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Academic Board

Delivering education and research of the highest standards
The Academic Board oversees all academic activities and matters at the University.

The Academic Board has the principal responsibility to encourage and maintain the highest standards in teaching, scholarship and research and to safeguard the academic freedom of the University.

The Academic Board is also responsible for:

  • overseeing the development of all academic activities of the University
  • formulating and reviewing policies, guidelines and procedures in relation to academic matters
  • playing an active role in assuring the quality of teaching, scholarship and research in the University.

The rules of the Academic Board outline the functions, constitution, meeting procedures, standing committees and election procedures for the Academic Board. These rules are defined in the University of Sydney (Academic Board) Rule 2017.

Agenda items due  Meeting date Meeting time Papers
Tuesday 11 February 2020 Tuesday 3 March 2020 1pm-3:30pm 
Tuesday 14 April 2020 Tuesday 5 May 2020 1pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 19 May 2020 Tuesday 9 June 2020 1pm-3:30pm 
Tuesday 30 June 2020 Tuesday 21 July 2020 1pm-3:30pm 
Tuesday 25 August 2020 Tuesday 15 September 2020 1pm-3:30pm
Tuesday 27 October 2020 Tuesday 17 November 2020 1pm-3:30pm 
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Agenda items due Meeting date Meeting time Papers
Tuesday 9 February 2021 Tuesday 2 March 2021 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 13 April 2021 Tuesday 4 May 2021 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 18 May 2021 Tuesday 8 June 2021 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 29 June 2021 Tuesday 20 July 2021 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 24 August 2021 Tuesday 14 September 2021 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 26 October 2021 Tuesday 16 November 2021 1pm- 3pm
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Tuesday 8 February 2022 Tuesday 1 March 2022 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 12 April 2022 Tuesday 3 May 2022 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 17 May 2022 Tuesday 7 June 2022 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 12 July 2022 Tuesday 2 August 2022 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 13 September 2022 Tuesday 4 October 2022 1pm -3pm
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Tuesday 25 October 2022 Tuesday 15 November 2022 1pm -3pm
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Meeting date Meeting time Agenda items due Papers
Tuesday 5 March 2–4pm Tuesday 12 February
Tuesday 16 April 2–4pm Tuesday 26 March
Tuesday 4 June 2–4pm Tuesday 14 May
Tuesday 23 July 2–4pm Tuesday 2 July
Tuesday 3 September 2–4pm Tuesday 13 August
Tuesday 5 November 2–4pm Tuesday 15 October
Meeting Dates  Papers
Tuesday 11 February
Tuesday 25 March 
Tuesday 13 May 
Tuesday 1 July 
Tuesday 19 August 
Tuesday 16 September 
Tuesday 28 October 
Tuesday 2 December

For non-confidential agenda papers and minutes prior to 2015, please contact:

Alyssa White
Manager Governance (Senate and Academic Board)
+61 2 8627 6905 | alyssa.white@sydney.edu.au

 
Chair of Academic Board

The Chair of the Academic Board is responsible for:

  • managing and supervising the functions and business of the Academic Board
  • facilitating communications between the academic community of the University, the University Executive and Senate
  • subject to delegations of authority by Senate and resolutions of the Academic Board, apportioning authority for carrying out the Academic Board’s functions to other members of the Academic Board
  • reporting to Senate on behalf of the Academic Board, as required by this Rule or any request of Senate.

Further information is set out in Section 4.1 of the University of Sydney (Academic Board) Rule 2017.

Academic Board members

The role of the Academic Board members is to:

  • act in the best interests of the Board and the University
  • bring their own unique talents and insights and the interests of other members of the University community to the Board
  • be the point of contact between the University and 
    • the faculty, school, department or discipline
    • industry groups, including corporate, government and non-government; and
    • the community.
  • participate in the decision-making process including acknowledging and volunteering their time and expertise for Academic Board committees, reviews and working groups.

To further understand their role and duties, the University Secretariat has developed the Academic Board Handbook (pdf, 4.2MB).

Academic Board committees assist and advise the Academic Board in ensuring the maintenance of the highest standards and quality in teaching, scholarship and research in the University of Sydney.

University staff members may access minutes and submit agenda items via the staff intranet.

Academic Quality Committee

The Academic Quality Committee advises the Academic Board on receipt of reports on the quality of, and current standards in teaching, scholarship and research.

Academic Standards and Policy Committee

The Academic Standards and Policy Committee assists and advises the Academic Board in ensuring the maintenance of the highest standards and quality in teaching, scholarship and research in the University of Sydney.

Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee advises the Academic Board about resolutions, policy and procedures relating to postgraduate study at the University and determines postgraduate matters, including the approval of new and amended courses.

Undergraduate Studies Committee

The Undergraduate Studies Committee advises the Academic Board about resolutions, policy and procedures relating to undergraduate study at the University and determines undergraduate matters, including the approval of new and amended courses. 

Composition and membership

The composition of the Academic Board is defined by Part 3 of the University of Sydney (Academic Board) Rule 2017.

Position Member
Academic Board Chair Associate Professor Tony Masters
Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence AC
Deputy Vice-Chancellors
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor  Professor Stephen Garton

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)

Professor Philippa Pattison

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous Strategy and Services) 

Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver AM

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) 

Professor Duncan Ivison 
Pro-Vice-Chancellors

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education - Enterprise and Engagement)

Professor Richard Miles

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) 

Professor Kathy Belov

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research - Enterprise and Engagement)

Vacant

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships)

Professor Laurent Rivory

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Student Life)

Professor Susanna Scarparo
Faculty Deans

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 

Professor Annamarie Jagose

University of Sydney Business School 

Professor Gregory Whitwell
Faculty of Engineering Professor Willy Zwaenepoel

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Professor Robyn Ward AM

Faculty of Science

Professor Iain Young
University School Deans

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Professor Robyn Dowling

Sydney Law School 

Professor Simon Bronitt

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Professor Anna Reid
University Librarian

Philip Kent

Director, Student Administrative Services  Brendon Nelson
Two representatives nominated by the Heads of School Committee  Professor Cheryl Jones
Professor Heiko Spallek
Two representatives nominated by the Faculty Academic Services Committee Shari Lee
Elaine Mcfadzean
President, Students’ Representative Council Liam Donohoe 
Two undergraduate students nominated by the executive of the Students’ Representative Council James Ardouin
Ziying Huang
Co-President, Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association Minran Liu
Two postgraduate students nominated by the executive of the Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association Xinheng Wu
Shurui Miao
Member and Faculty/University school
Sydney School of Architecture, Design & Planning
1 x Vacancy (Level E)
Dr Francois Blanciak (Architecture)
Dr Wenye Hu (Architectural & Design Science) 
Associate Professor Sandra Loschke (Architecture) 
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Professor Bronwyn Winter
School of Languages and Cultures
Dr Olaf Werder 
School of Languages and Media
Associate Professor Jingdong Yuan
School of Social and Political Sciences 
Associate Professor Tihomir Ancev
School of Economics
Professor Nicholas Smith
School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry
Dr Christopher Hartney
School of Literature, Art and Media
Vacant (Unallocated)
Associate Professor Helen Proctor
Sydney School of Education and Social Work
Dr Fernanda Penaloza
School of Languages and Cultures
Professor Peter Wilson
School of Philosophical and Historical Enquiry
Dr Cat Moir
School of Languages and Cultures
Associate Professor Andrew Wait
School of Economics
University of Sydney Business School
Associate Professor Maurice Peat
Finance
Patty Kamvounias
Business Law
Dr Stephen Clibborn
Work and Organisation Studies
Associate Professor Angela Knox
Work and Organisational Studies
3 x Vacancies (Unallocated) 
Vacant (Level E)
Sydney Conservatorium of Music
Dr Stephen Mould (Conducting) 
Associate Professor John Lynch (Conducting) 
Dr Narelle Yeo (Vocal & Opera Studies)
1 x Vacancy (Level E) 
University of Sydney Law School
Professor Jason Harris 
Dr Grant Hooper
Associate Professor Ghena Krayem
Dr Carolyn McKay
Faculty of Engineering
Professor Alan Fekete
School of Computer Science
Dr Yash Shrivastava 
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Dr Anne Mai-Prochnow 
School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Dr Gareth Vio
School of Aeronautical, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Associate Professor Tim Wilkinson
School of Civil Engineering
Associate Professor Craig Jin
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Dr Liwei Li
School of Electrical and Information Engineering
Dr Tom Goldfinch 
School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Medicine and Health
Dr Slade Matthews
Sydney Medical School
Associate Professor Lenka Munoz
Sydney Medical School
Associate Professor Thomas Grewal
Sydney Pharmacy School
Dr Carl Schneider
Sydney Pharmacy School
Dr Shanika Nanayakkara
Sydney Dental School
Dr Vijayasarathi Ramanathan
Westmead Clinical School
Professor Mark Gorrell
Centenary Institute- Cancer Medicine and Cell Biology
Associate Professor Stephanie Phillips
Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School
James Kite
Sydney School of Medical Sciences
Professor Sarah Young
Sydney School of Medical Sciences
Dr Astrid Frotjold 
Nursing & Midwifery
Professor Paul Groundwater
Pharmacy 
Associate Professor Rebekah Moles
Pharmacy
Associate Professor Stuart Lane
Nepean Clinical School 
Associate Professor Leo Davies
Sydney Medical School  

The University of Sydney School of Health Sciences

Associate Professor Peter Sinclair
Exercise and Sports Sciences
Dr Syeda Zakia Hossain
Behavioural and Social Sciences
Associate Professor Steven Cumming
Behavioural and Social Sciences
Dr Susan Coulson 
Physiotherapy
Dr Sanet du Toit 
Occupational Therapy
Associate Professor Sarah Lewis
Medical Imaging Science 
Associate Professor Lynda Matthews
Rehabilitation Counselling 
Professor Glen Davis
Rehabilitation Research Centre
Faculty of Science
Hamidreza Kahlaee
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor Helen Agus 
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Dr Claudia Keitel
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Associate Professor Michael Kertesz
School of Life and Environmental Sciences
Dr Sanaa Zaki 
School of Veterinary Science
Associate Professor Derek Wyman
School of Geosciences
Associate Professor John O'Byrne
School of Physics
Associate Professor James Parkinson
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Associate Professor Haryana Dhillon
School of Psychology
Associate Professor Siegbert Schmid
School of Chemistry
Dr Daniela Helbig
History and Philosophy of Science
1 x Vacancy (Level E)
 

Member and faculty/University school

Category

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Vacant 

Higher degree research

Vacant 

Undergraduate

Vacant

Postgraduate

Vacant

 

University of Sydney Business School

Dane Luo 

Undergraduate

Cameron Howlett

Postgraduate

Faculty of Engineering

Courtney Diggins

Undergraduate

Duy Nguyen 

Higher degree research

Sydney School of Health Sciences

Tiffany Hanna

Undergraduate

Lina Goh

Higher degree research

Faculty of Medicine and Health

Shruti Goradia

Undergraduate

Trent Hammond

Higher degree research

Anthony Yammine

Higher degree research

Rengen Parlane Postgraduate

Faculty of Science

Vacant

Undergraduate

Sayan Mitra

Postgraduate

Narjis Fatima

Postgraduate 

Vacant

-

Sydney Law School

Vacant 

Undergraduate

Vacant

Postgraduate

Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Vacant

Undergraduate

Shervin Jivani 

Postgraduate

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Katarina Grobler

Undergraduate

Vacant

Postgraduate

Contact

Alyssa White

Manager Governance (Senate & Academic Board)
Address
  • Level 5 Corner of Eastern Avenue and City Road Administration Building F23