The Academic Board Standing Committee serves as the executive of the Academic Board and provides oversight for the Academic Board Reviews of  Institutes, Centres and Schools.  Standing Committee is a continuing forum for advice to the President of the Academic Board and the Vice-Chancellor. 

Standing Committee assists with the management of the Board's agenda and initiates position papers on major issues of academic and educational importance arising from the work of Board committees and from outside the University for consideration by the Board.

Meeting Date
ABSC 2017/01 Thursday, 2 March 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/02 Thursday, 6 April 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/03 Thursday, 4 May 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/04 Thursday, 1 June 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/05 Thursday, 6 July 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/06 Thursday, 10 August 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/07 Thursday, 7 September 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/08 Thursday, 5 October 2017, 09:00
ABSC 2017/09 Thursday, 9 November 2017, 09:00

General information

  • Committee name: Academic Board Standing Committee
  • Reporting to: Academic Board
  • Contact: Mrs Carole Tate, Manager, Academic Policy and Programs
  • Version (effective date): 3 August 2012
  • Sub-committees: nil
  • Quorum: five
  • Notes: abbreviated as ABSC, also known as Standing Committee

Terms of reference

  • To serve as the executive of the Board;
  • To provide a continuing forum for advice to the President of the Academic Board and the Vice-Chancellor;
  • To assist with the management of the Board's agenda;
  • To initiate position papers on major issues of academic and educational importance arising from the work of Board committees and from outside the University for consideration by the Board;
  • To consider reports and proposals from ad-hoc committees, faculties and schools and provide recommendations on such reports and proposals to the Board;
  • To make recommendations to the Board on major institutional reorganisations;
  • To make recommendations to the Board on the establishment of institutes and university centres;
  • To make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on the establishment of faculty centres (where faculty centres are primarily involved in community service or interdisciplinary teaching); and
  • To oversee the review of institutes, university centres and schools on behalf of the Board.

Composition

Ex-officio:

  • President of the Academic Board (Chair)
  • Deputy President of the Academic Board

Elected:

  • One representative from each faculty elected by and from the Board (for a two-year term)
  • One representative from the University's institutes elected by and from the Board (for a two-year term)
  • Two elected staff members of the Board elected by and from the Board (for a two-year term)
  • One student representative elected from the student representatives on the Board

Administrative arrangements

Each faculty and institute representative and elected Board member is to:

  • represent the Board on institute and university centre review committees (the representative allocated to a review committee will not belong to any of the faculties involved in the administration of a university centre under review);
  • represent the Board on school and discipline review committees (the representative allocated to a review committee will not belong to the same faculty as the school or discipline under review);
  • represent the Board on faculty selection committees for Lecturer Level B – D positions (the responsibilities being shared with former Standing Committee members) (the representative allocated to a faculty selection committee will not belong to the faculty that is conducting the selection process); and
  • lead discussions at Standing Committee and Board meetings, on any matters arising from their particular faculty/institute.

Standing Committee meets as often as required but normally at intervals no longer than one month.

Any member who expects to be unable to carry out Standing Committee duties for longer than three months must seek leave of absence or resign from Standing Committee and be replaced by a co-opted or elected member at the discretion of the President.

In the event of a mid-term vacancy, the position will be filled by means of a by-election.

Membership category Role Name Unit/affiliation
Ex officio President of the Board (Chairperson) Professor Fred D'Agostino  
Ex officio Deputy President of the Board Professor Peter Adams  
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Polly Parker Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Thomas Baldock Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Peter Little Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Merrilyn Goos Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Walter Thomas Faculty of Medicine
Elected Faculty representative elected by and from the Board Professor Neal Menzies Faculty of Science
Elected Institute representative elected by and from the Board Professor Jenny Stow  
Elected Elected staff member elected by and from the Board Professor Nancy Pachana  
Elected Elected staff member elected by and from the Board Associate Professor Greg Hainge  
Elected Student representative elected by and from the Board Miss Belinda Goebel  
Secretariat Secretary Mrs Carole Tate Manager, Academic Policy and Programs — Academic Services Division
Secretariat Assistant Secretary Ms Kelly Williamson Administration Officer, Academic Policy and Programs — Academic Services Division

* As on 22 December 2016

Agendas and minutes are available to ABSC members and UQ staff on ABSC SharePoint site.
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