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The role of Academic Board

The University's Academic Board was established under the University of the Sunshine Coast Act 1998 (Qld) to primarily protect the academic quality and integrity of the University's higher education operations.

Chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), the Board contributes to academic quality assurance through:

  • advising Council on teaching, scholarship and research matters concerning the University;
  • formulating proposals for academic policies of the University;
  • monitoring the academic activities of the University's faculties; and
  • promoting and encouraging scholarship and research at the University.

Academic Board contributes to the University's ability to operate in accordance with the Higher Education Standards Framework in particular, matters related to academic governance as well as other relevant regulations.

Induction process

New members of the Academic Board and its standing committees will be invited to attend an induction session prior to their first meeting or as required. Contact the relevant minute secretary for more information.

Election information

Staff elections for the Academic Board are held every two years to fill academic staff vacancies. The composition requires:

  • Three academic staff members from each Faculty, elected by the staff of that Faculty.

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