)
(term ends 30/09/24)      
HE academic member (Level B - C)
(term ends 30/09/24)  
member of TAFE Curriculum Leadership Team

(term ends 30/09/24)
member of TAFE Skills and Education Delivery Team
(term ends 30/09/24) 
HDR student
(term ends 30/09/24)
HE student
(term ends 30/09/24)
TAFE student
(term ends 30/09/24)

Contact us

Dr Daria Soldatenko, Academic Secretariat, Governance and Strategy
Email: academic.secretariat@federation.edu.au