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 handbook and presentation

Membership 2021

Position on Academic BoardName
Chair Associate Professor Elisa Zentveld
(term ends 31/12/22)
Deputy Chair Associate Professor Mark Myers
(term ends 31/12/21)
Deputy Chair Associate Professor Jeremy Smith
(term ends 31/12/22)
Ex officio members
Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Duncan Bentley
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Andy Smith
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) Professor Chris Hutchison
(Acting) Pro Vice-Chancellor, International Associate Professor Jason Giri  
Pro Vice-Chancellor, VET and Chief Executive Officer TAFELiam Sloan
Director, Library and Learning SpacesSue Owen
Manager, Aboriginal Education Centre  Katrina Beer 
University Registrar -
Chairs of Academic Board Standing Committees
Chair, Academic Board Executive Committee Associate Professor Elisa Zentveld
(term ends 31/12/2022)
Chair, Appeals Committee

Associate Professor Jeremy Smith
(term ends 31/12/2022)

Chair, Higher Education Curriculum Committee Dr Linda Wight
(term ends 31/12/22)
Chair, International Education Committee Associate Professor Jason Giri
Chair, Learning and Teaching Quality Assurance Committee Associate Professor Annette Foley
(term ends 31/12/2022)
Chair, Research Higher Degrees Committee Associate Professor Wendy Wright
(terms ends 31/12/22)
Chair, Research Committee  Professor Fadi Charchar
(term ends 31/12/2022)
Chair, VET Curriculum and Quality Committee Liam Sloan
Deans of Schools
School of Arts Professor Andrew Hope     
School of Education Professor Claire McLachlan
School of Science, Psychology and Sport Professor Dara Twomey
School of HealthProfessor Wendy Cross
School of Engineering, IT and Physical Sciences Professor Syed Islam
Federation Business School Professor Christina Lee
Elected members:
Student Senate representative Geeta Tirumala Sai Naralasetty
(term ends 31/10/21)      
Two general / professional staff Andrew Henwood
(term ends 31/12/21)  
 
Associate Professor Geoffrey Lord
(term ends 31/12/22)
Two members of the TAFE delivery team Tammy Ballard
(term ends 31/12/22) 
 

Claire Stewart
(term ends  31/12/22)

Two higher education academics (Levels A - C) Dr Danielle Wagstaff
(term ends 31/12/22)
  Dr Greg You
(term ends 31/12/21)
Two higher education academics - Professoriate Associate Professor Jenene Burke 
(term ends 31/12/22)
  Professor Erica Smith
(term ends 31/12/21)

Contact

Academic Secretariat, Corporate Governance
Phone: +61 3 5327 6699
Email: academic.secretariat@federation.edu.au